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Phillips’ Cramp-free

Generic name: magnesium oxide [mag-NEE-see-um-OCK-side]
The brand names are: Mag-Ox 400, Phillips’ Cramp-Free, Uro-Mag, and MagGel.
The class of drugs: minerals and electrolytes

What is Phillips' Cramp-Free?

Magnesium is a natural mineral. Magnesium plays a vital role in numerous systems within the body, particularly the nerves and muscles. Phillips Cramp-Free is a product that Phillips uses to help maintain sufficient magnesium levels in the body. Phillips Cramp-Free is utilized as an antacid for indigestion treatment or as a laxative that can help relieve some constipation. Phillips Cramp-Free could also be used to treat conditions that are not mentioned in this guideline for medication.

Side effects of Phillips' Cramp-free

See a doctor immediately. If you are experiencing symptoms or warning signs of an allergic response, like hives, trouble breathing, or swelling of your lips, face, tongue, throat, or face,

Stop using Phillips "Cramp-Fre and contact your doctor immediately if you suffer from:

  • Bleeding from the rectal
  • Vomiting blood or vomit that resembles coffee grounds
  • Bloody or tarry stool or
  • There is no stool movement after taking phillips cramp-free, a laxative.

Common adverse effects of phillips "cramp-fre could include:

  • Diarrhea; or
  • Upset stomach.

This isn't an exhaustive list of possible side effects, and others could happen. Consult your physician for advice regarding medical adverse effects. You can report any side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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Before taking Phillips Cramp-Free, inform your doctor about all of your medical issues or allergies, as well as all the medications you're taking. Also, ensure that your doctor knows that you are breastfeeding or pregnant. In some instances, it is possible that you will not be in a position to take this medicine, or you might require adjustments to your dose or additional precautions.

Prior to use this drug

It is not recommended to use Phillips Cramp-Free if you have an allergy to the product. Speak with a pharmacist or doctor about whether it is appropriate for you to make use of Phillips Cramp-Free if you suffer from other medical conditions, particularly:

  • Kidney disease;
  • Coronary disease;
  • Nausea, vomiting;
  • A blockage in your intestines.
  • The calcium levels are low in your blood.
  • An abrupt change in the bowel habits that lasts for 2 weeks or more.

It is unclear if Phillips Cramp-Free could affect a baby who is not yet born. Consult a physician before using this medicine if you are expecting It isn't known if magnesium oxide is absorbed into breast milk or if it affects breastfeeding babies. Consult a physician before taking this medication if you are breastfeeding. Don't give the medication to an infant without obtaining medical guidance. Phillips Cramp-Free should never be used on children older than 6 years.

How to take Phillips "Cramp-Fr?

Follow the directions on the label or as directed by your physician. Don't use in greater quantities, in smaller quantities, or for longer periods than suggested. Consume this medicine along with drinking a cup of fluid.

If you are using this medication as a laxative, it might be beneficial to take the dose prior to bedtime. Phillips Cramp-Free can be taken along with food if it causes stomach upset. Consult your doctor if symptoms persist after seven days of treatment or if symptoms become more severe. Place it in a cool, dry place free of heat and moisture.

What happens if I miss the dose?

Because Phillips Cramp-Free can be utilized when necessary, it is possible that you are not following a regular dosing regimen. If you're following a routine, you should make sure to take the missed dose when you remember. Do not take your missed dose if you are nearing the time for the next dose. Don't take any extra medication to make up for the missed dose.

What happens if I overdose?

For medical emergencies, seek emergency medical attention or contact the Poison Help Line toll-free at 1-800-222-1222.

Overdose symptoms can include vomiting, nausea, weakening, breathing problems, slow reflexes, a low pulse, severe tiredness, and feeling lightheaded or dizzy.

What should be avoided?

Phillips Cramp-Free may make it difficult for your body to absorb other medications that you consume by mouth. Do not take other medications within 2 hours prior to or two hours after taking this medication. It may be necessary to wait for 4 hours before you take other medications after you have taken this medicine. Discuss with your physician how you can best plan your medication.

Interaction with other drugs

Talk to a pharmacist or doctor about whether it is safe to take Phillips Cramp-Free if you are also taking one of the following medications:

  • As an anti-biotic;
  • A diuretic, or "water pill";
  • Penicillamine;
  • A blood thinner—warfarin, coumadin, jantoven, or
  • Medicine to treat osteoporosis or paget's disease—alendronate, ibandronate, risedronate, fosamax, boniva, actonel, and others.

This list is not comprehensive. Other medications can be incompatible with magnesium oxide, such as prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and herbal remedies. The interactions of all potential drugs are mentioned in this medication guide.