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Magnesium Chloride
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings

Magnesium Chloride Overview

Written by FoundHealth.

(mag NEE zhum KLOR ide)

U.S. Brand Names

Chloromag®; Mag 64™ [OTC]; Mag Delay [OTC]; Mag-SR with Calcium [OTC] [DSC]; Mag-SR [OTC] [DSC]; Slow-Mag® [OTC]

Mexican Brand Names


Pharmacologic Category

Electrolyte Supplement, Oral; Electrolyte Supplement, Parenteral; Magnesium Salt

Reasons not to take this medicine

• If you have an allergy to magnesium chloride or any other part of this medicine.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are allergic to any medicine. Make sure to tell about the allergy and how it affected you. This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other symptoms involved.

• If you have any of the following conditions: Heart disease or kidney disease.

How does it work?

• Magnesium is a dietary supplement.

How is it best taken?


• Swallow enteric-coated and long-acting products whole. Do not chew, break, or crush.


• This medicine is given into a vein constantly for a period of time.

• Your healthcare provider will give this medicine.

What do I do if I miss a dose? (does not apply to patients in the hospital)

• Take a missed dose as soon as possible.

• If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and return to your regular schedule.

• Do not take a double dose or extra doses.

What should I monitor?

• Change in condition being treated. Is it better, worse, or about the same?


• You will be monitored closely by healthcare provider.

How should I store this medicine?

• Store at room temperature.

• Protect from moisture. Do not store in a bathroom or kitchen.


• This medicine will be given to you in a healthcare setting. You will not store it at home.

General statements

• If you have a life-threatening allergy, wear allergy identification at all times.

• Do not share your medicine with others and do not take anyone else's medicine.

• Keep all medicine out of the reach of children and pets.

• Most medicines can be thrown away in household trash after mixing with coffee grounds or kitty litter and sealing in a plastic bag.

• Keep a list of all your medicines (prescription, natural products, supplements, vitamins, over-the-counter) with you. Give this list to healthcare provider (doctor, nurse, nurse practitioner, pharmacist, physician assistant).

• Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or in Canada to Health Canada's Canada Vigilance Program at 1-866-234-2345.

• Talk with healthcare provider before starting any new medicine, including over-the-counter, natural products, or vitamins.

Created: 2006-10-13 13:52:34.0

Modified: 2010-08-16 11:24:03.0

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