Mag-Ox 400

What is the most important information I should know about Mag-Ox 400?

· Before taking Mag-Ox 400, tell your doctor if you have any other medical conditions, allergies, or if you take other medicines or other herbal/health supplements. Mag-Ox 400 may not be recommended in some situations.

 

What is Mag-Ox 400?

· Magnesium is a naturally occurring mineral. Magnesium is important for many systems in the body especially the muscles and nerves.

· Mag-Ox 400 is used as a supplement to maintain adequate magnesium in the body.

· Mag-Ox 400 may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.

 

Who should not take Mag-Ox 400?

· Do not take Mag-Ox 400 without first talking to your doctor if you have kidney disease.

· Before taking Mag-Ox 400, tell your doctor if you have any other medical conditions, allergies, or if you take other medicines or other herbal/health supplements. Mag-Ox 400 may not be recommended in some situations.

· It is not known whether Mag-Ox 400 will harm an unborn baby. Do not take Mag-Ox 400 without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy.

· It is not known whether Mag-Ox 400 will harm an nursing baby. Do not take Mag-Ox 400 without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

 

How should I take Mag-Ox 400?

· Take Mag-Ox 400 exactly as directed by your doctor or as directed on the package. If you do not understand these directions, ask your pharmacist, nurse, or doctor to explain them to you.

· Take the tablets and capsules with a full glass of water.

· To ensure that you get the correct dose, measure the liquid form of magnesium with a dose-measuring spoon or cup, not with a regular table spoon. If you do not have a dose-measuring device, ask your pharmacist where you can get one.

· Do not take more Mag-Ox 400 than is directed.

· Store Mag-Ox 400 at room temperature away from moisture and heat.

 

What happens if I miss a dose?

· Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the dose you missed and take only the next regularly scheduled dose. Do not take a double dose of this medication.

 

What happens if I overdose?

· Seek emergency medical attention.

· Symptoms of an Mag-Ox 400 overdose include nausea, vomiting, flushing, low blood pressure, a slow heartbeat, drowsiness, coma, and death.

 

What should I avoid while taking Mag-Ox 400?

· There are no restrictions on food, beverages, or activity while taking Mag-Ox 400 unless otherwise directed by your doctor.

 

What are the possible side effects of Mag-Ox 400?

· Stop taking Mag-Ox 400 and seek emergency medical attention if you experience an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of your throat; swelling of your lips, tongue, or face; or hives).

· Other, less serious side effects may be more likely to occur. Continue to take Mag-Ox 400 and talk to your doctor if you experience diarrhea or an upset stomach.

· Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome.

 

What other drugs will affect Mag-Ox 400?

· Before taking Mag-Ox 400, talk to your doctor if you are taking     ·a tetracycline antibiotic such as tetracycline (Sumycin, Achromycin V, and others), demeclocycline (Declomycin), doxycycline (Vibramycin, Monodox, Doxy, and others), minocycline (Minocin, Dynacin, and others), or oxytetracycline (Terramycin, and others);     ·a fluoroquinolone antibiotic such as ciprofloxacin (Cipro), ofloxacin (Floxin), enoxacin (Penetrex), norfloxacin (Noroxin), sparfloxacin (Zagam), levofloxacin (Levaquin), lomefloxacin (Maxaquin), grepafloxacin (Raxar), and others;     ·penicillamine (Cuprimine);     ·digoxin (Lanoxin, Lanoxicaps); or     ·nitrofurantoin (Macrodantin, Furadantin, others).

· You not be able to take Mag-Ox 400, or you may require a dosage adjustment or special monitoring during your treatment if you are taking any of the medicines listed above.

· Drugs other than those listed here can also interact with Mag-Ox 400. Talk to your doctor and pharmacist before taking any over-the-counter or prescription medicines.

 

Where can I get more information?

· Your pharmacist has additional information about Mag-Ox 400 written for health professionals that you may read.