Patients w/ history of skin reaction after treatment w/ medicines similar to Ventra; rash especially in areas exposed to the sun. May hide symptoms of other diseases. Wt loss & problem swallowing; stomach pain or indigestion; vomiting food or blood; passing black stools. Risk of symptomatic & asymptomatic hypomagnesemia. Monitor Mg levels prior to initiation of proton pump inhibitors & periodically thereafter. Increased risk of GI infections eg, Salmonella, Campylobacter & possibly Clostridium difficile
; osteoporosis-related fractures of the hip, wrist or spine. Subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus (SCLE). Concomitant use w/ clopidogrel; methotrexate; corticosteroids. May interfere w/ Chromogranin A test. Contains sucrose, propyl-p-hydroxybenzoate (E126) & methyl-p-hydroxybenzoate (E218). Severe liver or kidney problems. Pregnancy & lactation. Childn <12 yr.