Magnesium oxide

Full Generic Medicine Info
Dosage/Direction for Use

As an antacid
Adult: 400 mg daily.

Bowel preparation
Adult: As a single dose: 3.5 g, usually combined with bisacodyl or sodium picosulfate.

Nutritional supplementation
Adult: 800 mg daily.
Renal failure.
Special Precautions
Renal impairment, bowel obstruction.
Adverse Reactions
Cramping, diarrhoea, rashes, hives, itching, vomiting and upset stomach; hypermagnesaemia; paralytic ileus.
Drug Interactions
May decrease absorption of tetracyclines and bisphosphonates; separate administration of these and other drugs by around 2 hr.
Magnesium oxide is a magnesium salt usually used as an antacid.
CIMS Class
Antacids, Antireflux Agents & Antiulcerants / Enteral/Nutritional Products / Laxatives, Purgatives
ATC Classification
A12CC10 - magnesium oxide ; Belongs to the class of magnesium-containing preparations. Used as dietary supplements.
A02AA02 - magnesium oxide ; Belongs to the class of magnesium-containing antacids.
A06AD02 - magnesium oxide ; Belongs to the class of osmotically acting laxatives.
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