magnesium

What is Magnesium?


Magnesium is used as a dietary supplement for individuals who are deficient in magnesium. Although a balanced diet usually supplies all the magnesium a person needs, magnesium supplements may be needed by patients who have lost magnesium because of illness or treatment with certain medicines.

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Also known as mg, almora, mag 2, phillips milk of magnesia, citrate of magnesia, mag-tab sr, d-vi-sol
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Magnesium - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Magnesium is a chemical element with the symbol Mg, atomic number 12 and common oxidation number +2. It is an alkaline earth metal and the eighth most ...

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Proper Use
Magnesium supplements should be taken with meals. Taking magnesium supplements on an empty stomach may cause diarrhea.

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Side Effects
Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

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