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Magnesium chloride

Generic Name: magnesium chloride (injection) (mag NEE see um KLOE ride)
Brand Name: Chloromag, Slow-Mag (Obsolete), Mag 64, MagDelay (obsolete), Mag-SR
Physician reviewed magnesium chloride (injection) (injection) patient information - includes magnesium chloride (injection) description, dosage and directions.
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Drug Information:
Magnesium is a naturally occurring mineral. Magnesium is important for many systems in the body, especially the muscles and nerves. Magnesium chloride is used to treat or prevent magnesium deficiency (lack of natural magnesium in the body). Magnesium chloride may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide. Before using magnesium chloride, tell your doctor about all your medical conditions or allergies, all medicines you use, and if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. You should not be treated with magnesium chloride if you are allergic to it, or if you have: Learn more

Magnesium chloride Side Effects

Magnesium chloride Side Effects

For the Consumer

Applies to magnesium chloride: oral tablet delayed release

Other dosage forms:

  • injection solution

What are some side effects that I need to call my doctor about right away?

WARNING/CAUTION: Even though it may be rare, some people may have very bad and sometimes deadly side effects when taking a drug. Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of the following signs or symptoms that may be related to a very bad side effect:

  • Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing, swallowing, or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
  • Very upset stomach or throwing up.
  • Severe diarrhea.

What are some other side effects of this drug?

All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your doctor or get medical help if any of these side effects or any other side effects bother you or do not go away:

  • Diarrhea.

These are not all of the side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, call your doctor. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to magnesium chloride: compounding powder, injectable solution, oral tablet extended release

Metabolic

Frequency not reported: Hypermagnesemia, hypocalcemia with tetany

Cardiovascular

Frequency not reported: Sharply lowered blood pressure, cardiac arrhythmias, cardiac arrest

Nervous system

Frequency not reported: Stupor, CNS depression, loss of reflexes, coma

Respiratory

Frequency not reported: Respiratory depression, respiratory paralysis

Renal

Frequency not reported: Renal failure

Gastrointestinal

Frequency not reported: Nausea, vomiting

Dermatologic

Frequency not reported: Flushing, sweating

Other

Frequency not reported: Hypothermia

Musculoskeletal

Frequency not reported: Muscle weakness, muscle paralysis

Ocular

Frequency not reported: Blurred or double vision

Editorial References and Review

Medically reviewed by BestRx Medical Team Last updated on 1/1/2020.

Source: Drugs.com Magnesium Chloride