Citrate Of Magnesia (Oral)


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I took this product as preparation several years ago for a colonoscopy.  Though told to drink it at night and in morning, I skipped morning dose as I could tell that i was thoroughly "cleaned out."  After the procedure for 1-2 days...
by janet in nyc, 10/16/2007

Citrate Of Magnesia (Oral) Drug and Prescription Information

Citrate Of Magnesia (Oral)

Citrate Of Magnesia (Oral) Medication Classification

MAGNESIUM CITRATE (By mouth)

Citrate Of Magnesia (Oral) Brandname

Citrate Of Magnesia, Dulcolax Bowel Cleansing Kit, Fleet Prep Kit LS

Citrate Of Magnesia (Oral) is used for the Treatment

Magnesium Citrate (mag-NEE-zhum SIT-rate) Treats constipation, and empties the bowel before surgery or other medical procedures.

When To Not Use Citrate Of Magnesia (Oral)

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to a laxative product of this type, or if you have heart block or severe kidney disease.

How Should You Use Citrate Of Magnesia (Oral)

Liquid

  • Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to take and how often. Do not take more medicine or take it more often than your doctor tells you to.
  • If you are using this medicine without a prescription, follow the instructions on the medicine label. Do not use this medicine for longer than 1 week unless your doctor tells you otherwise.
  • It is best to take this medicine on an empty stomach. You may chill the medicine in the refrigerator to make it taste better.
  • Measure the medicine with a marked measuring spoon or medicine cup.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • If you miss a dose or forget to take your medicine, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to take the medicine and skip the missed dose.
  • Do not use extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.

Proper Citrate Of Magnesia (Oral) Storage

Store Citrate Of Magnesia (Oral) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Citrate Of Magnesia (Oral) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using Citrate Of Magnesia (Oral)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are also using blood thinners (Coumadin®), ciprofloxacin (Cipro®), digoxin (Lanoxin®), etidronate (Didronel®), sodium polystyrene sulfonate (Kayexalate®, Kionex®), or tetracycline.
  • Tell your doctor if you are on a low-salt diet.

Citrate Of Magnesia (Oral) Warnings

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have a bowel obstruction, a colostomy, or an ileostomy.
  • Stop using the medicine and call your doctor if you have severe stomach cramps, nausea, vomiting, or blood in your stools.

Citrate Of Magnesia (Oral) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Confusion, weakness, irregular heartbeat, shortness of breath
  • Lightheadedness or fainting
  • Severe diarrhea
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Mild diarrhea or stomach pain

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