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Generic Name: magnesium amino acids chelate (mag NEE see um ah MEE no ah SIDZ KEY late)
Brand Names: Chelated Magnesium, MG Plus Protein

What is MG Plus Protein (magnesium amino acids chelate)?

Magnesium is a naturally occurring mineral. Magnesium is important for many systems in the body especially the muscles and nerves.

Magnesium amino acids chelate is used as a supplement to maintain adequate magnesium in the body.

Magnesium amino acids chelate may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.

What is the most important information I should know about MG Plus Protein (magnesium amino acids chelate)?

Before taking magnesium amino acids chelate, tell your doctor if you have any other medical conditions, allergies, or if you take other medicines or other herbal/health supplements. Magnesium amino acids chelate may not be recommended in some situations.

What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking MG Plus Protein (magnesium amino acids chelate)?

Do not take magnesium amino acids chelate without first talking to your doctor if you have kidney disease.

Before taking magnesium amino acids chelate, tell your doctor if you have any other medical conditions, allergies, or if you take other medicines or other herbal/health supplements. Magnesium amino acids chelate may not be recommended in some situations.

It is not known whether magnesium amino acids chelate will harm an unborn baby. Do not take magnesium amino acids chelate without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy. It is not known whether magnesium amino acids chelate will harm an nursing baby. Do not take magnesium amino acids chelate without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

How should I take MG Plus Protein (magnesium amino acids chelate)?

Take magnesium amino acids chelate exactly as directed by your doctor or as directed on the package. If you do not understand these directions, ask your pharmacist, nurse, or doctor to explain them to you.

Take the tablets and capsules with a full glass of water.

To ensure that you get the correct dose, measure the liquid form of magnesium with a dose-measuring spoon or cup, not with a regular table spoon. If you do not have a dose-measuring device, ask your pharmacist where you can get one.

Do not take more magnesium amino acids chelate than is directed. Store magnesium amino acids chelate at room temperature away from moisture and heat.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the dose you missed and take only the next regularly scheduled dose. Do not take a double dose of this medication.

What happens if I overdose?

Seek emergency medical attention.

Symptoms of an magnesium amino acids chelate overdose include nausea, vomiting, flushing, low blood pressure, a slow heartbeat, drowsiness, coma, and death.

What should I avoid while taking MG Plus Protein (magnesium amino acids chelate)?

There are no restrictions on food, beverages, or activity while taking magnesium amino acids chelate unless otherwise directed by your doctor.

MG Plus Protein (magnesium amino acids chelate) side effects

Stop taking magnesium amino acids chelate and seek emergency medical attention if you experience an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of your throat; swelling of your lips, tongue, or face; or hives).

Other, less serious side effects may be more likely to occur. Continue to take magnesium amino acids chelate and talk to your doctor if you experience diarrhea or an upset stomach.

Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome.

What other drugs will affect MG Plus Protein (magnesium amino acids chelate)?

Before taking magnesium amino acids chelate, talk to your doctor if you are taking

  • a tetracycline antibiotic such as tetracycline (Sumycin, Achromycin V, and others), demeclocycline (Declomycin), doxycycline (Vibramycin, Monodox, Doxy, and others), minocycline (Minocin, Dynacin, and others), or oxytetracycline (Terramycin, and others);

  • a fluoroquinolone antibiotic such as ciprofloxacin (Cipro), ofloxacin (Floxin), enoxacin (Penetrex), norfloxacin (Noroxin), sparfloxacin (Zagam), levofloxacin (Levaquin), lomefloxacin (Maxaquin), grepafloxacin (Raxar), and others;

  • penicillamine (Cuprimine);

  • digoxin (Lanoxin, Lanoxicaps); or

  • nitrofurantoin (Macrodantin, Furadantin, others).

You may not be able to take magnesium amino acids chelate, or you may require a dosage adjustment or special monitoring during your treatment if you are taking any of the medicines listed above.

Drugs other than those listed here can also interact with magnesium amino acids chelate. Talk to your doctor and pharmacist before taking any over-the-counter or prescription medicines.

Where can I get more information?

  • Your pharmacist has additional information about magnesium amino acids chelate written for health professionals that you may read.

  • Consultation with a licensed health care professional is advisable before using any herbal/health supplement. Remember, keep this and all other prescription drug products, over-the-counter drug products, and herbal/health supplements out of the reach of children.
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