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lactation interaction for ALKAMAX MB6

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Alkamax mb6 syrup may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION FOR ALKAMAX MB6

Magnesium Citrate(375 mg)

Uses

Magnesium Citrate is used in constipation

How it works

Magnesium citrate works by drawing water into the intestine through osmosis, which makes the stool soft and easier to pass.

Common side effects

Dehydration
Potassium Citrate(1100 mg)

Uses

Potassium Citrate is used in the treatment of nutritional deficiencies

How it works

Potassium citrate provides essential nutrients

Common side effects

Paralysis, Abdominal pain, Allergic reaction, Diarrhoea, Nausea, Vomiting
Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)(20 mg)

Uses

Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) is used in the treatment of nutritional deficiencies

How it works

Vitamin b6 (pyridoxine) provides essential nutrients.

Common side effects

Burning sensation, Tightness sensation, Headache, Nausea, Sleepiness, Stomach upset, Pricking sensation, Tingling sensation

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Expert advice FOR ALKAMAX MB6

  • Avoid taking a Magnesium Citrate for more than 1 week, unless prescribed by the doctor, as it leads to dependency on the laxative action to produce a bowel movement. 
  • Together with Magnesium Citrate, fiber rich diet containing whole grain bread and cereals, bran, fruits and green leafy vegetables, is essential to maintain healthy bowel function.
  • A Magnesium Citrate should preferably be taken at bedtime because it requires 6 to 8 hours to show impact.
  • Notify your doctor if you are on a low-sugar diet because the Magnesium Citrate contains sugars.
  • Take Magnesium Citrate after 2 hours from other medicines, as it may interfere with the absorption of other medicines.

Frequently asked questions FOR ALKAMAX MB6

Magnesium Citrate

Q.

Is magnesium citrate the same as magnesium?
Magnesium citrate is a salt of magnesium

Q.

Is magnesium citrate good for leg cramps and diverticulitis?
That can be used to treat constipation, leg cramps and diverticulitis

Q.

How often can I take magnesium citrate for constipation?
Please consult your doctor for the dose and duration required

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Is magnesium citrate safe for adults and toddlers?
Magnesium citrate is safe for adults and toddlers if used as recommended. However, its safety is not evaluated in children below 2 years. In case of any side effects, consult your doctor

Q.

Is magnesium citrate habit forming?
Magnesium citrate can be habit forming if you depend on them regularly for bowel evacuation

Q.

Can I take magnesium citrate with Miralax (polyethylene glycol 3350) or metoprolol?
Magnesium can be taken with Miralax (polyethylene glycol 3350) or metoprolol. Please consult your doctor before use

Q.

Does magnesium citrate cause nausea, weight loss, gas, softened stool, bloating?
Magnesium citrate may cause nausea, gas, softened stool, bloating. Magnesium citrate may cause temporary weight loss due to diarrhea.

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Content on this page was last updated on 08 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)