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K MAC 375MG/1100MG LIQUID

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MRP: Rs. 69 for 1 bottle(s) (100 ML liquid each)
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K mac 375mg/1100mg liquid 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 K MAC

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, that makes the stools soft and easier to pass.

Common side effects

Nausea, Abdominal bloating, Abdominal cramp, Allergic reaction, Blood in stool, Cramps, Diarrhoea, Dizziness, Electrolyte imbalance, Fainting, Altered heart rate, Increased sweating, Vomiting, Weakness
Potassium Citrate(1100 mg)

Uses

Potassium Citrate is used in the treatment of nutritional defeciencies.

How it works

The metabolism of absorbed citrate produces an alkaline load. The induced alkaline load in turn increases urinary pH and raises urinary citrate by augmenting citrate clearance without measurably altering ultrafilterable serum citrate. Thus, potassium citrate therapy appears to increase urinary citrate principally by modifying the renal handling of citrate, rather than by increasing the filtered load of citrate. The changes induced by potassium citrate tablets produce a urine that is less conducive to the crystallization of stone-forming salts (calcium oxalate, calcium phosphate and uric acid). Increased citrate in the urine, by complexing with calcium, decreases calcium ion activity and thus the saturation of calcium oxalate. Citrate also inhibits the spontaneous nucleation of calcium oxalate and calcium phosphate (brushite).

Common side effects

Paralysis, Abdominal pain, Allergic reaction, Diarrhoea, Nausea, Vomiting

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Expert advice for K MAC

  • 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.
  • Take Magnesium Citrate after 2 hours from other medicines, as it may interfere with the absorption of other medicines.
  • 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.
  • 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. 

Frequently asked questions for K MAC

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

Q.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 28 September, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)