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There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Potrate mb 6 tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Either animal studies have shown adverse effect on fetus and there are no human studies or studies in human and animals are not available. It should be given only if potential benefits justifies risk to the fetus. Please consult your doctor.
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Magnesium Citrate(263.1 MG)


Magnesium citrate is a mineral salt used to treat constipation or for bowel evacuation before surgery or other bowel procedures (colonoscopy, radiography).

How it works

Magnesium citrate is a saline laxative. It is believed to work by increasing fluid content in small intestine and thus helps in bowel evacuation.

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(714.9 MG)


Cystitis, gout, kidney stone.

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
Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)(15 MG)


It is used for the treatment and prevention of vitamin B6 deficiency. It is important for the breakdown of protein, fats, and carbohydrates from foods.

How it works

Vitamin B6, principally in its biologically active coenzyme form pyridoxal 5'-phosphate, is involved in a wide range of biochemical reactions, including the metabolism of amino acids and glycogen, the synthesis of nucleic acids, hemogloblin, sphingomyelin and other sphingolipids, and the synthesis of the neurotransmitters serotonin, dopamine, norepinephrine and gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA).

Common side effects

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


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Expert advice for POTRATE MB 6

  • Do not take magnesium citrate if you are allergic to magnesium citrate or any other ingredient of tablet or solution.
  • Magnesium citrate solution should be taken empty stomach.
  • If you are taking bisphosphonate like alendronic acid, digoxin, or a tetracycline like doxycycline along with magnesium citrate take these medicines either 4 hours prior or after.
  • Avoid using magnesium citrate if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
  • Do not take magnesium citrate if you suffer from rectal bleeding, kidney or heart problems, appendicitis, or bowel obstruction, stomach pain, nausea or vomiting, and magnesium or potassium deficiency.

Frequently asked questions for POTRATE MB 6

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.


Content on this page was last updated on 18 January, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)