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Magnesium

INFORMATION

Uses

Magnesium is used in the treatment of nutritional defeciencies.

How it works

Magnesium is essential to many enzymatic reactions in the body, acting as a cofactor in protein synthesis and carbohydrate metabolism. 8.36 g of Magnesium chloride (hexahydrate) is equivalent to about 1 g of magnesium. Each g of magnesium chloride (hexahydrate) represents about 4.9 mmol of magnesium and 9.8 mmol of chloride.

Common side effects

Nausea, Acute toxicity, Watery diarrhoea, Flushing, Gastrointestinal discomfort, Decreased blood pressure, Rash, Stomach upset, Vomiting

AVAILABLE MEDICINE

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Content on this page was last updated on 28 September, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)