Trade Names:Mag-Ox 400- Tablets 400 mg
Trade Names:Maox 420- Tablets 420 mg
Trade Names:Uro-Mag- Capsules 140 mg
Neutralizes gastric acid, thereby increases pH of stomach and duodenal bulb; also increases lower esophageal sphincter tone.
Magnesium Oxide is eliminated renally and fecally.
Duration is 4 to 6 h.
Symptomatic relief of upset stomach associated with hyperacidity, including heartburn, gastroesophageal reflux, acid indigestion and sour stomach; relief of hyperacidity associated with peptic ulcer, gastritis, peptic esophagitis, gastric hyperacidity and hiatal hernia. Also used for treatment of hypomagnesemia, or magnesium depletion resulting from malnutrition, restricted diet, alcoholism or magnesium-depleting drugs.
PO 140 mg (caps) 3 to 4 times/day or 400 to 840 mg/day (tabs).
Store at room temperature.
Decreased pharmacological effect of iron.Nitrofurantoin
Decreased pharmacological effect of nitrofurantoin.Penicillamine
Decreased pharmacological effect of penicillamine.Tetracyclines
Decreased pharmacological effect of tetracyclines.
None well documented.
Laxative effect (diarrhea); rebound hyperacidity.
Category B .
Use caution in patients with renal function impairment to avoid hypermagnesemia and toxicity.
Diarrhea, fluid and electrolyte abnormalities, hypermagnesemia.
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