Magnesium L-lactate

Name: Magnesium L-lactate

If OVERDOSE is suspected

If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.

How do I store and/or throw out Magnesium L-lactate?

  • Store at room temperature.
  • Store in a dry place. Do not store in a bathroom.
  • Keep all drugs in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
  • Check with your pharmacist about how to throw out unused drugs.

Brand Names U.S.

  • Mag-Tab SR [OTC]

Dosing Adult

Dietary supplement: Oral:1-2 caplets every 12 hours

RDA (elemental magnesium):

19-30 years:

Females: 310 mg/day

Pregnant females: 350 mg/day

Males: 400 mg/day

≥31 years:

Females: 320 mg/day

Pregnant females: 360 mg/day

Males: 420 mg/day

Dosing Geriatric

Refer to adult dosing.

Dosing Renal Impairment

CrCl <30 mL/minute: Use with caution; monitor for hypermagnesemia

Dietary Considerations

Should be taken with food. Whole grains, legumes, and dark-green leafy vegetables are dietary sources of magnesium.

What are some side effects that I need to call my doctor about right away?

WARNING/CAUTION: Even though it may be rare, some people may have very bad and sometimes deadly side effects when taking a drug. Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of the following signs or symptoms that may be related to a very bad side effect:

  • Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
  • Very upset stomach or throwing up.
  • Very loose stools (diarrhea).
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