What is magnesium lactate?
Magnesium lactate is a naturally occurring mineral that is needed in the body to support the function of the heart, nervous system, and digestive system.
Magnesium lactate is used as a mineral supplement to treat magnesium deficiency. It is also used to treat heartburn, indigestion, or stomach upset.
Magnesium lactate may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.
What is the most important information I should know about magnesium lactate?
Before you take magnesium lactate, tell your doctor if you have kidney disease or heart disease.
Magnesium lactate should be taken with food to lessen the chance of diarrhea.
Do not take any other vitamin or mineral supplements that contain magnesium unless your doctor has told you to.
There may be other drugs that can interact with magnesium lactate. Tell your doctor about all other medications you use, especially sodium polystyrene sulfonate (Kayexalate, Kionex), or a tetracycline antibiotic.
Get emergency medical help if you think you have used too much medicine, or if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
What should I discuss with my health care provider before taking magnesium lactate?
If you have certain conditions, you may need a dose adjustment or special tests to safely use this medication. Before you take magnesium lactate, tell your doctor if you have:
kidney disease; or
FDA pregnancy category C. It is not known whether magnesium lactate is harmful to an unborn baby. Before taking this medication, tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment.
Magnesium lactate may pass into breast milk. Although it is not expected to cause harm to a nursing baby, do not use magnesium lactate without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.