What is magnesium amino acids chelate?
Magnesium is a naturally occurring mineral. Magnesium is important for many systems in the body especially the muscles and nerves.
Magnesium amino acids chelate is used as a supplement to maintain adequate magnesium in the body.
Magnesium amino acids chelate may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
What is the most important information I should know about magnesium amino acids chelate?
Before taking magnesium amino acids chelate, tell your doctor about all of your medical conditions, allergies, and any other medicines you use.
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. It is not known whether magnesium chloride could harm an unborn baby, or if it passes into breast milk and could harm a nursing baby. Your dose needs may be different while you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
Tell your doctor about all other medications you use, especially antibiotics, diuretics, or medication for osteoporosis or Paget's disease.
Tell your doctor if you have signs that your magnesium blood levels are too low, such as confusion, uneven heart rate, jerking muscle movements, and muscle weakness or limp feeling.
What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking magnesium amino acids chelate?
You should not use magnesium amino acids chelate if you are allergic to it, or if you have kidney disease.
To make sure you can safely take magnesium amino acids chelate, tell your doctor if you have any of these other conditions:
Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis;
if you are malnourished; or
if you drink large amounts of alcohol.
FDA pregnancy category C. It is not known whether magnesium amino acids chelate will harm an unborn baby. Your dose needs may be different during pregnancy. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant while using this medication.
It is not known whether magnesium amino acids chelate passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Your dose needs may be different while you are nursing. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.