A saline laxative is MAGNESIUM CITRATE (mag NEE zee um SI treyt). It is used to relieve occasional constipation, however it should not be used on a daily basis. If you have any questions about how to use this medicine, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
What should I notify my doctor before taking this medication?
They must know if you have any of the following conditions:
are on a reduced sodium or magnesium diet
For two weeks, modify your bowel habits.
Ileostomy or colostomy
Constipation after 7 days of using another laxative
Bleeding in the rectum
Stomach discomfort, nausea, or vomiting
An unexpected or adverse reaction to magnesium citrate, other magnesium products, other medications, foods, colours, or other substances
Pregnant or attempting to conceive
How should I take this medication?
Take this medication orally. Stick to the instructions on the box or prescription label. To measure each dose, use a specially marked spoon or container. If you don’t have a pharmacist, find one. Household spoons are not precise. With each administration of this medication, drink a full glass of fluid. If you chill this medicine before drinking it, it may taste better. Do not take your medication more frequently than prescribed.
Consult your paediatrician about the use of this medication in children. While this medication can be administered for children as young as two years old for some diseases, there are certain precautions to take.
Overdosage: If you believe you have taken too much