magnesium citrate anhydrous is a water-soluble dietary supplement. It is used to treat and prevent magnesium deficiency (hypomagnesemia).
Typical doses are 500 mg to 1500 mg per day in divided doses, with or without food. Avoid taking this medication if you are allergic to trimagnesium citrate anhydrous or any of the ingredients in this drug.
Do not take a potassium chloride product at the same time as this medicine. This could cause potassium loss. Also, don’t use this medicine if you have a condition that causes your kidneys to enlarge, such as diabetes.
The magnesium salt known as trimagnesium citrate anhydrous is derived from magnesium oxide and citric acid in a ratio of 3:2. It has a wide range of medical uses including, but not limited to, treatment and prevention of hypomagnesemia; cardiovascular disease; gastrointestinal diseases; electrolyte abnormalities; osteoporosis; and diabetes mellitus.
During pregnancy, trimagnesium citrate anhydrous may increase the concentration of maternal magnesium in breast milk. However, it has not been shown that the absorption of magnesium by the infant increases with maternal supplementation.
Common side effects of magnesium citrate anhydrous include diarrhea, abdominal pain, bloating, cramping, vomiting, and nausea. These can be serious and should be reported to your doctor immediately.
Other drugs that interact with trimagnesium citrate anhydrous are calcium polystyrene sulfonate and neuromuscular blocking agents. These medications increase the hypotensive effect of magnesium citrate anhydrous.
Keep a list of all the products you use, and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Never start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine without first checking with your doctor.