Brand Name(s): Mag-G, Magonate, Magonate Natal, Magtrate
Drug Class: dietary supplement
Treats: irregular heart beat, weak bones, cramps
Magnesium is a naturally occurring mineral found within the body. Most of the magnesium, about 50%, is in the bones. This mineral is used in the treatment and prevention of conditions related to magnesium deficiency. It is also sometimes used as a laxative and helps patients suffering from constipation. Magnesium is also widely used to make medicines used to treat various conditions. It is in many instances used in the treatment of heartburn and as an antacid. It is also very effective in helping women manage certain conditions during pregnancy.
Magnesium-Oxide is a medication that supplements minerals by preventing and treating low amounts of magnesium in the blood. For the normal functionality of the human body, magnesium is responsible for the performance of the heart, cells, muscles, nerves, and bones. However, some people use Magnesium-Oxide for different purposes like for sour stomach, heartburn, and acid indigestion. Additionally, Magnesium-Oxide is used as a laxative and for emptying the bowel during surgeries. One common usage is for dealing with low magnesium levels in the human body. It works by adding magnesium and neutralizing acid in the stomach. This substitute is available with no prescription.