Professional Information for Medicines for Human Use
PROPRIETARY NAME AND DOSAGE FORM:
Enteric coated tablets containing Magnesium Chloride 535 mg, equivalent to 64 mg elemental magnesium.
Other ingredients are: Calcium carbonate, magnesium stearate, povidone K25 and talc.
CATEGORY AND CLASS:
A 24 Mineral substitutes, electrolytes and trace elements
Magnesium supplement in the treatment of hypomagnesemia and magnesium deficiencies.
For prophylactic and therapeutic treatment of disorders arising from imbalance and deficiency of magnesium.
Renal impairment; acute dehydration and gastric lesions and disorders.
WARNINGS AND SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS:
See CONTRAINDICATIONS and SIDE EFFECTS
DOSAGE AND DIRECTIONS FOR USE:
According to the individual needs of the patient.
Prophylactic dose: 2 or 4 tablets daily in divided doses.
Therapeutic dose: 2 - 6 tablets daily in divided doses
Mild forms of diarrhoea and bowel discomfort may occur. Occasionally nausea is reported.
Slow-Mag® is generally well tolerated.
KNOWN SYMPTOMS OF OVERDOSAGE AND PARTICULARS OF ITS TREATMENT:
Gastrointestinal discomfort in mild cases may be treated by discontinuing Slow-Mag® and increasing fluid intake. Unusual overdoses by the oral route are not recorded but could give rise to renal failure, reduced tendon reflexes and respiratory paralysis. This situation could be countered by intravenous fluid therapy using K, Na, and Ca electrolyte replacement solutions and monitoring the situation clinically. Where the magnesium is still present in the gastro-intestinal tract, suitable ion exchange therapy may be instituted.
IDENTIFICATION: Red, biconvex, round, enteric coated tablets.
Slow-Mag® is supplied in amber glass bottles of 30, 60 and 100 tablets.
Store at or below 25 °C in a dry place, away from sunlight and heat.
Keep out of reach of children.
NAME AND BUSINESS ADDRESS OF THE HOLDER OF THE CERTIFICATE OF REGISTRATION:
P&G South African Trading (Pty) Ltd.
10th Floor, Alice Lane Towers, 15 Alice Lane
1 = Company Registration Number: 1970/004059/07
® = Registered Trademark
DATE OF PUBLICATION OF THE PROFESSIONAL INFORMATION:
Date of Registration: 12 November 1975
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