Magnesium

(Gaviscon®, magnesium glycerophosphate, magnesium sulphate, magnesium hydroxide, magnesium oxide, magnesium alginate)

Available as tablets or capsules.
Tablets, Capsules, Chewable Tablets
Available as soluble tablets?
No
Available as a liquid?
Yes - containing different magnesium salts
Available as something for placing under your tongue?
No
Available as something for placing on your gum?
No
Available as granules?
No
Available as a patch for putting on your skin?
No
Available as an injection?
Yes
Available as nasal/oral spray?
No
Safe or appropriate to crush
Licensed alternative formulations available and therefore crushing is not recommended
Additional information for Healthcare Professionals+
Generic name
magnesium glycerophosphate, magnesium sulphate, magnesium hydroxide, magnesium oxide, magnesium alginate
Usual formulation brand names
Gaviscon®
Is tablet/capsule specially coated?
No
Modified release
No
Film coated
No
Enteric coated
No
Sugar coated
No
Soluble tablet strength
-
Sublingual/buccal formulation strength
-
Granule strength
-
Transdermal patch strength
-
Injection strength
Infusions available containing a range of salt. Check manufacturers information
Nasal/oral spray Strength
-
Available as a licensed liquid or special?
Special
Are specials or imports available?
Special - magnesium glycerophosphate
Liquid strengths
Different strengths for different salts but dose is normally 10ml three times a day
Is the liquid medicine sugar free?
Check with other manufacturers
Licensed for administration via enteral tube
No
Advice on administration via enteral tube
No information available. Consider using infusion if appropriate.
Notes
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