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magnesium oxide
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Description

Magnesium oxide is an inorganic compound that is used as a dietary supplement and antacid. It is a white, odorless powder that is insoluble in water. It is used to treat indigestion, heartburn, and other gastrointestinal issues. It is also used to treat magnesium deficiency and to prevent osteoporosis.

Common side effects of magnesium oxide include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and constipation. It can also cause dizziness, headache, and fatigue.

Brand names associated with magnesium oxide include Mag-Ox 400, Uro-Mag, Mag-Tab SR, and Mag-200.

Classifications
  • antacid
  • gastrointestinal
  • laxative
  • magnesium
  • mineral
  • osmotic
  • supplement

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