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Magnesium is a mineral that is abundant in the body and is critical to many of the body's biochemical reactions. Magnesium is a key agent in the formation of proteins, for maintenance of genes, for balancing the nervous system, for muscle contraction, conversion of daily food into a source of energy, and much more. Magnesium works within the blood, tissues, and bone to aid chemical processes necessary for the body to keep functioning well.

As a supplement, magnesium has a diverse spectrum of uses. Magnesium is used by some as part of their treatment for high blood pressure, to rid the body of bad LDL cholesterol, for chest pain, stroke, heart valve issues, coronary artery disease, etc. Only your doctor can decide if magnesium would be a welcome addition to your treatment. Never take magnesium for any of the aforementioned unless advised to do so by your primary care doctor.

Some other possible uses for magnesium are as follows:

  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Mania
  • Skin Infections
  • Pregnancy Cramping
  • Anxiety
  • ADHD
  • Diabetes
  • Migraines
  • PMS
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Pain
  • Incontinence (urinary)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Cancer Prevention
  • Alcoholism
  • Hearing Loss
  • Asthma
  • Ulcers

Magnesium is sometimes prescribed as an injectable for various medical conditions. A partial list of conditions for which your doctor may consider prescribing a magnesium injection is provided below. Please note that only your doctor can decide if any injectable medicine or supplement will possibly be beneficial for your condition, or safe for your use. Never use any injectable medication without expressed approval from your primary care doctor.

  • Cluster Headaches
  • Swelling (brain)
  • Head Trauma
  • Asthma
  • Seizure Control
  • Irregular Heartbeat (treatment or prevention)
  • Post Heart Attack
  • Disease of the Lung
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Tetanus
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Migraines


Magnesium supplements are typically given orally. Your doctor will decide on dosage levels based on your needs, condition, health status, weight and age. Follow your doctor's precise dosage instructions. See your compounding pharmacist to fill your prescription.


Magnesium is generally safe for most users in daily doses of less than 350mg. Consult with your doctor. If your doctor orders an alternative method of delivery of magnesium other than oral tablets for your treatment, your compounding pharmacist will assist you and meet your needs. Some possible side effects are listed below. See your doctor if any side effect gets worse or persists.

  • Cramping
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Soft Stool

If any side effect feels severe, seek emergency medical attention at once.


Never take any new drug or supplement without your doctor's approval.

Magnesium may be safe for pregnancy and breastfeeding at low dosages, but if you are pregnant, planning a pregnancy, breastfeeding or about to begin, do not take magnesium until you have checked with your doctor and received her or his approval.

Magnesium may be contraindicated for many conditions, diseases, negative drug interactions, and more. Check with your doctor and be sure that magnesium is safe for your use. Ask your doctor about all contraindications.

Magnesium may be contraindicated for any of the following:

  • Anyone Taking Heart Medications
  • Anyone Taking Diuretics
  • Anyone Taking Antibiotics
  • Anyone with a Disease of the Intestine
  • Anyone with Diabetes
  • Anyone with Heart Disease
  • Anyone with Kidney Disease

WARNING: Never take more magnesium than you are prescribed or advised to take by your primary care doctor. Excessively high levels of magnesium in the body can be fatal.

WARNING: Consult with your doctor if you have a bleeding disorder. Do not take magnesium with a bleeding disorder unless your doctor has approved it for your use and deems it to be absolutely necessary for your treatment protocol.

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