Almora

1 What is Almora?

Brand: Almora, Citrate Of Magnesia, Dewees Carminative, Elite Magnesium, Mag-Gel 600, Maginex, Mag-Tab SR, Phillips Milk of Magnesia

Generic: Magnesium

Almora is a mineral used as a dietary supplement for individuals who are deficient in magnesium. This supplement may be needed by patients who have lost magnesium because of illness or treatment with certain medicines. 

Magnesium deficiency results in irritability, muscle weakness, and irregular heartbeat. Injectable magnesium is given only by or under the supervision of a healthcare professional. Oral magnesium preparations are available with or without a prescription. 

It is important that you eat a balanced and varied diet to prevent any vitamin or mineral deficiencies. Ask your healthcare professional for advice regarding diet modifications. Green leafy vegetables, nuts, peas, beans, and cereal grains in which the germ or outer layers have not been removed are the best dietary sources of magnesium. 

A diet high in fat may cause less magnesium absorption while cooking may decrease the magnesium content of food. The daily amount of magnesium needed ranges from 320 to 420 milligrams depending on age or gender.

2 What to Know Before Using

Before taking Almora, the risks and benefits for your body should be discussed with your healthcare provider. If you are taking this drug without prescription, follow the directions on the label.

Inform your healthcare provider for any allergic reactions to these drugs or any other drugs, foods, dyes, preservatives, or animals. Carefully read the label of non-prescription drugs for any possible allergic reaction or contraindications.

No problems were encountered with intake of normal daily recommended amounts in children and in the elderly. Older adults may be prescribed this supplement since studies have shown that older adults may have lower blood levels of magnesium than younger adults. 

If you are pregnant, it is important that you intake and maintain adequate amounts vitamins and minerals throughout your pregnancy to ensure healthy growth and development of the fetus. Be careful and avoid taking large amounts of dietary supplements during pregnancy as these can be harmful to you and the fetus. 

Taking right amount of vitamins and minerals during breastfeeding is recommended for the proper growth of your baby. Taking large amounts of a dietary supplement while breast-feeding is not recommended as this may be harmful to you and your baby. 

Drugs should not be taken together to prevent any interactions but in necessary cases, inquire with your healthcare provider regarding the adjustments in dosage or any other necessary precautions to prevent any unwanted side effects.

Inform your healthcare professional if you are taking any other drugs such as Dabrafenib, Digoxin, Eltrombopag, Elvitegravir, Gefitinib, Ketoconazole, Ledipasvir, Levomethadyl, Licorice, Mycophenolate, Mofetil, Mycophenolic Acid, Pazopanib, Phenytoin, Quinine, Raltegravir, Rilpivirine, and Vismodegib.

Inform your healthcare professional if you are taking any other drugs such as prescription or non-prescription drugs. 

Intake of specific food or using alcohol or tobacco with magnesium is associated with an increased risk of certain side effects. Your healthcare professional can give you special instructions about the use of food, alcohol, or tobacco.

Inform your healthcare provider for any other medical problems such as heart disease and kidney problems.

3 Proper Usage

Almora should be taken with meals to prevent diarrhea. Refrain from chewing or sucking the extended-release tablet form of magnesium as this must be swallowed wholly. Consult with your healthcare professional before doing any modifications when taking this supplement in tablet form. 

The powder form of this dietary supplement must be poured into a glass with water and then stirred.

The dosage of this medicine will be different for different patients. The directions on the label or the prescription by your healthcare professional should be followed. The dosage of this drug you take depends on the medical problem for which you are using this drug. The amount taken by mouth is based on normal daily recommended intake to prevent magnesium deficiency.

In the U.S., 270 to 400 milligrams per day is recommended for the average adult and teenage males while 280 to 300 mg per day is recommended for adult and teenage females. Pregnant females are given 320 mg per day while 340 to 355 mg per day is given to breast-feeding females.

For children 7 to 10 years of age, 170 mg per day is recommended. 120 mg per day is recommended to children 4 to 6 years of age while children from birth to 3 years of age must receive 40 to 80 mg per day.

For Canadians, 130 to 250 mg per day is recommended for adult and teenage males while 135 to 210 mg per day is recommended for adult and teenage females. Pregnant females are given 195 to 245 mg per day while 245 to 265 mg per day is given to breast-feeding females.

For children 7 to 10 years of age, 100 to 135 mg per day is recommended. 65 mg per day is recommended to children 4 to 6 years of age while children birth to 3 years of age must receive 20 to 50 mg per day. 

Treatment dose for deficiency is determined by a healthcare professional for each individual based on severity. A missed dose should be taken as soon as possible. However, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule if it is almost time for your next dose. 

Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light. Keep from freezing. Keep out of the reach of children. Dispose any outdated or expired drugs and ask your healthcare professional for the proper disposal of the drugs.

Supplement Benefits

4 Precautions to Take

Your healthcare provider should closely monitor the effectiveness of Almora as well as check for unwanted effects.

Report any unusual symptoms to your healthcare professional. Consult with your healthcare professional before taking any other prescription or non-prescription drugs, and herbal or vitamin supplements.

5 Potential Side Effects

Side effects of Almora may vary for each individual and prompt medical attention should be given if they occur.

Contact emergency medical services if you experience symptoms of dizziness or fainting, flushing, irritation and pain at injection site, muscle paralysis, troubled breathing, or any symptoms of overdose such as blurred or double vision, coma, dizziness or fainting, drowsiness, increased or decreased urination, slow heartbeat, or troubled breathing. 

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention as these may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the drug. Consult with your healthcare professional about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. 

If any of the side effects persists or are inconvenient, or if you notice any other effects, or if you have any questions about them, consult with your health care professional. Report any side effects to the FDA hotline at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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