Mangimin

1 What is Mangimin?

Brand: Mangimin

Generic: Manganese Supplement

Mangimin is an essential mineral for the growth and development of our body. Manganese is involved in many chemical processes in our body. It works on an enzyme level in the process of cholesterol, carbohydrate, protein and bone formations.

Manganese supplement is used to treat low level of manganese or to maintain adequate levels of manganese in the body. People who keep a balanced diet get a sufficient amount of manganese from food.

However, severe prolonged illness can cause manganese deficiency which may cause:

  • growth problems
  • disability to form proper bone and cartilage
  • improper sugar utilization by the body

One can get manganese from different foods such as:

  • whole grains
  • cereal products
  • lettuce
  • dry beans
  • peas

Requirement of manganese is different in different age groups.Different age group required a different amount of manganese. It is available in tablet and capsule form.

2 What to Know Before Using

Before using Mangimin, you must know all about the risks and complications associated with it.

Allergy

Inform your doctor if you are allergic to any food, preservatives, dyes, or had an allergic reaction when you used this drug before.

Children

Normal recommended intake does not cause any harm to children.

Elderly

This medicine does not cause any different side effects or problems than it does in younger adults.

Pregnancy

It is not harmful in pregnancy. Consult your doctor for the correct amount of dosage, as the excess of manganese can be harmful to mother and baby.

Breast Feeding

It is safe to take manganese while nursing. Consult your doctor for the correct amount of dosage as the excess of manganese can be harmful to the baby.

Drug Interactions

Manganese interacts with many drugs. It should not be used with several drugs. Your doctor should be informed of any other medicine which you are taking as he/she may change the dosage or drug.

Other Medical Conditions 

Several other conditions may reduce its effectiveness. Make sure you inform your doctor of conditions such as:

  • Liver diseases
  • Biliary diseases
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3 Proper Usage

Proper usage of Mangimin requires strict adherence to your doctor’s orders.

Dosage

Drug dose is different for different people based on body weight. You should follow your doctor’s direction. The following information is an average dose of this drug.

For oral dosage form

To prevent deficiency

Birth to 3 years of age

0.3 to 1.5 milligrams (mg).

4 to 6 years of age

1.5 to 2 mg.

7 to 10 years of age

2 to 3 mg.

Adolescents and adults

2 to 5 mg.

To treat deficiency

Adults, teenagers, and children

Treatment dose is determined by your doctor for each individual based on the severity of deficiency.

Missed dose

If you miss a dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.

Storage

Store it at room temperature. Keep it away from children.

4 Potential Side Effects

There are no side effects noticed with the use of Mangimin. However, if you notice any unusual effects while using manganese inform your doctor immediately.

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