Last update Nov. 27, 2016

Magnesium Oxide

Very Low Risk

Safe. Compatible. Minimal risk for breastfeeding and infant.

Ingested Magnesium does not concentrate into breast milk.

Naturally occurring, the mean Magnesium concentration in the milk is 31 mg/L (range 15 – 64 mg/L) and not affected by the ingestion of Magnesium.

Because of a low oral bioavailability the pass from the breast milk toward the infant's plasma is hampered, except in premature and newborn infants who may exhibit a higher intestinal absorption due to an increased permeability.

Avoid chronic or excessive use.

WHO Model List of Essential Medicines 2002: Magnesium oxide is compatible with breastfeeding.

Alternatives

We do not have alternatives for Magnesium Oxide since it is relatively safe.

Suggestions made at e-lactancia are done by APILAM team, and are based on updated scientific publications. It is not intended to replace the relationship you have with your doctor but to compound it.

Jose Maria Paricio, Founder & President of APILAM/e-Lactancia

Your contribution is essential for this service to continue to exist. We need the generosity of people like you who believe in the benefits of breastfeeding.

Thank you for helping to protect and promote breastfeeding.

José María Paricio, founder of e-lactancia.

Groups

Magnesium Oxide belongs to these groups or families:

Tradenames

Main tradenames from several countries containing Magnesium Oxide in its composition:

  • 102 Plus™. Contains other elements than Magnesium Oxide in its composition
  • CitraFleet™. Contains other elements than Magnesium Oxide in its composition
  • Elevit™. Contains other elements than Magnesium Oxide in its composition
  • Eupeptina™. Contains other elements than Magnesium Oxide in its composition
  • Magnesio Vital™. Contains other elements than Magnesium Oxide in its composition
  • Multibionta Complex™. Contains other elements than Magnesium Oxide in its composition
  • Oblax A-1-1™. Contains other elements than Magnesium Oxide in its composition

Pharmacokinetics

Variable Value Unit
Oral Bioavail. 10 - 30 %
Molecular weight 40 daltons

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