Diary of Unknown Symptoms

Mystery of the Internal Vibration

Entry for August 20, 2006

According to this web site, injectable magnesium is available by prescription. I asked the pharmacist a few days ago and he said he had nothing. This web site says it’s available in Canada…

Magnesium Supplements (Systemic) – Mayo Clinic Medical Services

Canadian Brand Names
        Phillips’ Magnesia Tablets
        Phillips’ Milk of Magnesia


Magnesium is used as a dietary supplement for individuals who are deficient in magnesium. Although a balanced diet usually supplies all the magnesium a person needs, magnesium supplements may be needed by patients who have lost magnesium because of illness or treatment with certain medicines. Lack of magnesium may lead to irritability, muscle weakness, and irregular heartbeat.

Injectable magnesium is given only by or under the supervision of a health care professional. Some oral magnesium preparations are available only with a prescription. Others are available without a prescription.

Magnesium supplements are available in the following dosage forms:


  Magnesium Chloride
    Tablets (U.S.)
    Enteric-coated tablets (U.S.)
    Extended-release tablets (U.S.)
  Magnesium Citrate
    Oral solution (U.S. and Canada)
  Magnesium Gluceptate
    Oral solution (Canada)
  Magnesium Gluconate
    Oral solution (U.S.)
    Tablets (U.S. and Canada)
  Magnesium Hydroxide
    Tablets (U.S.)
    Chewable tablets (U.S. and Canada)
    Oral solution (U.S. and Canada)
  Magnesium Lactate
    Extended-release tablets (U.S.)
  Magnesium Oxide
    Capsules (U.S.)
    Tablets (U.S. and Canada)
  Magnesium Pidolate
    Powder for oral solution (Canada)
  Magnesium Sulfate
    Crystals (U.S.)
  Magnesium Chloride
    Injection (U.S.)
  Magnesium Sulfate
    Injection (U.S. and Canada)

For good health, it is important that you eat a balanced and varied diet. Follow carefully any diet program your health care professional may recommend. For your specific dietary vitamin and/or mineral needs, ask your health care professional
for a list of appropriate foods. If you think that you are not getting enough vitamins and/or minerals in your diet, you may choose to take a dietary supplement.

The best dietary sources of magnesium include green leafy vegetables, nuts, peas, beans, and cereal grains in which the germ or outer layers have not been removed. Hard water has been found to contain more magnesium than soft water. A diet high in fat may cause less magnesium to be absorbed. Cooking may decrease the magnesium content of food.


August 20, 2006 - Posted by | Health |

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