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Logo SOLUMAG effervescent tablets

SCHEDULING STATUS:
Not Scheduled

PROPRIETARY NAME
(and dosage form):

SOLUMAG effervescent tablets

COMPOSITION:
Each effervescent tablet contains:
Magnesium oxide equivalent to Magnesium 150 mg.

PHARMACOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION:
A 24 (Mineral substitutes, electrolytes).

PHARMACOLOGICAL ACTION:
SoluMag is a magnesium supplement.

INDICATIONS:
SoluMag is a magnesium supplement for use in the treatment of magnesium deficiencies.

CONTRA-INDICATIONS:
Renal impairment and acute dehydration. Sensitivity to the ingredient.

DOSAGE AND DIRECTIONS FOR USE:
The dosage should be adjusted according to the severity of the magnesium deficiency. The average daily dose is 4,5 mg magnesium (0,185 mmol) per kg body mass.
The following guidelines should be observed:
Adults and children over 10 years: 1 - 2 effervescent tablets daily, dissolved in half a glass of water.

SIDE-EFFECTS AND SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS:
Magnesium oxide may cause diarrhoea. Magnesium oxide may interfere with the absorption of other medicines when these are taken concomitantly.

KNOWN SYMPTOMS OF OVERDOSAGE AND PARTICULARS OF ITS TREATMENT:
Fatigue due to prolonged treatment or the administration of high doses may be indicative of abnormally high serum magnesium concentrations. In such cases, treatment should be withdrawn and the serum magnesium levels should be determined.
Respiratory difficulty and absence of the deep tendon reflexes, coma, respiratory paralysis and diastolic cardiac arrest may occur. Hypermagnesaemia may occur. Subjects with renal insufficiency are at special risk to develop hypermagnesaemia characterised by nausea, vomiting, lethargy and blockage of the bladder.

IDENTIFICATION:
A flat round tablet with a uniform white colour. Characteristic taste of lemon.

PRESENTATION:
Packs of 28 effervescent tablets in papered aluminium foil strips.

STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS:
Store below 25°C in well-closed containers.
KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.

REGISTRATION NUMBER:
Y/24/9

NAME AND BUSINESS ADDRESS OF THE APPLICANT:
Hexal Pharma (SA) (PTY) Ltd
Unit A
10 Fangio Road
Mahogany Ridge
Westmead
3610

DATE OF PUBLICATION OF THIS PACKAGE INSERT:
1 September 1993

Updated on this site: February 2000

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