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Magnesium

Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor not required

Magnesium is a mineral supplement used for the prevention and treatment of extremely low amounts of magnesium in the blood. Magnesium is necessary for proper functioning of nerves, muscles, cells, bones and the heart. The body generally absorbs magnesium from a well-balanced diet, but in case your body cannot retain an adequate amount of magnesium, Magnesium is used to provide the body with the magnesium needed.

Do not take Magnesium if you are allergic to any of the ingredients present in it. Before using Magnesium tell your doctor if you are using any prescription drugs, non-prescription drugs, or other herbal and dietary pills and supplements, if you are pregnant and/or breastfeeding, or if you have a history of kidney disease. Also let your doctor know your history of medical problems, pre-existing diseases and current health conditions.

Magnesium is administered orally, and should be taken in doses prescribed by the doctor. Dosage depends on conditions such as medical condition, diet, age, and counteraction with other medicines.

Common side effects of Magnesium include diarrhea and stomach upset. Rare side effects include rash, itching, swelling, trouble breathing, dizziness, lightheadedness, and other allergic reactions.

nutritional deficiencies
In addition to its intended effect, Magnesium may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.
Flushing (sense of warmth in the face
ears
neck and trunk)
Gastrointestinal disturbance
Decreased white blood cell count.
Is It safe with alcohol?
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Does this affect kidney function?
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Does this affect liver function?
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Below is the list of medicines, which contains Magnesium as ingredient
Genesis Biotech Inc
Allugel Mps Tablet
Unichem Laboratories Ltd
Alzimin Oral Gel
Alde Medi Impex Ltd
Biomiicron Pharmaceuticals
Biomiicron Pharmaceuticals
RPG Life Sciences Ltd
Edura Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
Zydus Cadila
Psychotropics India Ltd
FDC Ltd
Gerrysun Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
Corona Remedies Pvt Ltd
Votary Laboratories I Ltd
Disogel Pineapple Suspension
Concept Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Concept Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Medley Pharmaceuticals
Amasid Suspension
Jarun Pharmaceuticals
Abbott India Ltd
Psychotropics India Ltd
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you're at risk of a drug interaction.
Interaction with Medicine
Lefrhum 20Mg Tablet
Lefron 20Mg Tablet
Penicitin 250Mg Capsule
Lefron 10Mg Tablet
What are you using Magnesium for?
nutritional deficiencies
Other
How much was the improvement?
Average
How long did it take before seeing improvement?
Within 2 days
How frequently did you take this medicine?
Once a day
How did you take this medicine?
With or without food
What were the side effects of this medicine?
Other

Popular Questions & Answers

I have been experiencing a little hair fall for about 2 3 months, like when I comb my hairs or wash my head or simply apply my hand on my hair I see about 10 strands of hairs each time also I've noticed that my hairs have got a lot thinner than before, it's not like I am going bald at present but I feel if this continue like this I may go bald. Hairs falls most in morning, is there any way to stop this as it's very annoying, also is it the beginning of my baldness?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
I have been experiencing a little hair fall for about 2 3 months, like when I comb my hairs or wash my head or simply...
In general, you lose about 50-100 strands of hair each day, but the loss is not visible as new hair grow in their place. However, if you lose more than a 100 strands in a day and more than 200 strands on the day you shampoo, you may be suffering from what is known as excessive hair fall. Apply coconut oil and do not use shampoo. Only dry the excess Certain factors or reasons may cause you to lose hair at an alarming rate, which are, 1. Thyroid problems your thyroid is responsible for your body’s overall functioning. The hormones (primarily T4 and T3), which it produces help in regulating metabolic activities. Problems with your thyroid gland can cause your hormone levels to rise or fall to unhealthy levels, which can result in hair fall. You have to check yout thyroid function by a TFT test and inform me. You can improve the functioning of your thyroid gland through a diet rich in calcium, iodine, magnesium, protein and Vitamins A, B and C. 2. Scalp infections-Infections of the scalp can also be one of the factors that may cause your hair to fall at an alarming rate. Of the different scalp infections, the ringworm scalp infection is the most common. Although this fungal infection can occur in any part of your body, when it develops on your scalp, you end up losing clumps of hair. Alongside the use of anti-fungal medications, even anti-fungal shampoos and creams can provide you with respite from the problem. 3. Poor diet, Gorging on unhealthy foods or going on a crash diet can result in the lack of essential nutrients in your body, which are required to maintain healthy hair. Furthermore, since hair is made of protein, having a balanced diet consisting of proteins and vitamin- rich foods is a must. You have to do a blood test CBC and see if you have anaemia and any sign of infection. 4. Stress gives rise to certain conditions such as alopecia areata, telogen effluvium (hair loss caused post-pregnancy or surgery) and trichotillomania (an impulsive need to pull your hair out), which can cause you to lose significant amount of hair. To avert a hair loss crisis caused by stress, make it a point to do some simple stress-reducing exercises, such as meditation or breathing exercises. 5. Using hair styling products like hair colours and straighteners can cause you to experience hair fall problems. Your hair not only becomes dull and dry due to their use, but also becomes weak and brittle, leading to a gradual loss of hair. Regular oiling and use of homemade hair masks are some of the ways you can try to counter the negative effects of these hair styling products.
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I am suffering from white hair for last 2 year it's look so bad can you plss hlp me what should I do? And what I eat also.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
I am suffering from white hair for last 2 year it's look so bad can you plss hlp me what should I do?
And what I eat ...
In general, you lose about 50-100 strands of hair each day, but the loss is not visible as new hair grow in their place. However, if you lose more than a 100 strands in a day and more than 200 strands on the day you shampoo, you may be suffering from what is known as excessive hair fall. Apply coconut oil and do not use shampoo. Only dry the excess Certain factors or reasons may cause you to lose hair at an alarming rate, which are, 1. Thyroid problems your thyroid is responsible for your body’s overall functioning. The hormones (primarily T4 and T3), which it produces help in regulating metabolic activities. Problems with your thyroid gland can cause your hormone levels to rise or fall to unhealthy levels, which can result in hair fall. You have to check yout thyroid function by a TFT test and inform me. You can improve the functioning of your thyroid gland through a diet rich in calcium, iodine, magnesium, protein and Vitamins A, B and C. 2. Scalp infections-Infections of the scalp can also be one of the factors that may cause your hair to fall at an alarming rate. Of the different scalp infections, the ringworm scalp infection is the most common. Although this fungal infection can occur in any part of your body, when it develops on your scalp, you end up losing clumps of hair. Alongside the use of anti-fungal medications, even anti-fungal shampoos and creams can provide you with respite from the problem. 3. Poor diet, Gorging on unhealthy foods or going on a crash diet can result in the lack of essential nutrients in your body, which are required to maintain healthy hair. Furthermore, since hair is made of protein, having a balanced diet consisting of proteins and vitamin- rich foods is a must. You have to do a blood test CBC and see if you have anaemia and any sign of infection. 4. Stress gives rise to certain conditions such as alopecia areata, telogen effluvium (hair loss caused post-pregnancy or surgery) and trichotillomania (an impulsive need to pull your hair out), which can cause you to lose significant amount of hair. To avert a hair loss crisis caused by stress, make it a point to do some simple stress-reducing exercises, such as meditation or breathing exercises. 5. Using hair styling products like hair colours and straighteners can cause you to experience hair fall problems. Your hair not only becomes dull and dry due to their use, but also becomes weak and brittle, leading to a gradual loss of hair. Regular oiling and use of homemade hair masks are some of the ways you can try to counter the negative effects of these hair styling products. 6. The drugs that are used in the treatment of cancer not only destroy the fast-growing cancer cells, but also the healthy blood cells in your body. For this reason, consuming foods that possess cancer-fighting properties (like oatmeal, tomato, almonds, garlic etc) is a sure-shot way of fighting the disease as well as averting any side-effects that may arise because of the treatment. 7. Alopecia areata. Lastly, hair fall can also be caused by alopecia areata, which is a kind of hair loss that takes place when your body’s immune system erroneously attacks your hair follicles, and prevents growth of new hair. 8. Genetics. The origin of your severe hair fall or baldness can be traced back to your ancestors. So, your genes can be a factor behind your hair fall problem. If this is the cause, your body then becomes unable to produce new hair. Apart from the changes that you can make in your lifestyle to address the causes of your hair fall, there are also techniques out there that you can employ to permanently treat your problem, such as platelet rich plasma, mesotherapy, stem cell therapy, ozone activated platelet rich plasma & hair transplant. Do not use shampoo and apply coconut oil and only dry excess oil if any without soap or shampoo.
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I am 30 years old unmarried men. But I have a gf. 6 month ago she drink my sperm then she is having heavy fat now. My question is why she is now fat? Please advice

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
I am 30 years old unmarried men. But I have a gf. 6 month ago she drink my sperm then she is having heavy fat now. My...
Getting fat is because of hormones, bad habits of diet, lack of exercise. Etc. Not your sperm I am sure.

Which food is good for eyes as my sister is having glaucoma please suggest food that give you vitamin without eyes drops n medicine.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Which food is good for eyes as my sister is having glaucoma please suggest food that give you vitamin without eyes dr...
Hello, to nourish eyes with glaucoma She should take food stuff high in vit'A' 'B'complex ,C & E with minirals including magnesium, calcium, Zinc & antioxidants. Tk, sprouts, apples, carrots, Mangoes, eggs, Orange, fish, flex -seed & yogurt. Tk, care.

It is a very severe problem for me. That I am losing my hair day by day. Hair fall/ dandruff issue.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
It is a very severe problem for me. That I am losing my hair day by day. Hair fall/ dandruff issue.
In general, you lose about 50-100 strands of hair each day, but the loss is not visible as new hair grow in their place. However, if you lose more than a 100 strands in a day and more than 200 strands on the day you shampoo, you may be suffering from what is known as excessive hair fall. Apply coconut oil and do not use shampoo. Only dry the excess Certain factors or reasons may cause you to lose hair at an alarming rate, which are, 1. Thyroid problems your thyroid is responsible for your body’s overall functioning. The hormones (primarily T4 and T3), which it produces help in regulating metabolic activities. Problems with your thyroid gland can cause your hormone levels to rise or fall to unhealthy levels, which can result in hair fall. You have to check yout thyroid function by a TFT test and inform me. You can improve the functioning of your thyroid gland through a diet rich in calcium, iodine, magnesium, protein and Vitamins A, B and C. 2. Scalp infections-Infections of the scalp can also be one of the factors that may cause your hair to fall at an alarming rate. Of the different scalp infections, the ringworm scalp infection is the most common. Although this fungal infection can occur in any part of your body, when it develops on your scalp, you end up losing clumps of hair. Alongside the use of anti-fungal medications, even anti-fungal shampoos and creams can provide you with respite from the problem. 3. Poor diet, Gorging on unhealthy foods or going on a crash diet can result in the lack of essential nutrients in your body, which are required to maintain healthy hair. Furthermore, since hair is made of protein, having a balanced diet consisting of proteins and vitamin- rich foods is a must. You have to do a blood test CBC and see if you have anaemia and any sign of infection. 4. Stress gives rise to certain conditions such as alopecia areata, telogen effluvium (hair loss caused post-pregnancy or surgery) and trichotillomania (an impulsive need to pull your hair out), which can cause you to lose significant amount of hair. To avert a hair loss crisis caused by stress, make it a point to do some simple stress-reducing exercises, such as meditation or breathing exercises. 5. Using hair styling products like hair colours and straighteners can cause you to experience hair fall problems. Your hair not only becomes dull and dry due to their use, but also becomes weak and brittle, leading to a gradual loss of hair. Regular oiling and use of homemade hair masks are some of the ways you can try to counter the negative effects of these hair styling products. 6. The drugs that are used in the treatment of cancer not only destroy the fast-growing cancer cells, but also the healthy blood cells in your body. For this reason, consuming foods that possess cancer-fighting properties (like oatmeal, tomato, almonds, garlic etc) is a sure-shot way of fighting the disease as well as averting any side-effects that may arise because of the treatment. 7. Alopecia areata. Lastly, hair fall can also be caused by alopecia areata, which is a kind of hair loss that takes place when your body’s immune system erroneously attacks your hair follicles, and prevents growth of new hair. 8. Genetics. The origin of your severe hair fall or baldness can be traced back to your ancestors. So, your genes can be a factor behind your hair fall problem. If this is the cause, your body then becomes unable to produce new hair. Apart from the changes that you can make in your lifestyle to address the causes of your hair fall, there are also techniques out there that you can employ to permanently treat your problem, such as platelet rich plasma, mesotherapy, stem cell therapy, ozone activated platelet rich plasma & hair transplant.
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Popular Health Tips

Need Energy - 5 Foods To Try!

Doctor of Naturopathy & Natural Medicines, DM - Clinical Haematology, Certified Diabetic Educator, Diploma in Nutrition & Health Education (DNHE), Certificate in food Nutrition (CFN), Bachelor of Education, Bachelor of Arts (Physical Education)
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Agra
Need Energy - 5 Foods To Try!

In our day to day lifestyle, it has become very difficult to maintain routine and habits to the optimal level. But in order to, function efficiently and to put your body in full functioning capacity, here are five energy boosting foods to try: 

  1. Honey: This natural sweetener is extremely low on the glycemic index and acts as muscle fuel, thus helping you to replenish the muscles during and post exercising. It is literally nature's counterpart to an energy drink that can be added to tea, water or even your yoghurt. 
  2. Banana: One of the most popular and well loved energy foods, bananas being mostly composed of sugars, can provide a head-on energy boost. 
  3. Nuts: They are extremely important in converting sugar into energy. Also, they are extremely handy to munch on when feeling lethargic or low in energy. Nuts like almonds, cashew nuts or hazelnuts are rich in magnesium and help to keep blood sugar levels even and supply protein to keep the hunger away. 
  4. Cardamom: This popular spice is well known to help boost energy by promoting blood flow. Indulge in a cardamom laden curry or a tea infused with cardamom to combat low energy levels. 
  5. Apples: Since they take much longer to digest in comparison to other fruits, these beautiful fruits provide a more prolonged energy boost. Being high in fiber, they're easy to carry around and munch on. 

This is not an exhaustive list, and there are several more where they came from. Pick out the food items that are easily available for you and keep them at hand to pick you up when you function on low energy levels.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Home Remedy For Heart Attack

BSc - Food & Applied Nutrition, MSc - Food & Applied Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Faridabad
Home Remedy For Heart Attack

Today we have come up with the Home Remedy to treat Heart Attack.

Terminalia Arjuna ia a herb which is antioxidant, reduces cholestrol and reduces BP and useful in diabetes all at the same time.

Benefits:

  • Arjuna herb works as a heart tonic that helps maintain heart health.
  • Arjuna helps to maintain normal blood pressure.
  • Arjuna promotes proper blood flow and normal homocysteine levels.
  • Heart muscles are strengthened by arjuna.
  • Arjuna supports the blood's absorption of lipids indicating it has cholesterol-regulating properties.
  • Arjuna herb helps to reduces the effects of stress and nervousness on the heart.
  • Arjuna supports the heart's energy output, and enhances overall energy levels, stamina, immunity, and cellular health.
  • Arjuna Powder reduces hypertension and bad cholesterol (LDL). It is rich in magnesium, zinc, calcium, copper and improves the function of the heart.

How to Use Arjuna:

1.A tablespoon of bark powder is added to 2 cups of water, boiled and reduced to half a cup, fltered and consumed when hot.

2. It can be consumed in the form of milk remedy: It's bark powder made into water decoction and consumed ina dose of 50 ml once or twice a day before food.

 

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Brown Sugar Vs. Normal Sugar - Which One Is Healthier?

Bachelor In Clinical Nutrition and Dieteics, Master in Nutrition and Dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Pune
Brown Sugar Vs. Normal Sugar - Which One Is Healthier?

They say, not everything sweet necessarily leaves a sweet taste. True to that, sugar, whether brown or white, is often considered detrimental to health. Not only does it trigger glucose imbalance in the body, it also heightens the potential of cardiovascular diseases. However, if a comparison is drawn between white and brown sugar, the latter is assumed to be healthier. Brown sugar is essentially granulated sugar with molasses, so it contains greater amount of minerals and consequently is recommended over white sugar. Molasses, being a more natural constituent, reaps more health benefits in comparison to white sugar.

The usual process of manufacturing sugar involves extracting the juice from sugar cane, which then is centrifuged to form finer granules. Unlike white sugar, it goes into further processing; brown sugar is blended with molasses. This enhances the natural constituency of the sugar and makes it more refined. Brown sugar has certain explicit advantages. Often, white sugar includes synthetic flavors which may cause further damage to your health. As against this, brown sugar is slightly more beneficial.

Brown sugar comes with few other discrete advantages. A large number of weight watchers vouch for it. Compared to white sugar, brown sugar supplies a fairly reduced amount of calories. Moreover, brown sugar is surfeit in minerals. It provides one with a decent quantum of calcium, magnesium, iron and potassium. With regard to taste, brown sugar has a quainter taste than white sugar. Brown sugar, on account of the greater proportion of molasses content, usually is less saccharine than white sugar.

While the minimal processing that goes into making brown sugar enhances its nutritive value, it really isn't a healthy alternative to plain sugar. True, it retains more health enzymes than plain sugar, but it does not really benefit your body. Many perceive that the hype around the health benefits of brown sugar is a marketing strategy and gimmicky stance to increase its market values.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Health Benefits Of Gram Flour/Besan

"N.D/N.M.D"
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Delhi


1. Helps lower cholesterol: 
Gram flour contains healthy unsaturated fats which help in lowering the cholesterol level of the body. 

2. Controls diabetes: 
It is a great food for diabetics. Use it in your rotis, paranthas as a replacement for flour. 

3. Helps improve health of the heart: 
Besan has high soluble fiber content which is beneficial for the health of the heart. It is also endorsed by the heart care foundation. 

4. Helps getting rid of iron deficiency: 
Being rich in iron, consumption of besan on a daily basis can help your body recover from iron deficiencies like anaemia. 

5. Useful in pregnancy: 
Gram flour is rich in folate, a vitamin which takes care of the foetus’ brain and spinal cord development and ensures a healthy well developed baby. 

6. Helps during fatigue: gram flour is a good source of the vitamin thiamin which helps the body in converting food into energy. 

7. Helps regulate mood and appetite: besan is rich in vitamin b6. Vitamin b6 is an important component involved in the synthesis of the neurotransmitter serotonin. Serotonin plays an important in mood and appetite regulation. 

8. Helps regulate blood pressure: 
The magnesium content of besan helps in maintaining vascular health and it also helps in the regulation of blood pressure. 

9. Helps in strengthening of bones: 
The phosphorous in gram flour combines with calcium in the body to help in the formation of bones. 

10. Very. Effective for skin care and hair care.

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20 Health Benefits Of Til Gud

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath,

1. FULL OF PROTEIN

Sesame seeds are full of high quality protein. Protein makes up 20 percent of the seed with 4.7 grams of protein per ounce.​

2. HELPS PREVENT DIABETES

Sesame seeds contain magnesium and other nutrients. Sesame oil has been shown to prevent diabetes, and it can also improve plasma glucose in hypersensitive diabetics.

3. REDUCES BLOOD PRESSURE

The same study above reveals how sesame oil lowers blood pressure in diabetics. Sesame seeds are full of magnesium—a key nutrient known to help lower blood pressure.

4. LOWERS CHOLESTEROL

Sesame helps lower cholesterol levels because it contains phytosterols that block cholesterol production. Black sesame seeds are especially high in phytosterols.

5. GOOD FOR DIGESTION

The high fiber content of sesame seeds helps the intestines with elimination.

6. FOR HEALTHY SKIN

The high zinc content helps produce collagen, giving skin more elasticity and helping repair damaged body tissues. Regular use of sesame oil can reduce skin cancer. Learn more about Sesame Benefits For Your Skin.

7. BOOSTS HEART HEALTH

Sesame seed oil can help heart health by preventing atherosclerotic lesions with the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compound known as sesamol.

8. PREVENTS CANCER

Sesame seeds contain anti-cancer compounds including phytic acid, magnesium and phytosterols. Sesame seeds have the highest phytosterol content of all seeds and nuts.

 

9. HELPS LESSEN ANXIETY

Sesame seeds contain the stress-relieving minerals magnesium and calcium. Sesame also contains the calming vitamins thiamin and tryptophan that help produce serotonin, which reduces pain, assists moods and helps you sleep deeply.

10. ALLEVIATES ANEMIA

Black sesame seeds are particularly rich in iron. They’re highly recommended for those with anemia and weakness.

11. PROTECTS FROM RADIATION DAMAGE TO DNA

Sesamol in sesame seeds and sesame oil has been shown to protect against DNA damage caused by radiation.

12. RELIEVES ARTHRITIS

The high copper content in sesame seeds prevents and relieves arthritis, and strengthens bones, joints and blood vessels.

13. PROTECTS YOUR LIVER FROM ALCOHOL

Sesame helps protect you from alcohol’s impact on your liver, helping you maintain healthy liver function.

14. PREVENTS WRINKLES

Sesame seed oil prevents harmful ultraviolet rays of the sun from damaging your skin, preventing the appearance of wrinkles and pigmentation.

15. ENCOURAGES BONE HEALTH

A handful of sesame seeds contains more calcium than a glass of milk. The high zinc content of sesame seeds also boost bone mineral density.

16. HELP YOUR BABY’S HEALTH

A sesame oil massage improves growth in infants and improves sleep. Rashes on a baby’s skin—especially where the diaper is—can be protected by rubbing sesame oil on the skin. As a bonus, sesame also helps reverse dry skin.

17. GOOD FOR EYE HEALTH

In traditional Chinese medicine, there is a relationship between the liver and eyes. The liver sends blood to the eyes to support functioning. Black sesame seeds are the best for this.

18. GOOD FOR ORAL HEALTH

Oil pulling has been used for oral health for thousands of years in Ayurveda to reduce dental plaque, whiten your teeth and boost overall health.

19. GOOD FOR RESPIRATORY HEALTH

The magnesium in sesame seeds helps prevent respiratory disorders by preventing airway spasm and asthma.

20. HAIR BENEFITS

Sesame seed oil is full of the nutrients needed for a healthy scalp and hair. See how to use sesame oil in your hair here.

Sesame seeds deserve to be highly honored as an affordable food that deeply nourishes the body on many levels.

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About Magnesium
When is Magnesium prescribed?
What are the side effects of Magnesium?
Key highlights of Magnesium
Medicines containing Magnesium
What are the interactions for Magnesium?