Mineral supplement combination (By mouth)

Introduction

Supplies your body with minerals if you are not getting enough through your regular diet.

Brand Name(s)

There may be other brand names for this medicine.

Calcium/Magnesium/Zinc, Florical, Monocal, Mineral Compleet, Mineral Compleet Chelated, Nature's Blend Calcium Magnesium and Zinc, Life-Pack Women's, Cal/Mag, Slow-Mag, Mag Delay, Mag64, Mag-SR Plus Calcium, Leader Magnesium DR, Colamine, Cal-AEP

When This Medicine Should Not Be Used

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to any of the minerals that are in the specific supplement you are using. The label on the package should list all of the minerals that the supplement contains.

How to Use This Medicine

Tablet, Delayed Release Tablet, Chewable Tablet, Coated Tablet, Long Acting Tablet, Capsule, Liquid Filled Capsule, Long Acting Capsule, Liquid, Powder

  • Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to use and how often. Do not use more medicine or use it more often than your doctor tells you to.
  • If you are using this medicine without a prescription, follow the instructions on the medicine label.
  • Measure the oral liquid medicine with a marked measuring spoon, oral syringe, or medicine cup.
  • Some minerals, such as calcium, may need to be taken with food or milk. Read the package label to find out if you need to take your supplement with food or milk.
  • Some oral liquid supplements can be mixed with water or juice. Read the package label to find out how to take your supplement if you want to mix it in water or juice.

If a dose is missed:

  • Missing a dose of a mineral supplement is usually not a problem.
  • If you miss a dose or forget to use your medicine, use it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to use the medicine and skip the missed dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.

How to Store and Dispose of This Medicine

  • Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light. Some oral liquid supplements need to be stored in the refrigerator. Read the package label to find out how to store your liquid supplement. Do not freeze.
  • Ask your pharmacist, doctor, or health caregiver about the best way to dispose of any outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed.
  • Keep all medicine away from children and never share your medicine with anyone.

Drugs and Foods to Avoid

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Some medicines contain minerals. For example, many antacid medicines (such as Tums®) contain magnesium and calcium. Read the label on any medicine to make sure you are not getting too many minerals.
  • Some minerals can interfere with other medicines. You might need to take your mineral supplement at a different time than you take other medicines. If you are using any other medicine, ask your pharmacist or doctor about this.

Warnings While Using This Medicine

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • Some minerals should not be used if you have certain health problems. If you have an on-going disease or other health problem, do not use this medicine unless your doctor says it is okay. Some health problems that could be affected by minerals are cancer, diabetes, kidney disease, kidney stones, food allergies, hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), or problems with your hyperparathyroid gland.
  • If you are using a mineral supplement that contains iron, it might have enough iron to poison a small child. Be very careful to keep this medicine out of the reach of children. If a child does swallow some of this medicine, call a doctor or poison control center right away.

Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine

If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:

  • Diarrhea or constipation
  • Nausea, loss of appetite, or upset stomach

If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088

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