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Revised: 7/2018

The information on this sheet is based on approvals granted by the Japanese regulatory authority. Approval details may vary by country. Medicines have adverse reactions (risks) as well as efficacies (benefits). It is important to minimize adverse reactions and maximize efficacy. To obtain a better therapeutic response, patients should understand their medication and cooperate with the treatment.
Brand name :
MAGNESIUM OXIDE "NikP"
 Active ingredient:
Magnesium oxide
 Dosage form:
white fine granule
 Print on wrapping:

Effects of this medicine

This medicine has antacid effect to suppress gastric acid. It also increases intestinal osmotic pressure to gather water from intestine wall, softens/distends intestinal content and gives dilative stimulation to the intestine, consequently promoting defecation. It prevents to produce urolithiasis (calcium oxalate).
It is usually used for the antacid and improvement of the symptoms in gastroduodenal ulcer, gastritis, upper gastrointestinal tract dysfunction, for constipation and to prevent calcium oxalate urolithiasis development.

Before using this medicine, be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist

  • If you have previously experienced any allergic reactions (itch, rash, etc.) to any medicines.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you are taking any other medicinal products. (Some medicines may interact to enhance or diminish medicinal effects. Beware of over-the-counter medicines and dietary supplements as well as other prescription medicines.)

Dosing schedule (How to take this medicine)

  • Your dosing schedule prescribed by your doctor is ((        to be written by a healthcare professional))
  • Gastroduodenal ulcer, gastritis and upper gastrointestinal tract dysfuction : In general, for adults, take 0.5 to 1.0 g a day, in several divided doses.
    Constipation : In general, for adults, take 2.0 g a day, in 3 divided doses before or after meals, or once before bedtime.
    Prevention of calcium oxalate urolithiasis development in urinary tract : In general, take 0.2 to 0.6 g a day with a large amount of water.
    The dosage may be adjusted according to age and symptoms of patient in any case. Strictly follow the instructions.
  • If you miss a dose, take a dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and follow your regular dosing schedule. You should never take two doses at one time.
  • If you accidentally take more than your prescribed dose, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
  • Do not stop taking this medicine unless your doctor instructs you to do so.

Precautions while taking this medicine

  • Avoid taking this medicine with a large amount of milk or with calcium preparation as much as possible because it may cause adverse effects such as hypercalcemia.

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include diarrhea. If any of these symptoms occur, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
The symptoms described below are rarely seen as initial symptoms of the adverse reactions indicated in brackets. If any of these symptoms occur, stop taking this medicine and see your doctor immediately.
  • nausea/vomiting, dry mouth, decreased blood pressure [hypermagnesemia]
The above symptoms do not describe all the adverse reactions to this medicine. Consult with your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any symptoms of concern other than those listed above.

Storage conditions and other information

  • Keep out of the reach of children. Store away from direct sunlight, heat and moisture.
  • Discard the remainder. Do not store them.

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For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

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