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Brand name: Magnesium Chloride (DBL)

Magnesium Chloride (DBL) is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) magnesium. On this page you will find out more about Magnesium Chloride (DBL), including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)

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Active ingredient in this medicine: magnesium

Information for medicine and pack size:
Magnesium Chloride (DBL) 480 mg/5 mL concentrated injection, 10 x 5 mL ampoules

Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:

This leaflet may also be found inside the medicine package. It contains information on side effects, age restrictions and other useful data.

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What this medicine is for

NDICATION AS AT 30 APRIL 2004: Parenteral administration of magnesium is indicated in the treatment of acute hypomagnesaemia. Magnesium salts are also indicated to prevent hypomagnesaemia in patients receiving total parenteral nutrition.

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance Clear colourless solution
Dosage Form Injection, concentrated
Route of administration Intravenous
Medicine schedule
10 x 5 mL: Not scheduled. Not considered by committee
50x0.48g/5mL(anhydrous): Not scheduled. Not considered by committee

There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Ampoule
Storage temperature Store below 25 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions Protect from Light
Life time 5 Years
We were unable to verify that this medicine is available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme). Please consult your pharmacist if you need further information

The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.

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