Reply To: Enteral magnesium supplementation- Least GI toxicity?

  • Nancy Noonan

    January 18, 2022 at 3:56 pm

    Good afternoon:

    We’ve used Bronson Magnesium Complex (300mg) since the onset of our program.   The product rep has been at every transplant conference I’ve ever attended.

    Nancy Noonan, MS,RN,BMTCN,CNS
    UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland
    Oakland, California
    Original Message:
    Sent: 01-17-2022 12:15 PM
    From: Katherine Waters
    Subject: Enteral magnesium supplementation- Least GI toxicity?


    What formulation of enteral magnesium do others find causes the least GI toxicity in patients? We currently use magnesium oxide or magnesium sulfate, and find both contribute to GI distress which complicates our GVHD assessment and tolerability/need for home IVF at time of discharge.

    Does your center have a good experience with magnesium glycinate? If so, are there specific generic or brand name forms you use? Or is there another formulation of magnesium that you find works well?

    Many thanks in advance!

    Katherine Waters, MSN, CPNP-BC, BSN, RN, CPHON, BMTCN
    Nurse Practitioner
    Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Program
    Boston Children’s Hospital
    (617)-355-8069| Pager 4569
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