Reply To: Enteral magnesium supplementation- Least GI toxicity?

  • Kimberly Taylor

    January 18, 2022 at 7:19 pm

    We use a specific brand of Mag Oxide called Mg plus protein that has less GI side effects. It works well but doesn’t mix well in water when crushed, so is not great for kids taking meds via NG/GT.

    Kimberly Taylor, CPNP-AC
    Columbus, OH
    Nationwide Children’s Hospital
    United States
    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
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