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Reply To: Enteral magnesium supplementation- Least GI toxicity?
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 (617)-355-8069| Pager 4569 Pronouns: She, Her firstname.lastname@example.org ——————————