Magnesium citrate and Respiration slowed or stopped - from FDA reports

Respiration slowed or stopped is found among people who take Magnesium citrate, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Colace, and have Chemotherapy. This study is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 1,228 people who have side effects when taking Magnesium citrate from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On Aug, 12, 2018

1,228 people reported to have side effects when taking Magnesium citrate.
Among them, 6 people (0.49%) have Respiration slowed or stopped

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Magnesium citrate cause Respiration slowed or stopped?

Time on Magnesium citrate when people have Respiration slowed or stopped *:

  • < 1 month: 100 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Respiration slowed or stopped when taking Magnesium citrate *:

  • female: 16.67 %
  • male: 83.33 %

Age of people who have Respiration slowed or stopped when taking Magnesium citrate *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 0.0 %
  • 50-59: 0.0 %
  • 60+: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  1. Chemotherapy: 2 people, 33.33%
  2. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit): 1 person, 16.67%
  3. Colonoscopy: 1 person, 16.67%
  4. Breast Cancer: 1 person, 16.67%
  5. Atrial Fibrillation/flutter (atrial fibrillation and flutter are abnormal heart rhythms in which the atria, or upper chambers of the heart, are out of sync with the ventricles): 1 person, 16.67%
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Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  1. Xanax: 3 people, 50.00%
  2. Folic Acid: 3 people, 50.00%
  3. Lunesta: 3 people, 50.00%
  4. Lorazepam: 3 people, 50.00%
  5. Colace: 3 people, 50.00%
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Top other side effects for these people *:

  1. Cardio-Respiratory Arrest (sudden dysfunction of heart and lungs): 4 people, 66.67%
  2. Loss Of Consciousness: 3 people, 50.00%
  3. Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure): 3 people, 50.00%
  4. Transitional Cell Carcinoma (cancer tumour inner most layer of urinary system): 2 people, 33.33%
  5. Pneumonia: 2 people, 33.33%
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* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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