Drug-induced hypomagnesaemia: less of a problem than previously supposed?


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Abstract

Although many drugs have been implicated as causing hypomagnesaemia, a careful review of the literature found fewer cases than expected. Furthermore, only a small proportion of reported cases were accompanied by clinical symptoms or described as severe. Only three drugs (cisplatin, ciclosporin and amphotericin B) were classified as inducing clinically ‘significant’ hypomagnesaemia and a further twenty agents were rated to be ‘potentially’ significant or of ‘questionable’ significance

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