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New PO magnesium product for hypomagnesaemia

15th April 2015

A magnesium powder sachet for oral solution is now available and authorized for the prevention and treatment of magnesium deficiency in children from 2years, adolescents and adults. Magnaspartate sachets (Kora Healthcare, Ireland) contain magnesium aspartate equivalent to 243mg (10mmol) of magnesium. Each sachet can be dissolved in 50-200mL water, orange juice or tea. In addition, sachets dissolved in 200mL water can be administered via enteral feeding tubes. NHS basic cost is £8.95 for 10 sachets.

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