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antidote for magnesium sulfate toxicity

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. W. james Chon
24 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
MgSO4 toxicity: MgSO4 toxicity is a very rare complication of treatment for pre-eclampsia and eclampsia. Symptoms/Signs include absent reflexes, respiratory depressi ... Read More

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
25 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
3 reasons in obstetr: 1) to stop contractions for 48 hours in order to get the fetus time to mature its lungs with steroids, in case of preterm labor <34 weeks. 2)to preve ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
25 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
No.: Diarrhea can be caused by milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide). Parenteral Magnesium Sulfate is not known to have this effect.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
No: Neither supplement is appropriate or necessary for a 17 year old.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Su Fairchild
23 years experience Integrative Medicine
Diarrhea?: Could she have taken enough to give herself diarrhea? This is not a safe or recommended way to lose weight.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
47 years experience neurology
Releive headache: Both medications relieve headaches. Exact mechanism is not known.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quresh Khairullah
41 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
See below: Intravenously it causes flushing and vasodilation [ dilation of blood vessels] , which can simulate the feeling of hotness.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quresh Khairullah
41 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
See below: Magnesium sulphate is given intravenously to relax the uterus. Too fast a infusion , and generally in the face of decreasing or decreased kidney funct ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Cain
35 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Not usually: Magnesium overdose can cause lots of metabolic problems, (low blood pressure, respiratory depression) but once resolved is not associated with long te ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
47 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Rapid weight loss: Your sister lost weight and most of it was water. Magnesium is given to induce diarrhea in patients who will have a colonoscopy. If she did have the d ... Read More

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