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magnesium sulfate adverse effects

A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Magnesium: Recommend magnesium glycinate 400 to 800mg daily. Should not cause problem with diarrhea.
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A 41-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
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danae Steele
30 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Several uses: Magnesium sulfate is commonly used to stop premature labor, and to prevent eclamptic seizures, and may also be beneficial for a baby born prematurely. ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lutz
38 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not id given correct: Benefits of preventing seizure definitely outwegh the risk but must be careful of toxicity if given too much at the extreme respiratory depression f ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
?need ? effect?: Magnesium sulfate is one of the better tolerated methods of handling maternal blood pressure in labor. Maternal effects at higher levels include respi ... Read More
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 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
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.

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