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magnesium sulfate medication

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. 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 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 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: In fact we have found that premature babies who receive magnesium have less bleeding in the brain. Magnesium should be used cautiously because it can ... Read More
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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
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Burns
36 years experience Emergency Medicine
Not sure what you: Asking exactly. Are you relating mg sulfate to a "runner's high"?
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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 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
47 years experience neurology
Releive headache: Both medications relieve headaches. Exact mechanism is not known.

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