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magnesium sulfate overdose signs

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Cain
36 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 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
40 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Define overdose: If you mean high mag levels after mag sulfate I.V. Was given, then you need to know that mag level can be elevated after I.V. Dose, temporarily, until ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
40 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Depends on symptoms: The way to recognize mag overdose is blood work that shows increase in values. If the "overdose" caused heart rhythm problems that caused a cardiac ar ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
26 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
No.: Magnesium sulfate can cause toxicity when infused at excessive rates, however its effects quickly dissipate once the infusion is stopped (excreted via ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. W. james Chon
25 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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
26 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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quresh Khairullah
42 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 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
48 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 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Burns
37 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. Prem Gupta
48 years experience neurology
Releive headache: Both medications relieve headaches. Exact mechanism is not known.

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