A 36-year-old member asked:
give me drug profile of magnesium sulfate including dose, therapeutic uses, side effects?
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Dr. Danae Steele answered
31 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. Typically a "loading dose" of 4-6 grams is used, followed by 2-3 grams per hour given intravenously. Side effects including flushing, dry mouth, blurred vision, and nausea, and are usually worse for the first 24 hours a woman gets the medication.
Answered on Feb 2, 2016
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