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Is it safe to ingest magnesium sulfate (epsom salt)?

Is it safe to ingest magnesium sulfate (epsom salt)?

Depends on dose: Too much will cause diarrhea, and Magnesium Sulfate by mouth tastes bitter. 1 tablespoon of epsom salts dissolved in 6-8 oz water is a laxative dose, and it tastes quite horrible, but it is as safe as taking any other form of magnesium. There are better ways to replete magnesium. Http://drfairchild. Blogspot. Com/2012/12/proper-thyroid-testing. Html.

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Magnesium Sulfate (Definition)

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What are the signs of magnesium sulfate toxicity and its antidote?

What are the signs of magnesium sulfate toxicity and its antidote?

MgSO4 toxicity: MgSO4 toxicity is a very rare complication of treatment for pre-eclampsia and eclampsia. Symptoms/Signs include absent reflexes, respiratory depression, and cardiac dysfunction. Intravenous calcium gluconate is used in patients with toxic levels of magnesium.

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What do you use magnesium sulfate for?

What do you use magnesium sulfate for?

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 prevent severe cerebral palsy in the offspring of women with ruptured membranes and/or preterm labor <32 weeks. 3)to prevent seizures in women with preeclampsia (severe only?) at high-risk periods (e.g. Labor, first 24 hours postpartum).

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My sister drank water with magnesium sulfate every day and she lost a lot of weight rapidly. Why?

My sister drank water with magnesium sulfate every day and she lost a lot of weight rapidly. Why?

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 diarrhea, most of it was water and that is the cause of her weight loss. Rapid weight gain or loss is always due to gain or loss of water weight.

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Why are Depakote and magnesium sulfate infused for headaches?

Releive headache: Both medications relieve headaches. Exact mechanism is not known.

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What does magnesium sulfate make you feel so hot?

What does magnesium sulfate make you feel so hot?

See below: Intravenously it causes flushing and vasodilation [ dilation of blood vessels], which can simulate the feeling of hotness.

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How long is the withdrawal of magnesium sulfate?

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 function can cause too high levels in the blood leading to convulsions. Magnesium is readily excreted by the kidneys in normal circumstances.

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Can magnesium sulfate overdose cause long term problems?

Can magnesium sulfate overdose cause long term problems?

Not usually: Magnesium overdose can cause lots of metabolic problems, (low blood pressure, respiratory depression) but once resolved is not associated with long term problems. Kidney patients should not be exposed to magnesium containing products as the kidney removes excess magnesium.

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Side effects to magnesium sulfate for labor?

Side effects to magnesium sulfate for labor?

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 function can cause too high levels in the blood leading to convulsions.

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What is the treatment for magnesium sulfate overdose?

What is the treatment for magnesium sulfate overdose?

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 it shifts spontaneously into mag storage. I.E. It is okay to be hi right after I.V. Dose. It is not ok to stay elevated a few days later. Lasix (furosemide) diuresis could correct this under a physician's supervision. It's also is okay to watch it decine on own.

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Give me drug profile of magnesium sulfate including dose, therapeutic uses, side effects?

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.

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Are magnesium sulfate and magnesium oxide the same?

No: Both are forms of magnesium, but have differences in absorption and biological use. Magnesium oxide is the worst form to supplement with.

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Can magnesium sulfate overdose cause long term cardiac problems?

Can magnesium sulfate overdose cause long term cardiac problems?

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 arrest, then long term problems are possible. But if "overdose" means increase in blood level, then it is not important. Usually after Magnesium Sulfate infusion, levels in blood go up before they normalize by moving out of blood into storage in cells.

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Is it safe to ingest magnesium sulfate (epsom salt)?

Depends on dose: Too much will cause diarrhea, and Magnesium Sulfate by mouth tastes bitter. 1 tablespoon of epsom salts dissolved in 6-8 oz water is a laxative dose, and it tastes quite horrible, but it is as safe as taking any other form of magnesium. There are better ways to replete magnesium. Http://drfairchild. Blogspot. Com/2012/12/proper-thyroid-testing. Html.

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Toxicity (Definition)

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