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Long Term Side Effects From Magnesium Sulfate
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.
Labor. Are there any serious side effects to the mother and/or baby due to using magnesium sulfate when not needed?
? need? Effect?: Magnesium sulfate is one of the better tolerated methods of handling maternal blood pressure in labor. Maternal effects at higher levels include respiratory depression, low blood pressure & heart rhythm block. It is a category 1 (no risk) for the fetus although I occasionally see respiratory depression, apnea spells in a newborn if it has high blood levels, which fades after they start to urinate.
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.
No.: Magnesium sulfate can cause toxicity when infused at excessive rates, however its effects quickly dissipate once the infusion is stopped (excreted via urine rather promptly). In extreme cases of severe toxicity cardiac arrest can occur and result in death or permanent deficits in neurological or cardiac function; this is very rare and exceptional.
Ingested magnesium sulfate for 2 years, stopped, took calcium magnesium to balance, still don't runners high when jogging. Is it permanent?
Not sure what you: Asking exactly. Are you relating mg sulfate to a "runner's high"?
Cardiac depression.: Magnesium sulfate acts as a cardiac depressant and can send a pregnant woman into pulmonary edema, especially if additional factors are present: preeclampsia, twins, obesity, smoking, overdose with magnesium sulfate. Diuresis with Lasix (furosemide) and prompt discontinuation of the magnesium infusion drip will reverse this life-threatening complication rather rapidly. A cardiac echo is warranted.See 1 more doctor answer
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).
No: Magnesium sulfate does not lead to neonate organ failure.See 2 more doctor answers
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.
Is it okay to take 1000mg glucosamine hydrochloride and 200mg of magnesium sulfate? I am 17years old, male. Thank you :)
No: Neither supplement is appropriate or necessary for a 17 year old.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
Yes!: Steroids either for fetal lung maturation or for asthma in pregnant women are very safe as long as supervised by a physician. Magnesium sulfate has a good safety track. The maternal blood levels need to be monitored. Occasionally, newborns may show some lethargy when exposed during labor. The baby's pediatrician will be informed and precautions taken at birth.
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