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Doctor insights on: Magnesium Sulfate Injection Side Effects

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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. ...Read more

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Magnesium Sulfate (Definition)

Magnesium sulfate is a mineral which is a kind of nutritional agent ...Read more


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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Are there any serious side effects to the mother and/or baby due to using magnesium sulfate?

Are there any serious side effects to the mother and/or baby due to using magnesium sulfate?

Not id given correct: Benefits of preventing seizure definitely outwegh the risk but must be careful of toxicity if given too much at the extreme respiratory depression for mom in the baby may notice it to be sometimes sluggish if mom has been on mag for a while. ...Read more

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Labor.Are there any serious side effects to the mother and/or baby due to using magnesium sulfate when not needed?

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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more