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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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Dr. Su Fairchild
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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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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). ...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

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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. ...Read more