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Can magnesium sulfate (iv) relax the baby too much and cause important organs to fail?
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Dr. Daniel Lee
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree
In brief: No
Magnesium sulfate does not lead to neonate organ failure.

In brief: No
Magnesium sulfate does not lead to neonate organ failure.
Dr. Daniel Lee
Dr. Daniel Lee
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Usually not
Mothers get Magnesium Sulfate at times to control her high blood pressure in labor & some passes into baby.
Over 3 decades I have had babies many born with poor muscle tone & one that came close to needing breathing assistance. Their high magnesium levels begin to fall as soon as baby begins to make enough urine, usually less than a day. I have never seen or heard of organ failure from the magnesium.

In brief: Usually not
Mothers get Magnesium Sulfate at times to control her high blood pressure in labor & some passes into baby.
Over 3 decades I have had babies many born with poor muscle tone & one that came close to needing breathing assistance. Their high magnesium levels begin to fall as soon as baby begins to make enough urine, usually less than a day. I have never seen or heard of organ failure from the magnesium.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
In fact we have found that premature babies who receive magnesium have less bleeding in the brain.
Magnesium should be used cautiously because it can have rare but serious side effects in the mother such as too much water in the lungs.

In brief: No
In fact we have found that premature babies who receive magnesium have less bleeding in the brain.
Magnesium should be used cautiously because it can have rare but serious side effects in the mother such as too much water in the lungs.
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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