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

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Dr. W. james Chon
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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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