Magnesium Sulphate Injection - MAGNESIUM SULPHATE 25% INJ ECTION

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Magnesium Sulphate Information

Magnesium Sulphate is a prescription medicine. It is primarily used for the treatment of Magnesium Deficiency. Other than this, Magnesium Sulphate has some other therapeutic uses, which have been discussed ahead.

Medical history of the patient along with age and gender determines the dosage of Magnesium Sulphate. Dosage also depends on the route of administration and your chief complaint for which the drug is prescribed. This information has been provided in detail in the dosage section.

Apart from the aforementioned side effects, Magnesium Sulphate can also lead to other problems, which have been listed below. Normally, these side effects of Magnesium Sulphate are not long lasting and go away when the treatment is finished. Consult your doctor if these side effects become worse or stay for a longer duration.

In addition, Magnesium Sulphate's effect is Severe during pregnancy and Safe for lactating mothers. It is important to know if Magnesium Sulphate has any effect on the kidney, liver and heart. Information on such adverse effects, if any, has been given in the Magnesium Sulphate related warnings section.

Individuals suffering from medical conditions like Heart Disease, Kidney Disease, Depression must refrain from the use of Magnesium Sulphate since this can cause severe adverse effects. The section on Magnesium Sulphate contraindications lists all such conditions.

Besides this, Magnesium Sulphate may also have severe interaction with some medicines. See below for a complete list.

Along with the above-mentioned precautions, remember that taking Magnesium Sulphate is considered safe while driving, and is addictive.



Magnesium Sulphate Benefits & Uses

Magnesium Sulphate is used to treat the following -

Other Benefits

Magnesium Sulphate Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Age Group Dosage
Adult
  • Disease: Preeclampsia and Eclampsia
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: 5 g
  • Dosage Route: Parenteral
  • Frequency: doctor administered
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
Geriatric
  • Disease: Preeclampsia and Eclampsia
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: 5 g
  • Dosage Route: Parenteral
  • Frequency: doctor administered
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor


Magnesium Sulphate Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Magnesium Sulphate is used -

Unknown

  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Paralysis
  • पेट दर्द
  • Cardiac Depression
  • Diarrhoea
  • Injection site pain
  • Flushing
  • Excessive sweating
  • Increased Magnesium Level

Magnesium Sulphate Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Magnesium Sulphate safe for pregnant women?


    Magnesium Sulphate shows severe side effect on pregnant women. For this reason, pregnant women should only take it after taking medical advice.

    Severe
  • Is the use of Magnesium Sulphate safe during breastfeeding?


    Breastfeeding women can safely use Magnesium Sulphate.

    Safe
  • What is the effect of Magnesium Sulphate on the Kidneys?


    Magnesium Sulphate is not harmful for kidneys.

    Safe
  • What is the effect of Magnesium Sulphate on the Liver?


    Magnesium Sulphate is not harmful for the liver.

    Safe
  • What is the effect of Magnesium Sulphate on the Heart?


    You can take Magnesium Sulphate without any fear of damage to the heart.

    Safe


Severe Interaction of Magnesium Sulphate with Other Drugs

Magnesium Sulphate should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Severe

Moderate



Magnesium Sulphate Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Magnesium Sulphate unless your doctor advises you to do so -



Frequently asked Questions about Magnesium Sulphate

  • Is this Magnesium Sulphate habit forming or addictive?


    No, there is no any evidence that Magnesium Sulphate is addictive.

    No
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


    Yes, you can comfortably use machinery or drive after taking Magnesium Sulphate since it will not make you feel sleepy.

    Safe
  • Is it safe?


    Magnesium Sulphate is safe but it is important to consult a doctor before taking it.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
  • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


    There is no benefit of taking Magnesium Sulphate for mental disorders.

    No

Magnesium Sulphate Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Magnesium Sulphate


    Taking Magnesium Sulphate with food does not cause any problems.

    Safe
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Magnesium Sulphate


    No research has been done on this till date. Therefore, it is not known what the effect of taking Magnesium Sulphate with alcohol will be.

    Unknown


Frequently asked Questions about Magnesium Sulphate

Question almost 5 years ago

Does Magnesium Sulphate treat preeclampsia?

Dr. B. K. Agrawal MBBS, MD , Cardiology, General Physician, Internal Medicine

Yes, Magnesium Sulphate is used to reduce the risk of seizure in women with preeclampsia because low levels of magnesium can cause seizures.

Question almost 5 years ago

Does Magnesium Sulphate treat asthma?

Dr. Abhijit MBBS , General Physician

Yes, Magnesium Sulphate is used to treat severe acute asthma. It is safe and effective Magnesium Sulphate to treat and prevent asthma in acute cases in adult as well as children.

Question about 5 years ago

Can I take Magnesium Sulphate without consulting a doctor?

Dr. Gaurav MBBS , General Physician

Magnesium Sulphate is a prescription drug so do not take it without consulting a doctor. It can be harmful to take this medicine if you don't require it.

Question about 5 years ago

Is Magnesium Sulphate safe to use?

Dr. Uday Nath Sahoo MBBS , Internal Medicine

Yes, Magnesium Sulphate is safe to use, if taken in prescribed amount and duration as advised by the doctor. However, certain side effects have been associated with this drug such as hypothermia, drowsiness, visual disturbance, and low BP. If you experience above-mentioned side after consuming this medicine then inform your doctor and follow his/her instructions.

Question over 5 years ago

How long can I safely take Magnesium Sulphate?

Dr. Ayush Pandey MBBS, PG Diploma , General Physician

Take Magnesium Sulphate as directed by your doctor. Do not take this medicine longer than prescribed. Do not take it more than once in a day.



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This medicine data has been created by -

Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
5 Years of Experience


References

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Magnesium Sulfate

April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 802-803



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