Magnesium Sulfate

DRUG DESCRIPTION

Magnesium Sulfate Injection, USP (50%) for IV and IM use is a sterile concentrated solution of magnesium sulfate (magnesium sulfate (magnesium sulfate injection) injection) USP. Each mL contains: magnesium sulfate (magnesium sulfate (magnesium sulfate injection) injection) (heptahydrate) 500 mg, which provides 4.06 mEq each of magnesium (Mg++) and sulfate (SO4=), water for injection q.s. The pH (5.5 - 7.0) is adjusted with sulfuric acid and/or sodium hydroxide. The solution contains no bacteriostatic agent or other preservatives. The molecular formula is MgSO47H2O and the molecular weight is 246.47.

What are the possible side effects of magnesium sulfate injection (Sulfamag)?

Side effects with magnesium sulfate injection are not common. Serious side effects include:

  • an allergic reaction (shortness of breath; closing of the throat; hives; swelling of the lips, face, or tongue; rash; or fainting);
  • heart disturbances;
  • breathing difficulties;
  • poor reflexes;
  • confusion, extreme tiredness or weakness;
  • low body temperature;
  • severe headache;
  • fainting;
  • rash or flushing;
  • vision problems;...

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Magnesium Sulfate Patient Information Including Side Effects

Brand Names: Sulfamag

Generic Name: magnesium sulfate injection (Pronunciation: mag NEE see um SUL fate)

  • What is magnesium sulfate injection (Magnesium Sulfate)?
  • What are the possible side effects of magnesium sulfate injection (Magnesium Sulfate)?
  • What is the most important information I should know about magnesium sulfate injection (Magnesium Sulfate)?
  • What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using magnesium sulfate injection (Magnesium Sulfate)?
  • How should I use magnesium sulfate injection (Magnesium Sulfate)?
  • What happens if I miss a dose (Magnesium Sulfate)?
  • What happens if I overdose (Magnesium Sulfate)?
  • What should I avoid while using magnesium sulfate injection (Magnesium Sulfate)?
  • What other drugs will affect magnesium sulfate injection (Magnesium Sulfate)?
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What is magnesium sulfate injection (Magnesium Sulfate)?

Magnesium is a naturally occurring mineral. Magnesium is important for many systems in the body especially the muscles and nerves.

Magnesium sulfate injection is used to used to control low blood levels of magnesium (hypomagnesemia). Magnesium sulfate injection is also used for pediatric acute nephritis and to prevent seizures in severe pre-eclampsia, eclampsia, or toxemia of pregnancy.

Magnesium sulfate injection may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.

What are the possible side effects of magnesium sulfate injection (Magnesium Sulfate)?

Side effects with magnesium sulfate injection are not common. Serious side effects include:

  • an allergic reaction (shortness of breath; closing of the throat; hives; swelling of the lips, face, or tongue; rash; or fainting);
  • heart disturbances;
  • breathing difficulties;
  • poor reflexes;
  • confusion, extreme tiredness or weakness;
  • low body temperature;
  • severe headache;
  • fainting;
  • rash or flushing;
  • vision problems; or
  • nausea or vomiting.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What is the most important information I should know about magnesium sulfate injection (Magnesium Sulfate)?

Magnesium sulfate injection should be administered as an injection into a muscle or intravenously by a healthcare provider. It should be administered in a clinical setting where an emergency situation can be handled properly.

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