Magnesium Sulfate
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings
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What is Magnesium Sulfate?

(mag NEE zhum SUL fate)

• This medicine is used to prevent and treat low magnesium levels.

• This medicine is used to treat a fast heartbeat.

• This medicine is used to treat high blood pressure during pregnancy.

• This medicine is used to treat seizures.

• This medicine is used to treat constipation.

• This medicine is used to treat wounds.

• This medicine is used to stop early labor.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• If you have kidney disease, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have myasthenia gravis, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have nerve disease, talk with healthcare provider.

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are breast-feeding.

What are some possible side effects of this medicine?

• Low blood pressure.

• Irritation where the shot is given.

• Diarrhea.

Reasons to call healthcare provider immediately

• If you suspect an overdose, call your local poison control center or emergency department immediately.

• Signs of a life-threatening...

 
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