Treating low magnesium levels and maintaining the proper amount of magnesium in the body when used as part of intravenous (IV) feedings (eg, TPN). It is also used in pregnant women to control seizures due to certain complications of pregnancy (eg, severe toxemia) and to control high blood pressure, severe brain function problems (encephalopathy), and seizures in children who have sudden, severe inflammation of the kidneys (acute nephritis). It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Magnesium Sulfate is a mineral. It works by replacing magnesium in patients who have low magnesium levels in the body due to illness or treatment with certain medicines. Magnesium Sulfate may also be used to treat seizures by decreasing certain nerve impulses to muscles.
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.
Some medical conditions may interact with Magnesium Sulfate . Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:
Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Magnesium Sulfate . However, no specific interactions with Magnesium Sulfate are known at this time.
Ask your health care provider if Magnesium Sulfate may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.
Use Magnesium Sulfate as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Magnesium Sulfate .
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. When used in small doses, no COMMON side effects have been reported with this product. Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); dizziness; flushing; irregular heartbeat; muscle paralysis or weakness; severe drowsiness; sweating.
This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch .
Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center (http://www.aapcc.org), or emergency room immediately. Symptoms may include loss of muscle reflexes; severe dizziness and fainting; trouble breathing.Proper storage of Magnesium Sulfate :
Store Magnesium Sulfate at room temperature, between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C). Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Magnesium Sulfate out of the reach of children and away from pets.
This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about Magnesium Sulfate . If you have questions about the medicine you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.