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Magnesium Sulphate 0.25% Injection

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Overview

Introduction

Magnesium Sulphate 0.25% Injection is a medicine used in the treatment of decreased magnesium levels in blood. It is also used for treatment of seizures in pregnant women who have high blood pressure. It widens the blood vessels in the brain and improves the blood supply to the nerve cells.

Magnesium Sulphate 0.25% Injection is generally administered by a healthcare professional in a hospital or clinical setting. You should not self-administer this medicine at home. Using of Magnesium Sulphate 0.25% Injection may cause redness, pain, and swelling at the site of injection. If these side effects persist or worsen, inform your doctor.

Side effects of Magnesium Sulphate Injection

Common
  • Injection site reactions (pain, swelling, redness)

How to use Magnesium Sulphate Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Magnesium Sulphate Injection works

Magnesium Sulphate 0.25% Injection controls seizures and high blood pressure in pregnant women by widening the blood vessels in the brain and improving the blood supply to the nerve cells. It also treats low levels of magnesium in the blood.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Magnesium Sulphate 0.25% Injection. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Magnesium Sulphate 0.25% Injection is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Magnesium Sulphate 0.25% Injection is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
Driving
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether Magnesium Sulphate 0.25% Injection alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Kidney
CAUTION
Magnesium Sulphate 0.25% Injection should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Magnesium Sulphate 0.25% Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Magnesium Sulphate 0.25% Injection is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Magnesium Sulphate 0.25% Injection may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Magnesium Sulphate Injection?

If you miss a dose of Magnesium Sulphate 0.25% Injection, please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Quick Tips

This drug can be taken orally for constipation. But for rest of the indication it is usually given by a doctor or a nurse as an injection directly into the vein or muscle.Do not give oral magnesium sulphate to children under 12 years.Antibiotics should be taken either 2 hours prior or 4 hours after taking magnesium sulphate.Do not take magnesium and consult your doctor:
  • If you suffer from bleeding disorder, heart block, kidney problems, or breathing problems.
  • If you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
  • If you are taking medicines acting on nervous system, for heart problems, for high blood pressure.
  • If you are going to be given an anesthetic.

Patient Concerns

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I have had occassional calf cramps in the night for the last 50 years, tried Vit E, but problem remains once in a while. Recently recommended Nurokind LC for 30 days. What is your opinion?
Dr. Sfurti Mann
Internal Medicine
U can get serum magnesium, calcium, albumin, vit D3, vit B12, sodium & pottasium levels
Advice a Magnesium supplement
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Physician
how come u need specific suplement , may i know the reason
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FAQs

Q. Is magnesium hydroxide an alkali?

Magnesium hydroxide is an alkali

Q. Is magnesium effective against migraine, constipation, anxiety, or wakefulness?

Magnesium hydroxide can be used to treat migraine, constipation, anxiety, and can help you sleep. Please consult your doctor for the dose, frequency and duration required for the treatment

Q. Can I take Epsom or magnesium suphate salts for magnesium deficiency?

Epsom/ magnesium suphate can be taken to treat magnesium deficiency.Please consult your doctor before use

Q. How long can I take magnesium sulphate?

Duration of treatment depends up on disease condition.Do consult your doctor for the dose and duration required for your treatment

Q. How many times can I take magnesium sulphate for thyroid problems?

Magnesium sulphate is not used for thyroid problems.Do consult your doctor for the dose and duration required for the treatment

Q. Can I take magnesium sulphate with iron, vitamin C, antibiotics, multivitamins, Nexium/ esomeprazole, Lexapro/escitalopram, citalopram, or antidepressants?

Magnesium sulphate can be taken with iron, vitamin C, multivitamins, citalopram, and antidepressants. Certain antibiotics should not be taken with magnesium sulphate because they may not be absorbed as well. Interaction may occur when Nexium, Lexapro are taken with magnesium salicylate

Q. Can I take magnesium sulphate without calcium?

The intake of magnesium sulphate and calcium should be kept in range, calcium to magnesium-1:1 or 2:1. Do consult your doctor before use

Q. Does magnesium sulphate help you lose weight?

Magnesium sulphate is not used for losing body weight.Do consult your doctor before use.

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References
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