Magnesium Sulphate 50% Injection
Magnesium Sulphate 50% Injection is administered as a dietary supplement to patients who suffer from low magnesium levels in the blood and to pregnant women suffering from eclampsia or pre-eclampsia leading to seizures. It is also used in the treatment of cardiac arrhythmia, constipation and nephritis in children. Magnesium Sulphate 50% Injection may also be administered in cases of severe asthma attacks, barium poisoning and in regulating very low blood pressure.
Magnesium Sulphate 50% Injection works as a cathartic, anticonvulsant and electrolyte replenisher that acts by inhibiting the release of acetylcholine at the myoneural junction. This leads to inhibition of peripheral neuromuscular transmission and decreases striated muscle contractions. The magnesium ions in Magnesium Sulphate 50% Injection also block the influx of Calcium ions through the dihydropyridine-sensitive, voltage-dependent channels which results in its muscle relaxant action.
Before taking Magnesium Sulphate 50% Injection, discuss with your doctor if it is safe for you to take this drug in case you have kidney or heart problems, diabetes, colitis, severe constipation, nausea, alcohol dependence, phenylketonuria, perforated bowels, an obstruction of the bowels, or any allergies. The most common side effects of this drug include nausea and an upset stomach. Contact your doctor immediately if you experience severe side effects like dizziness, fainting or symptoms of allergic reactions such as itching, rashes, swelling of the face, mouth, tongue, difficulty breathing or chest pain.
Is It safe with alcohol?Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?Magnesium sulphate 0.25% injection is unsafe to use during pregnancy.
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?Magnesium sulphate 0.25% injection is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Does this affect kidney function?Caution should be advised in patients with severe renal impairment.
Does this affect liver function?There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Magnesium Sulphate 50% Injection , and hence can be used as its substitute.
Are there any missed dose instructions?If you miss a dose of Magnesium Sulphate, please consult your doctor.
Magnesium Sulphate 50% Injection is an inorganic salt more commonly known as Epsom salt. It has variety of uses the most common being used as a component in bath salts and used as beauty products. It is used for the treatment of constipation as a laxative, hypomagnesemia, control seizures in pregnant women and children and regulate blood pressure and asthma.
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