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Magnesium Sulfate

Magnesium Sulfate
Injection, USP 50%
2.03 mM/mLof Magnesium Sulfate (magnesium sulfate (magnesium sulfate injection) injection) heptahydrate
Osmolarity 4.06 mOsmol/mL

MUST BE DILUTED PRIOR TO IV ADMINISTRATION




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 MgSO4•7H2O and the molecular weight is 246.47.

What are the possible side effects of magnesium sulfate injection (Magnesium Sulfate-Sodium Chloride, Sulfamag)?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Tell your caregiver right away if you have a serious side effect such as:

  • feeling like you might pass out;
  • sweating, anxiety, cold feeling;
  • flushing (warmth, redness, or tingly feeling);
  • weak or shallow breathing;
  • extreme drowsiness, feeling very weak; or
  • numbness or tingly feeling around your mouth, muscle tightness or...

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Last reviewed on RxList: 8/11/2008
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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