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Magnesium Sulfate

Magnesium Sulfate

Magnesium Sulfate Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose

What happens if I miss a dose (Magnesium Sulfate)?

Since the medication will be administered by a healthcare provider, missing a dose should not occur.

What happens if I overdose (Magnesium Sulfate)?

If an overdose of magnesium sulfate injection is suspected, seek emergency medical attention or contact your healthcare provider immediately.

Magnesium sulfate injection should be administered in a clinical setting where an emergency situation can be handled properly.

What should I avoid while using magnesium sulfate injection (Magnesium Sulfate)?

Tell your doctor if you drink alcohol or caffeine drinks regularly, if you smoke, or if you use any illegal drugs. These factors can affect the way magnesium sulfate injection works in your body.

What other drugs will affect magnesium sulfate injection (Magnesium Sulfate)?

Before taking magnesium sulfate injection, talk to your doctor if you are taking

  • seizure medications;
  • medications to help you sleep;
  • medications for allergies or hay fever;
  • medications for anxiety, mental problems, or psychotic disturbances;
  • laxatives or antacids;
  • dietary supplements; or
  • medications for pain control.

You not be able to take magnesium sulfate, or you may require a dosage adjustment or special monitoring during treatment if you are taking any of the medicines listed above.

Other drugs can interact with magnesium sulfate injection resulting in dangerous side effects and/or decreased effectiveness. Do not take any other prescription or over-the-counter medicines, including vitamins, minerals, and herbal products, without first talking to your doctor during treatment with magnesium sulfate injection.

Where can I get more information?

Your pharmacist has additional information about magnesium sulfate injection written for health professionals that you may read.


Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

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