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Magnesium Sulfate

Magnesium Sulfate Patient Information including How Should I Take

What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before receiving magnesium sulfate injection (Magnesium Sulfate)?

If possible before you receive magnesium sulfate, tell your doctor if you have:

  • kidney disease;
  • heart disease;
  • a stomach or intestinal disorder; or
  • if you are dehydrated.

FDA pregnancy category A. Magnesium sulfate is not expected to harm an unborn baby.

Magnesium sulfate can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

How is magnesium sulfate injection given (Magnesium Sulfate)?

Magnesium sulfate is injected into a muscle or into a vein through an IV. You will receive this injection in a clinic or hospital setting.

Your breathing, blood pressure, oxygen levels, and other vital signs will be watched closely while you are receiving magnesium sulfate.

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