Magnesium Sulphate

Magnesium Sulphate- Drug Detail Profile

Category of DrugMagnesium Sulphate is a  Anticonvulsants/Antiepileptics drug
Mechanism of Action 
Indications Magnesium Sulphate is used for
1. Prevention of recurrent seizures in eclampsia
2. Prevention of seizures in pre-eclampsia
3. Acute Nephritis in children.
Well Known
Pharmaceutical Brands
Available dosage forms INJECTION
Contraindications Not to be injected parenterally in patients with
heart block or myocardial damage.
Precautions1. Hepatic impairment
2. Pregnancy
3. Renal impairment
4. In severe hypomagnesaemia administer initially via a controlled infusion device
5. Monitor blood pressure
6. Respiratory rate
7. Urinary output and for signs of overdosage
Adverse Effects 1. Generally associated with hypermagnesaemia
2. Nausea
3. Vomiting
5. Flushing of the skin
6. hypotension
7. arrhythmias
8. coma
9. respiratory depression
10. drowsiness and confusion
11. loss of tendon reflexes
12. muscle weakness
Pregnancy Category A

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