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Basic Drug Info
Drug Name:Magnesium Sulfate
Manufacturer:Hospira, Inc.
Other Info:Flexible Plastic ContainerFor Intravenous Use OnlyRx only



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Indications and Usage

Magnesium Sulfate in Water for Injection is indicated for use as an intravenous anticonvulsant for the prevention and control of seizures (convulsions) in severe toxemia of pregnancy.

When used judiciously it effectively prevents and controls the convulsions of eclampsia without producing deleterious depression of the central nervous system of the mother or infant.

However, other effective drugs are available for this purpose.
Convulsions -- the most dramatic type of seizure, characterized by tonic and clonic contraction of most skeletal muscles.

Pre-Eclampsia -- A complication of PREGNANCY, characterized by a complex of symptoms including maternal HYPERTENSION and PROTEINURIA with or without pathological EDEMA. Symptoms may range between mild and severe. Pre-eclampsia usually occurs after the 20th week of gestation, but may develop before this time in the presence of trophoblastic disease.

Eclampsia -- Onset of HYPERREFLEXIA; SEIZURES; or COMA in a previously diagnosed pre-eclamptic patient (PRE-ECLAMPSIA).

Contraindications
Intravenous magnesium should not be given to mothers with toxemia of pregnancy during the two hours preceding delivery.
Pre-Eclampsia -- A complication of PREGNANCY, characterized by a complex of symptoms including maternal HYPERTENSION and PROTEINURIA with or without pathological EDEMA. Symptoms may range between mild and severe. Pre-eclampsia usually occurs after the 20th week of gestation, but may develop before this time in the presence of trophoblastic disease.

Warnings
Intravenous use in eclampsia should be reserved for immediate control of life-threatening convulsions.Parenteral use in the presence of renal insufficiency may lead to magnesium intoxication.
Branded Drugs
The following US Branded drugs contain Magnesium Sulfate


ELLIOTTS B SOLUTION -- QOL MEDICAL LLC

MAGNESIUM SULFATE IN DEXTROSE 5% IN PLASTIC CONTAINER -- HOSPIRA INC

MAGNESIUM SULFATE IN PLASTIC CONTAINER -- HOSPIRA INC

TIS-U-SOL -- BAXTER HEALTHCARE CORP

TIS-U-SOL IN PLASTIC CONTAINER -- BAXTER HEALTHCARE CORP


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