What is Magnesium Sulfate?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Magnesium sulfate is used to treat and prevent hypomagnesemia; prevention and treatment of seizures in severe pre-eclampsia or eclampsia, pediatric acute nephritis; torsade de pointes; treatment of cardiac arrhythmias caused by hypomagnesemia; and as a soaking aid.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Fibromyalgia 3 2
HELLP Syndrome 2 1
Preeclampsia / Eclampsia 2 0
Acute Intermittent Porphyria 1 0
ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) 1 0
Constipation 1 1

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 1
Moderate 0
Mild 4
None 0

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Magnesium Sulfate

Side effect Patients
Burning Pain 1
Excessive gas 1
Fatigue 1
Injection site pain 1
Loopy feeling 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Magnesium Sulfate

Dosage Patients
50 g daily 1
750 mg every other week 1
400 mg daily 1
3tsp. as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Magnesium Sulfate

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 4
See all 4 patients who’ve stopped taking Magnesium Sulfate

Duration

Currently taking Magnesium Sulfate

Duration Patients
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 3

Stopped taking Magnesium Sulfate

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 2
1 - 6 months 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 4
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 0
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 2
Not specified 3

What people switch to and from

Patients stopped taking Magnesium Sulfate and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Ropinirole (Requip) 1
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There are no evaluations for Magnesium Sulfate.