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Magnesium sulphate is used to treat several conditions which include:

• Magnesium deficiency
• Constipation and preparation of the bowel before surgical procedures and colonoscopy for its laxative action which it brings about by increasing the water content of the intestines and stimulating intestinal movement. The laxative effect of magnesium sulphate is also useful in barium poisoning to reduce the absorption of barium from the digestive tract.
• Torsades de pointes, an abnormal heart rhythm
• Cerebral edema (fluid accumulation in the brain)
• Pre-eclampsia or eclampsia, conditions of high blood pressure during pregnancy that are associated with seizures. Magnesium sulphate helps to prevent and treat the seizures.
• Locally for boils and carbuncles on the skin. 

Drug information on BIO-Lyte ORS (Anhydrous Dextrose 21.8g + Sodium Citrate 1.05g + Sodium Chloride 3g + Potassium Chloride 1.05g + Magnesium Sulphate 0.1g + Calcium lactate 0.1g + Ascorbic Acid 0.08g) from Intra Labs India Pvt. Ltd.

BIO-Lyte ORS

  Oral Powder
Intra Labs India Pvt. Ltd.
Generic : Magnesium Sulphate
 18.00
21.8g / 1.05g / 3g / 1.05g / 0.1g / 0.1g / 0.08g
28.5g
Combination of Generics : Anhydrous Dextrose 21.8g + Sodium Citrate 1.05g + Sodium Chloride 3g + Potassium Chloride 1.05g + Magnesium Sulphate 0.1g + Calcium lactate 0.1g + Ascorbic Acid 0.08g
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Side effects of Magnesium Sulphate

  Digestive tract: Mild cramps, after constipation after taking laxative, diarrhea, stomach irritation, nausea, vomiting, paralytic ileus

  Nervous system: Confusion, dizziness or lightheadedness, sleepiness, slurred speech, double vision, muscle weakness

  Cardiovascular system: Fast, slow, or irregular heartbeat, low blood pressure

  Skin: Skin infection after local application

  Others: Allergic reaction

When is Magnesium Sulphate not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Magnesium sulphate is contraindicated in patients with:

• Allergy to the drug
Kidney disease
• Heart disease like heart block or heart muscle damage, or patients on digoxin treatment
Myasthenia gravis
• Severe nausea, vomiting, perforation of bowel, bowel obstruction, sudden changes in bowel habits (for magnesium sulphate laxative)


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