Active ingredients: magnesium sulfate
What it is used for
INDICATIONS AS AT 01 JAN 1991 : Parenteral administration of magnesium is indicated in the treatment of acute hypomagnesaemia. Magnesium salts are also indicated to prevent hypomagnesaemia in patients receiving total parenteral nutrition. Magnesium sulphate is also indicated in the prevention and treatment of life-threatening seizures in the treatment of toxemias of pregnancy (pre-eclampsia and eclampsia). For emegency treatment of some arrhythmias such as Torsade de Pointes and those associated with hypokalemia.
How to take it
The way to take this medicine is: Intravenous. This medicine or fluids is given through a needle or tube (catheter) inserted into a vein.
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- Shelf lifetime is 3 Years.
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Clear colourless solution
Do I need a prescription?
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