magnesium sulphate


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magnesium sulphate

An agent which, when administered intraveinously, may slow the ventricular response to rapid atrial fibrillation, and act in tandem with pharmacotherapy to decrease the heart rate attributed to intracellular magnesium depletion seen in ethanol abuse, renal failure, in hypokalaemia, hyponatraemia, or in patients receiving digoxin or diuretics.

magnesium sulphate

A drug formerly used by mouth or by ENEMA to treat constipation and by injection to treat magnesium deficiency. Was also much used by local application in a paste or poultice to draw water from wounds. Also known as Epsom salts. The use of magnesium sulphate, especially in people with kidney disorders, can lead to severe toxicity. The drug is on the WHO official list.
Epsom salts; magnesium sulphate; MgSO 4; Mag Sulph topical anti-inflammatory agent; used in solution to cool areas of inflamed skin, e.g. sprains and insect bites (see hypertonic foot bath); topical 45% MgSO4 paste (Morison's paste) is applied to encourage 'pointing' and resolution of infection, e.g. paronychia, or excite local acute inflammation to promote rejection of a retained foreign body
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