It is used to stop and treat low magnesium levels. It is used to treat a fast heartbeat. It is used to treat high blood pressure during pregnancy. It is used to treat seizures. It is used to treat hard stools (constipation). It is used to treat wounds. It is used to stop early labor.
Magnesium is a diet aid. It lowers the effects of chemicals on the heart. It slows the heart down. It calms blood vessels, lowering blood pressure. It softens the stool by raising its water content. It works to lower the number of times the uterus contracts.
It is given as a shot into a muscle or vein. It is given into a vein for a period of time. Your doctor will give this drug.
Low blood pressure. Irritation where the shot is given. Loose stools (diarrhea).
Take a missed dose as soon as you think about it. If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time. Many times this drug is taken on an as needed basis.
If you have an allergy to magnesium or any other part of this drug. Tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs. Make sure to tell about the allergy and what signs you had. This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs. If you have a slow heartbeat without a working pacemaker.
If you think there was an overdose, call your local poison control center or ER right away. Signs of a very bad reaction to the drug. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue or gray skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat. Chest pain or pressure or a fast heartbeat. Very bad dizziness or passing out. Feeling very tired or weak. Sudden change in eyesight. Change in thinking clearly and with logic. Very bad flushing. Very bad itching. Very bad swelling. Very loose stools (diarrhea). Very upset stomach or throwing up. If seizures are worse or not the same after starting this drug. Any rash. Side effect or health problem is not better or you are feeling worse.
Sometimes drugs are not safe when you take them with certain other drugs and food. - Taking them together can cause bad side effects. - Be sure to talk to your doctor about all the drugs you take.
Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children. - Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.
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