Magnesium Sulfate


Heptahydrate Magnesium Sulfate

Magnesium Sulfate, Heptahydrate

Sulfate, Magnesium

Sulfuric acid magnesium salt (1:1)

A small colorless crystal used as an anticonvulsant, a cathartic, and an electrolyte replenisher in the treatment of pre-eclampsia and eclampsia. It causes direct inhibition of action potentials in myometrial muscle cells. Excitation and contraction are uncoupled, which decreases the frequency and force of contractions. (From AMA Drug Evaluations Annual, 1992, p1083)