What Are You Struggling With?

Magnesium sulfate (MgSO4)

What is the Generic Name for MgSO4?

Magnesium sulfate

What is the Trade Name for Magnesium sulfate?


What are the Indications of Magnesium sulfate (MgSO4)?

  • Treatment of hypomagnesaemia
  • Hypertension
  • Preterm labor
  • Torsade de pointes
  • Asthma
  • Anticonvulsant with eclampsia

What are the Actions of Magnesium sulfate (MgSO4)?

Magnesium plays a role in muscle excitability

What is the Therapeutic Class of Magnesium sulfate (MgSO4)?

Mineral and electrolyte replacements/supplements

What is the Pharmacologic Class of Magnesium sulfate (MgSO4)?


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Date Published - Jul 21, 2015
Date Modified - Jun 17, 2019

Jon Haws RN

Written by Jon Haws RN

Jon Haws RN began his nursing career at a Level I Trauma ICU in DFW working as a code team nurse, charge nurse, and preceptor. Frustrated with the nursing education process, Jon started NRSNG in 2014 with a desire to provide tools and confidence to nursing students around the globe. When he's not busting out content for NRSNG, Jon enjoys spending time with his two kids and wife.