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How is acute hypomagnesaemia treated in adults?

12 January 2021There is no national guidance on the treatment of hypomagnesaemia, and practice varies widely between hospital Trusts. The guidance in this document reflects practice at…

Safety in Lactation: Minerals

5 November 2020Maternal mineral supplements pose no risk to breastfed infants when taken in normal doses, although their use should be unnecessary unless the mother’s nutritional status…

Safety in lactation: Laxatives

25 September 2020Additional information relating to breastfeeding To be used in conjunction with individual drug entries for specific information and guidance. Bulk-forming laxatives Bulk-forming laxatives are not…

Can magnesium sulfate be given subcutaneously?

26 September 2019This Medicines Q&A (updated Aug 2019) evaluates the limited information available on the subcutaneous administration of magnesium sulfate.

Magnesium sulfate injection: converting between millimoles, milligrams and percentage w/v.

29 March 2019This Medicines Q&A aims to help minimise the risks involved with administering intravenous (IV) magnesium sulfate, by providing equivalences between the different units used for…
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Lactation Safety Information

As a laxative

As a laxative
Yes
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Low levels anticipated in milk due to the drug's properties
31 July 2020

IV for magnesium deficiency states including arrhythmias and pre-eclampsia

IV for magnesium deficiency states including arrhythmias and pre-eclampsia
Yes
Maternal supplementation has little effect on breast milk levels
31 July 2020