Magnesium Sulfate

In some countries, this medicine may only be approved for veterinary use.

In the US, Magnesium Sulfate (magnesium sulfate systemic) is a member of the following drug classes: laxatives, minerals and electrolytes, miscellaneous anticonvulsants and is used to treat Hypomagnesemia, Seizure Prevention and Ventricular Arrhythmia.

US matches:

Scheme

USP

ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)

A06AD04,A12CC02,B05XA05,D11AX05,V04CC02

CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)

0007487-88-9

Chemical Formula

Mg-S-O4·xH2O

Molecular Weight

120

Therapeutic Categories

Laxative, osmotically acting

Dermatological agent

Mineral supplement

Used in electrolyte solutions

Diagnostic agent, test for bilde duct patency

Chemical Name

Sulfuric acid magnesium salt (1:1), x hydrate (USP)

Foreign Names

Generic Names

  • Bitter salt (IS)
  • Bittersalz (IS)
  • Epsom salt (IS)
  • Magnesii sulfatis heptahydras (IS)
  • Magnesium sulfat-7-Wasser (IS)
  • Magnesii sulfas heptahydricus (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)
  • Magnesium Sulfate (PH: USP 34)
  • Magnesium sulfate heptahydrate (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)
  • Magnesium Sulfate Hydrate (PH: JP XV)
  • Magnesium Sulphate Heptahydrate (PH: BP 2011)
  • Magnesiumsulfat-Heptahydrat (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)

Brand Names

International Drug Name Search

Glossary

TermDefinition
ISInofficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
USPPharmacopoeia of the United States

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