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Magnesium Sulfate (International)

Note: 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 Barium Poisoning, Hypomagnesemia, Seizure Prevention and Ventricular Arrhythmia.

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CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


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Therapeutic Categories

Dermatological agent

Mineral supplement

Laxative, osmotically acting

Used in electrolyte solutions

Diagnostic agent, test for bilde duct patency

Chemical Name

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

Foreign Names

  • Magnesii sulfas (Latin)
  • Magnesiumsulfat (German)
  • Sulfate de magnésium (French)
  • Sulfato de Magnesio (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Magnesium Sulfate (PH: USP 41)
  • Magnesium Sulfate Hydrate (OS: JAN)
  • Bitter salt (IS)
  • Bittersalz (IS)
  • Epsom salt (IS)
  • Magnesii sulfatis heptahydras (IS)
  • Magnesium sulfat-7-Wasser (IS)
  • Magnesii sulfas heptahydricus (PH: Ph. Eur. 9, Ph. Int. 7)
  • Magnesium Sulfate (PH: Ph. Int. 6)
  • Magnesium sulfate heptahydrate (PH: Ph. Eur. 9, Ph. Int. 7)
  • Magnesium Sulfate Heptahydrate (PH: BP 2018, Ph. Int. 7)
  • Magnesium Sulfate Hydrate (PH: JP XVII, Ph. Int. 6)
  • Magnesiumsulfat-Heptahydrat (PH: Ph. Eur. 9, Ph. Int. 6)

Brand Names

  • 50% Magnesium Sulfate
    Hospira Healthcare, Canada
  • Addex-Magnesium
    Fresenius Kabi AB, Iceland
  • Admag-P [+ Urea, + Sulfacetamide]
    Agrawal, India
  • Andrews Liver [+ Sodium Bicarbonate, + Citric Acid]
    GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare, Ireland
  • Be-Lax [+ Magnesium Carbonate]
    Be-Tabs Pharmaceuticals, South Africa
  • Boots Epsom Salts
    The Boots Company, United Kingdom
  • Boots Magnesium Sulphate [+ Phenol]
    The Boots Company, United Kingdom
  • Chloropent [+ Pentobarbital, + Chloral Hydrate] [veterinary use]
    Zoetis, United States
  • Cormagnesin 4.095 g/10 ml
    Wörwag Pharma, Hungary
  • Darmen-Salt [+ Sodium Bicarbonate, + Sodium Phosphate, + Sodium Sulfate]
    ERN, Spain
  • DBL Magnesium Sulfate
    Hospira, Australia; Pfizer, New Zealand
  • Dispert-BIL
    Dispert, Uruguay
  • Eclamsil
    Opsonin, Bangladesh
  • Elin Magnesium Sulfate
    Elin, Philippines
  • Epico [+ Sodium Bicarbonate, + Citric Acid]
    Egyptian, Kuwait
  • Epsom Salts
    Multichem, New Zealand
  • Euro-med Magnesium Sulfate
    Euro-Med, Philippines
  • Eziclen [+ Sodium Sulfate, + Potassium Sulfate]
    Ipsen Pharma, Czech Republic; Ipsen Pharma, Lithuania; Ipsen Pharma, Romania
  • F.X. Passage SL
    Wörwag Pharma, Germany
  • Hen Fertility [+ Tocopherol, α-] [veterinary use]
    Medpet, South Africa
  • Inj. Magnesii Sulfurici 20% Polpharma
    Polpharma, Poland
  • Lacrimalfa [+ Sodium Chloride, + Sodium Bicarbonate, + Sodium Phosphate]
    Alfa Intes, Italy
  • Laxel
    Chemical Industries, Kuwait
  • Lebersal [+ Sodium Bicarbonate, + Sodium Phosphate, + Sodium Sulfate]
    ERN, Spain
  • Magnesii sulfas
    Eubiotics, Georgia; Nobel, Georgia
  • Magnesio Solfato
    Bioindustria Lim, Italy; Galenica Senese, Italy; Monico, Italy; Salf, Italy
  • Magnesio Sulfato 50% Catedral
    Catedral, Paraguay
  • Magnesio Sulfato Pharma Arte
    Pharma Arte, Paraguay
  • Magnesium Sulfate
    Borisovskiy Zavod Medicinskikh Preparatov, Jsc, Georgia; Dentafill, Georgia; Exela, United States; Fresenius Kabi, United States; Hospira, United States; Tbilchempharma, Georgia; Uzgermed Pharm, Georgia
  • Magnesium Sulfate CCPC
    CCPC, Taiwan
  • Magnesium Sulfate Cherubino [+ Phenol]
    Cherubino, Malta
  • Magnesium Sulfate Fresenius Kabi
    Fresenius Kabi Canada, Canada
  • Magnesium Sulfate in 5% Dextrose [+ Glucose]
    Hospira Healthcare, Canada
  • Magnesium Sulfate Kripps
    Kripps Pharmacy, Canada
  • Magnesium Sulfate Sandoz
    Sandoz, Canada
  • Magnesium Sulfate Sterop
    Sterop, Belgium
  • Magnesium Sulfate Taiwan Biotech
    Taiwan Biotech, Taiwan
  • Magnesium Sulfate Yimin Pharm
    Yimin Pharmaceutical, China
  • Magnesium Sulfate-Darnitsa
    Darnitsa, Georgia
  • Magnesium sulfuricum
    Galenus, Lithuania
  • Magnesium Sulfuricum Pharmamagist 1 g/10 ml
    Pharmamagist, Hungary
  • Magnesium Sulphate
    API, New Zealand; Max Health, New Zealand
  • Magnesium Sulphate [+ Phenol]
    Freedor, Malta; P & D, Malta
  • Magnesium Sulphate 20% Bayer [veterinary use]
    Bayer New Zealand, New Zealand
  • Magnesium Sulphate 50% Kyron [veterinary use]
    Kyron, South Africa
  • Magnesium Sulphate Atlantic
    Atlantic Lab, Thailand
  • Magnesium Sulphate Aurum
    Aurum, Malta
  • Magnesium Sulphate Aurum 20%
    Aurum Pharmaceuticals, Cyprus
  • Magnesium Sulphate Aurum 50%
    Aurum Pharmaceuticals, Cyprus
  • Magnesium Sulphate Central Procurement
    Central Procurement & Supplies Unit, Malta
  • Magnesium Sulphate Eipico 10%
    Eipico, Egypt
  • Magnesium Sulphate Otsuka 10%
    Otsuka, Egypt
  • Magnesium Sulphate P & D
    P & D, Malta
  • Magnesium Sulphate-Hospira
    Hospira, Hong Kong
  • Magnesium-Diasporal
    Medis, Slovenia
  • Magnezu siarczan Aflofarm
    Aflofarm Farmacja, Poland
  • Magnezu siarczan Galenowe
    Laboratorium Galenowe Olsztyn, Poland
  • Magnezu siarczan GEMI
    Gemi, Poland
  • Magnezu siarczan Hasco-Lek
    Hasco-Lek, Poland
  • Magnezyum Sulfat-Biofarma
    Biofarma, Turkey
  • Magnija sulfats-Kalceks
    Kalceks, Latvia
  • Magnio sulfato 20% Bakteriniai preparatai
    Bakteriniai preparatai, Lithuania
  • Magnio sulfato 25% Bakteriniai preparatai
    Bakteriniai preparatai, Lithuania
  • Magnio sulfato 25% Sanitas
    Sanitas, Lithuania
  • Magnoplasm [+ Glycerol]
    Mayne Pharma, Australia
  • Mag-Sulph for Cattle [veterinary use]
    AHD, New Zealand
  • Mg Inresa
    Sanolabor, Slovenia
  • Nalepsin
    Beximco, Bangladesh
  • Original Andrews Salts [+ Citric Acid, + Sodium Bicarbonate]
    GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare, United Kingdom
  • Osmogel [+ Lidocaine]
    Merck Médication Familiale, France
  • Phil Pharmawealth/Atlantic Magnesium Sulfate
    Atlantic Lab, Philippines
  • Phil Pharmawealth/Harson Magnesium Sulfate
    Harson, Philippines
  • Pre-Eklamol Magnezyum Sulfat
    Polifarma, Turkey
  • Sal de Andrews [+ Sodium Bicarbonate]
    Farpasa, Peru; GlaxoSmithKline Brasil, Brazil
  • Sedaman [veterinary use]
    Orion Pharma Eläinlääkkeet, Finland
  • Sedaman vet [veterinary use]
    Orion Corporation, Iceland
  • Soltran [+ Mannitol, + Potassium Citrate, + Sodium Citrate]
    Baxter Healthcare, United Kingdom
  • Spasmag
    Grimberg, France; Grimberg, Tunisia
  • Sulfat de Magneziu
    CN Unifarm, Romania
  • Sulfate de Magnesium Proamp
    Aguettant, Tunisia
  • Sulfate de Magnesium Renaudin 10%
    Renaudin, France
  • Sulfato de Magnesio
    Pharmagen, Peru; Sanderson, Peru
  • Sulfato de Magnesio 12 %
    Behrens, Venezuela
  • Sulfato de Magnesio 1meq/ml Darrow
    Darrow Laborat., Paraguay
  • Sulfato de Magnesio 25%
    Fada Pharma, Argentina; Ramallo, Argentina
  • Sulfato de Magnesio 25% Drawer
    Drawer, Argentina
  • Sulfato de Magnesio 50%
    Behrens, Venezuela
  • Sulfato de Magnesio Biosano
    Laboratorios Biosano, Chile
  • Sulfato de Magnesio Euromed
    Laboratorios Euromed Chile, Chile
  • Sulfato Magnesio Disfarmed
    Disfarmed, Ecuador
  • Sulmetin
    Sanofi-Aventis, Spain
  • Tian Jia Yuan
    Beiqi Pharmaceutical, China
  • Vigosine [+ Sorbitol, + Carnitine] [veterinary use]
    Ceva, Germany
  • Addex-Magnesium
    Fresenius Kabi, Norway; Fresenius Kabi, Sweden
  • Cormagnesin 2.0475 g/10 ml
    Wörwag Pharma, Hungary
  • Cormagnesin 200
    Solupharm, Bulgaria; Wörwag Pharma, Germany
  • Cormagnesin 400
    Solupharm, Bulgaria; Wörwag Pharma, Germany
  • Cormagnesin 400 mg
    Meda Pharm, Austria
  • Epsom Salts
    Thornton & Ross, United Kingdom
  • EZICLEN [+ Sodium Sulfate, + Potassium Sulfate]
    Allergan Pharmaceuticals, Germany
  • Eziclen [+ Sodium Sulfate, + Potassium Sulfate]
    Allergan, Spain; Ipsen, Belgium; Ipsen, Estonia; Ipsen, Latvia
  • G-Magsulph
    Gonoshasthaya, Bangladesh
  • Gold Cross Epsom Salts
    Biotech Pharmaceuticals, Australia
  • Izinova [+ Sodium, + Potassium]
    Ipsen Biopharm, United Kingdom
  • Karčioji druska
    Vilniaus kraujo centras, Lithuania
  • Magnesium Sulfate
    Martindale, United Kingdom; Yuria-Pharm, Georgia
  • Magnesium Sulfate 10%
    Demo SA, United Kingdom; Synchrony Pharma, United Kingdom
  • Magnesium Sulfate 20%
    Synchrony Pharma, United Kingdom
  • Magnesium Sulfate 50%
    Auden Mckenzie Pharma Division, United Kingdom; Demo SA, United Kingdom; Martindale, United Kingdom; Torbay Pharmaceuticals, United Kingdom
  • Magnesium Sulfate Atlantic
    Atlantic Lab, Hong Kong
  • Magnesium Sulfate Heptahydrate 50% Phebra
    Phebra, Australia
  • Magnesium sulfate heptahydrate Kalceks
    Kalceks, Lithuania
  • Magnesium Sulfate Kanada
    Kaneda Naotaka, Japan
  • Magnesium Sulfate NikP
    Nichi-Iko Pharmaceutical, Japan
  • Magnesium Sulfate Tomita
    Tomita Pharmaceutical, Japan
  • Magnesium Sulfuricum Biotika
    BB Pharma, Czech Republic
  • Magnesium Sulfuricum Biotika 10%
    BB Pharma, Slovakia
  • Magnesium Sulfuricum Biotika 20%
    BB Pharma, Slovakia
  • Magnesium Sulphate
    Zafa, Pakistan
  • Magnesium Sulphate Chanelle [veterinary use]
    Chanelle Pharmaceuticals Manufacturing, Ireland
  • Magnesium Sulphate Chem-Pharm [veterinary use]
    Chem-Pharm, Ireland
  • Magnesium sulphate Toni-M
    Toni-M, Bulgaria
  • Magnesium Verla 50%
    Verla-Pharm Arzneimittel, Germany
  • Magnesium Veto-Veine [veterinary use]
    Coophavet, France
  • Magnesium-Diasporal
    Protina, Germany
  • Magnesium-Diasporal 4 mmol
    Protina, Lithuania
  • Magnesiumsulfaat Teva
    Teva Nederland, Netherlands
  • Magnesiumsulfat 50% Inresa
    Inresa, Germany; Inresa, Malta
  • Magnesiumsulfat B. Braun
    Braun, Norway
  • Magnesiumsulfat Bichsel 10%
    Grosse Apotheke Dr. G. Bichsel, Switzerland
  • Magnesiumsulfat Bichsel 20%
    Grosse Apotheke Dr. G. Bichsel, Switzerland
  • Magnesiumsulfat Bichsel 50%
    Grosse Apotheke Dr. G. Bichsel, Switzerland
  • Magnesol [+ Glucose]
    Toa Yakuhin, Japan
  • Magnidown 25% [veterinary use]
    Norbrook Laboratories, United Kingdom
  • Magniject [veterinary use]
    Norbrook Laboratories, Ireland
  • Magniject 25% [veterinary use]
    Norbrook Laboratories, United Kingdom
  • Magnio sulfatas Sanitas
    Sanitas, Lithuania
  • Magsent [+ Glucose]
    Toa Yakuhin, Japan
  • Mg 10% Inresa
    Inresa, Germany; Inresa, Malta
  • Mg 5-Sulfat 10% Drossapharm
    Drossapharm, Germany
  • Mg 5-Sulfat 50% Drossapharm
    Drossapharm, Germany
  • Retterspitz
    Retterspitz, Germany
  • Sabax Magnesium Sulphate
    Al Pharm, South Africa
  • Sulfagnesium 12.32%
    Trifarma, Peru
  • Sulfate de Magnesium Lavoisier 15%
    CDM Lavoisier, France
  • Sulfate de Magnesium Proamp
    Aguettant, France
  • Sulfate de Magnesium Renaudin 15%
    Renaudin, France
  • Sulfato de Magnesio Biol
    Biol, Argentina
  • Sulfato de Magnesio Genfarma
    Genfarma, Spain
  • Sulfato de Magnesio Sanderson
    Laboratorio Sanderson, Chile


ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
USPPharmacopoeia of the United States

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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