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Magnesium sulfate
Essential medicine status
General description

Medicine type
Chemical agent
EML status history
First added in 1995 (TRS 867) for Eclampsia
Added in 1995 (TRS 867) for Severe pre-eclampsia
Therapeutic equivalent for
Recommendations
Section
Anticonvulsants/antiepileptics
  • Parenteral > General injections > IV: 500 mg per mL in 2 mL ampoule (equivalent to 1 g in 2 mL; 50% weight/volume)
  • Parenteral > General injections > IM: 500 mg per mL in 10 mL ampoule (equivalent to 5 g in 10 mL; 50% weight/volume)