Magnesium sulfate (Epsom salts)

Magnesium sulfate is a soluble sulfate and anti-arrhythmic drug that is used to treat certain cardiovascular conditions in horses. It is also used as a chemical antidote immobilizing lead in the gut by precipitating it by means of formation of insoluble lead sulfate, will also act as a mild cathartic and laxative by osmotic retention and mechanical stimulation of bowl activity. Used in the treatment of Metallic lead; lead battery, lead shot, lead foil, lead weights, lead paint and sinker poisonings.

Dosage: 4-16 mg/kg, IV CRI, per 5 L bag (hypomagnesmia), 2 mg/kg/min, IV bolus (ventricular tachycardia)

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