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What is intravenous or injected magnesium used for?

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Intravenous or injected magnesium is used to treat certain conditions, such as eclampsia during pregnancy and severe asthma attacks. Magnesium is also the main ingredient in many antacids and laxatives.

From: Magnesium WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: Longe, J., ed. , second edition, 2004. Office of Dietary Supplements: "Dietary Supplement Fact Sheet: Magnesium."

The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine

UpToDate: "Causes of hypomagnesemia."

Reviewed by Carmen Patrick Mohan on June 7, 2017

SOURCES: Longe, J., ed. , second edition, 2004. Office of Dietary Supplements: "Dietary Supplement Fact Sheet: Magnesium."

The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine

UpToDate: "Causes of hypomagnesemia."

Reviewed by Carmen Patrick Mohan on June 7, 2017

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