Acute hypomagnesemia accompanied by signs of tetany. Control of HTN, encephalopathy & convulsions. Prevention & control of convulsions in patients w/ preeclampsia or eclampsia. Prevention of hypomagnesemia in patients receiving TPN.
Mg deficiencyAdult 2 mL IM every 6 hr for 4 doses. Nephritic seizuresChildn 0.05-0.1 mL/kg IM. Preeclampsia 8-10 mL added into 250 mL of 5% dextrose 5% or 0.9% NaCl inj by IV infusion. Simultaneously, up to 20 mL IM of undiluted soln (10 mL each buttock). Thereafter, 8-10 mL into IM into alternate buttocks.