The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is advising health care professionals against using magnesium sulfate injection for more than 5-7 days to stop pre-term labor in pregnant women. According to the FDA, administration of magnesium sulfate to pregnant women longer than 5-7 days may lead to low calcium levels and bone problems in the developing baby. Bone issues that can occur include osteopenia (thin bones) and bone fractures.
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Author : Diba Tillery RN, BSN, IBCLC, CPST