Which among the following is an early sign of magnesium toxicity (AIIMS Nov 2012)
|A||Depression of deep tendon reflexes|
|D||Decreased urine output|
In severe cases of preeclampsia as well as eclampsia, MgSO4 administered parenterally is an effective anticonvulsant that avoids producing CNS depression in mother /infant.
Mg SO4 is not given to treat hypertension. Knee jerk (patellar reflex) starts diminishing at 4mEq/L and disappears at 10mEq/L, where respiratory paralysis is a potential hazard..