Active factor (INN – International Non-proprietary Name)

Magnesium sulfate


Code ATC: В05XA05


Pharmacotherapeutic group

Antihypertensive drug


Pharmacological properties

The drug, in parenteral introduction, has a sedative action on central nervous system (depending on dose – sedative, hypnotic or narcotic), it inhibits neuromuscular transmission (up to curariform effect), lowers blood pressure, and increases urine output.


Indications for use

Convulsive disorder in eclampsia and severe preeclampsia, uterine tetanus, urinary retention, lead colic, hypomagnesemia, including those patients, receiving only parenteral nutrition, hypertensive crisis, status epilepticus, poisoning by mercury, arsenic, tetraethyl lead (in complex therapy).


Pharmaceutical form

25 % solution for injection in ampoules of 5 ml and 10 ml.

Magnesium sulphate

Local anaesthetic drugs
Nootropic drugs
Antihypertensive drugs
Drugs for a parenteral food
Medicines applied at poisonings and intoxications
Medicines for metabolic processes correction
Medicines for peripheric blood circulation
Mineral drugs, microcells
Salt solutions
Analgesic and antispasmodic drugs
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs