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  • Alternative Names

    Low blood magnesium; Magnesium - low


    The cause of hypomagnesemia must be diagnosed and treated. Treatment depends on the type of hypomagnesemia, but may include:

    • Fluids given through a vein (IV)
    • Magnesium by mouth or through a vein
    • Medication to relieve symptoms

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    Expectations (prognosis)

    The outcome depends on the condition that is causing the problem.

    • Cardiac arrest
    • Death
    • Respiratory arrest

    Calling your health care provider

    Hypomagnesemia can be a life-threatening emergency. Call your health care provider if you have symptoms of this condition.