Magnesium Sulfate

Generic name

Magnesium Sulfate

Covered by Medicare


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Average Annual Cost per Dose



Average cost per beneficiary*


  • Hospira/Pfizer
  • Fresenius Kabi/
  • Fresenius Kabi
  • Exela Pharma Sc
  • App/Fresenius K

What is Magnesium Sulfate

Magnesium sulfate is a medication used for various medical purposes, including the treatment of magnesium deficiency, prevention of seizures in eclampsia during pregnancy, and as a laxative for bowel preparation before certain medical procedures. It contains the active ingredient magnesium sulfate and is typically administered intravenously or orally, depending on the intended use. Magnesium sulfate helps correct magnesium imbalances in the body but should be used under the guidance of a healthcare provider. This summary offers an overview and may not encompass all available information about the product. It does not guarantee the product's safety, effectiveness, or suitability for your specific situation. Consult your healthcare professional for comprehensive information and individualized recommendations.

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Common Questions About Magnesium Sulfate

Yes, Magnesium Sulfate is covered by Medicare.

In 2021, the average cost per dose of Magnesium Sulfate was $0.09.

The average dose of Magnesium Sulfate received per year is 2,042,667 units

904 Medicare beneficiaries received Magnesium Sulfate in 2021, which was a 0.1% from 2020

There were 7,275 claims made by Medicare beneficiaries, which is a 0.09% from 2020

The average spending amount per claim in 2021 was $23.86

The average Medicare spending per beneficiary amount for Magnesium Sulfate was $192.04

The most expensive manufacturer of Magnesium Sulfate is Exela Pharma Sc

Fresenius Kabi/ is the least expensive manufacturer with an Average Spending Per Dosage Unit of $0.03

App/Fresenius K received $88,165.54

The total amount spent on Magnesium Sulfate by Medicare is $173,602.26

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