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The nurse would assess for hypermagnesemia when magnesium sulfate is repeatedly used to control which of the following symptoms?

1. Constipation
2. Vomiting
3. Anorexia
4. Fever

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Magnesium sulfate is a cathartic used to stimulate peristalsis and increase elimination of stool. It is not used to treat vomiting, anorexia, or fever. The critical words are magnesium sulfate and repeatedly used. Recall that magnesium has laxative properties to be directed to option 1.

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