How are primary and recurrent seizures in preeclampsia prevented?

Updated: Nov 29, 2018
  • Author: Kee-Hak Lim, MD; Chief Editor: Ronald M Ramus, MD  more...
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Magnesium sulfate is the first-line treatment for the prevention of primary and recurrent eclamptic seizures. For eclamptic seizures that are refractory to magnesium sulfate, lorazepam and phenytoin may be used as second-line agents.


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