How are active seizures treated in preeclampsia?

Updated: Nov 29, 2018
  • Author: Kee-Hak Lim, MD; Chief Editor: Ronald M Ramus, MD  more...
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Active seizures should be treated with intravenous magnesium sulfate as a first-line agent. [5] A loading dose of 4 g should be given by an infusion pump over 5-10 minutes, followed by an infusion of 1 g/h maintained for 24 hours after the last seizure. Recurrent seizures should be treated with an additional bolus of 2 g or an increase in the infusion rate to 1.5 g or 2 g per hour.


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