What is included in treatment of eclampsia following a seizure?

Updated: Apr 18, 2019
  • Author: Michael G Ross, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Ronald M Ramus, MD  more...
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After the seizure has ended, a 16- to 18-gauge IV line should be established for drawing specimens and administering fluids and medications. (Fluid management is critical in patients with eclampsia.) IV fluids should be limited to isotonic solutions to replace urine output plus about 700 mL/d to replace insensible losses.


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