What is the role of benzodiazepines or phenytoin in the treatment of eclampsia?

Updated: Apr 18, 2019
  • Author: Michael G Ross, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Ronald M Ramus, MD  more...
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Benzodiazepines or phenytoin can be used for seizures that are not responsive to magnesium sulfate. Avoid the use of multiple agents to abate eclamptic seizures, unless necessary.


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