What is the role of antenatal steroids 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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A dose of antenatal steroids may be administered in anticipation of emergent delivery when gestational age is less than 32 weeks. Betamethasone (12 mg IM q24h × 2 doses) or dexamethasone (6 mg IM q12h × 4 doses) is recommended.


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