What is the efficacy of tocolysis in the management of premature rupture of membranes (PROM)?

Updated: Oct 05, 2018
  • Author: Allahyar Jazayeri, MD, PhD, FACOG, DACOG, FSMFM; Chief Editor: Carl V Smith, MD  more...
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The use of tocolysis for 48 hours to administer steroids and allow acceleration of fetal lung maturity has been proposed and is being used by some obstetricians. No data support the efficacy of this practice and, as such, when used in this manner, the lack of evidence to support this practice should be discussed with patients to allow informed consent prior to the use of tocolytics and the potential complications and side effects.

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