Magnesium Sulfate for Seizure Prevention During Pregnancy
Why It Is Used
Magnesium sulfate is used to:
- Prevent seizures in a woman with moderate to severe preeclampsia. When magnesium sulfate is used during labor and delivery, it is usually continued for at least 24 hours after delivery.
- Stop seizures when they are occurring.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: November 5, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Reference William Gilbert, MD - Maternal and Fetal Medicine