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Question: Is MgSO4 used for eclamptic patients?

Answer:

In the past there have been advocates for other agents, particularly phenytoin. However, a randomized controlled trial in women with eclampsia clearly favored MgSO4 over phenytoin for recurrent seizure prophylaxis.

Reference: Witlin AG, Sibai BM: Magnesium sulfate therapy in preeclampsia and eclampsia. Obstet Gynecol 92:883-889, 1998. Medline Similar articles Full article

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