Treatment for Eclampsia

Dr. Trupti Shirole
Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team  on Sep 24, 2014
Average
3.9
Rating : 12345
Rate This Article : 1 2 3 4 5
RSS Email Print This Page Comment bookmark
Font : A-A+

Treatment for Eclampsia

The treatment of eclampsia aims at preventing further convulsions, controlling the elevated blood pressure, and delivery as soon as viable for the fetus. Blood pressure checkups and urine tests for protein will indicate the possibility of developing eclampsia.

Prevention of convulsions

Seizures can be controlled with anticonvulsant medications. Magnesium sulfate is a safe drug that can be used during pregnancy.

Controlling the elevated blood pressure

The doctor may prescribe medication to lower the high blood pressure. However, if the blood pressure remains consistently high, delivery may be needed.

Delivery

Delivery is the treatment of choice for severe preeclampsia to prevent eclampsia. Prolonging the pregnancy can be dangerous to the mother and the baby. The goal is to manage severe preeclampsia until 32-34 weeks of pregnancy, and mild preeclampsia until 36-37 weeks. This helps reduce complications from premature delivery.

Post a Comment

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
Notify me when reply is posted
I agree to the terms and conditions
Premium Membership Benefits

Health Topics A - Z

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Medindia Health Topics Search

Pregnancy

Medindia Newsletters

Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!

Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

Doctor Search

Stay Connected

  • Available on the Android Market
  • Available on the App Store