What is Preeclampsia?

Preeclampsia is characterized by high blood pressure and high levels of protein in the urine in the late second or third trimester of pregnancy. It can develop into pregnancy-related seizures called eclampsia, which can be life-threatening to both the mother and fetus.

The only cure for preeclampsia is delivery. However, certain beta blockers and calcium channel blockers may be used to treat the high blood pressure, and magnesium sulfate may be used to prevent seizures.

Savings Tips for Preeclampsia

  • FDA Safety Announcement: Magnesium Sulfate

    June 03, 2013

    The FDA has made an advisory against the off-label use of magnesium sulfate to stop pre-term labor in pregnant women for more than 5 – 7 days, and added a new warning about possible harm to the developing baby.

    Use of magnesium sulfate in pregnant women for longer than 5 – 7 days can lead to low calcium levels and bone problems in the developing baby, including thin bones and fractures.

    Magnesium sulfate may be used to prevent and control seizures in pregnant women with eclampsia. See More

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Popular Preeclampsia Drugs

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