Treatments for Preeclampsia


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Treatment list for Preeclampsia: The list of treatments mentioned in various sources for Preeclampsia includes the following list. Always seek professional medical advice about any treatment or change in treatment plans.

  • Discuss anti-hypertension medications with your doctor - even if you were using them before pregnancy, they may not be appropriate for pregnant women.
  • Avoid ACE inhibitors - possible fetal effects
  • Avoid Angiotensin II (AII) receptor antagonists
  • Bed rest - in mild cases
  • Hospitalization
  • Intravenous saline
  • Magnesium sulphate
  • Induced labor - once the condition is stable.
  • Caesarian section - once the condition is stable.
  • Normal delivery - some babies are born vaginally; in other cases caesarian is chosen.

Treatments of Preeclampsia discussion: The only way to "cure" preeclampsia is to deliver the baby.1

Footnotes:
1. excerpt from High Blood Pressure in Pregnancy: NHLBI

Last revision: June 12, 2003

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