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Magnesium sulfate is the mainstay of therapy, as it prevents seizures by slowing neuromuscular conduction and depressing CNS irritability without affecting blood pressure.1 IV labetalol and hydralazine are commonly used to achieve blood pressure control.3,7 Patients should be closely monitored for blood pressure, urine output, cerebral status, and the presence of epigastric pain, tenderness, labor, or vaginal bleeding.

Magnesium sulfate is the mainstay of therapy, as it prevents seizures by slowing neuromuscular conduction and depressing CNS irritability without affecting blood IV labetalol and hydralazine are commonly used to achieve blood pressure control.

Uterine relaxants [aka Tocolytics] suppress preterm labor, which is defined as less than 37 weeks of gestation.

“ Uterine relaxants [aka Tocolytics] suppress preterm labor, which is defined as less than 37 weeks of gestation. These are the main meds used: It’s Not My Time!: Magnesium Sulfate [treatment of choice] Terbutaline [Brethine] Nifedipine.