Long-term use of magnesium sulfate as a tocolytic agent Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Magnesium Sulfate
  • Obstetric Labor, Premature

abstract

  • Two patients in premature labor were treated continuously for six and 13 weeks with intravenous magnesium sulfate (MgSO4) for tocolysis. In each case, conventional therapy with intravenous and oral ritodrine failed to abate uterine contractions, and attempts to taper the MgSO4 were unsuccessful. Both pregnancies proceeded uneventfully otherwise, with normal fetal growth. Long-term MgSO4 may be a safe and efficacious alternative for occasional patients not responding to other modes of therapy for the treatment of premature labor.

publication date

  • June 11, 1986

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 3945464

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 38S

end page

  • 40S

volume

  • 67

number

  • 3 SUPPL.