Zuspan regimen for eclampsia

  • Zuspan regimen is a treatment regimen using Magnesium sulphate for the treatment of eclampsia
  • Magnesium sulphate 4g is given as IV bolus dose in the beginning
  • This is followed by intravenous infusion of Magnesium sulphate at the rate of 1g/hour till 24 hours have elapsed after the last seizure
  • Other regimens using MgSO4 for treatment of eclampsia are
    • Pritchard’s regmimen
    • Sibai regimen

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