How effective is magnesium sulphate compared to diazepam for women with eclampsia? Evidence Update, Maternal Health Series, November 2005.
Each Evidence Update is a 2-page summary of a Cochrane Review of healthcare interventions relevant to people in low-income and middle-income countries.
This Evidence Update is adapted from Duley L, Henderson-Smart D. Magnesium sulphate versus diazepam for eclampsia. The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2003, Issue 4. Art. No.: CD000127. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD000127.
Magnesium sulphate appears to be substantially more effective than diazepam for treating eclampsia.
Effective Health Care Alliance Programme Consortium, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, UK, pp.2