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:
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
How effective is magnesium sulphate compared to diazepam for women with eclampsia? Evidence Update, Maternal Health Series, November 2005.