Randomized Study of Nimodipine Versus Magnesium Sulfate in the Prevention of Eclamptic Seizures in Patients With Severe Preeclampsia
I. Determine the effectiveness of nimodipine versus magnesium sulfate in the prevention of eclamptic seizures in patients with severe preeclampsia.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Primary Purpose: Prevention
|Study Start Date:||September 1995|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||August 2000|
PROTOCOL OUTLINE: This is a randomized, international, multicenter study. Patients are randomized to receive either nimodipine or magnesium sulfate.
Arm I: Patients receive nimodipine by mouth every 4 hours. Treatment is continued until 24 hours post-partum.
Arm II: Patients receive a loading dose of magnesium sulfate IV for 20 minutes, followed by continuous infusion of magnesium sulfate. Treatment is continued until 24 hours post-partum.
|Study Chair:||Michael Anthony Belfort||University of Utah|