Postpartum Preeclampsia Management With Furosemide

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Postpartum Preeclampsia Management With Furosemide

Postby laura » Tue Jan 25, 2005 12:06 am

http://www.greenjournal.org/cgi/content/abstract/105/1/29

You guys might remember that some of us mentioned that our doctors prescribed lasix for our postpartum preeclampsia-- this study shows how Furosemide (lasix) can help "clear things up faster" (my non-doctor words, not theirs [:)] ) with severe postpartum preeclampsia. Interestingly, the study didn't find lasix helpful with mild preeclampsia or superimposed preeclampsia. Lasix is a loop diuretic that helps rid the body of excess fluid.

I still wonder if severity of edema would play a significant role in how effective the drug is? Just food for thought, and possible question to ask your doc about if your severe preeclampsia persists postpartum.

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Re : Postpartum Preeclampsia Management With Furosemide

Postby kpowers » Thu Jan 27, 2005 10:52 am

Thanks that a great idea. Next time I'll know.

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Re : Postpartum Preeclampsia Management With Furosemide

Postby denise » Thu Jan 27, 2005 04:11 pm

Thanks Laura!

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