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.
AK Area Coordinator
Alicia (severe PE) 5/98 ~ Camille (htn, oligo) 4/03