The Daily PANCE and PANRE Question 19

A female in her third trimester of pregnancy developed hypertension, diffuse edema, proteinuria, and hyperreflexia. She was treated with intravenous magnesium sulfate and is now hyporeflexic and drowsy. What do you prescribe now?

  1. calcium
  2. diazepam
  3. an amphetamine
  4. additional magnesium
  5. oxygen

Answer: A


Pre-eclampsia causes hyperreflexia. Magnesium is the treatment. The sign of magnesium toxicity is a loss of reflexes... this is treated with calcium

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