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ANTEPARTUM MEDICATIONSMAGNESIUM SULFATEGENERIC / TRADE NAME:EPSOM SALT, MAGNESIUM SULFATECLASSIFICATION:THERAPEUTIC – MINERAL & ELECTROLYTEREPLACEMENTDOSAGE / ROUTE / FREQUENCY FOR POPULATION BEINGSERVED:IM/IV: SEVERE DEFICIENCY8-12 g/day. MILDDEFICIENCY1 g EVERY 6 HOURS FOR 4 DOSESACTIONS:RESOLUTION OF EMPCLASIASIDE EFFECTS:DROWSINESS, ↓RR, HYPOTENSION, ARRYTHMIAS,DIARRHEANURSING IMPLICATIONS:MONITOR PULSE, BP, RESPIRATIONS &ECG SHOULD BE MONITORED FREQUENTLY. RESP SHOULD BE16/MIN BEFORE EACH DOSE. MONITOR NEUROLOGICAL STATUSBEFORE & THROUGHOUT THERAPY.INDICATIONS:PRE-TERM LABOR, PREVENTION OF SEIZURESASSOCIATED W/ SEVERE ECLAMPSIA & PRE-ECLAMPSIA.CONTRAINDICATIONS:AVOID FOR MORE THAN 5-7 DAYS FORPRE-TERM LABOR (MAY ↑ RISK OF HYPOCALCEMIA AND BONECHNAGES IN NEWBORN). AVOID CONTINUOUS USE DURINGACTIVE LABOR or W/N 2HR OF DELIVERY d/t MAGNESIUMTOXICITY IN NEWBORNBETAMETHASONEGENERIC / TRADE NAME:BETAMETHASONE; BETAJECT,CELESTONE SOLUSPANCLASSIFICATION:THERAPEUTIC – CORTICOSTEROIDSDOSAGE FOR THE POP. BEING SERVED:TO PREVENT RESP.DISTRESS SYNDROME IN NEWBORN12 MG DAILY FOR 2-3DAYS BEFORE DELIVERY.ROUTE:IMFREQUENCY:1-2 DIVIDED DOSESACTION:IT STIMULATES & RELEASE OF SURFACTANT, WHICHLUBRICATES THE LUNGS, ALLOWING AIR SACS TO SLIDE AGAINSTONE ANOTHER W/O STICKING WHEN THE INFANT BREATHES.USED TO SPEED UP LUNG DEVELOPMET IN PRETERM FETUSES.

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