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Table 5 Side Effects

From: A randomized trial comparing the pharmacology of magnesium sulfate when used to treat severe preeclampsia with serial intravenous boluses versus a continuous intravenous infusion

  Serial IV Bolus Continuous Infusion
n = 98 n = 98
Nausea- N (%) 10 (10.2%) 8 (8.2%)
 Mild 6 6
 Moderate 3 2
 Severe 1 0
Vomiting – N (%) 5 (5.1%) 2 (2.0%)
 Mild 1 0
 Moderate 3 2
 Severe 1 0
Flushing - N (%) 18 (18.4%) 9 (9.2%)
 Mild 16 9
 Moderate 0 0
 Severe 2 0
Drowsiness - N (%) 15 (15.3%) 13 (13.2%)
 Mild 11 7
 Moderate 3 6
 Severe 1 0
Pain - N (%) 28 (28.6%) 9 (9.2%) (P < 0.05)
 Mild 20 9
 Moderate 7 0
 Severe 1 0
Acceptable/Very acceptable 88 (89.8%) 94 (95.9%)
Neutral 6 (6.1%) 2 (2.0%)
Unacceptable/Very unacceptable 4 (4.0%) 2 (2.0%)