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Placenta Previa in Pregnancy (cont.)

Medication

Women with placenta previa who experience heavy bleeding may require blood transfusions to replace lost blood. Intravenous fluids are usually given. In some cases, tocolytic drugs (medications that slow down or inhibit labor) are given. Magnesium sulfate and terbutaline (Brethine) are examples of tocolytic drugs.

A woman with placenta previa may be given corticosteroid medications to speed lung development in the fetus prior to Cesarean delivery (C-section).

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/31/2014

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