A review of oral labetalol and nifedipine in mild to moderate hypertension in pregnancy.

@article{Clark2015ARO,
  title={A review of oral labetalol and nifedipine in mild to moderate hypertension in pregnancy.},
  author={S J Malcolm Clark and Holly E. Dunn and Gary D. V. Hankins},
  journal={Seminars in perinatology},
  year={2015},
  volume={39 7},
  pages={
          548-55
        }
}
Hypertension is the most commonly encountered medical condition in pregnancy, contributing significantly to maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality. Mild to moderate hypertension in pregnancy is defined as systolic blood pressure of 140-159 mmHg or diastolic blood pressure of 90-109 mmHg (7-9% of pregnancies). When treating hypertension in pregnancy, not only do physiologic changes of pregnancy have an effect on the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of the drugs used, but the… CONTINUE READING
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