Treatment of hypertensive urgencies and emergencies with nifedipine.

  title={Treatment of hypertensive urgencies and emergencies with nifedipine.},
  author={Mark C. Houston},
  journal={American heart journal},
  volume={111 5},
The calcium channel blocker, nifedipine, is an effective antihypertensive agent for the treatment of hypertensive urgencies and emergencies. It produces a prompt, safe, predictable, and consistent reduction in systemic arterial pressure with minimal adverse effects. The reduction in blood pressure is inversely correlated with the pretreatment blood pressure level. Various nonparenteral administration forms (oral, sublingual, buccal, and rectal) permit a versatile, noninvasive, cost-effective… CONTINUE READING

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