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Nifedipine for preterm labor risks?

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Dr. David Fein
Preventive Medicine
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In brief: Much safer

Nifedipine (brand name: procardia) is a much safer class of medication for premature labor than it's predecessors, such as terbutaline or ritodrine, which could cause fast heartbeat, high blood sugars, and even pulmonary edema.

In brief: Much safer

Nifedipine (brand name: procardia) is a much safer class of medication for premature labor than it's predecessors, such as terbutaline or ritodrine, which could cause fast heartbeat, high blood sugars, and even pulmonary edema.
Dr. David Fein
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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine

In brief: Hypotension, edema.

Nifedipine is a modestly effective tocolytic with a good safety profile.
Its major risks: ineffectiveness (i.e. Preterm birth during therapy), hypotension, pedal edema, tachycardia, drug interactions. No drug is particularly effective in long-term tocolysis.

In brief: Hypotension, edema.

Nifedipine is a modestly effective tocolytic with a good safety profile.
Its major risks: ineffectiveness (i.e. Preterm birth during therapy), hypotension, pedal edema, tachycardia, drug interactions. No drug is particularly effective in long-term tocolysis.
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
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