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Antihypertensive drugs in pregnancy.
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PMID:  21266266     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Blood pressure targets and medications that are safe differ in pregnant women compared with nonpregnant individuals. The principles of treatment for mild, moderate, and severe hypertension in pregnancy, chronic versus gestational versus preeclampsia, and women hypertensive at term versus remote from term are reviewed. The choice of antihypertensive drugs also is discussed; methyldopa, labetalol, and nifedipine, among others, appear safe for use in pregnancy, whereas angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors and angiotensin receptor blockers should be avoided. The management of increased blood pressure in the postpartum period, and agents to use in lactation, are also discussed.
Tiina Podymow; Phyllis August
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Seminars in nephrology     Volume:  31     ISSN:  1558-4488     ISO Abbreviation:  Semin. Nephrol.     Publication Date:  2011 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-01-26     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8110298     Medline TA:  Semin Nephrol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  70-85     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Division of Nephrology, McGill University Health Center, Royal Victoria Hospital, Montreal Quebec Canada.
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