Safety of Labor-Delaying Drugs Questioned
...ely used tocolytic drugs include beta agonists and nifedipine
(which relax smooth muscles, including the uterus)... most commonly used drug (42 percent), followed by nifedipine
(34 percent), beta agonists (14 percent), and indo...her trials to test the safety and effectiveness of nifedipine
In an accompanying editorial, the...
Drug to Prevent Preterm Labor Shows Little Benefit
... No difference found between intensive nifedipine
therapy and placebo, researchers say
W...onducted the first ever placebo-controlled test of nifedipine
and its effect on premature delivery with prolonge...The women were randomly assigned to receive either nifedipine
or placebo every six hours until 37 weeks of pregn...
Stanford/Packard study shows no benefit from drug widely used to prevent premature births
...d the study's lead author. Serious side effects of nifedipine
in pregnancy are rare, Lyell said, but even a low ...revent preterm birth, but prolonged treatment with nifedipine
doesn't appear to be an answer."
The findings w...re-entering early labor. Of those, 79 percent said nifedipine
was their first-choice therapy.
Lyell's team re...
Common Medications Could Cause Physical Impairment in the Elderly
...s similar to that of someone three to four years older."
Common anticholinergic medicines cited in the study included the blood pressure medication nifedipine
(Adalat or Procardia), the stomach antacid ranitidine (Zantac) and the incontinence medication tolterodine (Detrol).
The findings, which involved m...
Commonly used medications associated with impaired physical function in older adults
... allergy medicines and incontinence medicines. Some of the most common anticholinergics in the GEMS participants include the blood pressure medication nifedipine
(Adalat or Procardia), which has mild anticholinergic properties, the stomach antacid ranitidine (Zantac), which has moderate anticholinergic properti...
AUA and EAU release new guidelines on ureteral stone management
...he use of shockwave lithotripsy (SWL), ureteroscopy (URS) and other treatments, including medical expulsive therapies (MET) such as alpha blockers and nifedipine
designed to aid in spontaneous stone passage.
One of the biggest changes in this document is the shift in indications for URS. The 1997 AUA Guid...
Cha-Ching! Seniors Enrolled in Medicare Prescription Drug Plans Might Be in for Sticker Shock Next Year
...itor 10mg (for cholesterol
reduction), Celebrex 200mg (for arthritis/muscle pain), Zoloft 100mg (for
depression), Altace 10mg (for blood pressure) and nifedipine
ER 30 mg (a
generic for angina pain). The five States are New York (zip 00501), Florida
(zip 32425), Illinois (zip 60406), Texas (75135), and Californ...
Preterm Labor Drug Causes More Side Effects
...he harsh outside world.
Magnesium sulfate, nifedipine
and other preterm labor treatments, called tocolyt.... In contrast, one-third of the women who received nifedipine
experienced side effects of the treatment, including headaches. nifedipine
is commonly used to treat high blood pressure and ...
Now Fight Iron Disorders With a Drug Against Hypertension
"We observed in mice with iron overload that nifedipine
helps mobilise iron from stores in the liver and e...t the University of Innsbruck. "These effects make nifedipine
a promising candidate for a new drug to treat here...ations, Weiss and his collaborators found out that nifedipine
exerts its effect on iron metabolism by acting on ...
Researchers Identify Key Step in Cocaine-Induced Heart Enlargement, Sudden Death
...rt, to enlarge. It also triggers irregular heart rhythms that can cause sudden death.
The researchers also demonstrated that the CaMK inhibitors nifedipine
and KN-62 appear to limit the accumulation of abnormal proteins in heart muscle, suggesting they may be a useful therapy for cardiac hypertrophy, or e...