International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Gynaecology | India | Volume 5 Issue 2, February 2016


Antihypertensives in Preeclampsia ? A Retrospective Analysis

Dr. Nandini G [2] | Dr. Jessica Fernandes [2]


Abstract: Hypertensive disorders constitute one of the most common medical complication in pregnancy. It is associated with significant maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality. In this study we analysed 104 cases of Preeclampsia who were admitted to our hospital and treated with common antihypertensive drugs used in pregnancy either singly or in combination. After initiation of treatment there was a fall in both systolic and diastolic blood pressure which was statistically significant. The antihypertensives used were mainly methyldopa and nifedipine. There was no serious adverse effect on combining the two drugs. Antihypertensives helped in prolonging pregnancy and also decreased the maternal and perinatal morbidity.


Keywords: Preeclampsia, blood pressure, methyldopa, nifedipine, side effects, morbidity


Edition: Volume 5 Issue 2, February 2016,


Pages: 1778 - 1781


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