Flashcards in EXAM #2: CV PHARM VII Deck (10):
What is Baroreflex activation therapy used to treat?
How does Baroreflex activation therapy work?
Increased baroreceptor firing=
List the drugs that are safe for use in pregnancy for HTN.
What is the disadvantage of methyldopa as an anti-HTN in pregnancy?
Short duration of action requires dosing BID or TID
Why is Labetalol preferred over other B-blockers for anti-HTN in pregnancy?
Alpha-blockade on uteroplacental blood flow
What is the advantage of Nifedipine as an anti-HTN in pregnancy?
A slow release preparation exists
What is the advantage of Hydralazine as an anti-HTN in pregnancy?
Extensive clinical application
What is the disadvantage of Hydralazine as an anti-HTN in pregnancy?
Risk of maternal hypotension
What drugs are generally avoided as anti-HTN in pregnancy?