Thursday, December 19, 2013

Early Bird

A 33 year old G1P0 woman at 33 weeks, 5 days gestation presents with painful regular contractions. Her pregnancy has otherwise been uneventful. Her fetal heart tracing is reassuring. You start her on some betamethasone and give her an oral medication that can cause nausea, flushing, headache, dizziness and palpitations.

Challenge: What medication is it?

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webhillizzy said...

The calcium channel blocker nifedipine.

Craig Chen said...

yep! nicely done
Early Bird

This is nifedipine, used for tocolysis of preterm labor.

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