stop using nifedipine capsules for emergency hypertension

There's quite a stir about the brand new warning in JAMA to stop using nifedipine capsules for emergency hypertension.

The common practice is to squirt the contents of a nifedipine capsule (Procardia, Adalat) under the tongue...or have patients bite the capsule and swallow it.

It's easy and works rapidly...and therefore very popular.

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