Nifedipine for Preterm Labor
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Nifedipine is a Reference tocolytic medicine Opens New Window sometimes used during Reference preterm labor Opens New Window to slow uterine contractions. Nifedipine is taken only by mouth (orally) as a tablet or capsule.
Use of nifedipine for the treatment of preterm labor is an Reference unlabeled use Opens New Window of the drug. Nifedipine, a calcium channel blocker, is more commonly used to treat high blood pressure and heart disease.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: May 14, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Reference William Gilbert, MD - Maternal and Fetal Medicine