The Daily PANCE and PANRE Question 16

A patient warrants antihypertensive medication use for the duration of her pregnancy. Which of the following is the antihypertensive recommended for such patients?

  1. alpha-methyldopa
  2. captopril
  3. nifedipine
  4. propranolol
  5. clonidine

Answer: A

Alpha-methyldopa

Methyldopa (Aldomet) is indicated in pregnancy. ACEI's (captopril) are contraindicated in pregnancy. ß Blockers can be used but may cause growth restriction. Diuretics are not used in pregnancy. Calcium channel blockers and centrally acting agents (while not contraindicated) should be avoided.

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Hypertension disorders in pregnancy are covered in the NCCPA Content Blueprint Reproductive System (8%)

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