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