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Sublingual nifedipine in acute severe hypertension.
  1. J H Evans,
  2. N J Shaw,
  3. J T Brocklebank
  1. Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, St James's University Hospital, Leeds.


    Sublingual nifedipine was used for the treatment of acute severe hypertension in 12 children with renal disease. An average dose of 0.24 mg/kg was safe and proved effective on most occasions within 30 minutes with a median duration of action of three hours. There were no major adverse effects.

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