Fast Five Quiz: Are You Prepared for a Hypertensive Emergency?

Ali A. Sovari, MD


July 02, 2014

The most commonly used intravenous drug is nitroprusside. An alternative for patients with renal insufficiency is intravenous fenoldopam. Labetalol is another common alternative, providing easy transition from intravenous to oral dosing. However, intravenous calcium blockers (eg, nicardipine) could be useful in quickly and safely reducing blood pressure to target levels.

For more on medical management of malignant hypertension, read here.


Comments on Medscape are moderated and should be professional in tone and on topic. You must declare any conflicts of interest related to your comments and responses. Please see our Commenting Guide for further information. We reserve the right to remove posts at our sole discretion.
Post as: