Nifedipine is a blood pressure medication that can be used in emergency circumstances to treat high altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE). Oxygen and descent are the most important treatments for HAPE. However, if oxygen and descent are difficult or impossible, nifedpine may be a useful adjunct treatment.
Avoid if you have an allergy or hypersensitivity to nifedipine or other dihydropyridine medications. Patients with heart disease and low blood pressure should be cautious when taking nifedipine.
Nifedipine can cause dangerous arrythmias, congestive heart failure, and severly low blood pressure. Other adverse reactions include dizziness, flushing, fatigue and weakness.
|High altitude pulmonary edema||30 mg by mouth of extended release nifedipine every 12 hours, and immediate descent, and seek immediate emergency medical care|
Adult doses are shown, unless otherwise specified. Refer to weight-based dosing guidelines for pediatric patients.
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