Nifedipine, a new antihypertensive with rapid action

Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
M GuazziP Moruzzi


Oral (17 cases) or sublingual (9 cases) administration of nifedipine (10 mg), a new coronary dilator, induced a prompt and large pressure reduction in patients with severe primary hypertension. Pressure started to fall within 20 and 5 min after oral and sublingual administration, respectively, and reached the lowest levels in the next 10 min. Maximal mean arterial pressure reduction averaged 36 mm Hg; 120 min after the drug, mean arterial pressure was diminished by 19.5% of control. The hypotension was mediated through diminished peripheral resistance associated with rise of cardiac output and pulse rate. Nifedipine was also administered siblingually in 3 cases with hypertensive encephalopathy and acute left ventricular failure with average systemic and pulmonary arterial pressures from 307/164 and 91/55 mm Hg, respectively, which fell to 237/115 and 68/35 mm Hg 15 min after 10 mg of the drug, and were further reduced to 176/89 and to 47/19 mm Hg by an additional 10 mg.


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