All drugs in this study reduced BP to acceptable control range in majority of women
Nifedipine performing best out of the three
The authors conclude that
The results suggest that all three oral drugs—methyldopa, nifedipine, and labetalol—are viable initial options for treating severe hypertension in pregnancy in low-resource settings. Our study results also suggest a need to expand access to and use of oral antihypertensive drugs for treatment of severe hypertension. WHO has listed only intravenous hydralazine and methyldopa in the latest essential drugs list for treating severe hypertension in pregnancy
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