Know the Ins and Outs of IV Antihypertensives

You can prevent dangerous errors with IV antihypertensives...clevidipine, labetalol, nicardipine, etc.

These meds may be needed to lower blood pressure when time is of the essence...such as with severe hypertension and eclampsia or stroke...to reduce the risk of further organ damage.

But some injectable antihypertensives are high-alert...since mishaps can increase the risk of serious patient harm.

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