Postpartum hypertension and nonsteroidal analgesia

Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2004 Feb;190(2):577-8. doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2003.08.030.


Nonsteroidal analgesics are frequently used in obstetrics. We present two cases where nonsteroidal analgesics contributed to significant elevations in blood pressure in postpartum women. We review the literature and consider the pathophysiologic causes for such a phenomenon.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal / adverse effects*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Hypertension / chemically induced*
  • Hypertension / physiopathology
  • Ibuprofen / adverse effects*
  • Indomethacin / adverse effects*
  • Puerperal Disorders / chemically induced*
  • Puerperal Disorders / physiopathology


  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal
  • Ibuprofen
  • Indomethacin