[Calcium antagonists in pregnancy as an antihypertensive and tocolytic agent]

Wien Med Wochenschr. 1993;143(19-20):519-21.
[Article in German]


In pregnancy calcium antagonism is of great importance. The uterus-relaxing properties of verapamil are well known, diltiazem shows an excellent tokolytic efficacy and is also effective as hypotensive in pregnancy-induced hypotension. In contrast to verapamil and diltiazem the dihydropyridines were not clinically successful as tokolytic or hypotensive in pregnancy. Magnesium is a therapy of first choice in the EPH-gestosis.

Publication types

  • English Abstract
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Calcium Channel Blockers / adverse effects
  • Calcium Channel Blockers / therapeutic use*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Hypertension / drug therapy*
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Magnesium / therapeutic use
  • Obstetric Labor, Premature / prevention & control*
  • Pre-Eclampsia / drug therapy*
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Complications, Cardiovascular / drug therapy*
  • Tocolysis*


  • Calcium Channel Blockers
  • Magnesium