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Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2006 Oct;195(4):e3-4. Epub 2006 Jul 17.

Acute pulmonary edema during tocolytic therapy with nifedipine.

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  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, University of Beirut Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon.


Calcium channel blockers are becoming more popular as first-line tocolytic agents. Serious side effects have rarely been reported and involved mainly intravenous use of nicardipine. We report the first case of acute pulmonary edema following tocolytic oral nifedipine. Possible contributing factors are mentioned.

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