stop using nifedipine capsules to lower extremely high blood pressure

Physicians are being warned to stop using nifedipine capsules to lower extremely high blood pressure.

This has become common in emergency rooms and physicians' offices. The contents of the capsule are either squirted under the tongue...or patients bite the capsule and swallow it.

Physicians like this because it's easy and works rapidly.

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