ANTIHYPERTENSIVE DRUGS


Contraindications Nursing Interventions
propranolol (beta-blockers) diabetes asthma peripheral vascular disease -watch client: dizziness and fatigue increase risk of injury -advice client not to discontinue abruptly -risk of rebound hypertension, angina or MI
nifedipine (Ca2+ antagonists) congestive heart failure -advice clients not to discontinue abruptly
captopril (ACE inhibitor) pregnancy -advice client to stand up slowly (orthostatic hypotension is a common problem)

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