The effect of nifedipine on cystoscopy-induced autonomic hyperreflexia in patients with high spinal cord injuries

D. D. Dykstra, A. A. Sidi, L. C. Anderson

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Abstract

We evaluated the ability of the calcium channel blocker nifedipine to control autonomic hyperreflexia during cystoscopy in 7 patients with cervical spinal cord injuries. Nifedipine (10 mg.) alleviated autonomic hyperreflexia when given sublingually during cystoscopy and prevented autonomic hyperreflexia when given orally 30 minutes before cystoscopy. No adverse drug effects were observed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1155-1157
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Urology
Volume138
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1987

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