n Obstetrics and Gynaecology Forum - Guidelines for managing preterm labour with intact membranes : guidelines

Volume 14, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 1027-9148



Extracted from text ... GUIDELINES 5 Guidelines for managing preterm labour with intact membranes ? Nifedipine is less expensive and in poorly controlled trials is associated with less neonatal morbidity (grade A). ? Choice between the two is dependent on contraindications for each drug (e.g. nifedipine is contraindicated in cardiac disease) or availability. ? Indomethacin and other COX inhibitors have a high maternal and fetal side effect profile and are not first line drugs of choice (grade B). Use should be restricted to when this is the only drug available and other drugs are contraindicated. ? There is probably no advantage to ..

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