Medical News Summary: Sodium nitroprusside safety in children untested for high blood pressure


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About: Sodium nitroprusside safety in children untested for high blood pressure
Date: 16 November 2004
Source: Pharma Live
Medical News Summary (summary of medical news story as reported by Pharma Live): Sodium nitroprusside has been used to reduce blood pressure in children for years even though its safety has never been tested in children. The drug is most commonly used in children during surgery, chemotherapy and in ICU. Duke University is now about to conduct a clinical trial to examine this. They will also examine the optimum dosage for children.
URL: http://www.pharmalive.com/News/index.cfm?articleid=191030&categoryid=10
Related Disease Topics: High blood pressure

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