LYNE COPPENS, M.D.; FRANÇOIS LUSTMAN, M.D.
To the editor: We were most interested in Carrol's (1) experiment concerning the favorable effect of nifedipine administered orally in two patients with nephritic colic. Our experience with this treatment in patients who responded favorably led us to undertake, as suggested by Carrol, a prospective randomized study comparing our standard therapy with nifedipine.
Our usual treatment consists of an intravenous perfusion of sorbitol and procaine with papaverine and an antispasmodic, Baralgin (noramidopyrine methanesulfone, fenpiverinium bromide, pipethoxyphenone hydrochloride; Hoechst, Frankfurt, West Germany). Nifedipine was administered at the rate of one 10-mg capsule sublingually to be repeated after 10 minutes if pain
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COPPENS L, LUSTMAN F. Nifedipine and Ureteral Colic. Ann Intern Med. 1986;105:967. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-105-6-967_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1986;105(6):967.
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