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Is nifedipine indicated in the treatment of ureteric colic?

Three Part Question

In [a patient with renal colic] does [nifedipine] provide [symptomatic relief]?

Clinical Scenario

A patient presents with a good clinical history and examination of ureteric colic. To provide good symptomatic relief and also treatment, is the use of nifedipine indicated?

Search Strategy

PubMed on the world wide web.
[{nifedipine}] and [{ureteric colic}]
[{nifedipine}] and [{renal colic}]

Search Outcome

8 papers of relevance found. 3 were excluded due to the study using another drug concominantly, or the paper not being in English.

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