Best tocolytic therapy options outlined for preterm delivery

November 21, 2012

Prostaglandin inhibitors, such as celecoxib (Celebrex, Pfizer) and indomethacin (Indocin, Merck and Lundbeck) and calcium channel blockers, such as nifedipine and nicardipine (Cardene, Cornerstone Therapeutics) had the highest probability of delaying premature labor by 48 hours and improving maternal and neonatal outcomes, according to a systemic review and network meta-analysis published in a recent issue of BMJ.