Drug causes cardiogenic shock

BMJ 1998; 316 doi: (Published 27 June 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:1927
  1. Norra Macready
  1. Irvine, California

    Four hypertensive patients went into cardiogenic shock after switching from mibefradil (Posicor) to other calcium channel blockers, according to a case report. The drug was voluntarily taken off the market by the manufacturers earlier this month (13 June, p 1766).

    One case resulted in death; the other three patients survived with intensive support of heart …

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