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J Headache Pain. 2010 April; 11(2): 167–169.
Published online 2010 January 9. doi:  10.1007/s10194-009-0182-7
PMCID: PMC3452282

Angiotensin II receptor antagonists against migraine in pregnancy: fatal outcome

Abstract

A pregnant young woman with a severe migraine is prescribed candesartan, an angiotensin II type 1 receptor antagonist (AT II antagonists). This has a positive effect—except for severe maldevelopment of her fetus. There is an increase in the use of the fetotoxic drugs, AT II antagonists and angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors, as prophylactic treatment of migraines, in addition to their use as hypertensives.

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