Women who are pregnant and have hypertensive emergency (pre-eclampsia) should be considered for intravenous labetolol or infusion of nitroprusside.
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Methyldopa, labetolol and nifedipine should be considered preferential antihypertensive drugs in pregnancy. Intravenous labetolol or infusion of nitroprusside should be considered in case of emergency (pre-eclampsia).