Antihypertensives


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Antihypertensives

Medications used to treat high blood pressure.
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However, many antihypertensive drugs have important interactions with foods and other medicinal plants used for different purposes.
To assess the risks of continued use, the investigators used propensity scoring to match 69,092 patients prescribed alpha-blockers to 69,092 who were prescribed other antihypertensives, based on age, comorbidities, date of treatment, and a slew of other potential confounders.
The prevalence of antihypertensive medication use in US adults with hypertension has risen from 64% to 77% in 2001 to 2010 [7].
The details about elderly people with falls associated with antihypertensives in Urban India are limited, and also, the prevalence of orthostatic hypotension and falls observed in this study is not similar/different from that reported in various other groups of older people in other parts.
The side-effects from single and dual quarter-dose therapies were about the same as those of placebo and far less than those from a standard dose of a single antihypertensive.
Strikingly, patients who used antihypertensives of unknown photosensitizing effect had a 10% increase in risk of incident cSCC.
The Research on Balance Rewards for healthy choices and patients over 50 study examined the relationship between BRhc engagement and adherence to antihypertensive, oral antidiabetic and antihyperlipidemic medications for patients age 50 and older.
Medication nonadherence, or not following a health care professional's instructions concerning taking prescribed antihypertensives (e.g., take one tablet twice daily), is a leading reason for poor blood pressure control among persons treated for hypertension, a strong risk factor for adverse cardiovascular disease outcomes, and a cause of excessive health care costs (2,4).
Antihypertensives did not reduce major CVD events overall in the population studied, but did reduce such events in the group of people with hypertension, but not in those without hypertension.
There is currently insufficient evidence to support the use of a specific antihypertensive agent in this setting.
The present study showed that the prescription pattern of antihypertensives was based upon the duration, severity of illness and the associated co-morbidities, it does not depend on the age of the patients.
Homozygous carriers of all 3 variant alleles (n = 9) did not require more antihypertensives than heterozygous and wild-type carriers (2.33 vs 2.03, P = 0.526), showing no influence of the A486V allele on blood pressure control (see online Supplemental Table 4 and online Supplemental Fig.