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41 PRACTICAL QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ABOUT HYPERTENSION AND HYPERCHOLESTEROLEMIA - 2008

DRUG TREATMENT FOR HYPERTENSION PREVIOUS QUESTION  QUESTIONS  NEXT QUESTION
  • The following 5 groups are considered as first choice drugs for the treatment of hypertension:
    1. Diuretics
    2. Beta-blockers
    3. Calcium channel blockers
    4. Angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors
    5. Angiotensin receptor blockers
  • Other blood pressure lowering drugs which are alternatively used when the first choice drugs are either not effective or not well tolerated, are the following:
    1. Alpha 1-blockers
    2. Alpha 2-agonists and I1- blockers
    3. Directly acting vasodilators

WRITING GROUP
G. Stergiou, Chairman
A. Achimastos
E. Andreadis
I. Avramopoulos
M. Elissaf
N. Karatzas
T. Mountokalakis
D. Papadogiannis
K. Siamopoulos
E. Varsamis
K. Vemmos
D. Vlahakos