antihypertensive drug

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Noun1.antihypertensive drug - a drug that reduces high blood pressureantihypertensive drug - a drug that reduces high blood pressure
ACE inhibitor, angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor - an antihypertensive drug that blocks the formation of angiotensin II in the kidney, leading to relaxation of the arteries; promotes the excretion of salt and water by inhibiting the activity of the angiotensin converting enzyme; also used to treat congestive heart failure
chlorothiazide, Diuril - a diuretic drug (trade name Diuril) used in the treatment of edema and hypertension
Catapres, clonidine - an antihypertensive (trade name Catapres) that can be administered orally or via transdermal patches
Cardura, doxazosin - an antihypertensive drug (trade name Cardura) that works by relaxing blood vessels so that blood passes through them more easily; it is also used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia
guanabenz, Wytensin - antihypertensive drug (trade name Wytensin) that reduces blood pressure by its effect on the central nervous system
Apresoline, hydralazine - an antihypertensive drug (trade name Apresoline) that dilates blood vessels; used (often with a diuretic) to treat hypertension and congestive heart failure
labetalol, labetalol hydrochloride, Normodyne, Trandate - antihypertensive drug (trade names Trandate and Normodyne) that blocks alpha and beta-adrenergic receptors of the sympathetic nervous system (leading to a decrease in blood pressure)
Maxzide - trade name for an antihypertensive drug containing hydrochlorothiazide and another diuretic
medicament, medication, medicinal drug, medicine - (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
Aldomet, alpha methyl dopa, methyldopa - antihypertensive drug (trade name Aldomet) used in the treatment of high blood pressure
Minipress, prazosin - antihypertensive drug (trade name Minipress)
Raudixin, Rau-Sed, reserpine, Sandril, Serpasil - antihypertensive consisting of an alkaloid extracted from the plant Rauwolfia serpentina (trade names Raudixin or Rau-Sed or Sandril or Serpasil)
Tenoretic - trade name for an antihypertensive drug consisting of a fixed combination of atenolol and a diuretic
Hytrin, terazosin - antihypertensive drug (trade name Hytrin) used to treat high blood pressure
Aldactone, spironolactone - a synthetic corticosteroid (trade name Aldactone) used to treat hypertension
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Valsartan is an antihypertensive drug used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure.
In a multivariable logistic regression model with antihypertensive drug deintensification as the dependent variable (Table 2), older age, SBP 80-100 (as compared to 101-120), no diagnosis of congestive heart failure, diagnosis of cardiac brady-arrhythmias, occurrence of fracture associated with the index fall, and receipt of >1 antihypertensive drug were associated with a higher likelihood of experiencing antihypertensive drug deintensification, and in particular angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor and thiazide diuretics.
To understand the association, published in the journal The BMJ, the team analysed primary care records for nearly one million patients who started taking a new antihypertensive drug between 1995 and 2015.
Ohno said future research should consider whether nutritional guidance can improve the accomplishment rate of the target blood pressure and decrease the number of antihypertensive drug prescriptions.
We have selected atenolol for comparison as it is a conventional first-line antihypertensive drug widely used and the results will be helpful to guide the treatment strategy of essential hypertension.
About 59% of patients were not on any antihypertensive drug at baseline, with the rest on a single drug.
Nice guidelines currently recommend offering antihypertensive drug treatment to those of any age with stage two hypertension or high blood pressure.
However, data on the effect of antihypertensive drug use on subsequent dementia, Alzheimer's disease, cognitive impairment, and cognitive decline are limited and inconclusive.
Hypertension is a risk factor for osteoporotic fracture and significantly contributes to morbidity and mortality both in men and women.[sup][4],[5],[6] Recently, several prospective trials led to a debate on whether the use of antihypertensive drugs is associated with new-onset osteoporotic fracture (NOF) in hypertensive patients undergoing treatment.[sup][7],[8],[9],[10] However, the results of these studies are inconsistent, partly because of a head-to-head comparison of antihypertensive agents and short follow-up periods.[sup][10],[11],[12] It is also unclear whether certain antihypertensive drug classes are associated with a higher risk of NOF when compared with other antihypertensive drug classes in the elderly population during long-term follow-up.
These herbs can add an advantage to blood pressure regulation you won't find in any antihypertensive drug. Plus, they offer a number of other benefits that can protect other systems in your body, not just your heart.
An antihypertensive drug, nicardipine, was started to control the blood pressure, and an anticonvulsant, fosphenytoin, was administered to control seizures.
Adherence to prescribed antihypertensive drug treatments: Longitudinal study of electronically compiled dosing histories.