Title

Fixed-dose combination therapy for hypertension: When should this approach be used?

Date of this Version

4-1-2011

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Details

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Howes, L. (2011). Fixed-dose combination therapy for hypertension: When should this approach be used? Medicine Today, 12 (4), 75-77.

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© Copyright Medicine Today, 2011

ISSN

1443-430X

Abstract

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Several studies have demonstrated that most patients with hypertension will require two or more anti-hypertensive agents to control their blood pressure.1,2 Blood pressure targets of less than 140/90mmHg for patients with uncomplicated hypertension and less than 130/80mmHg for patients with diabetes or renal dysfunction are now recommended. As a result, fixed-dose combinations of two or even three anti-hypertensive drugs have become widely used.

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