Monday, September 30, 2019

Amlodipine for high blood pressure

Hypertension and diabetes are independent risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD). These conditions often coexist, and hypertension occurs approximately twice as frequently in patients with diabetes as in those without.

Amlodipine should be considered a first-line antihypertensive agent. Amlodipine belongs to a group of medicines called calcium antagonists. It is used to treat:
• high blood pressure (hypertension).
• angina pectoris (pain in the chest caused by blockages in the arteries leading to the heart) or chest pain classed as vasospastic angina pectoris (or Prinzmetal’s angina).

Amlodipine is safe and effective when added to quinapril or losartan monotherapy to help lower BP toward therapeutic targets in patients with hypertension and diabetes.
Amlodipine for high blood pressure

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