Hypertension: A review of antihypertensive medication, past and present

Natalie Schellack, Pranusha Naicker

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© Medpharm. This article provides an overview of the changes that have taken place in the diagnosis and management of hypertension over the past decade. Hypertension remains a very common condition seen in South Africa. The approach to the management of hypertension includes necessary lifestyle modifications and a decisive, stepwise escalation process in the pharmacotherapeutic management thereof. Thiazide diuretics are still being promoted by most guidelines to be the initial (first-line) drug of choice, with the addition of other suitable antihypertensive agents, if necessary, and according to any relevant co-morbid conditions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)17-25
Number of pages9
JournalSA Pharmaceutical Journal
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015


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