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Journal of Medicine and Life Science 2010;7(1):60-65.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.22730/jmls.2010.7.1.60    Published online June 30, 2010.
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제주대학교 의학전문대학원 내과학교실
Side-effects of antihypertensive drugs
Seung-Jae Joo
Department of Internal Medicine, Jeju National University School of Medicine, Jeju, Korea
Correspondence:  Seung-Jae Joo, Email: sejjoo@jejunu.ac.kr
Abstract
Each antihypertensive drug has different major side-effects. and practice guidelines describe the absolute and relative contraindications of antihypertensive drugs. Sometimes patients taking antihypertensive drugs complain of minor side- effects, resulting in the obstacle to the adequate control of blood pressure. and poor compliance. Although old drugs such as diuretics or beta-blockers have unavoidable. dose-related side-eflects,new drugs such as calcium antagonists,angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors,or angiotensin receptor blockers are relatively well-tolerated. Not only short-term side-effects ,but tong-term safety of antihypertensive drug must be considered in individual prescription. Low-dose combination therapy is a recommended strategy to minimize the side-effects of anti-hypertensive drugs. Short-term and long-term side-effects of diuretics ,beta-blockers ,calcium antagonists,angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors ,and angiotensin receptor blockers with be reviewed.
Key Words: Side-effects , Drug, Hypertension
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