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The alpha 1-blocker doxazosin is a well-established therapy for hypertension and benign prostatic hyperplasia; however, in its standard form, a multiple-step titration regimen is usually required. The new gastrointestinal therapeutic system (GITS) formulation of doxazosin greatly minimizes the need for titration by changing drug-delivery rate and the(More)
The objective of this study was to determine the frequency and profile of adverse reactions to antihypertensive drugs in an unselected group of drug-treated hypertensive patients. A questionnaire-based survey was carried out among 2586 drug-treated hypertensive patients who attended a general practitioner for clinical control. Adverse drug reactions(More)
The aim of this study was to examine the blood pressure (BP) levels in patients treated for essential hypertension in 1816 patients in general practice in Norway. The study was based on an optical readable questionnaire filled out by the physician including information about systolic (S) and diastolic (D) BP, gender, age, body weight, smoking habits and all(More)
BACKGROUND Hypertension represents a risk factor in the development of cardiovascular disease. MATERIAL AND METHODS The prescription of antihypertensive drugs and the daily doses used were examined in a questionnaire-based survey among 2,586 drug-treated hypertensive patients who attended a general practitioner for clinical control in November 1995. (More)
4,260 patients were included in an open surveillance study simultaneously with the introduction of doxazosin for treatment of essential hypertension in Norway. The main aim of the study was to systematically collect information on side effects and events in patients being treated with a new drug. The effect on blood pressure, heart rate and lipids was also(More)
The study was designed to investigate the safety and efficacy of doxazosin in the control of blood pressure in general medical practice; the results presented concern the first 748 patients evaluated over a 12-week period. Blood pressure was significantly reduced after treatment with doxazosin (-13/-9 mm Hg), and heart rate was not significantly altered. In(More)