Compliance and persistence with newer antihypertensive agents.

  title={Compliance and persistence with newer antihypertensive agents.},
  author={William C. Gerth},
  journal={Current hypertension reports},
  volume={4 6},
Individuals with hypertension need to stay on therapy with antihypertensive medication to obtain the full benefits of blood pressure reduction. There are important differences in tolerability across antihypertensive drug classes, and these differences influence the extent to which patients are willing to continue taking their drugs. Three separate sources of evidence--postmarket surveillance studies, medical/prescription database studies, and discontinuation of study medication in long-term… CONTINUE READING


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