From the monitoring of severe to a survey of mild adverse effects of current antihypertensive therapy: the hidden side of the iceberg. The Scientific Committee of the Italian Pharmacoepidemiology Survey on Antihypertensive Therapy.


One of the most important causes of the unsatisfactory results of antihypertensive therapy in current medical practice is the difficulty in evaluating individual tolerability to the various antihypertensive agents. The methods commonly used, i.e. assessment in controlled studies of limited duration, or notification to pharmacovigilance authorities, clearly… (More)