Influences of antihypertensive and antihyperlipidemic drugs on the senses of taste and smell: a review.

@article{Doty2003InfluencesOA,
  title={Influences of antihypertensive and antihyperlipidemic drugs on the senses of taste and smell: a review.},
  author={Richard L Doty and Shaji Philip and K. Raghupathi Reddy and Kara-Lynne Kerr},
  journal={Journal of hypertension},
  year={2003},
  volume={21 10},
  pages={1805-13}
}
According to the Physicians' Desk Reference (PDR), 36% of modern antihypertensive and antihyperlipidemic drugs produce untoward alterations in chemosensory perception. Such disturbances can adversely affect the quality of life, produce non-compliance to medication schedules, and may result in decreased food intake, loss of appetite, weight decrement, and depression. This review lists the primary antihypertensive and antihyperlipidemic drugs that adversely alter chemosensory function, provides… CONTINUE READING

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