Renewed interest in chlorthalidone: evidence from the Veterans Health Administration.

  title={Renewed interest in chlorthalidone: evidence from the Veterans Health Administration.},
  author={Michael E. Ernst and Brian C. Lund},
  journal={Journal of clinical hypertension},
  volume={12 12},
Thiazide-type diuretics are recommended in national hypertension treatment guidelines, but these guidelines do not give preference to a specific thiazide. Recently, increased use of chlorthalidone has been advocated. The authors reviewed national outpatient prescription data from the Veterans Health Administration from 2003 to 2008 to describe the prescribing trends within the thiazide class, focusing on hydrochlorothiazide and chlorthalidone. Among total thiazide users, the proportion who… CONTINUE READING

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