The Implications of Noncompliance with Antihypertensive Medication

@article{Girvin2012TheIO,
  title={The Implications of Noncompliance with Antihypertensive Medication},
  author={B. Girvin and G. Johnston},
  journal={Drugs},
  year={2012},
  volume={52},
  pages={186-195}
}
  • B. Girvin, G. Johnston
  • Published 2012
  • Medicine
  • Drugs
  • SummaryGiven the clear evidence that reducing blood pressure decreases the vascular complications of hypertension, loss of efficacy represents the principal complication of noncompliance with antihypertensive therapy. Withdrawal symptoms are also important and occur after abruptly stopping β-blockers and centrally-acting antihypertensive drugs. Very few studies have been conducted to assess the impact of missing 1 or 2 doses of an antihypertensive agent on short term control of blood pressure… CONTINUE READING
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