Secondary and adverse effects of antihypertensive drugs

Authors: Jiří Vítovec 1;  Jindřich Špinar 2
Authors‘ workplace: I. interní kardioangiologická klinika LF MU a FN u sv. Anny v Brně 1;  Interní kardiologická klinika LF MU a FN Brno, pracoviště Bohunice 2
Published in: AtheroRev 2018; 3(1): 15-17
Category: Reviews


It includes a brief overview of secondary and unwanted effects of basic antihypertensive drugs which may influence patients toward discontinuation of medication with the ensuing danger of complications associated with uncontrolled blood pressure. The greatest amount of possible side effects of the basic antihypertensive drugs is described for diuretics and beta-blockers. We not only describe these side effects, but we also specify which class of drugs carries the least side effects and the lowest risk of discontinuation by patients.

Key words:
beta-blockers, calcium channel blockers, diuretics, ACE-inhibitors, adverse effects, sartans

10. 12. 2017

15. 1. 2018


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