Current position of a fixed combination telmisartan with amlodipine in treatment of essential arterial hypertension


Authors: Jiří Slíva
Authors‘ workplace: Ústav farmakologie 3. LF UK v Praze
Published in: Vnitř Lék 2016; 62(9): 699-702
Category: Reviews

Overview

Nowadays, fixed drug combinations are very important part of pharmacotherapy in essential arterial hypertension. The ameliorated activity of RAAS system (ACE inhibitors or sartans) along with calcium-ion channel inhibitor results in additive decrease of blood pressure with concomitant beneficial safety profile. Both telmisartan and amlodipine possess very favorable pharmacological properties, what is reflected in results of performed clinical trials, in which they were used as combinations.

Key words:
amlodipine – calcium channel blockers – fixed combination – hypertension – sartans – telmisartan


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