antihypertensive antihypertensive

Definition(s):

  • (n) a drug that reduces high blood pressure

Usage(s):

  1. Cholesterol-lowering drugs like statins and antihypertensive medications like beta-blockers clearly help both men and women, as do a healthy diet and plenty of exercise.
  2. Many of the antihypertensive drugs can, and frequently do, produce undesirable side effects, such as impotence, dizziness and drowsiness.
  3. To treat his hypertension, Raj will be seeing his doctor and will probably be placed on antihypertensive medication.

News

  • FDA Warns That Popular Blood Pressure Drug Can Cause Severe Diarrhea

    The FDA is warning that the widely-used antihypertensive agent olmesartan (marketed as Benicar, Benicar HCT, Azor, Tribenzor, and generics) may cause severe diarrhea. According to an FDA safety announcement, olmesartan "can cause intestinal problems known as sprue-like enteropathy. Symptoms of sprue-like enteropathy include severe, chronic diarrhea with substantial weight loss." The warning is ...
    on July 3, 2013     Source: Forbes

Quotes

  • Jan Danser , Professor of Pharmacology at Erasmus MC says: "Ideally, new antihypertensive drugs not only lower blood pressure, but also offer organ protection. Our project studies the consequences of blocking the biological pathways in cells and...
    on Nov 17, 2009 By: Desiderius Erasmus Source: PR Newswire (press release)

Word of the Day
integral integral
/ˈɪn tə ɡrəl /