Antihypertensive orders included clonidine (alpha blocker) 0.1mg po every 8 hours, verapamil (calcium blocker
) 2.5-5.0 mg IV every 2-4 hours prn for sustained tachycardia over 130 bpm and lisinopril (ACE inhibitor), 20mg po every morning.
Nifedipine, a calcium blocker
commonly used in treating Raynaud's disease, inhibits platelet aggregation.
JNC-VI recommends a long-acting dihydropyridine calcium blocker
as the second drug, largely on the strength of the impressive findings in the Systolic Hypertension in Europe trial, which showed dramatic reductions in stroke and in cardiovascular and all-cause mortality as well as a 50% reduction in dementia.
Generic acebutolol hydrochloride is a beta-blocker used to treat hypertension; generic flecainide acetate is an antiarrhythmia drug used to treat heart problems; generic nicardipine hydrochloride is a calcium blocker
used to treat hypertension; and generic sotalol hydrochloride AF is a betablocker used to treat hypertension.
* The biggest decline among the 25 best-selling generic drugs occurred for the calcium blocker
verapamil (Ivax Pharmaceuticals).
The Midwest region had the least percentage of noncompliance for antihypertensives, beta blockers, calcium blockers
, and cardiotonics.
ACE inhibitors, beta-blockers, calcium blockers
, and diuretics for the control of systolic hypertension.
103.3 101.2 98.7 97.7 Calcium Blockers
91.9 88.6 87.2 87.0 Benzodiazepines 87.9 85.3 82.9 80.2 Angiotensin II Antagonists 82.5 84.8 82.7 78.5 Estrogen/Progestogen 80.8 81.7 81.2 79.9 Anti-Arthritics, Plain 77.9 75.7 74.2 72.9 Macrolides & Related 68.6 66.4 62.8 60.9 Antibiotics Beta Agonists 62.4 58.8 58.2 56.5 Total U.S.
These include the anti-epileptic drugs topiramate (Topamax) and sodium valproate (Depakote), tricyclic antidepressants such as amitriptyline (Elavil) and nortriptyline (Pamelor), beta blockers such as propranolol (Inderal), calcium blockers
such as verapamil, and the antihistamine cyproheptadine (Periactin) in children.
There are several classes of drugs that are used to treat hypertension, but according to some doctors, African-Americans have better results with diuretics and calcium blockers
Risk factors for injurious falls: Among men there were positive associations between injurious falls and older age, absence of the Achilles reflex, absence of the quadriceps reflex, muscle weakness in the inferior extremities (iliopsoas, tibialis anterior, tibialis posterior and peroneal muscles), gait disturbances and the use of long-acting benzodiazepines, digitalis glycosides, calcium blockers
and anti-inflammatory drugs (Table I).
104.8 99.5 97.7 Calcium blockers
887.0 87.3 87.0 Benzodiazepines 85.3 82.9 80.2 Angiotensin 11 antagonists 84.3 82.7 78.5 Estrogen/progesterone 81.6 81.2 79.9 Antiarthritics, plain 75.7 74.2 72.9 Macrolides & related antibiotics 66.4 62.8 60.9 Penicillins 61.1 64.6 68.2 Total Market 3,843.1 3,807.2 3,706.4 2005 2004 Lipid regulators 160.2 145.4 Codeine & combinations 166.0 158.0 Antidepressants 143.9 143.0 ACE inhibitors 144.1 139.9 Beta-blockers 123.0 117.4 Proton pump inhibitors 92.3 90.8 Seizure disorders 86.5 82.9 Thyroid hormone, synth.
Second, the heart rate during atrial fibrillation is usually controlled with drugs such as beta blockers (such as metoprolol) or calcium blockers
. Your pulse should definitely not reach a high rate of 165 beats per minute just walking to the bathroom.