[Different antihypertensive drugs as first-line therapy in patients with essential hypertension]

IQWiG
Record ID 32010000644
German
Authors' objectives:

The aim of this investigation is to find out the extent to which the benefit of antihypertensive drugs is dependent on the choice of the first-line drug in the treatment of essential hypertension.

Authors' recomendations: Diuretics are the only drug class not inferior to any other drug class in reducing hypertension complications and in individual aspects display additional benefit when compared to other antihypertensive drugs. In the overall results, therefore, diuretics can generally be considered the first-line therapy when considering the research question of this report.
Details
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2009
URL for additional information: http://www.iqwig.de/index.388.en.html
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Germany
MeSH Terms
  • Hypertension
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