Low dose guanfacine and methyldopa in mild essential hypertension A multiple centre study

R. J. Viskoper, A. Laszt, E. Paran, J. Ben Ari, Y. Goren, M. Modan

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Abstract

The hypotensive effect of low-dose guanfacine and methyldopa was compared in 73 outpatients, aged 32-65 yr, with mild to moderate hypertension. The degree of effect on diastolic blood pressure was similar for both drugs. However, guanfacine was more potent in reducing systolic blood pressure than methyldopa, especially in the elderly patients. The low dose of guanfacine only caused mild side effects.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)58-65
Number of pages8
JournalNetherlands Journal of Medicine
Volume31
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Aug 1987
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Guanfacine
  • Methyldopa
  • Mild hypertension

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