The classification of reserpine as an example of “inappropriate prescribing" by Dr Willcox and colleagues1is without justification. Reserpine has been repeatedly shown to be an excellent choice for the treatment of hypertension when used in low doses.2A recent large Veterans Affairs Cooperative Study comparing different drugs for hypertension in the elderly concluded that treatment with reserpine plus a thiazide had a number of advantages for elderly patients.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||1|
|Journal||JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association|
|State||Published - Feb 8 1995|