Treatment for hypertension includes life-style modification and drug therapy. After the patient's blood pressure is under control, the number of antihypertensive drugs in a multiple-drug regimen should be reduced as appropriate. We report on a 58-year-old man who received multiple drugs for the treatment of hypertension for 22 months without adequate control of his blood pressure. His antihypertensive regimen included drugs from five different classes. Other concurrent medical problems in this patient were epilepsy and hyperlipidemia, which were treated by carbamazepine and lovastatin, respectively. A pharmacist consultation was requested to help manage the patient's persistently high blood pressure. After 16 months, the patient's blood pressure was adequately controlled with two drugs without any adverse consequences.
|Original language||English (US)|
|State||Published - Jun 1 1998|
- Antihypertensive medications
- Blood pressure