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Possibilities to treat hypertension more effectively through augmentation of patients' adherence to treatment - benefits of fixed combination therapy

Radosław Szczęch, Anna Szyndler, Katarzyna Kolasińska-Malkowska, Krzysztof Narkiewicz, Andrzej Tykarski
Nadciśnienie tętnicze 2007;11(6):525-535.

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Vol 11, No 6 (2007)
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Published online: 2007-10-09

Abstract

Unsuccessfull control of hypertension is usually related to patients' non-compliance. Half of newly diagnosed patients taking part in educational meetings state that "close to normal" blood pressure during pharmacotherapy justifies stopping the drug treatment. Educational meetings improving knowledge on the disease help to achieve better therapy results due to information on potential drugs benefits and adverse effects. Most of the hypertensive patients need several drugs to control their blood pressure. The number as well as scheme antihypertensive pressure lowering drugs administration may influence therapy outcomes. Usage of long-acting combined drugs provides comfortable way of administration with simultaneous number of pills reduction.
Arterial Hypertension 2007, vol. 11, no 6, pages 525-535.

Abstract

Unsuccessfull control of hypertension is usually related to patients' non-compliance. Half of newly diagnosed patients taking part in educational meetings state that "close to normal" blood pressure during pharmacotherapy justifies stopping the drug treatment. Educational meetings improving knowledge on the disease help to achieve better therapy results due to information on potential drugs benefits and adverse effects. Most of the hypertensive patients need several drugs to control their blood pressure. The number as well as scheme antihypertensive pressure lowering drugs administration may influence therapy outcomes. Usage of long-acting combined drugs provides comfortable way of administration with simultaneous number of pills reduction.
Arterial Hypertension 2007, vol. 11, no 6, pages 525-535.
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Keywords

combined drugs; persistence; compliance; hypertension

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Title

Possibilities to treat hypertension more effectively through augmentation of patients' adherence to treatment - benefits of fixed combination therapy

Journal

Arterial Hypertension

Issue

Vol 11, No 6 (2007)

Pages

525-535

Published online

2007-10-09

Bibliographic record

Nadciśnienie tętnicze 2007;11(6):525-535.

Keywords

combined drugs
persistence
compliance
hypertension

Authors

Radosław Szczęch
Anna Szyndler
Katarzyna Kolasińska-Malkowska
Krzysztof Narkiewicz
Andrzej Tykarski

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