Managing an Inadequate Response to the First Agent

Changing Doses or Drugs, Adding Drugs
  • L. Michael Prisant
Part of the Current Clinical Practice book series (CCP)


Less than 50% of patients respond to the initial choice of antihypertensive therapy. Some consideration should be given as to why the blood pressure did not achieve the intended goal to the selected medication. There are several approaches to managing an inadequate response to the first agent. These include changing the dose or the drug and adding drugs.


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