Features August 2017 Issue

Is Blood-Pressure Control Safer With Small Doses of More Meds?

Controlling blood pressure often requires more than one medication.

Is Blood-Pressure Control Safer With Small Doses of More Meds?

Research suggests smaller doses of a few medications may be better than a large dose of a single drug. But that approach may not apply in all cases.

When blood pressure control requires medications, you and your doctor have many options. There are dozens of types of antihypertensive drugs, and within each class of drug there are dozens more brand and generic options.

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