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The role of S-amlodipine in arterial hypertension therapy with combination of calcium channel blockers and beta-blockers

Author(s): M.A.Maksimova | Yu.V. Lukina | S.Yu.Martsevich

Journal: Racionalʹnaâ Farmakoterapiâ v Kardiologii
ISSN 1819-6446

Volume: 9;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 236;
Date: 2013;
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Keywords: arterial hypertension | combination therapy | S-amlodipine | β-blocker | racemic amlodipine

Aim. To study efficacy and safety of calcium channel blocker, S-amlodipine, in combination with β-blocker, atenolol, in patients with arterial hypertension (HT) 1-2 degree compared to fixed combination of racemic amlodipine and atenolol.Material and methods. Patients (n=31, 7 men and 24 women) with HT 1–2 degree were included into the study. The patients were randomized into two groups by the combinations sequence. Treatment with each combination lasted 4 weeks. Office blood pressure (BP) was assessed at baseline and at the end of the treatment periods, possible side effects were registered.Results. All patients completed the study. Both combination of S-amlodipine+atenolol and fixed combination of racemic amlodipine+atenolol reduced systolic (in average, -15.9 and -12.7 mm Hg, respectively) and diastolic (in average, -7.3 and -5.3 mmHg, respectively) BP significantly. Heart rate also decreased during therapy (in average, -3 and -4 bt/min, respectively). The differences between combinations BP and heart rate effects were not significant. 8 and 16 adverse events were registered during S-amlodipine+atenolol and racemic amlodipine+atenolol therapies, respectively.Conclusion. Combination of S-amlodipine+atenolol, as well as combination of racemic amlodipine+atenolol are effective in the treatment of patients with HT 1-2 degree, however combination with S-amlodipine has less number of adverse events.*Corresponding author: jlukina@gnicpm.ruRation Pharmacother Cardiol 2013;9(3):236-240
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