Combined treatment of severe intractable hypertension with captopril and diuretic

Autor(es): Atkinson A B,Brown J J,Lever A F,Robertson J I

Resumo: The converting-enzyme inhibitor, captopril, in a dose of 450 mg daily, was given together with a diuretic to eleven patients with severe hypertension unresponsive to previous therapy. Sustained control of blood pressure was achieved. Plasma angiotensin II and aldosterone fell significantly, whereas plasma active and total renin, and blood-angiotensin-I concentrations increased. Adverse effects included temporary taste disturbance, tachycardia, nephrotic syndrome, and possible drug-induced Guillain-Barré neuropathy. The combination of captopril and diuretic is thus very effective in controlling refractory hypertension. However, because of the frequency and severity of side-effects it should probably be used only in patients whose blood pressure has previously been uncontrolled by other means.

Imprenta: Lancet (London, England), v. 2, n. 8186, p. 105-108, 1980

Identificador do objeto digital: 10.1016/S0140-6736(80)90001-X

Descritores: Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Pathogenesis ; Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Clinical examination

Data de publicação: 1980