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Table 5 Observations of antihypertensives use in special population from various studies

From: A review on prescribing patterns of antihypertensive drugs

Author Name Number of Subjects Involved Observation/Remarks
Altaf et al. [34] 100 geriatric patients The drug class most commonly prescribed was CCBs and the anti-hypertensive drug combinations were considerable, and this practice impacted positively on the overall BP control.
Fadare et al. [35] 220 elderly patients Antihypertensives accounted for 30.6 % prescriptions
Tondon et al. [36] 500 prescriptions to PMW Adherence rates to JNC-7 were adequate in Stage 1, hypertensive emergency and urgency. It was inadequate in pre-hypertension and Stage 2 hypertension.
Dhanaraj et al. [37] 1186 hypertensive patients with type 2 DM patients Adhered to guidelines
Janagan et al. [38] 85 hypertensive patients with type 2 DM Prescription pattern was in accordance with the JNC 7 recommended treatment of hypertension with type 2 DM
Hussain et al. [39] 117 hypertensive patients with type 2 DM Most common drug used was telmisartan. A positive relationship between fasting blood glucose and SBP observed. Underutilization of diuretics was noted.
Yoon et al. [40] 4296 adolescent hypertensives Only 23 % received antihypertensive prescription
St. Peter et al. [41] 13072 adult patients on dialysis Considerable proportions of patients with prescriptions for BBs, renin angiotensin system agents, and dihydropyridine CCBs in month 6 no longer had prescriptions for these medications by month 24.