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Considerations for dofetilide use in the elderly.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  24704896     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
This case describes an 85-year-old African-American female with atrial arrhythmias on dofetilide maintenance therapy who presented to an ambulatory cardiology clinic with hypotension. The pharmacist identified a potential major drugdrug interaction between dofetilide and the thiazide diuretic, chlorthalidone. Because of the patient's hypotension, it was decided to discontinue chlorthalidone to avoid the potential drug interaction with dofetilide. A systolic BP goal of 140-145 mmHg was later achieved and maintained with the addition of low-dose amlodipine, in addition to her lisinopril. This case highlights important considerations for prescribing and monitoring dofetilide and reviews hypertension management in the elderly population.
Authors:
Lindsey W Crist; Dave L Dixon
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Consultant pharmacist : the journal of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists     Volume:  29     ISSN:  0888-5109     ISO Abbreviation:  Consult Pharm     Publication Date:  2014 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-04-07     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9013983     Medline TA:  Consult Pharm     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  270-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
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