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Efficacy and safety of aliskiren and amlodipine combination therapy in patients with hypertension: a randomized, double-blind, multifactorial study.
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PMID:  23076450     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Most patients with hypertension need more than one drug to achieve blood pressure (BP) control. This randomized, double-blind, multifactorial study evaluated whether combinations of aliskiren and amlodipine provided superior BP reductions to component monotherapies in patients with hypertension (mean sitting diastolic BP (msDBP) 95-<110 mm Hg). Overall, 1688 patients were randomized to once-daily monotherapy with aliskiren 150 or 300 mg or amlodipine 5 or 10 mg, combination therapy with one of four corresponding aliskiren/amlodipine doses, or placebo for 8 weeks. At week 8 end point, aliskiren/amlodipine combinations provided significant msDBP reductions from baseline of 14.0-16.5 mm Hg, compared with reductions of 8.0 and 10.2 mm Hg for aliskiren 150 and 300 mg, respectively (P<0.001), and 11.0 and 13.8 mm Hg for amlodipine 5 and 10 mg, respectively (P<0.05). Aliskiren/amlodipine combinations provided reductions in mean sitting systolic BP 20.6-23.9 mm Hg, compared with decreases of 10.7 and 15.4 mm Hg for aliskiren 150 and 300 mg, respectively (P<0.001), and 15.8 and 21.0 mm Hg for amlodipine 5 (P0.001) and 10 mg (P=NS), respectively. Aliskiren/amlodipine combination therapy provides greater BP lowering than either agent alone, hence offering an effective treatment option for patients with hypertension.Journal of Human Hypertension advance online publication, 18 October 2012; doi:10.1038/jhh.2012.42.
T W Littlejohn; S W Jones; J Zhang; H Hsu; D L Keefe
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-10-18
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of human hypertension     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1476-5527     ISO Abbreviation:  J Hum Hypertens     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
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Created Date:  2012-10-18     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8811625     Medline TA:  J Hum Hypertens     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Piedmont Medical Research Group, Winston-Salem, NC, USA.
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