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The efficacy and tolerability of candesartan cilexetil in an elderly hypertensive population.
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PMID:  9331015     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study was performed to evaluate the antihypertensive efficacy and tolerability of candesartan cilexetil 8-16 mg once-daily in comparison with placebo in elderly hypertensive patients. Forty-one hospital and general practice centres in the Netherlands and in the United Kingdom enrolled 350 patients over 65 years of age with essential hypertension (WHO grades I or II). Patients with supine diastolic BP in the range 95-114 mm Hg after 4- to 8-week placebo run-in period (n = 193) were randomised to double-blind therapy with candesartan cilexetil or placebo. The initial dose of candesartan cilexetil 8 mg or placebo was doubled after 6 weeks if supine diastolic blood pressure (BP) exceeded 90 mm Hg. Mean (95% confidence interval) placebo-corrected reduction in supine diastolic BP after 12 weeks' treatment with candesartan cilexetil was 7.5 mm Hg (3.6-11.4; P < 0.001); the corresponding reduction in supine systolic BP was 13.6 mm Hg (6.9-20.2; P < 0.001). Placebo-corrected mean reduction in supine diastolic BP 2 and 4 h after the first dose of candesartan cilexetil were 2.2 mm Hg (-1.3 to +5.8; P = 0.219) and 4.0 mm Hg (-0.4 to +7.6; P = 0.027), respectively. Candesartan cilexetil had almost no influence on heart rate and did not affect the normal orthostatic changes in BP. Adverse events were equally common in the two treatment groups. Candesartan cilexetil 8-16 mg once-daily is an effective antihypertensive agent in elderly patients. The onset of action is smooth with no exaggerated response after the first dose and there is no postural hypotension. Candesartan cilexetil is very well tolerated in elderly hypertensives.
G T McInnes; K P O'Kane; J Jonker; J Roth
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article; Multicenter Study; Randomized Controlled Trial    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of human hypertension     Volume:  11 Suppl 2     ISSN:  0950-9240     ISO Abbreviation:  J Hum Hypertens     Publication Date:  1997 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-11-06     Completed Date:  1997-11-06     Revised Date:  2013-05-28    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8811625     Medline TA:  J Hum Hypertens     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  S75-80     Citation Subset:  IM    
University Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Western Infirmary, Glasgow, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Angiotensin Receptor Antagonists*
Antihypertensive Agents / therapeutic use*
Benzimidazoles / adverse effects,  therapeutic use*
Biphenyl Compounds / adverse effects,  therapeutic use*
Blood Pressure / drug effects
Double-Blind Method
Heart Rate / drug effects
Hypertension / drug therapy*,  physiopathology
Patient Compliance
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Angiotensin Receptor Antagonists; 0/Antihypertensive Agents; 0/Benzimidazoles; 0/Biphenyl Compounds; 0/Tetrazoles; R85M2X0D68/candesartan cilexetil

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