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Table 6 Prescription rates in treating newly diagnosed arterial hypertension in South Croatia

From: Effectiveness of treatment of newly diagnosed hypertension in family medicine practices in South Croatia

Prescribed antihypertensive class Proportion of medication prescribed, n, (%)
Monotherapya Overall prescriptionsa
Diuretics: 9 (11.7) 55 (16.7)
 Thiazide-like diuretics 9 (11.7) 48 (14.6)
 Loop diuretics 0 (0.0) 6 (1.8)
 Aldosterone antagonists 0 (0.0) 1 (0.3)
Angiotensin-converting enyzme inhibitorsa 27 (35.1) 83 (25.2)
Calcium channel blockers 18 (23.4) 57 (17.3)
Angiotensin II receptor blockers 1 (1.3) 11 (3.3)
Antiadrenergic agentsb 22 (28.6) 61 (18.5)
Fixed-dose combinations / 62 (18.8)
  1. aExcluded: patients without any pharmacological treatment (n = 16). There were 77 patients receiving only one antihypertensive drug during the first treament year. A total of 330 drugs were prescribed to 197 patients during one year and considered for the overall utilization, including mono and combined therapies, that were at least once prescribed to one newly diagnosed hypertensive during one-year treatment. The required data for one ACE inhibitor was missing, leaving 329 drugs for analysis
  2. bOnly beta-adrenergic blocking agents in the monotherapy group (n = 22). Beta blockers were predominant overall (n = 60), only one was selective alpha-2 adrenergic and imidazoline receptor agonist