What antihypertensive pharmacologic therapy is recommended for children?

Updated: Feb 22, 2019
  • Author: Matthew R Alexander, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Eric H Yang, MD  more...
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Lifestyle interventions should be initiated in all hypertensive children. When lifestyle modifications are inadequate for BP control or are unsuccessful in patients with more elevated BP, pharmacologic therapy must be considered. [5]  In general, the selection of antihypertensive agents in children is similar to that in adults, but the doses are smaller and must be closely titrated.


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