Which medications are recommended by JNC 7 for the initial pharmacologic management of hypertension (high blood pressure)?

Updated: Feb 22, 2019
  • Author: Matthew R Alexander, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Eric H Yang, MD  more...
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Many therapeutic agents can be used for the pharmacologic management of hypertension. The general recommendation established by the Seventh Report of the Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of the Joint National Committee on High Blood Pressure (JNC 7) is to initiate a thiazide-type diuretic initially for stage 1 hypertensive patients without compelling indications for other therapies. [5]

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