Which medications in the drug class Antihypertensive agents are used in the treatment of Turner Syndrome?

Updated: Mar 19, 2021
  • Author: Maala S Daniel, MBBS; Chief Editor: Luis O Rohena, MD, MS, FAAP, FACMG  more...
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Antihypertensive agents

These products are used to control hypertension and to ultimately prevent complications such as aortic dissection. The 2 most common class of medications used for these purposes in pediatric patients are beta-blockers and ACE inhibitors. Propranolol is an example of one of the beta-blockers used in pediatrics, whereas captopril is an example of an ACE inhibitor.

Additional drug recommendations for patients aged 1-17 years may be found in The Fourth Report on the Diagnosis, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure in Children and Adolescents. For neonatal doses, see the Medscape Reference article Neonatal Hypertension. For pediatric doses, see the Medscape Reference article Pediatric Hypertension.

Propranolol (Inderal)

Has membrane-stabilizing activity and decreases automaticity of contractions.

Captopril (Capoten)

Prevents conversion of angiotensin I to angiotensin II, a potent vasoconstrictor, resulting in lower aldosterone secretion.


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