Chronic Kidney Disease and Hypertension

A Destructive Combination

Leticia Buffet, PharmD; Charlotte Ricchetti, PharmD, BCPS, CDE


US Pharmacist 

In This Article


The interrelationship of CKD and HTN leads to further emphasis on the importance of achieving BP control and decreasing proteinuria, if present. Agents that reduce proteinuria in addition to BP are generally first line, but patients may often require three to four antihypertensive agents in order to achieve their goals and minimize their risk for CVD and ESRD. In addition, healthy lifestyle modifications should always be considered as a vital component of any antihypertensive therapy regimen.