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Understanding hypertensive non-adherence

Reduce the risk through targeted advice

June 8th 2017

Tagged: Clinical guidance news

By Ailsa Colquhoun

Diuretics are the most likely antihypertensive medication to cause non adherence,  according to a new paper in Hypertension magazine.

In the UK around two in five people studied and taking antihypertensive medications were considered non-adherent (41.6 per cent).

As well as type of antihypertensive medication, other predictors of non-adherence include age, female sex, and the number of prescribed antihypertensives; each addition raises the likelihood of non-adherence rises by 85 per cent.

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