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Delayed-Release Budesonide (Tarpeyo) for Primary Immunoglobulin A Nephropathy

   
The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics • May 16, 2022;  (Issue 1650)
The FDA has approved Tarpeyo (Calliditas), a delayed-release capsule formulation of the corticosteroid budesonide, to reduce proteinuria in adults with primary immunoglobulin A nephropathy (IgAN;...
The FDA has approved Tarpeyo (Calliditas), a delayed-release capsule formulation of the corticosteroid budesonide, to reduce proteinuria in adults with primary immunoglobulin A nephropathy (IgAN; also called Berger's disease) who are at risk of rapid disease progression. It is the fi rst drug to be approved in the US for this indication. Oral formulations of budesonide have been available for years for treatment of inflammatory bowel disease.
Med Lett Drugs Ther. 2022 May 16;64(1650):76-7 | Show Full IntroductionHide Full Introduction

Apoaequorin (Prevagen) to Improve Memory

   
The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics • November 1, 2021;  (Issue 1636)
A synthetic form of the protein apoaequorin is the active ingredient in the over-the-counter dietary supplement Prevagen (Quincy Bioscience), which is heavily marketed to improve...
A synthetic form of the protein apoaequorin is the active ingredient in the over-the-counter dietary supplement Prevagen (Quincy Bioscience), which is heavily marketed to improve memory.
Med Lett Drugs Ther. 2021 Nov 1;63(1636):175-6 | Show Full IntroductionHide Full Introduction

Finerenone (Kerendia) for Chronic Kidney Disease

   
The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics • August 23, 2021;  (Issue 1631)
Finerenone (Kerendia – Bayer), an oral nonsteroidal mineralocorticoid receptor antagonist (MRA), has been approved by the FDA to reduce the risk of sustained eGFR decline, end-stage renal...
Finerenone (Kerendia – Bayer), an oral nonsteroidal mineralocorticoid receptor antagonist (MRA), has been approved by the FDA to reduce the risk of sustained eGFR decline, end-stage renal disease, nonfatal MI, hospitalization for heart failure (HF), and cardiovascular death in adults with chronic kidney disease (CKD) associated with type 2 diabetes. It is the first nonsteroidal MRA to be approved in the US.
Med Lett Drugs Ther. 2021 Aug 23;63(1631):131-2 | Show Full IntroductionHide Full Introduction

Drugs for Chronic Heart Failure

   
The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics • June 14, 2021;  (Issue 1626)
Among patients with chronic heart failure, those with a left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) ≤40% are considered to have heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF). Patients with a LVEF...
Among patients with chronic heart failure, those with a left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) ≤40% are considered to have heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF). Patients with a LVEF ≥50% are considered to have heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF). Those with a LVEF of 41-49% are an intermediate group more similar to patients with HFpEF.
Med Lett Drugs Ther. 2021 Jun 14;63(1626):89-96 | Show Full IntroductionHide Full Introduction

Vericiguat (Verquvo) for Heart Failure

   
The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics • March 8, 2021;  (Issue 1619)
The FDA has approved vericiguat (Verquvo – Merck), an oral soluble guanylate cyclase (sGC) stimulator, to reduce the risk of hospitalization for heart failure and cardiovascular (CV) death following a...
The FDA has approved vericiguat (Verquvo – Merck), an oral soluble guanylate cyclase (sGC) stimulator, to reduce the risk of hospitalization for heart failure and cardiovascular (CV) death following a worsening heart failure event (hospitalization for heart failure or treatment with IV diuretics as an outpatient) in patients with symptomatic chronic heart failure and left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) <45%. Vericiguat is the second sGC stimulator to be marketed in the US. Riociguat (Adempas), which is FDA-approved for treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension and chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension, was the first.
Med Lett Drugs Ther. 2021 Mar 8;63(1619):36-7 | Show Full IntroductionHide Full Introduction

Comparison Table: Some Drugs for HFrEF (online only)

   
The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics • March 8, 2021;  (Issue 1619)
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View the Comparison Table: Some Drugs for HFrEF
Med Lett Drugs Ther. 2021 Mar 8;63(1619):e1-14 | Show Full IntroductionHide Full Introduction

Drugs for Hypertension

   
The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics • May 18, 2020;  (Issue 1598)
Drugs available for treatment of chronic hypertension and their dosages, adverse effects, and costs are listed in the tables. Treatment of hypertensive urgencies and emergencies is not discussed...
Drugs available for treatment of chronic hypertension and their dosages, adverse effects, and costs are listed in the tables. Treatment of hypertensive urgencies and emergencies is not discussed here.
Med Lett Drugs Ther. 2020 May 18;62(1598):73-80 | Show Full IntroductionHide Full Introduction

Some Drugs for COVID-19

   
The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics • April 6, 2020;  (Issue 1595)
The severity and rapid spread of COVID-19 (caused by SARS-CoV-2) have raised questions about the use of some drugs in patients with the disease and whether currently available drugs could be effective in...
The severity and rapid spread of COVID-19 (caused by SARS-CoV-2) have raised questions about the use of some drugs in patients with the disease and whether currently available drugs could be effective in treating it. Definitive answers are lacking, but some recommendations can be made. For additional information on specific drugs, see our table Some Drugs Being Considered for Treatment of COVID-19.
Med Lett Drugs Ther. 2020 Apr 6;62(1595):49-50 | Show Full IntroductionHide Full Introduction

Table: Treatments Considered for COVID-19 (online only)

   
The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics • April 6, 2020;  (Issue 1595)
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Med Lett Drugs Ther. 2020 Apr 6;62(1595):e1-289 | Show Full IntroductionHide Full Introduction

Some Drugs for COVID-19

   
The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics • April 6, 2020;  (Issue 1919)
The severity and rapid spread of COVID-19 (caused by SARS-CoV-2) have raised questions about the use of some drugs in patients with the disease and whether currently available drugs could be effective in...
The severity and rapid spread of COVID-19 (caused by SARS-CoV-2) have raised questions about the use of some drugs in patients with the disease and whether currently available drugs could be effective in treating it. Definitive answers are lacking, but some recommendations can be made. For additional information on specific drugs, see our table Some Drugs Being Considered for Treatment of COVID-19.
Med Lett Drugs Ther. 2020 Apr 6;62(1919):1 | Show Full IntroductionHide Full Introduction

Consensi - A Fixed-Dose Combination of Amlodipine and Celecoxib

   
The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics • March 9, 2020;  (Issue 1593)
Consensi (Coeptis/Burke), a fixed-dose combination of the calcium channel blocker amlodipine (Norvasc, and others) and the COX-2 selective NSAID celecoxib (Celebrex, and generics), has been approved by the...
Consensi (Coeptis/Burke), a fixed-dose combination of the calcium channel blocker amlodipine (Norvasc, and others) and the COX-2 selective NSAID celecoxib (Celebrex, and generics), has been approved by the FDA for treatment of patients who have hypertension and osteoarthritis.
Med Lett Drugs Ther. 2020 Mar 9;62(1593):39-40 | Show Full IntroductionHide Full Introduction

Correction: Drugs for Chronic Heart Failure

   
The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics • July 1, 2019;  (Issue 1575)
In our Drugs for Chronic Heart Failure article,1 our description of the PARADIGM-HF trial comparing the combination of the ARB valsartan and the neprilysin inhibitor sacubitril (Entresto) with the ACE inhibitor...
In our Drugs for Chronic Heart Failure article,1 our description of the PARADIGM-HF trial comparing the combination of the ARB valsartan and the neprilysin inhibitor sacubitril (Entresto) with the ACE inhibitor enalapril for treatment of heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) characterized the dosage of enalapril as "suboptimal". Some readers have objected to that characterization.

The FDA-approved dosage of enalapril for treatment of HFrEF is 2.5-20 mg twice daily. In PARADIGM-HF, the dosage was capped at 10 mg twice daily, a widely used dosage that has been shown to reduce mortality in patients with HFrEF.2 In the trial, the rate of death from cardiovascular causes or hospitalization for heart failure was significantly lower with the combination of valsartan and sacubitril than with enalapril 10 mg twice daily (21.8% vs 26.5%). Whether allowing titration to 20 mg twice daily would have changed that result is a reasonable question, but there is no direct evidence that the higher dosage is more effective for this indication.3 We have removed the word "suboptimal" from the article as it appears online.

  1. Med Lett Drugs Ther 2019; 61:49.
  2. JJ McMurray et al. N Engl J Med 2014; 371:993.
  3. N Bartell and WH Frishman. Cardiol Rev 2017; 25:315.


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Med Lett Drugs Ther. 2019 Jul 1;61(1575):104 | Show Full IntroductionHide Full Introduction

Drugs for Hypertension

   
The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics • March 13, 2017;  (Issue 1516)
in the US and their dosages, adverse effects, and costs are listed in the tables. Treatment of hypertensive urgencies and emergencies is not discussed...
in the US and their dosages, adverse effects, and costs are listed in the tables. Treatment of hypertensive urgencies and emergencies is not discussed here.
Med Lett Drugs Ther. 2017 Mar 13;59(1516):41-8 | Show Full IntroductionHide Full Introduction

Drugs for Migraine

   
The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics • February 13, 2017;  (Issue 1514)
An oral nonopioid analgesic may be sufficient for treatment of mild to moderate migraine without severe nausea or vomiting. A triptan is the drug of choice for treatment of moderate to severe migraine. Use...
An oral nonopioid analgesic may be sufficient for treatment of mild to moderate migraine without severe nausea or vomiting. A triptan is the drug of choice for treatment of moderate to severe migraine. Use of a triptan early in an attack when pain is still mild to moderate in intensity improves headache response and reduces recurrence rates.
Med Lett Drugs Ther. 2017 Feb 13;59(1514):27-32 | Show Full IntroductionHide Full Introduction

Comparison Table: Some Drugs for Migraine Prevention in Adults (online only)

   
The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics • February 13, 2017;  (Issue 1514)
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View the Comparison Table: Some Drugs for Migraine Prevention in Adults
Med Lett Drugs Ther. 2017 Feb 13;59(1514):e31-2 | Show Full IntroductionHide Full Introduction

Patiromer (Veltassa) for Hyperkalemia

   
The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics • February 15, 2016;  (Issue 1488)
The FDA has approved patiromer (Veltassa – Relypsa), an oral potassium binder, for treatment of hyperkalemia. It is the first drug to be approved for this indication since the cation-exchange resin sodium...
The FDA has approved patiromer (Veltassa – Relypsa), an oral potassium binder, for treatment of hyperkalemia. It is the first drug to be approved for this indication since the cation-exchange resin sodium polystyrene sulfonate (Kayexalate, and others) in 1958. Patiromer is not indicated for emergency correction of life-threatening hyperkalemia. Sodium zirconium cyclosilicate, another oral potassium binder, is currently being reviewed by the FDA; a decision on its approval is expected in May 2016.
Med Lett Drugs Ther. 2016 Feb 15;58(1488):23-4 | Show Full IntroductionHide Full Introduction

Drugs for Chronic Heart Failure

   
The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics • September 1, 2012;  (Issue 121)
Chronic systolic heart failure is usually associated with a left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) of ≤40%. Many patients with symptoms of heart failure have higher ejection fractions, but there is no...
Chronic systolic heart failure is usually associated with a left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) of ≤40%. Many patients with symptoms of heart failure have higher ejection fractions, but there is no evidence that drug treatment of heart failure with preserved systolic function (LVEF >40%) improves clinical outcomes. Some of the drugs commonly used now for treatment of chronic heart failure are listed in the table on page 71.
Treat Guidel Med Lett. 2012 Sep;10(121):69-72 | Show Full IntroductionHide Full Introduction

Edarbyclor: An ARB/Chlorthalidone Combination for Hypertension

   
The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics • March 5, 2012;  (Issue 1385)
The FDA has approved a fixed-dose combination of the angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB) azilsartan and the thiazide-like diuretic chlorthalidone as Edarbyclor (Takeda) for treatment of...
The FDA has approved a fixed-dose combination of the angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB) azilsartan and the thiazide-like diuretic chlorthalidone as Edarbyclor (Takeda) for treatment of hypertension
Med Lett Drugs Ther. 2012 Mar 5;54(1385):17-8 | Show Full IntroductionHide Full Introduction

Drugs for Hypertension

   
The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics • January 1, 2012;  (Issue 113)
Drugs available in the US for treatment of chronic hypertension, with their dosages and adverse effects, are listed in the tables that begin on page 2. Combination products are listed on page 8. Drugs...
Drugs available in the US for treatment of chronic hypertension, with their dosages and adverse effects, are listed in the tables that begin on page 2. Combination products are listed on page 8. Drugs for treatment of hypertensive emergencies are not discussed here. They were reviewed previously.
Treat Guidel Med Lett. 2012 Jan;10(113):1-10 | Show Full IntroductionHide Full Introduction

Drugs for Migraine

   
The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics • February 1, 2011;  (Issue 102)
Drugs for treatment of migraine are listed in Table 2 on page 9. Drugs for prevention of migraine are listed in Table 3 on page 10. Treatment of migraine in the emergency room, which may involve use of...
Drugs for treatment of migraine are listed in Table 2 on page 9. Drugs for prevention of migraine are listed in Table 3 on page 10. Treatment of migraine in the emergency room, which may involve use of intravenous drugs, is not included here.
Treat Guidel Med Lett. 2011 Feb;9(102):7-12 | Show Full IntroductionHide Full Introduction

Tribenzor for Hypertension

   
The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics • September 6, 2010;  (Issue 1346)
Many patients with hypertension require more than one drug to control their blood pressure. Tribenzor (Daiichi Sankyo), recently approved by the FDA for treatment of hypertension, combines the calcium channel...
Many patients with hypertension require more than one drug to control their blood pressure. Tribenzor (Daiichi Sankyo), recently approved by the FDA for treatment of hypertension, combines the calcium channel blocker amlodipine (Norvasc, and others), the angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB) olmesartan (Benicar)and the most commonly prescribed diuretic, hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ). Tribenzor is not approved for initial therapy, but is recommended for patients not adequately controlled on any 2-drug combination of a calcium channel blocker, an ARB or a diuretic.
Med Lett Drugs Ther. 2010 Sep 6;52(1346):70-1 | Show Full IntroductionHide Full Introduction

A Third Amlodipine/ARB Combination (Twynsta) for Hypertension

   
The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics • January 11, 2010;  (Issue 1329)
The FDA has approved Twynsta (Boehringer Ingelheim), a fixed-dose combination of the calcium-channel blocker (CCB) amlodipine and the angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB) telmisartan, for treatment of...
The FDA has approved Twynsta (Boehringer Ingelheim), a fixed-dose combination of the calcium-channel blocker (CCB) amlodipine and the angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB) telmisartan, for treatment of hypertension.
Med Lett Drugs Ther. 2010 Jan 11;52(1329):2-3 | Show Full IntroductionHide Full Introduction

Drugs for Treatment of Chronic Heart Failure

   
The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics • July 1, 2009;  (Issue 83)
The range of drugs for treatment of chronic heart failure continues to expand. Some of those commonly used now are listed in the table on page 55. Mechanical therapies for the treatment of heart failure such as...
The range of drugs for treatment of chronic heart failure continues to expand. Some of those commonly used now are listed in the table on page 55. Mechanical therapies for the treatment of heart failure such as cardiac resynchronization, implanted cardiac defibrillators (ICDs), ventricular assist devices and ultrafiltration for the relief of congestion will not be reviewed here.
Treat Guidel Med Lett. 2009 Jul;7(83):53-6 | Show Full IntroductionHide Full Introduction

Exforge HCT

   
The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics • June 15, 2009;  (Issue 1314)
Most patients with hypertension require more than one drug to control their blood pressure. Exforge HCT (Novartis) is a new 3-drug fixed-dose combination tablet approved by the FDA for treatment of...
Most patients with hypertension require more than one drug to control their blood pressure. Exforge HCT (Novartis) is a new 3-drug fixed-dose combination tablet approved by the FDA for treatment of hypertension. It combines the calcium-channel blocker amlodipine (Norvasc, and others) and the angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB) valsartan (Diovan), which are already available in a combination tablet (Exforge), with the most commonly prescribed diuretic hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ). Exforge HCT is not approved for initial treatment of hypertension, but rather for patients not adequately controlled on a 2-drug combination of a calcium-channel blocker, an ARB or a diuretic. It can also be substituted for amlodipine, valsartan and HCTZ in patients already taking all 3 of these drugs.
Med Lett Drugs Ther. 2009 Jun 15;51(1314):46 | Show Full IntroductionHide Full Introduction

Drugs for Hypertension

   
The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics • January 1, 2009;  (Issue 77)
Drugs available in the US for treatment of chronic hypertension, with their dosages, adverse effects and costs, are listed in the tables that begin on page 2. Combination products are listed on page 9. Drugs...
Drugs available in the US for treatment of chronic hypertension, with their dosages, adverse effects and costs, are listed in the tables that begin on page 2. Combination products are listed on page 9. Drugs for treatment of hypertensive emergencies are not discussed here. They were reviewed in Treatment Guidelines (volume 1, page 19, December 2002) and in The Medical Letter (volume 50, page 73, September 22, 2008).
Treat Guidel Med Lett. 2009 Jan;7(77):1-10 | Show Full IntroductionHide Full Introduction

Aliskiren/Hydrochlorothiazide (Tekturna HCT) for Hypertension

   
The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics • August 25, 2008;  (Issue 1293)
Aliskiren (Tekturna - Novartis), the first direct renin inhibitor for treatment of hypertension, has been approved for use in a fixed-dose combination with the diuretic hydrochlorothiazide (Tekturna HCT -...
Aliskiren (Tekturna - Novartis), the first direct renin inhibitor for treatment of hypertension, has been approved for use in a fixed-dose combination with the diuretic hydrochlorothiazide (Tekturna HCT - Novartis). Many angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors and angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) are also available in fixed-dose combinations with hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ).
Med Lett Drugs Ther. 2008 Aug 25;50(1293):65-6 | Show Full IntroductionHide Full Introduction

Drugs for Migraine

   
The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics • March 1, 2008;  (Issue 67)
Some drugs for treatment of migraine attacks are listed in table 2 on page 18. Drugs for prevention of migraine are listed in table 3 on page 20. Treatment of migraine in the emergency room, which may involve...
Some drugs for treatment of migraine attacks are listed in table 2 on page 18. Drugs for prevention of migraine are listed in table 3 on page 20. Treatment of migraine in the emergency room, which may involve use of intravenous drugs, is not included here.
Treat Guidel Med Lett. 2008 Mar;6(67):17-22 | Show Full IntroductionHide Full Introduction

Aliskiren (Tekturna) for Hypertension

   
The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics • April 9, 2007;  (Issue 1258)
Aliskiren (ah LIS ker in; Tekturna - Novartis), the first direct renin inhibitor, has been approved by the FDA for treatment of hypertension. It is indicated for oral use either as monotherapy or in combination...
Aliskiren (ah LIS ker in; Tekturna - Novartis), the first direct renin inhibitor, has been approved by the FDA for treatment of hypertension. It is indicated for oral use either as monotherapy or in combination with other antihypertensive agents.
Med Lett Drugs Ther. 2007 Apr 9;49(1258):29-31 | Show Full IntroductionHide Full Introduction

Drugs for Treatment of Heart Failure

   
The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics • January 1, 2006;  (Issue 41)
The choice of drugs for treatment of chronic heart failure continues to evolve. Those most commonly used now are listed in the table on page 3. The use of implanted cardiac defibrillators (ICDs) to reduce the...
The choice of drugs for treatment of chronic heart failure continues to evolve. Those most commonly used now are listed in the table on page 3. The use of implanted cardiac defibrillators (ICDs) to reduce the incidence of sudden death in patients with heart failure and the treatment of decompensated heart failure were discussed in previous issues.
Treat Guidel Med Lett. 2006 Jan;4(41):1-4 | Show Full IntroductionHide Full Introduction

BiDil for Heart Failure

   
The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics • September 28, 2005;  (Issue 1218)
BiDil (NitroMed), a fixed-dose combination of isosorbide dinitrate and hydralazine, was approved by the FDA for adjunctive use in the treatment of heart failure in black patients.Both drugs are oral...
BiDil (NitroMed), a fixed-dose combination of isosorbide dinitrate and hydralazine, was approved by the FDA for adjunctive use in the treatment of heart failure in black patients.Both drugs are oral vasodilators that have been used together off-label for many years to treat heart failure in patients not responding to other drugs.
Med Lett Drugs Ther. 2005 Sep 28;47(1218):77-8 | Show Full IntroductionHide Full Introduction

Drugs for Hypertension

   
The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics • June 1, 2005;  (Issue 34)
Drugs available in the US for treatment of chronic hypertension, with their dosages, adverse effects and costs, are listed in the tables that begin on page 40. Combination products are listed on page 47. Drugs...
Drugs available in the US for treatment of chronic hypertension, with their dosages, adverse effects and costs, are listed in the tables that begin on page 40. Combination products are listed on page 47. Drugs for treatment of hypertensive emergencies are not discussed here.
Treat Guidel Med Lett. 2005 Jun;3(34):39-48 | Show Full IntroductionHide Full Introduction

ARBs and Myocardial Infarction

   
The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics • May 9, 2005;  (Issue 1208)
Angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) are widely used as an alternative to angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors for treatment of hypertension because they lower blood pressure without inducing a cough....
Angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) are widely used as an alternative to angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors for treatment of hypertension because they lower blood pressure without inducing a cough. It has not been established that they provide the same cardiac benefits as ACE inhibitors. Recently, an editorial in the British Medical Journal suggested that ARBs may increase the risk of myocardial infarction.
Med Lett Drugs Ther. 2005 May 9;47(1208):38-9 | Show Full IntroductionHide Full Introduction

Drugs for Migraine

   
The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics • September 1, 2004;  (Issue 25)
Drugs for treatment of migraine attacks are listed in the table on page 64. All of the oral drugs are most effective if taken early in an attack when the pain is mild (H Christoph-Diener et al, Neurology 2004;...
Drugs for treatment of migraine attacks are listed in the table on page 64. All of the oral drugs are most effective if taken early in an attack when the pain is mild (H Christoph-Diener et al, Neurology 2004; 63:520). Drugs for prevention of migraine are listed in the table on page 65. Treatment of migraine in the emergency room, which may involve use of intravenous drugs, is not included here.
Treat Guidel Med Lett. 2004 Sep;2(25):63-6 | Show Full IntroductionHide Full Introduction

Initial Therapy of Hypertension

   
The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics • July 5, 2004;  (Issue 1186)
The importance of adequate control of hypertension in preventing organ damage and death is well established, but the choice of drugs is still controversial. Three recent drug trials, one supporting initial...
The importance of adequate control of hypertension in preventing organ damage and death is well established, but the choice of drugs is still controversial. Three recent drug trials, one supporting initial therapy with a diuretic, the second favoring an angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor, and the third showing equivalence between a calcium-channel blocker and an angiotensin-receptor blocker (ARB) have intensified the debate.
Med Lett Drugs Ther. 2004 Jul 5;46(1186):53-5 | Show Full IntroductionHide Full Introduction

Eplerenone (Inspra)

   
The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics • May 12, 2003;  (Issue 1156)
Eplerenone (e pler' en one; Inspra - Pharmacia), an aldosterone receptor antagonist similar to spironolactone (Aldactone, and others), has been approved by the FDA, but not yet marketed, for treatment of...
Eplerenone (e pler' en one; Inspra - Pharmacia), an aldosterone receptor antagonist similar to spironolactone (Aldactone, and others), has been approved by the FDA, but not yet marketed, for treatment of hypertension. It has also been tried for treatment of heart failure.
Med Lett Drugs Ther. 2003 May 12;45(1156):39-40 | Show Full IntroductionHide Full Introduction

Drugs for Treatment of Heart Failure

   
The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics • April 1, 2003;  (Issue 8)
The choice of drugs for treatment of chronic heart failure continues to evolve. It has become increasingly recognized that drugs used in heart failure produce beneficial effects through neurohormonal as well as...
The choice of drugs for treatment of chronic heart failure continues to evolve. It has become increasingly recognized that drugs used in heart failure produce beneficial effects through neurohormonal as well as hemodynamic mechanisms. The treatment of decompensated heart failure is not discussed here; drugs used for this indication were reviewed in Cardiovascular Drugs in the ICU, Treatment Guidelines from The Medical Letter 2002; 1:19.
Treat Guidel Med Lett. 2003 Apr;1(8):53-6 | Show Full IntroductionHide Full Introduction

Drugs for Hypertension

   
The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics • February 1, 2003;  (Issue 6)
Drugs available in the US for treatment of chronic hypertension, with their dosages, adverse effects and costs, are listed in the table that begins on page 35. Combination products are listed on page 39. Drugs...
Drugs available in the US for treatment of chronic hypertension, with their dosages, adverse effects and costs, are listed in the table that begins on page 35. Combination products are listed on page 39. Drugs for treatment of hypertensive emergencies were discussed in Treatment Guidelines volume 1, issue 4, page 19, December 2002.
Treat Guidel Med Lett. 2003 Feb;1(6):33-40 | Show Full IntroductionHide Full Introduction

Olmesartan (Benicar) for hypertension

   
The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics • August 5, 2002;  (Issue 1136)
Olmesartan medoxomil (Benicar - Sankyo), a substituted imidazole, is the seventh oral angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB) approved by the FDA for treatment of...
Olmesartan medoxomil (Benicar - Sankyo), a substituted imidazole, is the seventh oral angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB) approved by the FDA for treatment of hypertension.
Med Lett Drugs Ther. 2002 Aug 5;44(1136):69-70 | Show Full IntroductionHide Full Introduction