Two-drug combo a good start for high BP

Published: November, 2011

When starting drug therapy to fight high blood pressure, a two-drug combination may work better than a single blood pressure drug.

A team of Colorado researchers compared drug prescriptions written for more than 160,000 men and women with newly diagnosed high blood pressure, also known as hypertension. The percentage of those people initially treated with two drugs rose from 22% in 2002 to 45% in 2007, and is likely higher now.

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