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Aldoclor (Methyldopa / Chlorothiazide) - Summary

 
 



WARNING

This fixed combination drug is not indicated for initial therapy of hypertension. Hypertension requires therapy titrated to the individual patient. If the fixed combination represents the dosage so determined, its use may be more convenient in patient management. The treatment of hypertension is not static, but must be re-evaluated as conditions in each patient warrant.

 

ALDOCLOR SUMMARY

ALDOCLOR (Methyldopa-Chlorothiazide) combines two antihypertensives: methyldopa and chlorothiazide.

ALDOCLOR is indicated for the treatment of hypertension.


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NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

Media Articles Related to Aldoclor (Methyldopa / Chlorothiazide)

Calorie restriction improves sleep apnea, hypertension in obese people
Source: Hypertension News From Medical News Today [2014.09.12]
Restricting calories may improve obstructive sleep apnea and reduce high blood pressure in obese adults, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association's High Blood Pressure...

Hypertension up to Six Times More Likely in Obese vs Slim Youth
Source: theheart.org | Medscape Cardiology Headlines [2014.09.10]
Overweight and obese boys and girls were much more likely to have hypertension than normal-weight children in a new study; thus, weight loss should be encouraged to reduce later CVD risk.
Heartwire

Hypertension is a nearly 6 fold risk factor in obese youths
Source: Hypertension News From Medical News Today [2014.09.03]
Obese youths have a nearly six fold risk of hypertension, according to research in more than 22 000 young people from the PEP Family Heart Study presented at ESC Congress by Professor Peter Schwandt...

Stroke risk increased by resistant hypertension: 35 percent in women and 20 percent in elderly Taiwanese
Source: Hypertension News From Medical News Today [2014.09.03]
Resistant hypertension increases the risk of stroke by 35% in women and 20% in elderly Taiwanese patients, according to research presented at ESC Congress by Dr Kuo-Yang Wang from Taiwan.

Potential to treat pulmonary hypertension with protein in 'good cholesterol'
Source: Cholesterol News From Medical News Today [2014.09.01]
Oxidized lipids are known to play a key role in inflaming blood vessels and hardening arteries, which causes diseases like atherosclerosis.

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Published Studies Related to Aldoclor (Methyldopa / Chlorothiazide)

Combination of a thiazide, a vasodilator and reserpine compared with methyldopa plus hydrochlorothiazide in the treatment of hypertension in Zimbabwe. [1990.03.03]
Brinerdin (Sandoz), a combination of a diuretic (clopamide 5 mg), a vasodilator (dihydro-ergocristine 0.5 mg) and reserpine (0.1 mg) (CDR) was compared with methyldopa (MD) plus hydrochlorothiazide (HCT) for antihypertensive effect, adverse reactions, compliance and patient preference in an open cross-over trial...

Evaluation of the efficacy and safety of enalapril plus hydrochlorothiazide plus methyldopa vs standard triple therapy in the treatment of moderate to severe hypertension: results from a multicentre study. [1990.02]
We report the results of a randomized, double-blind, parallel group multicentre study in 120 patients with moderate to severe hypertension, comparing two different types of antihypertensive treatment: a) the standard 'triple therapy' with hydrochlorothiazide, propranolol and hydralazine, and b) the combination of an ACE inhibitor, enalapril with hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ) and methyldopa...

Oral enalapril-hydrochlorothiazide-methyldopa as first line treatment for severe hypertension in Nigerians. [2004.01]
A combination of low-dose oral enalapril, methyldopa and hydrochlorothiazide was evaluated in the acute treatment of severe hypertension. Blood pressure moved from an average 210/120 mmHg at the onset to an average 135/79 mmHg within 24 hours, without any significant side effects and at about half the cost of commonly used parenteral hydralazine..

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