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2012-09-11 22:25:52

Nearly 5 percent of pregnant women are prescribed drugs to treat high blood pressure, including some drugs that aren't considered safe for mothers or their babies, according to new research in the American Heart Association's journal Hypertension. Use of high blood pressure drugs during pregnancy is becoming increasingly common, said Brian T. Bateman, M.D., lead author and Assistant Professor of anesthesia at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Mass. "While we know high blood pressure, or...

2012-09-10 11:01:08

Many patients with hypertension are treated with ACE inhibitors. These drugs block the angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) that regulates the salt and water balance of the body and raises blood pressure. Recent studies by a research team led by Professor Ken Bernstein (Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, USA) have, however, significantly broadened the enzyme´s known task spectrum: The enzyme also plays a key role in blood formation, renal development and male fertility....

2012-03-22 21:17:45

Drug manufacturer deviates from the appropriate comparator therapy specified by the G-BA The fixed drug combination of aliskiren and amlodipine (trade name: Rasilamlo®) was approved in April 2011 for the treatment of people with hypertension in whom aliskiren or amlodipine alone has an insufficient effect. In an early benefit assessment pursuant to the "Act on the Reform of the Market for Medicinal Products” (AMNOG), the German Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care...

2012-01-12 21:02:24

Researchers at St. Michael's Hospital have published the first detailed figures showing the risk of using the prescription drug Rasilez in combination with certain other blood pressure-lowering medications. The pharmaceutical company Novartis terminated a large, international clinical trial of the drug last month after finding an increased incidence after 18-24 months of non-fatal strokes, renal complications, high levels of potassium in the blood and low blood pressure. As a result,...

2011-12-09 14:18:24

Different patients may respond differently to each drug Two seemingly similar blood pressure—lowering drugs have different effects on the heart health of dialysis patients, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society Nephrology (JASN). The results indicate that certain dialysis patients may benefit more from one drug while some should opt for the other. About 20% of kidney disease patients die within one year after they start dialysis...

2011-12-07 14:36:01

One study presented at the meeting, which is being held in Budapest, Hungary, 7 to 10 December, reports on an initiative using echocardiography to document early warning signs of adverse effects from trastuzumab (Herceptin ®)´, while the other uses echocardiography to evaluate the protective role of ACE inhibitors and statins on the hearts of cancer patients². "These studies open the way for the early identification of myocardial damage at the subclinical level, thereby...

2011-07-06 10:37:00

BALTIMORE, July 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lupin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (LPI) announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (US FDA) has granted final approval for its Amlodipine / Benazepril 5mg/40mg, and 10mg/40mg capsules. Commercial shipments of the product have already commenced. This approval completes the product line as the Company was granted final approval for Amlodipine / Benazepril 2.5mg/10mg, 5mg/10mg, 5mg/20mg and 10mg/20mg capsules in February 2010. Lupin's...


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