Hábitos de prescripción de antihipertensivos en atención primaria

  1. María Angeles Martelo Baro
  2. Juan Manuel Ignacio García
  3. María Remedios Moreno Brea
  4. M. Gil Muñoz
  5. José Ramón Lorenzo Peñuelas
Atención Farmacéutica

ISSN: 1139-7357

Año de publicación: 2000

Volumen: 2

Número: 2

Páginas: 144-150

Tipo: Artículo

Otras publicaciones en: Atención Farmacéutica


Objectives: To analyze the profile and prescription habits of medicines in Primary Health Care Centers. Methods: A descriptive analysis of the prescriptions made out to treat high blood pressure, the sample was put together by selecting individual case studies at random. Results: We analyzed a total of 296 doctor visits. The total number of medicines used were 437, primarily: IECA (34.8%), calcium antagonists (30.2%) and diuretics (21.7%). 176 patients were treated with only one active agent, with IECA's being the most commonly prescribed therapeutic option (27.0% of cases). 62.5% of patients presented a related pathology. Conclusions: 1. IECA's are the most used drugs. 2. Diuretics and ß-blockers are rarely used. 3. Prescription habits in the treatment of high blood pressure are not significantly modified when patients present associated pathologies