A patient with arterial hypertension may receive inappropriate therapy.

Inappropriate therapy may include:

(1) more drugs than are needed

(2) higher dose than appropriate

(3) use of more than 1 drug in a specific class

(4) use of a drug against guideline recommendations


Risk factors for inappropriate therapy:

(1) using multiple single drugs rather than using a combination product when possible

(2) trying to reach lower pressures than required (overly aggressive therapy)

(3) frequent changes in medications

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