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    ATTN: Big Paulie


    ATTN: Big Paulie

    I'm worried about you and your blood pressure. It doesn't have to be expensive to treat hypertension.

    Read this article regarding Hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ); cost - about 3 cents per day for generic. I think you can get 3 cents for a couple of recycled aluminum cans.


    http://www.ti.ubc.ca/pages/letter7.html

    Drugs of Choice in the Treatment of Hypertension

    Conclusion

    Based on the evidence available at this time and using criteria of effectiveness and cost, thiazides are clearly the drug of first choice. Based on the criteria of efficacy, tolerability and convenience, thiazides are equivalent to or better than all other drugs. Therefore, thiazides are the drug of first choice for most uncomplicated hypertensive patients. There will be a proportion of patients (20-25%) where thiazides are proven ineffective or inappropriate. In these patients or in patients requiring more than one drug, other drugs must be substituted or added. These other drugs will be discussed in Therapeutics Letter 8.
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    HCTZ user here as well. Mine is prescribed for kidney stone prevention-flushes out the system to prevent stone formation-but I also enjoy the side effects of BP management.

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    Thanks, Denver. I will take your concern and your advice to heart.

    BTW, how did you know I live off of recycled aluminum cans?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Paulie View Post
    Thanks, Denver. I will take your concern and your advice to heart.

    BTW, how did you know I live off of recycled aluminum cans?
    Just a wild guess!
    DnvrFox - still bicycling, swimming, walking and weight lifting at 74yo is participating a bit in BFN 50+.

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