Comparison of calcium antagonists with other antihypertensive agents

J Hypertens Suppl. 1985 Dec;3(3):S531-3.


The demonstration that antihypertensive drug treatment reduces mortality and morbidity in mild hypertension has extended the indications for treatment. Verapamil, nitrendipine, angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors and beta-adrenoceptor blocking drugs are all equally effective in reducing blood pressure. The choice of drug depends on the presence or absence of specific contra-indications and the occurrence of side effects in individual patients.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adrenergic beta-Antagonists / therapeutic use
  • Antihypertensive Agents / adverse effects
  • Antihypertensive Agents / therapeutic use*
  • Calcium Channel Blockers / adverse effects
  • Calcium Channel Blockers / therapeutic use*
  • Humans
  • Hypertension / complications
  • Hypertension / drug therapy*
  • Nifedipine / therapeutic use
  • Nitrendipine / therapeutic use
  • Verapamil / therapeutic use


  • Adrenergic beta-Antagonists
  • Antihypertensive Agents
  • Calcium Channel Blockers
  • Nitrendipine
  • Verapamil
  • Nifedipine