Rapid Rx Quiz: Blood Pressure Medications

Mary L. Windle, PharmD


January 09, 2023

Hypertension (elevated blood pressure) significantly increases the risk for other diseases and is a major cause of premature death worldwide. More than 1.2 billion adults aged 30-79 years and almost 1 in 2 US adults have hypertension. The World Health Organization estimates that less than half of adults with hypertension are diagnosed and treated, and about 1 in 5 hypertensive adults have the condition under control. Test yourself on the types of blood pressure medications, including appropriate therapeutic agents, first-line treatment, and the most common adverse events, with this quick quiz.


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