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Title: Antihypertensive Drugs Prof. Alhaider (1431H)

Antihypertensive Drugs Prof. Alhaider (1431H)
  • Etiology of hypertension (HTN)
  • 90 essential or primary while 10
    secondary (renal artery
  • constriction, pheochromocytoma, Cushings
    disease, coarctation of the aorta)
  • Causes of Essential Hypertension. Unknown but
  • Weak epithelial elasticity ,genetics , stress,
    diet, environment play a role.
  • Regulation of Blood Pressure
  • BP CO X total peripheral vascular resistance

  • Thus, hypertensive patients can be classified
  • Hyprereninemic (White, young) HTN because of ?
  • Nor-or hyporenenemic (Black, elderly, obese)
  • Salt sensitive (Black, elderly) increase
    Na influx into smooth muscles of blood vessel ?
    ?Ca influx ? vasoconstriciton
  • Treatment of Hypertension
  • Repeat Blood pressure measurement
  • Start with low salt diet and look for
    any secondary causes.
  • Look for age, race, lifestyle, etc

The goal of treatment with drugs is ?PVR
  • Classifications of Antihypertensive drugs
  • Best classification that depends on mechanism of
  • and/or site of regulation
  • 1) Drugs that alter sodium and water balance
  • 2) Drugs that inhibit sympathetic system
  • b-adrenergic Blockers
  • a-adrenergic Blockers
  • Centrally acting Blockers (a2-adrenergic
  • 3) Direct vasodilators (calcium channel
  • Hydralazine, Minoxidil)
  • 4) Drugs that block production or action of
    angiotensin II (ACE inhibitor)

Having many different types of drugs permit the
combination between them to increase the efficacy
or decrease toxicity (side effect)
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  • A. Drugs that Alter Sodium and Water Balance
  • Examples Hydrochlorothiazide Indapamide
  • Mechanism of Action
  • Initially they increase sodium water excretion,
    this cause
  • Reduction blood volume C.O. (less important)
  • Late Reduce peripheral resistance via negative
  • Balance (more important)
  • Indapamide has a direct vasodilating effect
  • Clinical Pharmacology of Diuretics in
  • Blacks elderly patients best respond to this
    treatment (salt sensitive)

  • Contraindicated in arrhythmia and ischemic heart
    disease because of hypokalemia.
  • In diabetes because they produce hyperglycemia.
  • In pregnancy because of hypovolemia and ?
    perfusion to the fetus. In case of arrhythmia and
    ischemic heart disease

Adding K sparing diuretics to compensate for
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  • B. Drugs that Inhibit Sympathetic System
  • 1. b-adrenergic Blockers
  • Examples Atenolol Metoprolol, Bisoprolol
  • Mechanism of Action and Side Effects
  • (check the antiadrenergic lecture)
  • Clinical Pharmacology of B-adrenergic blockers
  • Discontinuation after prolong use? rebound
  • Propranolol is not used for HTN because
  • Its nonselective.
  • Short t1/2
  • CNS side effects
  • They can be used in heart failure
  • Don not produce postural hypotension
  • ß blockers can be used in patient with
    hyperthyroidism because hyperthyroidism induces
    tachycardia .
  • ß blockers are used to treat hypertension in
    pregnant women .
  • ß blockers are not used to treat hypertension in
    patient with asthma.
  • Does ß blockers cause postural hypotension?
  • No.

bisoprolol atenolol Propranolol
Dose 5 Dose 100,50,25 Dose 40,80 mg
Once daily Once daily Three times daily
strongest More practical Not practical
2- a- adrenergic Blockers e.g. non-selective
blockerslike phentolamine and phenoxybenzamine
selective like prazosin, terazosin Mechanism of
Action Dilation of arterial and venous
vessels 3. Centrally acting agents
(a2-adrenergic agonists) e.g Clonidine and
Methyldopa MOA and Side Effects (see
antiadrenergic lecture) Clinical Pharmacology of
centrally acting antihypertensive
agents Methyldopa used in pregnancy.
Advantages Side effects
?HDL 1st dose effect
Postural hypotension
Labetalol is used in pheochromocytoma and HTN
Side effects of centrally acting agents
Methyldopa clonidine
Sedation Sedation
Depression Rebound hypertension
Hypersensitivity Dry mouth
Hepatitis Fluid retention
Worsen heart failure
Hemolytic anemia
  • C. Direct vasodilators
  • 1) Calcium Channel Blockers(CCB)
  • e.g Nifedipine Amlodipine Diltiazem (not
    used in HTN) Verapamil (not used in HTN)
  • Mechanism of Action
  • There are two types of calcium channels T and L,
    the latter (L) is
  • present in blood vessels.
  • CCB block transmembrane voltage-dependent Ca
    channels mainly on arterial smooth muscles
    cardiac muscles.
  • They have negligible effect on veins.
  • Vascular smooth muscles are more sensitive to CCB
    than other smooth muscles e.g. (GI muscles,
  • Skeletal muscles depend on intracellular Ca to
    contract so these drugs have no effect on them
  • They have effect on cerebral blood vessels so
    they can be used in hemorrhagic stroke.
  • Not contraindicated in asthma because they have
    no action on bronchiols

We have to use ß blockers and diuretics with
vasodilator drugs to overcome the compensatory
  • Classification of Calcium channels Blockers
  • 1) Dihydropyridine group (Amlodipine,
    Nicardipine, Nifedipine
  • Nimodipine) are more selective as vasodilators
    and have less
  • cardiac depressant effect (used for
  • 2. Non- Dihydropyridine group like Verapamil
    (antiarrythmic agent)
  • has the greatest depressant effect on the
    heart and significantly
  • decreases heart rate and cardiac output.
    While Diltiazem
  • (antianginal agent) has intermediate
  • Vascular Slectivity dose which produces
    cardiac effect
  • dose which produces vasodilation

? dose that produce heart effect ? ?vascular
  • Clinical Uses of Calcium channel Blockers
  • Hypertension (Amlodipine, Nifedipine)
    especially in black, elderly, obese (salt
  • Angina (Diltiazem)
  • Supraventricular tachycardia (Verapamil)
  • For cerebral hemorrhage (nimodipine)
  • Prophylactic of migraine (Nifedipine)
  • Peripheral vascular diseases (Raynaud's
  • Nifedipine Amlodipine.
  • Hyporenenemic and salt sensitive patient respond
    better to CCB
  • They can be given to pregnant woman
  • They do not require adding diuretics
  • Generally, we add ACEI or ß blockers to prevent
    reflex tachycardia produced by the action of CCB

  • Side Effects of CCBs
  • Reflex tachycardia mainly with short acting (like
  • less with long acting like (Amlodipine)
    while verapamil
  • induces severe bradycardia
  • Fatigue, headache.
  • Constipation mainly with verapamil (very
  • Ankle or peripheral edema (nifedipine), less
    edema with amlodipine

  • 2) Hydralazine
  • Direct arterial vasodilator works via increasing
    c-GMP and NO.
  • PK Given orally with 90 absorption but with
    significant 1st
  • pass effect (via acetylation). Given 3 times
    daily (TDS)
  • Side Effects
  • Headache, sweating, flushing and Tachycardia
    (reflex) therefore, should not given alone
    (see Figure) (what figure ???)
  • Systemic Lupus erthymatosus(SLE) like symptoms
    ( arthralgia, myalgia and fever without kidney
    involvement) .This occurs in slow
  • Acetylator patients because slow acetylator ?
    ?hydralazine in blood ? SLE. Occurs more in women
  • Hepatitis in fast acetylators. Fluid and salt

  • Which type of hypertensive patients can be given
  • Hypertensive crisis
  • In pregnancy induced Hypertension
  • Essential hypertension (when patients have
  • 3)Minoxidil
  • Unique arterial vasodilator
  • MOA enhance potassium outflow leading to
    hyperpolarization and arterial vasodilatation.
  • Advantages Very potent arterial vasodilator
    used for refractory HTN
  • (refractory means that HTN doesnt respond to
    normal drugs).
  • Dose orally , 5-10mg , taken twice daily. Can
    be taken topically (treatment of
    alopecia by increasing the blood flow to the hair

  • Disadvantage
  • Produces salt and water retention and may
  • pericardial effusion
  • Tachycardia
  • Hypertrichosis (increase hair length and
    density) can be used as a treatment for
    alopecia (hair loss) by increasing blood flow to
    the hair, leading to hair elongation.
  • Not good for pregnant women .
  • 4)Sodium Nitroprusside
  • MOA by releasing the inside NO (see the drug
    structure in the next slide). Also, it releases
    cyanide (CN).
  • PK
  • sensitive to light and moisture.
  • given IV only , short t1/2 (1-10 min) , used in
    hypertensive crisis
  • CN will be converted to thiocyanate in the
  • Thyiocyanate will be eliminated in the kidney

Accumulation of CN occurs in patient with liver
or renal impairment
  • Side Effects of Sodium nitroprusside
  • Accumulation of Cyanide lead to metabolic
    acidosis and
  • arrhythmias low BP and coma.
  • Accumulation of thiocyanate during prolonged
    administration or renal
    failure leads to weakness, disorientation,
    psychosis and muscle spasm and convulsion.
  • Thiocyanate may inhibit iodide uptake by the
    thyroid (hypothyroidism)
  • Methemoglobinemia during infusion may occur.

  • 5)Diazoxide
  • Similar to thiazides diuretics with no diuretic
  • It causes water and salt retention
  • Inhibits the release of insulin (via opening
  • channels), leading to severe hyperglycemia.
    Therefore, It is not now used for treatment of
    hypertension. Instead, it is used for
    hypoglycemia due to insulinoma (a tumor that
    produces insulin).

  • D. Drugs that block production or action of
    angiotensin II
  • A.angiotensin converting enzyme
  • Examples Captopril Enalapril, Lisonopril,
  • MOA see next slide.
  • They decrease peripheral vascular resistance
    (PVR) ? (renal and venous action).
  • PK
  • They are long acting (taken once daily) Except
    captopril (TDS).
  • All are pro-drugs, converted to the active
    agents by
  • hydrolysis in the liver except Captopril.
  • Enalaprilat is the active metabolite of enalapril
    and is available
  • only for intravenous use for hypertensive
  • All ACEI are distributed to all tissues except
  • All ACEI are eliminated by the kidney except
  • fosinopril moexpril

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  • Clinical Uses of (ACEIs)
  • More effective in treatment of hypertension in
  • conditions associated with high plasma renin
  • (young white people ), but we can get the same
  • response with the majority.
  • Safely used in patients with ischemic heart
    disease because
  • They dont result in reflex sympathetic
  • They are drugs of first choice for patients with
  • even without HTN, because they diminish
  • and stabilize renal function.

Afferent arteriole
Efferent arteriole
In diabetes efferent arteriole is constricted
result in ?GFR ? ?hydrostatic pressure ?
Afferent arteriole
Efferent arteriole
With the use of ACEI efferent arteriole dilate
and proeinuria is thus treated
  • Treatment of heart failure also used after
    myocardial infarction (MI) because they have an
    effect on veins and can also decrease renin
    (aldosteron) ? decreasing the load on heart
  • They also can be given to non-hypertensive
    patients to
  • Decrease proteinurea (nephrotic syndrome or
  • renal diseases)

  • Side Effects of ACEIs
  • Severe hypotension at the beginning (start with
    low dose or start with captopril then use other
  • Acute renal failure (in patients with bilateral
    renal arterial stenosis)
  • Stenosis (afferent vasoconstriction) by using
    ACEI ? efferent vasoconstriction ?
  • ?GFR? acute renal failure
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Dry cough, wheezing ,and angioedema (edema of
    the dermis and subcutaneous tissue due to ?
    secretion of bradykinin)
  • Captopril in high doses may cause neutropenia,
  • proteinuria, altered sense of taste, allergic
    skin rash, drug
  • fever .
  • Contraindications
  • During the second and third trimesters of
  • because of the risk of fetal hypotension,
    anuria, renal failure.
  • They may cause fetal malformations and death.
  • Bilateral renal artery stenosis or stenosis of
    the artery of a solitary kidney.

  • B. Angiotensin Receptor Blockers (ARBs)
  • Losartan Valsartan Candesartan Irbesartan
  • Mechanism of action
  • Block AT1 receptors.
  • Advantages over ACEI
  • They have no effect on the bradykinin system No
    cough, wheezing or angioedema.
  • Complete inhibition of angiotensin action
  • with ACEI
  • Side Effects Are similar to ACE Inhibitors but
    with no cough or angioedema.

codiovan valsartan thiazide dieuretics We
use thiazide to treat hyperkalemia.
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You can use ACEI and CCB together or CCB and
diuretics. You cannot use ACEI with ß blockers
Drugs Used for Hypertensive Crisis