Blood pressure lowering medication
Name blood_pressure_lowering_medication_gprd
Chapter Circulatory disease/Hypertension
All primary care prescriptions from BNF chapters 2.2.1, 2.2.3, 2.2.4, 2.4, 2.5 and 2.6.2
Data Type Categorical
Data sources GPRD
Dictionaries Multilex
Repeated Yes
Valid event date range -
Agreed 19/01/2008 (Revision 1)
Category Definition
All primary care prescriptions from BNF chapters:
2.2.1 Thiazides and related diuretics
2.2.3 Potassium-sparing diuretics and aldosterone antagonists
2.2.4 Potassium-sparing diuretics with other diuretics
2.4 Beta-adrenoceptor blocking drugs
2.5 Hypertension and heart failure
2.6.2 Calcium-channel blockers
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