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Clinical and experimental hypertension (New York, N.Y. : 1993)

Effects of doxazosin as the third agent on morning hypertension and position-related blood pressure changes in diabetic patients with chronic kidney disease.


PMID 24866870

Abstract

We conducted a prospective study to assess the effects of doxazosin, as the third agent, on morning and position-related blood pressure (BP) in 77 diabetic patients with chronic kidney disease, who were allocated randomly to doxazosin and diuretics groups. Doxazosin decreased morning BP but diuretics could not decrease pre-awakening diastolic BP. Only doxazosin improved sympathovagal balance. Doxazosin and diuretics decreased standing and sitting BP but only doxazosin improved sympathovagal balance regardless of body positions. Doxazosin did not decrease absolute BP changes shortly after standing. In diabetic patients, doxazosin decreased morning BP through improving sympathovagal balance without causing significant orthostatic hypotension (ClinicalTrials.gov number, NCT00295555).