What is the best regimen for newly diagnosed hypertension?
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Low-dose thiazide diuretics (eg, hydrochlorothiazide 12.5 to 25 mg/d) are the best first-line pharmacotherapy for treating uncomplicated hypertension(strength of recommendation [SOR]: A, based on randomized trials [RCTs] and 1 meta-analysis). Alternate first-line agents include angiotensinconverting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, beta blockers, and calcium channel blockers (SOR: A, based on RCTs).
Journal of Family Practice, 54(3) 2005: 281-282.