Variable Details

Available Studies

ROS, MAP, MARS, Clinical Core, LATC

Scaled? 

Not Scaled

Variable Type 

Longitudinal

Variable Name 

antihyp_all_rx

Categories

Medications

Antihypertensive/diuretic
All antihypertensive/diuretic usage in last 2 weeks

Antihypertensive/diuretic medications include: ACE inhibitors, antiadrenergics, beta blockers, calcium channel blockers, direct renin inhibitors, diuretics, angiotensin II receptor blockers, alpha blockers, and other antihypertensives.

Value Coding
0 (no) if participant was not taking a diuretic or antihypertensive medication at this visit
1 (yes) if participant was taking a duretic or antihypertensive medication at this visit

Participants supplied all medications prescribed by a doctor, vitamins, supplements, and over-the-counter remedies and medicines taken in the 2 weeks prior to the evaluation. Direct visual inspection of all containers of prescription and over-the-counter agents allowed for medication documentation. Medications were subsequently coded using the Medi-Span Drug Data Base system.

Medications included:

FUROSEMIDE               ATENOLOL            HYDROCHLOROT
NORVASC                  TOPROL XL           METOPROLOL
TRIAMT/HCTZ              LASIX               VERAPAMIL
CARDIZEM CD              DILTIAZEM           DIOVAN HCT
SPIRONOLACT              PROPRANOLOL         NIFEDIPINE
HYZAAR                   PROCARDIA XL        COREG
PLENDIL                  AMLODIPINE          CARTIA XT

Medi-Span. Master Drug Data Base Documentation Manual. Indianapolis, IN: Medi-Span, 1995.