Efficacy of pravastatin in combination with captopril in hypertensive patients.
CJ O'Callaghan, H Krum, EL Conway, W Lam, MA Skiba, LG Howes, WJ Louis
The Medical Journal of Australia | Published : 1995
OBJECTIVE: To determine the efficacy of pravastatin in the treatment of primary hypercholesterolaemia in patients being treated with captopril for hypertension. DESIGN: A double-blind parallel group study comparing 12 weeks of pravastatin therapy (20-40 mg/day) with placebo. PARTICIPANTS: 25 patients (age, 37-73 years) with mild-to-moderate hypertension and hypercholesterolaemia (total cholesterol level, 5.5-8.8 mmol/L). RESULTS: Pravastatin reduced total cholesterol levels by 22% (from 7.1 +/- 0.29 [SEM] to 5.5 +/- 0.25 mmol/L; P < 0.001) and low-density-lipoprotein cholesterol levels by 32% (from 5.0 +/- 0.32 to 3.4 +/- 0.28 mmol/L; P < 0.001) in four weeks and these levels were maintained..View full abstract