From: Exploring the extended role of the community pharmacist in improving blood pressure control among hypertensive patients in a developing setting
Recommendations and action taken to resolve it
Side effects of medicines
Drowsiness and dizziness on taking methyldopa, nifedipine, lisinopril bendrofluazide
Advised patient to take lisinopril and nifedipine at night if sleep disruptions are minimal or to take medication with meals.
Blurred vision with hydrochlorothiazide
Recommended to clinician that hydrochlorothiazide changed to calcium channel blocker.
Hydrochlorothiazide changed to Nifedipine
Headache due to Nifedipine
To take paracetamol for headache
To take nifedipine at night
Referred two patients with persistent headache to clinician. Paracetamol prescribed for one and nifedipine substituted with amlodipine for other one.
Sexual weakness with methyldopa
Recommended patient to clinician for change of antihypertensive
a Methyldopa not changed
Cough due to lisinopril
Recommended that Lisinopril should be changed to losartan.
Lisinopril changed to Bendrofluazide
Lisinopril changed to amlodipine
Lisinopril changed to losartan
Frequent urination due to bendrofluazide
Advised patients to always take bendrofluazide in the morning
Constipation with furosemide
Advised patient to take in lots of fluids and referred to clinician for change in therapy.
Furosemide substituted with bendrofluazide