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Table 4 Medication selected by clinicians as most frequently prescribed monotherapy for new diagnosis hypertension for a patient without comorbidities [N 30]

From: Patient, clinician and logistic barriers to blood pressure control among adult hypertensives in rural district hospitals in Rwanda: a cross-sectional study

Medication class Most Prescribed New Diagnosis
Loop diuretics 13 (44%) 11 (37%)
Centrally-acting / α-2 agonist 4 (13%) 3 (10%)
Calcium channel blockers 7 (23%) 8 (27%)
Beta blockers 1 (3%) 0
ACEIs/ARBs 3 (10%) 1 (3%)
Thiazide diuretics 2 (7%) 7 (23%)
Spironolactone 0 0
  1. ACEI angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor, ARB angiotensin receptor blocker