Objective: To determine types and frequency of side effects of antihypertensive drugs in patients with diabetes mellitus (DM) type 2 and hypertension. Subjects and Methods: We performed a prospective study of 79 patients with DM type 2 and hypertension, randomly selected by systematic sampling, who were followed over a period of six months. Patients were assessed at baseline and once a month measuring following parameters: types of used antihypertensive drugs and frequency of side effects, the values ​​(mmHg) of systolic (SBP) and diastolic blood pressure (DBP). Results: Out of 79 patients, 48/79 (60.8%) were males and 31/79 (39.2%) were females. The median age in males was 53 years (IQR=48 to 55 years), in females 53 years (IQR=49 to 56 years). There was no statistically significant difference in median age between males and females (P=0.368). There is a statistically significant difference in the values ​​of SBP [χ2(5)=312.296, P [Med Arch 2014; 68(6.000): 372-375]

diabetes mellitus type 2, hypertension, antihypertensive drugs, side effects

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