A 60 year old male patient’s blood pressure has been treated for two months with medication.

Question Number 0157

Question:
A 60 year old male patient’s blood pressure has been treated for two months with medication. The blood pressure on review at the outpatient clinic is found to have reduced to an average of 145/90 mm Hg. Her serum creatinine is within normal levels. She is given an outpatient appointment but visits her physician the next week complaining of a persistent nonproductive cough. Ther physician suspects the cough is secondary to her medication. Which medication is most likely to be causing the symptoms in this patient?

a) HMG CoA reductase inhibitors
b) ACE inhibitors
c) Beta blockers without intrinsic sympathomimetic activity
d) Central adrenergic agonists
e) Calcium antagonists


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