Effect of single-pill irbesartan/amlodipine combination-based therapy on clinic and home blood pressure profiles in hypertension with chronic kidney diseases

<p>We examined the efficacy of single-pill irbesartan/amlodipine combination-based therapy for 12 weeks in 20 hypertensive chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients, by evaluating self-measured home blood pressure (BP) profile. The single-pill irbesartan/amlodipine combination-based therapy decreased clinic BP and home BP (morning, evening, and nighttime BPs), and improved within-visit clinic BP variability, day-by-day home BP variability (morning and evening), and nighttime home BP variability. Furthermore, the single-pill combination-based therapy reduced albuminuria and exerted improved parameters of vascular function. These results indicate that this single-pill combination-based therapy may exert beneficial effects on clinic and home BP profiles as well as on renal and vascular damages, in hypertension with CKD.</p>