oa Modern Medicine - The hypertensive porphyric

Volume 20, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0259-9333



Our patient is Mrs A, a hypertensive porphyric with a blood pressure of 180/105. Her medication consists of piroxicam (Feldene), ethinyl oestradiol (Estinyl), ranitidine (Zantac), and a combination antihypertensive consisting of clopamide (a thiazide diuretic), reserpine (centrally-acting hypotensive), and dihydroergocristine (an ergot type preparation used for peripheral vascular disease).

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