whether alpha blockers are safe for treating hypertension

A citizen's petition to add a warning to Cardura is renewing the controversy about whether alpha blockers are safe for treating hypertension.

This stems from the NIH's huge ALLHAT hypertension trial...comparing outcomes from 5 different types of antihypertensives.

It suggests that patients on Cardura are TWICE as likely to be hospitalized for heart failure as those on chlorthalidone.

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