This is a protocol for a Cochrane Review (intervention). The objectives are as follows:
This review aims to assess the short-term (3 to 12 weeks) blood pressure lowering efficacy of hydrochlorothiazide in comparison with other diuretics for primary hypertension in adults, and will build upon the other Cochrane Reviews studying the blood pressure lowering effect of diuretics (Chen 2009; Musini 2009; Musini 2014). The main outcomes of this review will be change in blood pressure, heart rate, and withdrawals due to adverse effects three to 12 weeks after starting the medication.
This is a protocol.