What is the drug of choice for managing hypertension in autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD)?

Updated: Mar 24, 2020
  • Author: Roser Torra, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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The drugs of choice for hypertension related to ADPKD are angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors and angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs). Do not treat ADPKD-related abdominal pain with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) because of their potential nephrotoxic effect.


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