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Why is Adalat the only brand name noted after the INN (generic) name, and the only medication to have an outside link at the bottom of the page? This should either be deleted or expanded to include other medications. My preference would be to delete the reference to the brand name on this page and leave that to the entries for the individual medications. Thoughts? -- 184.108.40.206 (talk) 22:31, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
Why isn't the Renin Inhibitor category discussed? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 220.127.116.11 (talk) 16:37, 14 November 2008 (UTC)
Wikipedia guidelines WP:MEDMOS encourage using generic name first with brand name in parenthesis on first reference. The reason is that many people are more familiar with the brand name, many doctors use brand names, many news media reports use brand names, and it makes it easier for the reader to understand the entry if we include the brand name that he or she is familiar with. Sometimes this is a safety issue, when a drug is dangerous and you want to make it clear what drug you're talking about. I don't want to promote brand names, but the main goal is making it as easy as possible for the reader to understand exactly what drug you're talking about. --Nbauman (talk) 03:50, 2 December 2009 (UTC)
Despite thiazides being cheap, effective, and recommended as the best first-line drug for hypertension by many experts, they are not prescribed as often as some newer drugs. This is because they have been associated with increased risk of new-onset diabetes and as such are recommended for use in patients over 65 where the risk of new-onset diabetes is outweighed by the benefits of controlling systolic blood pressure.