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Table 3 The preferred sequence of medications by selected criteria

From: Effect of a community-based intervention for cardiovascular risk factor control on stroke mortality in rural Gadchiroli, India: study protocol for a cluster randomised controlled trial

CriterionFirst lineSecond lineThird line
Hypertension
 Age < 65 yearsHCTAmlodipineAtenolol
 Age ≥ 65 yearsAmlodipineAtenololHCT
Diabetes
 BMI < 19GlipizideMetformin
 BMI ≥ 19MetforminGlipizide
Stroke
 Loss of consciousness or seizures at the onset of stroke or ICH among those who had brain imagingAtorvastatin
 All other stroke patientsAspirin
Atorvastatin
  1. HCT Hydrochlorothiazide, ICH Intra-cerebral haemorrhage