Table 1

Most commonly prescribed antihypertensive medicines available in Nigeria*

Medication classMost commonly prescribed brandNumber of generics available in Nigeria
Calcium channel blockerAmlodipine187
β blockersAtenolol52
ACE inhibitorsLisinopril92
Centrally acting drugsMethyldopa75
  • *Based on data available on the NAFDAC website and information obtained from local experts.

  • ARB, angiotensin receptor blocker; NAFDAC, National Agency Food and Drug Administration and Control.