[Long-term effects of weight-reducing drugs in hypertensive patients--a survey of a Cochrane review].Ugeskr Laeger. 2011 Feb 21; 173(8):564-7.UL
In eight studies included in the present Cochrane review the effects of orlistat or sibutramine versus placebo on mortality, cardiovascular mortality and adverse events were investigated in obese people with hypertension. No studies with rimonabant fulfilled the inclusion criteria. The weight loss was larger in the groups treated with orlistat or sibutramine compared with placebo therapy. Orlistat reduced systolic and diastolic blood pressure more than placebo, while blood pressure increased during treatment with sibutramine. The studies were too small and of too short duration to allow an evaluation of the effect on cardiovascular mortality and morbidity.