Stopping antihypertensives in elderly may be safe

Discontinuing antihypertensive medication in older people may have no adverse effect on mortality or cardiovascular events, a Cochrane review has concluded.

by Lisa Lytle
Antihypertensive use in older people may be associated with adverse drug reactions and undesired metabolic effects such as hyperkalaemia. | GETTY IMAGES
Antihypertensive use in older people may be associated with adverse drug reactions and undesired metabolic effects such as hyperkalaemia. | GETTY IMAGES

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