Plain language conclusions:
- It may be safe to stop antihypertensive medications in older people who are taking the medication for high blood pressure or primary prevention of heart disease
- Older adults should not stop any of their medications with out talking to a healthcare professional
- Future studies should include older adults who are taking multiple other medications and/or living with frailty
Read this priority review: Withdrawal of antihypertensive drugs in older people
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