Withdrawal of antihypertensive drugs in older people

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

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