Deprescribing antihypertensives in patients with multimorbidity
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James P Sheppard AND Rupert A Payne. Deprescribing antihypertensives in patients with multimorbidity. Prescriber October 2020
Deprescribing preventative medications such as antihypertensives may reduce adverse events in some older adults, leading to improved quality of life. The Optimising Treatment for Mild Systolic Hypertension in the Elderly (OPTIMISE) trial examined the safety and efficacy of antihypertensive deprescribing in older patients taking more than one treatment for hypertension. This article discusses the findings of the study and their implications for clinical practice.