BP meds not tied to falls in older women

But patients need to be monitored when antihypertensives are added or changed, researcher says
Reuters Health

Long-term treatment and control of high blood pressure does not increase the risk of falls in postmenopausal women, according to a US study.

The finding “goes against what many doctors intuitively think: that treatment for high blood pressure may increase the risk of falls,” says researcher Dr Karen Margolis of HealthPartners Institute in Minneapolis.