Many on BP drugs also taking contraindicated meds
Almost one in five people who start on antihypertensives often take other drugs that reduce the medications’ efficacy, a recent study suggests.
US researchers studied data on 521,028 adults prescribed antihypertensives for the first time and 131,764 people taking at least four different medications for refractory hypertension.
Around 18% were taking drugs that interfered with antihypertensives, the study found, including NSAIDs, paracetamol and hormones.
"In some cases, use of these blood pressure-interfering medications may be