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Antihypertensive Medications Related to Serious Fall Injuries in Older Adults

Concerns have been raised about the risk of fall injuries in older adults taking antihypertensive medications.

The low risk of fall injuries reported in clinical trials of healthy older adults may not reflect the risk in older adults with multiple chronic conditions, according to researchers in a new study.

They sought to determine whether antihypertensive medication use was associated with experiencing a serious fall injury in a nationally representative sample of older adults.

Results indicated antihypertensive medications were associated with an increased risk of serious fall injuries, particularly among those with previous fall injuries.

The authors recommend the potential harms vs. benefits of antihypertensive medications should be weighed in deciding to continue treatment with antihypertensive medications in older adults with multiple chronic conditions.

For details, see Tinetti et al. (2014). Antihypertensive medications and serious fall injuries in a nationally representative sample of older adults. JAMA Internal Medicine, 174(4), 588-595.

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