Acetaminophen use and change in blood pressure in a hypertensive population.

@article{Dawson2013AcetaminophenUA,
  title={Acetaminophen use and change in blood pressure in a hypertensive population.},
  author={Jesse Dawson and Rachael Fulton and Allan D. Struthers and Ross Morton and David Stewart Morrison and Sandosh Padmanabhan and Jonathan Hewitt and Peter A. Meredith and Scott Muir and Anna F. Dominiczak and Matthew R. Walters},
  journal={Journal of hypertension},
  year={2013},
  volume={31 7},
  pages={
          1485-90; discussion 1490
        }
}
OBJECTIVE Recent data suggest that self-reported acetaminophen use is associated with increased risk of cardiovascular events and a rise in arterial blood pressure (BP). We investigated the association between acetaminophen use and BP in a large cohort of patients with hypertension using verified prescription data. METHODS We extracted data from the UK General Practice Research Database for all hypertensive patients aged 65 years or older who were prescribed acetaminophen and had BP measured… CONTINUE READING
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