Potential adverse effects of antihypertensive drugs in the elderly.

  title={Potential adverse effects of antihypertensive drugs in the elderly.},
  author={Paul Lamy},
  journal={Journal of hypertension. Supplement : official journal of the International Society of Hypertension},
  volume={6 1},
  • Paul Lamy
  • Published 1988 in
    Journal of hypertension. Supplement : official…
Antihypertensive therapy is effective in elderly patients, at least in those under 80 years old. Stepped care may still serve as a therapeutic framework which is modified to fit the individual elderly patient, according to the risk: benefit ratio. However, there are no risk-free drugs and no antihypertensive agent is universally effective. The elderly are probably more sensitive than younger patients to the adverse effects of antihypertensive drugs, for various reasons, among which are age- and… CONTINUE READING