Deprescribing of antihypertensives in the elderly


The (positive) effects of antihypertensive drugs in the cardiovascular risk management are undoubted. However, like all drugs, antihypertensive drugs also have negative side-effects. Especially the elderly, are more susceptible for these adverse effects. It's not clear whether the benefits outweight the risks. So is it possible to deprescribe antihypertensive drugs and minimise risks for adverse events, while maintining blood-pressure levels in accordance with guidelines?  




Dimokrat Hassan

Patricia van den Bemt
Liset van Dijk

Jorie Versmissen
Karin Hek