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Triple Mix Of Blood Pressure Drugs And Painkillers Linked To Kidney Problems

Absolute risk still low, but doctors and patients should be vigilant



Patients who take a triple combination of blood pressure drugs and common painkillers are at an increased risk of serious kidney problems, especially at the start of treatment, finds a study published on bmj.com this week.



Although the absolute risk for individuals is low, it is still something doctors and patients should be aware of, say the researchers.



Acute kidney injury (also known as kidney failure) is a major public health concern. It occurs in more than 20% of hospital inpatients and is associated with around half of all potentially preventable deaths in hospital. It is often triggered by adverse reactions to drugs, but little is known about the safety of different drug combinations.


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