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Thiazides: Increased risk of adverse events in older adults

KEY POINT

Metabolic adverse events were more common in older adults with hypertension using thiazide-type diuretics as compared with those not using these agents. Fewer than half of patients had laboratory monitoring for these events within the first 90 days after initiating therapy.   

SOURCES

Makam AN et al. Risk of thiazide-induced metabolic adverse events in older adults. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2014;62:1039–1045.