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Heart drug used safely in NHS

20th May 2010

New research from Dundee University has backed the safety of a drug commonly prescribed for high blood pressure and heart problems.

Concerns had been raised over spironolactone after a Canadian study found it could cause kidney problems. However, Scottish-based researchers, who published their findings in the British Medical Journal, have concluded the drug can be safely used with careful monitoring. Spironolactone has been used more widely in the past decade after studies revealed it could benefit patients with high blood pressure and heart failure.

 

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