A Primary Care Perspective on Prescribing for Women

  • Dee Mangin


A recent paper indicates that in older patients receiving angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors or angiotensin receptor blockers, co-trimoxazole is associated with an increased risk of sudden death. This is probably related to trimpethoprim-induced sudden hyperkalemia. Other drugs such as nitrofurantoin should be chosen first line where a woman is taking an ACE or an ARB, or potassium should be monitored, Fralick et al. (BMJ 349:g6196, 2014).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Family MedicineMcMaster UniversityHamiltonCanada
  2. 2.University of OtagoChristchurch, DunedinNew Zealand

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