polypill


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polypill

(ˈpɒlɪˌpɪl)
n
(Medicine) a proposed medication intended to reduce the likelihood of heart attacks and strokes, containing doses of different drugs to lower blood cholesterol, control blood pressure, and reduce the clotting tendency of the blood
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Ferrer and CNIC, under the framework of a public-private partnership, successfully developed an innovative polypill that combines three important cardio-protective medicines in a convenient, one-a-day capsule.
SECURE will be the first trial testing the efficacy of a fixed dose combination (FDC) polypill for secondary cardiovascular prevention in the elderly population (= 65 years old).
The polypill, which combines two blood pressure drugs, statins and aspirin, was found to lower cholesterol and hypertension, and blood pressure and cholesterol fell by a "modest but highly statistically significant" amount among the polypill users compared with patients on standard treatments.
This fits with the strategy proposed by Wald and Law in 2000 and in 2003 in the BMJ to take a polypill containing blood pressure lowering drugs, a statin, and possibly aspirin and folic acid.
We assumed that the polypill group was prescribed a single pill that included all four-drug components of combination pharmacotherapy (e.
Experts called for the polypill to be made generally available to the UK population "without delay".
If people took the polypill from age 50, an estimated 28 per cent would benefit by avoiding or delaying a heart attack or stroke.
Experts last night called for the polypill to be made generally available to the UK population "without delay".
Polypharmacy, more than one drug in a single pill, has come of age with the new polypill, the three-in-one tablet for treating high blood pressure.
The polypill concept (80) was developed because it has been realised that more than 90 per cent of individuals have a lifetime risk of developing hypertension (81) and vascular diseases and are major causes of mortality among hypertensive subjects as well as among all the populations in developed and developing countries (4,82).
Prof Simon Thom said: "The polypill idea is really simple: make it easier for people to get the medication they need by giving them just one polypill to take each day rather than lots of different pills that may need to be taken at different times.