polypill


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polypill

a pill combining aspirin, folic acid, and other drugs to reduce heart attacks and strokes

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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Release date- 23082019 - Research carried out in collaboration with the University of Birmingham in the UK has shown a combination low-cost pill called a polypill containing four drugs is effective in preventing cardiovascular disease.
Newly-published results of a clinical trial into the "polypill" are said to demonstrate its effectiveness in preventing cardiovascular disease.
Newly published results of a clinical trial into the "polypill" are said to demonstrate for the first time its effectiveness in preventing cardiovascular disease.
The polypill contains blood-thinning aspirin, a cholesterol-lowering statin and two drugs to lower blood pressure, BBC reported.
The "polypill" reduced the risk of life-threatening heart health problems by more than one-third during a five-year period in a group of more than 3,400 people aged 50 to 75.
23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Use of a four-component polypill can effectively reduce the risk for major cardiovascular events, according to a study published in the Aug.
The Fuster CNIC-Ferrer CV polypill (see Figure 5) consists of as Hard capsules can be used for inhalation delivery of drugs, where the capsule is punctured and the patient inhales to facilitate the powder reaching the lungs.
Methods of drug regimen simplification include formulations (e.g., slow release) that may be given fewer times daily or fixed-dose formulations such as a 'polypill.[20]' Studies have confirmed that the prescribed number of doses per day was inversely related to compliance, and simpler, less frequent dosing regimens resulted in better compliance across a variety of therapeutic classes.[21] A review of these simplified drug regimens, however, noted that they did not consistently show benefit.[22]
He also referred to the use of Polypill in prevention of cardiovascular disease and said that randomized trials have shown that Polypill combined with Statins, one or more antihypertensive and Aspirin improve treatment adherence rates and safely reduces cardiovascular risk factors in patients with established cardiovascular disease.
However, there is another viewpoint that a healthy lifestyle can achieve the same result and Polypill was not a replacement for healthy life style.