The single treatment combines doses of three existing medications, cutting the number of tablets patients must take to manage their condition.
Dr Sharlin Ahmed, Research Liaison Officer at The Stroke Association says, “High blood pressure is the biggest risk factor for stroke and in fact 40 per cent of all strokes could be avoided if more people took steps to control their blood pressure through healthy lifestyle changes or medication.
“Many people with high blood pressure are required to take multiple pills every day to reduce their blood pressure which can in turn reduce their risk of stroke, but calculating when each pill needs to be taken can often be confusing.
“Combining the pills into one could make taking the medication much simpler. However, it’s important to note that this pill might not be suitable for everyone and it may have side effects so every patient should be assessed and treated on an individual basis.”