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What to say about salt substitutes

September 11th 2019

Tagged: Clinical Zone news DDA news

By Asha Fowells

A man comes in with a prescription for valsartan. He comments that his blood pressure has come down quite significantly on this medication, which he started a few months ago. However, the doctor has suggested he look at his diet in order to try and reduce it further. Salt intake has been mentioned as a good starting point, but the patient says he finds foods low in salt rather bland and would prefer to use a salt substitute.

What advice would you give this man?

DDA members can view the answer by visiting the online library of drug information quizzes.

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