I received a letter this morning asking me to take part in a trial. A combo pill has been developed which is called the red heart pill, containing aspirin, ace inhibitor, beta blocker and statin. As much as it sounds like a great idea, and would cut costs dramatically, I have emailed them to ask a few questions because it really doesn't sound very practical. Or does it?
How many people are on the same dosage of beta blockers/ace inhibitors/statins ? The brands they chose for the new pill are different from any that I am currently taking, so goodness knows what effect it would have. Maybe there will be thousands of different combinations of the pill, with different dosages for each medication, but I doubt it. How else could they ensure people get what they require. My Doctor spent months getting my medication balanced and erradicating side effects, so I wonder if this new pill is asking for trouble.
Am I being too pessamistic? I was wondering what other members think.