New blood pressure pills in all POYC outlets

Candesartan blood pressure pills which were brought in to replace Valsartan pills, can now be found in all pharmacies which form part of the Pharmacy of your Choice (POYC) scheme.

A statement by the Health Ministry earlier today announced that each pharmacy was given enough pills so that persons in need of this medication would have enough for a whole month.

Those registered for this scheme may go to their pharmacy and replace their Valsartan pills with the new Candesartan pills.

The 8mg Candesartan pill is equivalent to an 80mg Valsartan pill, while a 16mg Candesartan is equivalent to a 160mg Valsartan pill.