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Which drugs can cause postural hypotension?

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�Drugs used to treat high blood pressure, such as diuretics, beta-blockers, calcium-channel blockers, and angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors

�Drugs that have hypotension as a side effect, including nitrates, erectile dysfunction medications, drugs for Parkinson's disease, antipsychotics, neuroleptics, anti-anxiety agents, sedative-hypnotics, and tricyclic antidepressants

SOURCES:

American Heart Association: "Low Blood Pressure."

Ferri, F. Ferri's Clinical Advisor 2012 Mosby, 2012.

FDA: "Midodrine Update: February 8, 2012."

Thaisetthawatkul P. Neurology 2004.

National Heart Lung and Blood Institute: "What Is Hypotension?"

Libby, P and Bonow, R. Braunwald's Heart Disease: A Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine, Saunders, 2007.

Reviewed by Suzanne R. Steinbaum on July 3, 2019

SOURCES:

American Heart Association: "Low Blood Pressure."

Ferri, F. Ferri's Clinical Advisor 2012 Mosby, 2012.

FDA: "Midodrine Update: February 8, 2012."

Thaisetthawatkul P. Neurology 2004.

National Heart Lung and Blood Institute: "What Is Hypotension?"

Libby, P and Bonow, R. Braunwald's Heart Disease: A Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine, Saunders, 2007.

Reviewed by Suzanne R. Steinbaum on July 3, 2019

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What are common causes of naturally occurring postural hypotension?

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