To the Editor The recent Clinical Update on hip fractures in older adults included a figure on managing medications in older adults at risk for fracture. In the section on deprescribing fall-related medications, one item listed is “antihypertensives if blood pressure is below target or the patient has orthostatic hypotension.”1 This unreferenced recommendation does not reflect an evidence-based assessment of antihypertensive medication as a risk factor for falls and fractures.
Margolis KL. Antihypertensive Medication Use in Older Adults at Risk for Hip Fracture. JAMA. 2019;322(16):1608–1609. doi:https://doi.org/10.1001/jama.2019.13951
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