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Comment & Response
October 22/29, 2019

Antihypertensive Medication Use in Older Adults at Risk for Hip Fracture

Author Affiliations
  • 1HealthPartners Institute, Minneapolis, Minnesota
JAMA. 2019;322(16):1608-1609. doi:10.1001/jama.2019.13951

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.