Drug-induced orthostatic hypotension

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Drug-induced orthostatic hypotension (OН) is one of the forms of the secondary OН. Occurrence of ОН increases with age in the presence of concomitant pathology and with an increase in the number of medications taken. OH is associated with an increased risk of serious adverse cerebrovascular and coronary events, can contribute to cognitive impairment and development of dementia, and is one of the main risk factors for falls in geriatric patients. A number of studies suggest that drug-induced OH is the main cause of falls, particularly in the elderly. An article reviews the mechanisms of drug-induced OH, the drugs that induce OH, and the algorithm for diagnosis and treatment of OH

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Drug-induced orthostatic hypotension, elderly patients, falls, antihypertensive drugs, deprescribing