A 76-year-old male asked:
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this is a hypothetical scenario if an elderly pt is hypotensive eg bp in recent days 116/59, 107/59, 104/69, 112/69, 102/62 & 106/70 & is in pain could regular hydromorphione lower bp too much or affect other vital signs if pt has pneumonia & sepsis?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Yes it can: Hydromorphone is respiratory depressant and can make a patient with pneumonia and sepsis worse and can cause low blood pressure
Answered on Nov 28, 2017
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Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
It could but: This is too many variables. You need to discuss with your physician Try to avoid narcotics if you can
Answered on Nov 9, 2015
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