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Can prednisone lower blood pressure in a seventy year old male?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
6 doctors agree

In brief: Usually not!

Prednisone usually will increase blood pressure, Insulin resistance, worsen lipid profiles, cause osteoporosis, etc.
The fluid retention that it can induce can aggravate or worsen congestive heart failure, which would lower blood pressure. Finally, if given for pain, and the patient has a significant reduction in pain, this might lower bp!

In brief: Usually not!

Prednisone usually will increase blood pressure, Insulin resistance, worsen lipid profiles, cause osteoporosis, etc.
The fluid retention that it can induce can aggravate or worsen congestive heart failure, which would lower blood pressure. Finally, if given for pain, and the patient has a significant reduction in pain, this might lower bp!
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Dr. John Goldman
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Inlikely

This depends on why you are getting prednisone.
If it is relieveing pain this could be the reason. Other medications you are on can help clarify this also. You evaluation will help clarify this.

In brief: Inlikely

This depends on why you are getting prednisone.
If it is relieveing pain this could be the reason. Other medications you are on can help clarify this also. You evaluation will help clarify this.
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Dr. A. tarig Ahmed
Internal Medicine

In brief: Prednisone

It should not lower your blood pressure.
If you have been on Prednisone for a long time and stop all of a sudden then yes your blood pressure may drop (as Prednisone can suppress your adrenal gland).

In brief: Prednisone

It should not lower your blood pressure.
If you have been on Prednisone for a long time and stop all of a sudden then yes your blood pressure may drop (as Prednisone can suppress your adrenal gland).
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