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Can I use Exalgo if I have a history of low blood pressure?

Exalgo (hydromorphone), a strong medication used to relieve continuous moderate to severe pain, may not be right for people who have a history of low blood pressure (hypotension). Sometimes this drug can worsen the condition.

People who have trouble maintaining normal blood pressure because they have depleted blood volume or take certain medications (including phenothiazines, general anesthetics or other compounds that compromise blood vessel tone) are especially at risk.

Be sure to tell your doctor if you have low blood pressure; he or she will decide whether Exalgo is right for you.

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