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Combining blood pressure drugs with antibiotics could be risky for seniors, study says

Older adults who take blood pressure drugs called calcium channel blockers could experience severe drops in blood pressure if also given antibiotics such as erythromycin (brands like E-Mycin) or clarithromycin (Biaxin), according to a new study. It is believed to be the first large-scale examination of the potential of severe low blood pressure among individuals taking these drugs simultaneously.

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