Intended for healthcare professionals

Rapid response to:

Practice Rational Testing

Postural hypotension

BMJ 2011; 342 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.d3128 (Published 16 June 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d3128

Rapid Response:

Look in the locker

When there is no diagnosis, think of undeclared drug ingestion. We
once found bottles of Stemetil (the alpha-blocker prochlorperazine) in the
locker of an inpatient we were investigating for postural hypotension. She
had denied taking any drugs at all.

Competing interests: No competing interests

08 July 2011
Neville W Goodman
Retired Anaesthetist
Bristol, BS9 3LW, UK