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Can statins cause high blood pressure

A 58-year-old member asked:
Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Wrong condition: Statins are used to treat an elevated cholesterol level. If you have high blood pressure and high cholesterol you may need to be on a statin and a bl... Read More
Dr. Binyomin Nemon
Family Medicine 24 years experience
NO: Statins are not per sew for treating high blood pressure (hypertension) rather they are for treating high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). And no they ar... Read More
Dr. Andrew Freeman
Cardiology 18 years experience
No: Statins or hmg co a reductase inhibitors are used to treat dyslipidemia or high cholesterol -- not high blood pressure.

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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barry Marged
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Not "cause": In reality we do not KNOW the true cause of high blood pressure. We do know many things that will drive it up in a predisposed individual. Considering... Read More
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Increase BP: "Nicotine, found in traditional and electronic cigarettes, has proven to constrict blood vessels, temporarily raise blood pressure and heart rate, and... Read More
Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 57 years experience
All cigs increase BP for say 20 min so if you smoke a pack a day (20 cigs) you will have HBP TILL you go to sleep. Not much data on vaping. Don’t bet... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christian Assad
Cardiology 14 years experience
Different causes: Many factors contribute to this: Diet. Sodium causes water retention therefore increased BP Age and calcification of vessels, less compliant Stimulan... Read More
Dr. James Chapman
Cardiology 41 years experience
Genetics: 95% of all hypertension is genetically determined, with no reversibile cause. Less commonly, an adrenal tumor, call pheochromocytoma can cause high b... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
Cardiology 23 years experience
Gnc vita pack: Not known. No adequate data on its effect on bp.
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
Internal Medicine 11 years experience
Yes: Absolutely! there are multiple medicines that can raise blood pressure. Generally any medicine that has stimulant properties can cause your BP to go... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Zach Patrick
Emergency Medicine 13 years experience
Maybe: If you are using NyQuil D that has psuedophedrine in it then it can cause transient elevation of BP while you are using it. Otherwise regular NyQuil s... Read More
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Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
Internal Medicine 55 years experience
It increases: Pressure acutely a little. Moderate drinking, 1 - 2 drink a day shoukd be fine.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
Yes it can: Common side effects are: dizziness, constipation, or dry mouth. However, it is a possibility that Phenergan (promethazine) can cause a of blood pressu... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brandon Maples
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Absolutely: Absolutely it can, along with rapid heart rate, increased breathing, etc.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Caffeine : Can cause BP to go up.

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