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can statins cause high blood pressure

A 66-year-old member asked:
Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
37 years experience in Family Medicine
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
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barry Marged
43 years experience in Family Medicine
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
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christian Assad
13 years experience in Cardiology
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
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
22 years experience in Cardiology
Gnc vita pack: Not known. No adequate data on its effect on bp.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
10 years experience in Internal Medicine
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 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Zach Patrick
12 years experience in Emergency Medicine
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
A male asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
54 years experience in Internal Medicine
It increases: Pressure acutely a little. Moderate drinking, 1 - 2 drink a day shoukd be fine.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ernest Fischer
10 years experience in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
High measurements: In a state of anxiety the pressure measurements can be elevated though this does not necessarily mean someone has high blood pressure.
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience in Pain Management
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 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brandon Maples
17 years experience in Pharmacology
Absolutely: Absolutely it can, along with rapid heart rate, increased breathing, etc.
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