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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Xanax (alprazolam): Depends on the dose. High dose can cause sedation & lowers blood pressure.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
22 years experience Cardiology
No: Although being anxious about a blood pressure check could raise your blood pressure, e.g. White-coat hypertension, your every day blood pressure is no ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
At the same time: Xanax (alprazolam) is not a blood pressure medication. However, it does reduce blood pressure (side effect). There is no drug interactions. If concer ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Well,...: Xanax (alprazolam) is an anxiety medication, so unless you have severe anxiety that raises your BP than you should be fine. When you take any medicat ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Xanax (alprazolam): In susceptible individuals whose BP is low to begin with, xanax (alprazolam) can lower it further, at high doses.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
21 years experience Psychiatry
Probably: It depends upon how low your b.p. is, but generally yes.
A male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience Internal Medicine
A : A normal blood pressure for an adult is 120/60. 10 points higher or lower is typically okay and within normal range. If you are at rest, your blood ... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
40 years experience Preventive Medicine
Highly Individual!: This is not a function of the molecule. It is a function of what is happening within the individual & life of the person who is ingesting the mole ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gabriel Goren
57 years experience General Surgery
Yes,: During panic attacks with increased heart rate you can have elevation of bp. Do not neglect the panic atacks. I see you are on medications, this is g ... Read More
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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
32 years experience Cardiology
Maybe both: High blood pressure can be exacerbated by anxiety. If there is evidence of heart kidney or eye damage , then its definitely hypertension and gets wors ... Read More

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