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decongestants to use with high blood pressure

A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. K. Mujib Haque
23 years experience Internal Medicine
Short term :yes : Yes for a short time you may take decongestants. Not recommended for an extended treatment. Treat underlying asthma with inhaled steroids, bronchodila ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
32 years experience Cardiology
Avoid psuedophedrine: The decongestant i rec to my pts is chlorocedin-hbp. Will not raise BP or raise heart rate.
A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: As long as you see a doctor for regular follow-ups and take antihypertensive medications to control your blood pressure there is no reason that this d ... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marvin Den
44 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: There is no reason why there should be a problem.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marino Tavarez
Specializes in Family Medicine
High blood pressure: is not a contraindication to neb treatments fo asthma for example. there are some "heart friendly" Albuterol-like medicines on the market that cause l ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience Preventive Medicine
Yes: Maca, also known as peruvian ginseng (in spite of the fact that it is not a member of the ginseng famil). It is touted as improving ed among many othe ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Yes: Yes you can.
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Walsh
16 years experience Addiction Medicine
Yes: However, i would avoid cough medicines if you are ill, coughing helps clear out the mucus or phlegm in your airway. Only take it if you can't sleep.
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rupesh Parikh
25 years experience Medical Oncology
Yes: Also can take HTN meds with prep h. No interactions.
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A male asked:
Dr. Ronan Monsef
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: Docusate is not a problem with high blood pressure. But check with your doctor to make sure there's no other reason for you not to take it.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Mild HTN: If the BP can be controlled without a diuretic, then none need be used. However, normal physiologic response to BP lowering is to retain fluid, so a d ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Paul Pyles
32 years experience Addiction Medicine
Controversial : Cannabis can increase or decrease blood pressure depending on which study you read. There is an increased risk of acute myocardial infarction after ca ... Read More
A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Medications: That question is so far out of bounds, it is unanswerable for this simple app. There are over ninety different blood pressure medications and then you ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Poleszak
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes, you can: As above.
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Bress
49 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes.: It is often necessary to take more than one drug to achieve optimal control of high blood pressure.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
27 years experience Pediatrics
ACE inhibitors: This class of drugs is often first line when considering an anti hypertensive medication for patients with diabetes, both types 1 & 2. The ace inhibi ... Read More
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A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Unlikely: Not known side effects of the drug
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vijay Iyer
25 years experience Cardiology
Diet and exercise: High blood pressure can be treated with diet, exercise, avoidance of alcohol, weight loss and treatment of sleep apnea if present. The approach depend ... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Brouwer
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Antihypertensive med: There are several good meds for treating high blood pressure. It depends on your insurance formulary's available options, but here are some categories ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Cialis: This family of medicines dilate blood vessels so they can lower blood pressure.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Szawaluk
30 years experience Cardiology
Hypertension: Salt restriction can be very effective in treating hypertension in certain people. A low sodium diet 2, 000 mg a day is recommended however is extreme ... Read More
A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
50 years experience General Practice
Not if you take it: in a short period of a time. However acetaminophen, like the anti-inflammatory drugs, has been linked to high blood pressure, according to the researc ... Read More

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