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Are selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors safe to use if you have high blood pressure?

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Dr. Irv Loh
Dr. Irv Lohanswered
Cardiology 50 years experience
Yes, BUT: Ssri's can be used, but certain medications used in managing hypertension can produce serious drug-drug interactions. Make sure all of your doctors know all of your medications, even the seemingly innocuous ones, and notify all of your doctors about any new medications added or deleted, including over the counter ones you may buy on your own!
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 33 years experience
SSRIs: With proper treatment of your high bp, & monitoring, yes they are safe.

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