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A 77-year-old male asked:

Does vicodin effect blood pressure?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gerald Bausek
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Vicodin: Many things can affect blood pressure, but taking vicodin as prescribed is not particularly known for it. Vicodin withdrawal on the other hand may cause agitation and anxiety which can raise blood pressure. Invest in a simple blood pressure monitoring device and take your blood pressure regularly. If you are concerned about your BP readings talk with your doctor about it.
Dr. Stuart Wasser
Addiction Medicine 36 years experience
See below: It does not affect your BP per se but affects you during withdrawal. However, withdrawal can occur even when using the medication according to the label. If you use the drug everyday regularly, you may have low grade withdrawal prior to each dose. It is relatively mild but may cause your BP to rise.

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A 47-year-old member asked:

Does vicodin raise your blood pressure?

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Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
Pain Management 40 years experience
No.: I am not aware of an association between vicodin and an increase in blood pressure. Pain can increase your blood pressure so if you are taking vicodin for an acute pain issue then pain may be the culprit.
A 32-year-old member asked:

Can you mix blood pressure meds with vicodin?

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Dr. Tapan Joshi
Pain Management 28 years experience
Yes!!!!: You can take both together, if you mean that.
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