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A 40-year-old member asked:

What cold medicines are good and don't affect blood pressure?

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Dr. Paige Gutheil
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Mucinex (guaifenesin): As long as you are not allergic, the following are good for most people: discomfort/fever: tylenol (acetaminophen) congestion: Mucinex (plain), nasal saline, Vicks vapor rub, drinking lots of fluids runny nose/sneezing: claritin, allegra, Benadryl cough: Robitussin dm, Mucinex dm, delsym you can often find combo products with the active ingredients of the above if necessary.
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Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 62 years experience
Cold treatment: Cold medicines without a phenylephrine or Epinephrine derivatives. However they are present in most products.
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How much will cold medicine raise your blood pressure?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
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Probably not: The street advice is to avoid cold medicines if you have hbp but in my experience, there's really little or no increase. Antihistamines don't tend to raise it all. Vasoconstrictors like Pseudoephedrine theoretically can, but again. No mucho!
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Does feeling very cold negatively affect blood pressure?

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Dr. Rick Koch
Cardiology 23 years experience
Generally: Not especially if BP is normal.
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