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A 34-year-old male asked:

Is it ok to take nyquil, or any type cold medicine,with high blood pressure?

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Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 59 years experience
Depends: Many cold medicine contains a nasal decongestant which would raise the blood pressure. The BP rise however depends on how well the BP is under control and what kind of BP pill is used. Nyquil however should be fine.
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A 22-year-old female asked about a 52-year-old female:

High blood pressure what kind of cold medicine should i take?

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Dr. Philip Miller
A Verified Doctoranswered
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Fluids/tylenol: non-sedating antihistamine: avoid all decongestant and decongestant cough medications since they can raise your BP. I suggest zinc losenges ( Cold-Eze) and dark brown honey, hot steam showers and force the fluids.
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Last updated Jan 8, 2021


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