A female asked:
i was hospitalized for heart & blood pressure (215/101) from taking diclofenac 2 years for psoriatic arthritis. is there something safer to take?
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Dr. Frank Holmes answered
22 years experience Sports Medicine
Tylenol (acetaminophen) or topical: Tylenol/acetaminophen has no effect on blood pressure. Also, there are topical antiinflammatories such as diclofenac gel/cream and others made by compounded pharmacies that have limited systemic absorption and rarely increase bp. If I can be of help, then join my care team and virtual practice at www.healthtap.com/dr-clarkeholmes
Answered on Sep 12, 2016
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