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A 31-year-old male asked:

Can being sick with cold elevate bp and heart rate? have 154/103 bp 121 bpm heart rate. took nyquil 2.5 hours ago

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Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegabanswered
Allergy and Immunology 41 years experience
Which nyquil?: some nyquil ingredients can cause elevated bp and rapid heart rate, as phenylephrine and doxylamine, and probably your bp was borderline high before. The stress of common cold and fatigue can cause bp elevations too. Please read the labels carefully for OTC medications, meanwhile rest and remeasure your bp, if still elevated call your doctor, best wishes

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