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A 69-year-old female asked:

what bp med can i take if i am allergic to penicillin, sulfur and morphine? so far 8 different meds have given me terrible side effects.

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Allergies: I am unaware of any cross sensitivity with those allergies and any antihypertensive medications that are commonly used. Medications like ARB's such as avapro are well tolerated. ACE inhibitors like lisinopril can cause a dry cough. Amlodipine(norvasc) can cause swelling of ankles. Cardura, hytrin, minipress are well tolerated unless they lower the blood pressure too much. Low dose diuretic added.

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