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A 19-year-old female asked:

if doxycycline causes increase in intracranial pressure, will stoping the medicine stop the hypertension?

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Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Parkanswered
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Yes it may but...: Pseudotumor cerebri is a clinical syndrome resembling brain tumors and is characterized by increased intracranial pressure. A number of conditions are known to cause the syndrome: metabolic disorders including obesity, prolonged steroid use, oral contraceptives; drugs including doxy-, minocycline; hematologic disorders including polycythemia and hemolytic and iron deficiency anemia.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Maybe, maybe not: The syndrome of pseuotumor cerebri is not well understood, and the doxycycline may be the extra item to bring out the full syndrome. Underlying obesity, hormonal issues, cerebral vein blockage, or endocrine issues may have already been present, and may well need sorting out. Would recommend further evaluation, trial of medication, and patience. Hope this stabilizes.

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I ve had hbp ranging from 170 /110 and pulse at about 100 120 most of the time for about a week despite taking BP drugs. Ekg was negative. Thoughts?

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Check with the doc: Many blood pressure medications take longer than a week to have their full effect. Check with your doctor as you may need a higher dose or another medication. Hbp is damaging over the long term most of the time and not over a few days so check with your doctor.

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