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i have high blood pressure is there anything i can take for a runny nose?

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Dr. Michio Abe
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: You can take otc antihistamines like Claritin or zyrtec, and use saline nasal sprays. Decongestants such as Pseudoephedrine can elevate your BP somewhat, and if your BP is poorly controlled, then you may want to stay away from them.
Answered on Jul 3, 2018
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Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Yes: Any of the Coricidin hbp family of over the counter meds are safe. Another safe and very inexpensive alternative is generic chlorpheniramine which is also over the counter ( 4 mg every 4-6 hours as needed). If you have allergies, these are very effective. If you have a cold, they help a little but time is the only effective "treatment." side effects are dry mouth and mild drowsiness.
Answered on Feb 18, 2015
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Dr. Yash Khanna
Dr. Yash Khanna commented
56 years experience Family Medicine
you can take non sedating antihistamines like claritin,allegra or zyrtek which is mildly sedating.These are all over the counter but do not take combinations with sudafed which car increase your Blood Pressure.All these are once a day and come in 24 hour dose form,claritin 10 mgm,zyrtec 10 mgm and allegra 180 mgm for once a day or 60 mgm every 12 hours twice a day
Feb 23, 2012

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