A member asked:
i have high blood pressure is there anything i can take for a runny nose?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Michio Abe answered
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
Dr. Bennett Werner answered
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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