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Does advil (ibuprofen) lower blood pressure?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 46 years experience
No: Not directly. Your BP can be elevated due to pain and advil (ibuprofen), (ibuprofen) by relieving the pain, may allow your BP to fall, but it's not a direct action of advil (ibuprofen).
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Dr. Hal Blatman
Pain Management 43 years experience
Doubtful: Advil (ibuprofen) should not be expected to lower blood pressure. In my experience chronic pain does not generally raise blood pressure, and advil (ibuprofen) does not help much to reduce chronic pain. Lastly, chronic use of anti inflammatory drugs leads to intestinal, kidney, and cartilage related side effects.
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Dr. Atique Mirza
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 33 years experience
Advil may raise your BP.
Nov 28, 2013
Dr. John Wallace
Emergency Medicine 43 years experience
may raise BP by fluid retention, high dose NSAIDs may damage kidneys causing interstitial nephritis
May 28, 2020

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