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can benedryl be taken if you have high blood pressure?

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Dr. Anna Flor Salcedo
23 years experience Internal Medicine
It depends: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) by itself can be used with people with hypertension with caution on short period of time, if combined with decongestants, then, no.
Answered on Jun 24, 2014
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Dr. Ronald Cox
27 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes : Antihistamines don't affect blood pressure. Don't take medicines that say "d" or contain pseudophedrine in addition to the benadryl (diphenhydramine).
Answered on Jan 11, 2017
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
23 years experience Cardiology
Yes: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) does not have adverse effect on blood pressure or significant interaction with hydrochlorothiazide.
Answered on Sep 14, 2015

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