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What is the best allegry medication to take. I have allgeies really bad and need relief, but can't take a decogestive because of blood pressure

What is the best allegry medication to take. I have allgeies really bad and need relief, but can't take a decogestive because of blood pressure

Over : Over the counter Loratadine which is the generic claritin, (loratadine) can often help. It will not provide immediate relief as many decongestants will but will help and should not affect your blood pressure. ...Read more

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Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Blood Pressure (Definition)

Blood pressure is a measurement of the force placed on the blood vessels and is comprised of the "systolic" pressure (the top number on a blood pressure meter) which is the peak pressure when the heart is pumping, and the "diastolic" pressure (the bottom number on a blood pressure meter) which is the pressure during the resting phase ...Read more


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Musinex d raised my blood pressure?

Musinex d raised my blood pressure?

Most likely no: Those are the main side effects of the musinex: hives, difficult breathing, swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. Less serious side effects may include: dizziness or headache, a rash, or nausea, vomiting, or stomach upset. ...Read more

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Long time raised blood pressure. Always stable till now. Did weight gain worsen it?

Long time raised blood pressure. Always stable till now. Did weight gain worsen it?

Yes it can: Weight gain can absolutely increaase your blood pressure. I recommend regular exercise (which can decrease your blood pressure even when you dont loose weight), and a healthy diet. Also sodium (salt) can increase your blood pressure , so i recommend taing in < 1500mg a day if you have high blood pressure. ...Read more

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I have hi-blood pressure I was just diagnosed with gout. I take atenolol 50mg, enalapril 2.5 mg, and indapamide 50mg. Indapamide raised my uric.?

I have hi-blood pressure I was just diagnosed with gout.  I take atenolol 50mg,  enalapril  2.5 mg, and indapamide  50mg.   Indapamide raised my uric.?

Possibly: However, hypertension and gout are often associated so it may not be the indapamide. High uric acid is the result of overproduction (genetic), under excretion by the kidney, or lifestyle (alcohol, red meat, shrimp, etc.). ...Read more

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Can anything be done (medication or lifestyle change) to raise blood pressure?

Can anything be done (medication or lifestyle change) to raise blood pressure?

Yes: Occasionally, i advise people with low blood pressure to consume salty foods, because the higher sodium content can bring up the pressure. Should drink 2 liters/day. In rare instances, I use Fludrocortisone to increase bp. In really tough cases, I use midodrine. These are both prescription meds. I have seen people use theophylline for this, and i suppose you could try good old fashioned coffee too. ...Read more

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Blood pressure and amox-clav. Does this drug raise blood pressure?

Blood pressure and amox-clav.  Does this drug raise blood pressure?

No: Augmenting or Clavuanic acid - Amoxicillin - is broad spectrum antibiotics .More common side effect is upset stomach, diarrhea . It is sealed to " killing" all the good bacteria " probiotics' from gut as well as " bad " bacteria causing infection. It is good to keep well hydrated and consume health diet - including fermented food as Yogurt, Kefir. If you have High BP it could be the reason. ...Read more

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Does provigil raise your blood pressure? I have high blood pressure. Is it meant to take it once a week as needed? Sleep doc mentioned this medication

Does provigil raise your blood pressure? I have high blood pressure. Is it meant to take it once a week as needed? Sleep doc mentioned this medication

Provigil: Provigil is used to treat excessive daytime sleepiness and works for about 12 hours. So you would take it usually when you get up each day. It is unlikely to significantly raise your blood pressure; quite rarely it could raise it a little and your blood pressure meds may be adjusted. ...Read more

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Can allergies raise your blood pressure?

Can allergies raise your blood pressure?

No : Allergies will not raise a person's blood pressure. In contrast, a severe allergic reaction called anaphylactic shock can be associated with too low of a blood pressure. Some medications used to treat allergies like decongestant tablets may have an effect of raising blood pressure in some people. ...Read more

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What OTC allergy medications are okay to take, for those with high blood pressure?

What OTC allergy medications are okay to take, for those with high blood pressure?

OTC nasal steroid: Since antihistamine alone dose not reduce nasal congestion, your best bet would be the newly available nasal steroid . Daily nasal saline irrigation may help. ...Read more

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What allergy medication can someone with high blood pressure take?

What allergy medication can someone with high blood pressure take?

Avoid decongestants: Primarily, you should avoid decongestants. Antihistamines such as zyrtec, claritin, (loratadine) and Allegra should be fine. Just avoid -d products. ...Read more

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Does every day use of over-the-counter allegra (fexofenadine) allergy raise blood pressure?

Does every day use of over-the-counter allegra (fexofenadine) allergy raise blood pressure?

Should not: Plain Allegra (fexofenadine) is an antihistamine -fexofanadine. It does not cause high blood pressure except in very rare cases of hypersensitivity. Unlike many antihistamines, it does not tend to cause drowsiness. On the other hand, Allegra (fexofenadine) d, can cause hypertension because it is made with addition of pseudoephedrine--a decongestant which constricts blood vessels & can also cause palpitations and nervousness. ...Read more

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I take Losartan for high blood pressure. I developed allergies, and I need to know what allegy D medications won't interact with Losartan?

I take Losartan for high blood pressure. I developed allergies, and I need to know what allegy D medications won't interact with Losartan?

Better off w/o "D": It's not the interaction. Decongestants elevate blood pressure; that's the problem. If itching, sneezing, runny nose, just use antihistamine +/- a steroid nose spray; you don't need "D". Clogged up? Pseudoephredrine is worse than phenylephrine, and 12 or 24 hr preps are worse than little 30 mg red tabs. Check with your internist/cards; they may OK just a little bit here and there. ...Read more

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Sleepytime & tension tamer tea by celestial seasoning, any risks for high blood pressure or drug interactions?Ragweed allergy should I avoid chamomile

Sleepytime & tension tamer tea by celestial seasoning, any risks for high blood pressure or drug interactions?Ragweed allergy should I avoid chamomile

No problem: I have not found any ingredient in these herbal tea which would cause hypertension. As for ragweed allergy, you are actually allergic to the airborne pollen and not to the flower itself. Even if the chamomile pollen in the flower cross-react with ragweed, it will be highly unlikely to cause you allergic symptoms given that the chamomile would have been subjected to processing and heating . ...Read more

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I have seasonal allergy and taking allegra (fexofenadine) d 24 hour. My blood pressure is gone up. Can the drug be the cause? Will my BP go down when i stop?

I have seasonal allergy and taking allegra (fexofenadine) d 24 hour. My blood pressure is gone up. Can the drug be the cause? Will my BP go down when i stop?

The D in your meds: Is sudafed which is a stimulant, thus it can raise the blood pressure. Once u stop taking the meds, the BP should normalize. Consider switching to plain Allegra , Claritin (loratadine) or zyrtec which have minimal effect on bp. Take care! ...Read more

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Both of my eyeballs feel swollen. I do have allergies but take medication for that. I also have Chiari Malformation and High blood pressure. My eyes h?

Both of my eyeballs feel swollen. I do have allergies but take medication for that. I also have Chiari Malformation and High blood pressure. My eyes h?

See eye doctor: Eye balls don't usually swell up especially without itching from allergies. You need to consult an eye doctor to make sure there is nothing serious which may cause eyesight impairment ...Read more

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Are there situations where adverse side effects of a medication(s) can actually increase a blood pressure reading?

Sure there are: Some meds are even designed specifically to raise blood pressure, so yes, meds that have similar effects for unintentional reasons can do the same. Still, hypertension as a med side effect is fortunately rare. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more