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Can Aleve (naproxen) really cause high blood pressure?

Can Aleve (naproxen) really cause high blood pressure?

Sometimes: It certainly can if taken regularly. The occasional use is not an issue. ...Read more

Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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Hypertension (Definition)

A blood pressure reading has two numbers: a systolic blood pressure and a diastolic blood pressure. The systolic blood pressure is the maximum pressure the blood exerts on the vessels when the heart is beating. The diastolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the vessels in between heartbeats. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, begins when the systolic blood pressure remains above 140 or when the diastolic blood pressure remains above 90. Hypertension can be a result of increased blood flow through vessels or increased resistance to ...Read more


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If you have high blood pressure what do you take?

If you have high blood pressure what do you take?

Different meds: After a trial of lifestyle changes (diet and exercise) there are many classes of anti hypertensives to use. Often first line is a diuretic which has proven to be very successful in preventing mortality and morbidity from htn. But beta blockers, ace inhibitors, calcium channel blockers and others are used with great results. ...Read more

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Do you have to take take salt to rehydrate, even if you have high blood pressure?

Do you have to take take salt to rehydrate, even if you have high blood pressure?

No: If some one is dehydrated simply consumiing water will do . If needed in fluids can be given. ...Read more

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Can you take the sleep aid zzz quil if you have high blood pressure?

Can you take the sleep aid zzz quil if you have high blood pressure?

Yes: The active ingredient is Diphenhydramine hcl - an over the counter anti-histamine that is generally very safe even in the elderly. That said, blood pressure should be checked with any new medication, even over the counter meds. ...Read more

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Can i take Accutane if I have high blood pressure?

Can i take Accutane if I have high blood pressure?

Yes: Accutane however has been associated with a very extensive list of possible side effects. Blood pressure and heart rate are among a number of things to monitor and watch for with this medication. It should only be presribed by a physician very accustomed to monitoring for all it's potential side effects. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take musinex d if I have high blood pressure?

Is it safe to take musinex d if I have high blood pressure?

Yes: As long as your BP is routinely controlled before starting the mucinex (guaifenesin). Decongestants can be problematic for those hypertensive patients who are uncontrolled. See your doctor for verification. ...Read more

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What to do if I have high blood pressure. Can i take alza 36 (concerta)?

What to do if I have high blood pressure. Can i take alza 36 (concerta)?

Possibly: Concerta, like other forms of methylphenidate and amphetamines can cause elevation of blood pressure. If yoiur blood pressure is already elevated youir doctor should carefully monitor your blood pressure while taking concerta.
Speak with your doctor about this and alternative medications that do not effect blood pressure. ...Read more

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I have high blood pressure should I take beer once in awhile? I smoke too but I am cutting down to like ten sticks a day.

I have high blood pressure should I take beer once in awhile? I smoke too but I am cutting down to like ten sticks a day.

High blood pressure: Recommendations are not more than one drink per day for women or two drinks per day for men. Most importantly you should stop smoking. If your pressure is borderline, just stopping smirking will help you the most. Adding exercise will also help to lower your blood pressure. ...Read more

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I have high blood pressure can I take B-12 5000mcg daily?

I have high blood pressure can I take B-12 5000mcg daily?

Arterial hypertensio: You have provided no information about yourself.
It is essential for us to know:, blood pressure, heart rate, policy regular or irregular, what is you height and weight, age, for how long you had the hypertension.
BP of > 130/ 90 mm of Hg is considered hypertension.
Go to the pharmacy check your BP, and come back again. with all answers. tell us about comorbidities, are you taking.medications? ...Read more

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I have high blood pressure however, can I take focus factor?

I have high blood pressure however, can I take focus factor?

God only knows: Focus Factor contains 40 ingredients - none are FDA studied or approved. Who knows what effect it would have on your BP?! ...Read more

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Can I take B12 shots if I have high blood pressure? Thanks in advance.

Can I take B12 shots if I have high blood pressure? Thanks in advance.

Yes and No!: In some patients with hypertension, the level of homocysteine in the blood may be high which put them at risk for cardiovascular diseases, supplementation with folic acid, vitamin B6 and B12 can reverse that . On the other hand, toxic high levels of Vitamin B12 can cause hypocalcemia and worsening of high blood pressure. So ask your PCP to check your levels at the beginning and during the therapy! ...Read more

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Why do some people always have high blood pressure even though they take BP meds?

Why do some people always have high blood pressure even though they take BP meds?

Keep trying: High blood pressure can be complicated and difficult to treat. There are many unusual causes. Response to treatment and medication can vary from patient to patient. However, almost always BP can be treated successfully. More evaluation, different medication regimens and treatments, specialists in hypertension should be tried till effective treatment is found. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens when you take Coricidin hbp when you do not have high blood pressure?

BP and Meds: Corcidin hbp is formulated to be safe for patients with high blood pressure, and can be taken by normal pressure patients, unless allergic to its components or taking medications that may be affected by the product. If in doubt about any otc product or medication interactions, always ask the pharmacist or doctor, especially if taking anti-coagulants such as warfarin. ...Read more

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If I have high blood pressure reading after taking medication, can I take a second blood pressure pill later in the day?

If I have high blood pressure reading after taking medication, can I take a second blood pressure pill later in the day?

Blood pressure : Please take your medication as prescribed. Dose adjustment may be needed keep a log of your blood pressure morning and evening and show to MD. The type of medication you are taking e.g. Ace inhibitor versus diuretic both etc other medications conditions and exact bp play a role in recommendations. See your MD please. ...Read more

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I have high blood pressure can I take Deslym cough syrup?

I have high blood pressure can I take Deslym cough syrup?

Delsym (dextromethorphan): Delsym (dextromethorphan) without any other additives is OK with high blood pressure. If decongestants are included, the story changes and the risk for high BP patients goes up ...Read more

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Can I take dextromethorphan if I have high blood pressure?

Can I take dextromethorphan if I have high blood pressure?

Yes: Dextramethorphan does cause increased blood pressure but it can cause drowsiness. So take it judiciously and avoid driving. There is possibility for interaction with antidepressants. ...Read more

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Can i take one sudafed every night if I have high blood pressure?

Can i take one sudafed every night if I have high blood pressure?

Be careful: Sudafed and other oral decongestants will raise blood pressure. Other safe alternatives are topical nasal steroids and singulair (montelukast) both of which have decongestant properties. Topical afrin is safe used as directed in the instructions but may cause elevated BP in some individuals. ...Read more

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Can i take garcinia cambogia with my hydroclodone and ibreprophen and i have high blood pressure and high chloestrale and take other meds?

Can i take garcinia cambogia with my hydroclodone and ibreprophen and i have high blood pressure and high chloestrale and take other meds?

Marketing, Not Best!: Go HFLC, Study DietDoctor.com. Cholesterol=fat molecule manufactured by every animal cell, a building block of each cell membrane (enables membrane fluidity/movement without tearing), is fundamental to the survival of every animal cell. Lipoproteins (proteins which transport all fats in the water outside cells) is the correct issue for artery disease (e.g. LDL ≤700 nmol/l, Large-HDL ≥9 µmol/l). ...Read more

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Can i take viagold [sexual performaance for men] when I have high blood pressure? I'm taking metoprolol 50mg twice a day and has it under control.

Can i take viagold [sexual performaance for men] when I have high blood pressure? I'm taking metoprolol 50mg twice a day and has it under control.

Unknown effects: Viagold is a combination of L-Arginine, Siberian Ginseng, White Willow Bark, Jujube, Bamhyx Mari, Cayenne, Wild Yam, and Stinging Nettles. You are very likely wasting your money taking this stuff since the ingredients have never been shown scientifically to be safe or effective for anything. It may be okay to take with metoprolol, but nobody knows. It's never been studied. ...Read more

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I have high blood pressure. I take telmisartan and pantoprazale regularly. What are its side effects? Are they safe? How to lower my blood pressure?

ARB: Telmisartan is the generic name of micardis- an angiotensin receptor blocker working in your kidney to dilate blood vessels and lower blood pressure. It's absolutely contraindicated in pregnancy. Otherwise, side effects are rare. Pantoprazole is the generic name of protonix, (pantoprazole) a proton pump inhibitor that reduces gastric acid production. It has no effect on BP and also is usually well tolerated. ...Read more

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I have high blood pressure .. i take meds it around 135 over 85.. i bought women ripped vitapak. Is it ok to take?

I have high blood pressure .. i take meds it around 135 over 85.. i bought women ripped vitapak.  Is it ok to take?

BP: From the ingredients in vitapak. Tribulus, fenugreek and creatine, none of them appeart to impact significantly on BP. Have a bp diary, and see how you bp behaves and then show patterns to your md so he can tweak what is needed. ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
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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


Dr. Thomas Fiala
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High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) (Definition)

Also known as hypertension, high blood pressure occurs when blood pressure is 140/90 or higher. A systolic blood pressure (top number) is the pressure the blood exerts on the artery when the heart is at maximum contraction and a diastolic blood pressure (bottom number) is the pressure the blood exerts on the artery when the heart is at maximum relaxation. ...Read more