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Can you take benadryl if you have high blood pressure?

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You can take Benadryl if you have hbp
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Dr. Scott J. Diede answered:

Can the any of these medications be causing high blood pressure? benadryl? Phenagran? And or reglan?

All could be

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If you look at the possible side effect profile for each of the drugs you mentioned, high blood pressure is listed as a possible side effect for each one. Side effect profiles for drugs are VERY patient dependent and VERY hard to predict. Sometimes starting and stopping medications in an orderly fashion can determine if one is causing the undesired side effect. Talk with your doc.
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Diphenhydramine HCL does it effect high blood pressure ?

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Benadryl or it's generic equivalent should have no effect on blood pressure.
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Dr. John McMahan answered:

can you take 25mg benadryl 12 hours after taking regular allegra? i take toprol xl 50 mg for blood pressure

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It should be "safe" unless you get too much sedation. Ask your primary care doc then take it only at night when you need to sleep anyway. There are numerous other (possibly more effective) options as well. Check with an ENT or allergy doc.
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Dr. Bennett Werner answered:

I've read that Benadryl can both raise and lower blood pressure - which is correct? I take 50mg at night to help fall asleep.

Neither

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Benadryl has no direct effect on BP and is one of the safest medicines available and fine to use as you're using it for sleep. It's given to the very elderly and the very young safely. Remember that you can purchase it inexpensively as the generic: diphenhydramine which works just fine also.
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Dr. James A. Fox answered:

Is it safe to take benadryl with blood pressure meds?bl

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Benadryl will not raise blood pressure or interact with common blood pressure medications.
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Dr. Hamid A. Hai answered:

Can benadryl lower blood pressure?

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Benadryl is an antihistaminic drug. These do not affect BP. However, they do relax a person, and relaxation can lower BP, especially if you were agitated or stressed out and now feel relaxed.
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Can benadryl help with low blood pressure?

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Benadryl is not a medication meant for treating low blood pressure. In certain, more severe forms of allergic reactions, blood pressure may drop and Benadryl may be helpful however it is usually administered in an urgent/emergent manner.
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Dr. Gerald Neuberg answered:

Why does benadryl lower my blood pressure?

It's sedating

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Benadryl is a sedating anti-histamine. It can make us a drowsy and therefore more relaxed. For allergies or nasal congestion and you want something less sedating, Zyrtec, Claritin or Allegra are available over-the-counter.
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What to do if Benadryl raises blood pressure?

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Check labels, you can try meclizine (Bonine) or dimenhydrinate (Dramamine) instead of Benadryl (diphenhydramine). Other brand names for the two alternative meds, so you will have to check. Or can try a nonsedating antihistamine (Zyrtec / Allegra). All of these "MIGHT" increase your BP, so have to try and see. May have to switch to nasal spray (/Afrin, etc.) if appropriate for your symptoms.
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