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Can You Take Mucinex With High Blood Pressure
Mucinex (guaifenesin) DM contains Dextromethorphan a cough suppressant and Guaifenesin an expectorant. The combo is used to treat cough and chest congestion caused by common colds, bronchitis, sinus infections. Should not elevate blood pressure.
Avoid decongestants; names like pseudoephedrine, ephedrine, phenylephrine, naphazoline and oxymetazoline which can increase blood pressure ...Read more
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
Hi, I just want to be sure that I can take Mucinex (guaifenesin) DM Max since I have High Blood Pressure.
Can i take dayquil after taking a Mucinex (guaifenesin) dm this morning. I also take daily metoprolol for high blood pressure?
Active ingredients in dayquil include:
acetaminophen 325 mg
dextromethorphan hbr 10 mg
phenylephrine hcl 5 mg
fd&c red no. 40, fd&c yellow no. 6, gelatin, glycerin, polyethylene glycol, povidone, propylene glycol, purified water, sorbitol special, titanium dioxide
mucinex dm has:
dextromethorphan hbr 30 mg
guaifenesin 600 mg.
40 mg total of dm shouldn't be too much, but caution with phenylep. ...Read more
Natural treatment for weakness and congestion due to cold in elderly person. Also, is Mucinex (guaifenesin) safe for high blood pressure.?
Mucinex (guaifenesin) safe: One must first be certain the "congestion" is not due to something serious such as congestive heart failure or pneumonia. If it's not, then oral fluids, especially hot liquids, humidifier or hot, steamy shower, and citrus fruits can help. Make sure blood pressure is kept below 130mm systolic; avoid salt; rest and tylenol (acetaminophen) can help. ...Read more
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
To vague to answer: there are at least seven different classes of such medicines and many examples in each class and it depends on what other conditions you might also have-i.e. diabetes, thyroid disease, adrenal disease, etc. You should go to a human doctor and get a thorough history and physical examination and if necessary some laboratory and imaging exams. After all of that you can discuss with ur doc what 2 do ...Read more
Yes: Yes you can.Get a more detailed answer ›
Avoid decongestants: Decongestant OTC cold remedies cause the most concern. Avoid products that contain pseudoephedrine, (ephedrine sulfate) ephedrine, (ephedrine sulfate) phenylephrine, naphazoline and oxymetazoline. Look for labels which indicate "safe for hypertension" patients. Simple acetominophen may help, as will a saline nasal spray. Gargle with warm salt water or drink warm water with lemon and honey. Stay hydrated. Increase home humidity. REST! ...Read more
?: Not sure what mucus tabs are - that's not any type of medicine i can find. However, for high blood pressure, it's important to follow regularly with a doctor (multiple times per year depending on control) and take all meds as prescribed. Some of the meds can have a "withdrawal" type effect on the blood pressure and pulse if stopped abruptly. ...Read more
Yes but I : Suggest you use 1/2 recommended dose and make sure you are consistently hydrating well on a daily basis! ...Read more
High blood pressure: The answer to that question depends upon each individual circumstance. If blood pressure suddenly rises to very high levels, then it can cause serious events, such as stroke or heart attack or aortic damage. If BP rises slowly in a person, organ damage takes 10-30 years. A condition called malignant hypertension can kill or maim quickly. This is a rise in BP to greater than 130 diastolic ...Read more
Zyntenz: It is safe, but be wary. Zyntenz has poor reviews. ...Read more
Yes: Provided your physician, who we may think has prescribed both, is good with this. Oral testosterone may not be the most efficient formulation for delivering hormone replacement for a man in middle age; if they are from another practitioner or from an internet source, get with your primary physician first. ...Read more
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
Unless you know what is actually in the pill (and you do not) and the drug has been thoroughly tested for safety and efficacy (which it has not) do not chance it.
We do not know what is in these herbal remedies, we do not know what they will do, what they are adulterated with, how much of the unknown stuff or claimed stuff is in there. Don't use them (was i clear?). ...Read more
Coffee: Yes just dont over do itGet a more detailed answer ›
Yes.: That's simply too high, especially if this would be a normal reading for you. If you get numbers like this regularly, you need medication. ...Read more
No: Never double the dose. Resume your regular dose as usual. ...Read more
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
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
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