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Can You Take Mucinex With High Blood Pressure
Ok: 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.
Mucinex (guaifenesin) DM Max: It's good to ask about possible drug-drug & drug-condition interactions. Your best sources of info are your prescribing physician & dispensing pharmacist, followed closely by us, HealthTap! Check out http://www.drugs.com/pro/mucinex-dm-maximum-strength.html for info regarding Mucinex (guaifenesin) DM Max. Always be as specific as possible regarding drug names. DM Max doesn't appear to contain decongestants ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can i take dayquil after taking a Mucinex (guaifenesin) dm this morning. I also take daily metoprolol for high blood pressure?
Yes: 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
?: 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
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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