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Can i take Mucinex if I have high blood pressure?

Can i take Mucinex if I have high blood pressure?

Yes: Yes you can, given that you take mucinex for a short period of time and monitor your BP periodically. ...Read more

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Mucinex (Definition)

Mucinex is the brand name for the generic drug guaifenesin. It is used as an expectorant agent (used to cut the thickness/viscosity of mucus secretions created by the sinuses, pharynx, larynx, trachea and bronchi by actually increasing the amount of respiratory tract fluid). It is a very safe over-the-counter medication with ...Read more


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Hi, I just want to be sure that I can take Mucinex DM Max since I have High Blood Pressure.

Hi, I just want to be sure that I can take Mucinex DM Max since I have High Blood Pressure.

Mucinex 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 DM Max. Always be as specific as possible regarding drug names. DM Max doesn't appear to contain decongestants ...Read more

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Can i take dayquil after taking a Mucinex dm this morning. I also take daily metoprolol for high blood pressure?

Can i take dayquil after taking a Mucinex 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 more

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Natural treatment for weakness and congestion due to cold in elderly person. Also, is Mucinex safe for high blood pressure.?

Natural treatment for weakness and congestion due to cold in elderly person. Also, is Mucinex safe for high blood pressure.?

Mucinex 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 can help. ...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. Decongestants can be problematic for those hypertensive patients who are uncontrolled. See your doctor for verification. ...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 I still have to take meds for high blood pressure even though its back to normal?

Do I still have to take meds for high blood pressure even though its  back to normal?

That depends: It depends on many factors. For example in diabetics it is a standard of care that they be on certain types of blood pressure medication even if their BP is normal. In patients who have had strokes or heart attacks there are medications that have been shown to potentially reduce the risk of subsequent such events and it behooves the patient to stay on medications. ...Read more

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What the best time to take high blood pressure meds?

What the best time to take high blood pressure meds?

At night: There is recent medical evidence out that taking your BP meds at night leads to better control of your blood pressure that ultimately decreases your risk of cardiac and renal disease. ...Read more

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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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Hypertension (Definition)

hypertension is a medication similar to High blood pressure. Hypertension is defined as elevated blood pressure systolic over 140 and diastolic over ...Read more


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