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Does Flonase or zyrtec raise your blood pressure ?

Does Flonase or zyrtec raise your  blood pressure ?

No: Both drugs are fairly safe in a patient with hypertension. ...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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I have high blood pressure , diabetes can I drink zyrtec to help with a sinus infection? Or should I use a vaporizer?

I have high blood pressure , diabetes  can I drink zyrtec to help with a sinus infection? Or should I use a vaporizer?

See below: So, zyrtec is safe in hypertension and diabetes. However, zyrtec does not treat infection. It treats allergies so if the sinusitis is allergic, that will help or if you have other allergy triggers, it can help. Most sinus infections are allergic or viral and they get better on their own. Only a minority are bacterial and require antibiotics. ...Read more

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Managing High Blood Pressure (Checklist)

Monitor home BP
Daily
Have a regular follow up and work with your doctor
Once
Take your meds as instructed without fail
Once
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Does taking zyrtec with antihistamines run the blood pressure up?

Does taking zyrtec with antihistamines run the blood pressure up?

No, But Don't Do It: Zyrtec is an antihistamine- so you shouldn't be taking it with other antihistamines. However, antihistamines don't typically elevate the blood pressure. Decongestants (ie sudafed) can cause blood pressure elevation. Zyrtec shouldn't be a problem. ...Read more

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Does zyrtec raise blood pressure?

Probably not: It's just an anti-histamine and if the allergies feel better, your blood pressure might come down little. ...Read more

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Managing High Blood Pressure (Checklist)

Walk/exercise
60 Min, Daily, forever
Maintain weight
Once
Keep salt intake at 2 grams or less
Daily
Check BP
Every other day
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I have high blood pressure my doc have me this for my sinus but isn't this bad for me cetirizine d 12 hour tablets?

Caution: A decongestant like Cetirizine d 12hr can be used for severe sinus congestion for 3-4 days but people with hypertension should be cautious and check their bp. Should not be used in patient with uncontrolled blood pressure. ...Read more

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Managing High Blood Pressure (Checklist)

Check blood pressure and keep a log
2x day
Walk
30 Min, Daily, forever
Take your medications as directed
Daily
Eat a low-salt diet
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Does feeling pain increase your blood pressure?

Pain and BP: Increased blood pressure can readily be a symptom of pain, especially when it is not controlled or it is anticipatory. ...Read more

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Zyrtec (Definition)

Zyrtec is an over the counter antihistamine medication used to treat itching, hives ...Read more

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Cetirizine (Definition)

Ceftirizine is the generic name of an antihistamine previously marketed under ...Read more

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