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Dr. Walter Husar
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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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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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Can i take cetirizine while i am on irbesartan? i have slightly high blood pressure but is now managed.

Can i take cetirizine while i am on irbesartan? i have slightly high blood pressure but is now managed.

Yes: No interaction, but be cautious with zyrtec-d, the -d part can increase your blood pressure, plain cetirizine doesn't, , ...Read more

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My blood pressure was up when i took cetirizine and i have irregular heartbeat. i am on irbesartan for high bp. will this go away?

My blood pressure was up when i took cetirizine and i have irregular heartbeat. i am on irbesartan for high bp. will this go away?

If cetirizine is: the problem then its mild-anticholinergic effect on the heart should subside in about 24 hrs even though its antihistaminic effect may linger for up to 72 hrs. However , it is unusual to see elevated BP from this drug and you may need to see your doctor about this issue. ...Read more

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My blood pressure was up when i took regular cetirizine w/o D and i have irregular heartbeat. i am on irbesartan for high bp. will this go away?

My blood pressure was up when i took regular cetirizine w/o D and i have irregular heartbeat. i am on irbesartan for high bp. will this go away?

It will normalize: but if it remains high or irregular heart beat continues better see your doctor for an ECG, at times blood pressure goes up for several reasons the least of which is physical activity or even any nervous excitement, calm down and relax before you get your blood pressure measured, good luck ...Read more

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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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How can you increase your blood pressure?

Salt,see below: The fastest way is salt, caffeine, decongestants. Aging and gaining weight work but they are slower. But there is no need to do any of this unless you are symptomatic from hypotension with dizziness or fainting. ...Read more

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My blood pressure increase?

Many possibilities: Salt in your diet. Normal fluctuation. Were you totally at rest when it was measured? Was your arm at heart-height? Is your cuff accurate? Are there foods interfering with your medications (if you're on any?) have you gained weight? Are you on any new med? Are you stressed? Have you slept well? If none of the above, just treat it and get it down to normal to reduce your risks. ...Read more

Dr. Bhavin Patel
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Zyrtec (Definition)

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


Dr. Brian Bezack
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Cetirizine (Definition)

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