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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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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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Can you take Zyrtec (cetirizine) with blood pressure medicine? Thank you! Will the Zyrtec (cetirizine) help with my cough?

Can you take Zyrtec (cetirizine) with blood pressure medicine? Thank you! Will the Zyrtec (cetirizine) help with my cough?

Zyrtec (cetirizine): May or may not help with cough. You haven't mentioned which blood pressure you're on? Generally speaking it won't interact with it, but mind you, some blood pressure medications would cause cough!! Good that you asked, always exercise caution with multiple medications, better see your doctor for evaluation, best wishes ...Read more

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Does taking zyrtec (cetirizine) with antihistamines run the blood pressure up?

Does taking zyrtec (cetirizine) with antihistamines run the blood pressure up?

No, But Don't Do It: Zyrtec (cetirizine) 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 (cetirizine) 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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How do I raise my blood pressure?

How do I raise my blood pressure?

Low blood pressure: No reason to do so unless passing out or dizziness associated with low blood pressure. If such symptoms, then increasing salt and fluid intake is the first treatment. ...Read more

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How can I raise my blood pressure?

How can I raise my blood pressure?

Salt: via eating salt or salt rich foods/drinks. There are also prescription meds you can obtain that achieve this same end. Ask your physician ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Cetirizine (Definition)

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


Dr. John Chiu
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Zyrtec (Definition)

Zyrtec is a non-sedating antihistamine which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common ...Read more