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What cough syrup can I take with having high blood pressure?

What cough syrup can I take with having high blood pressure?

Cough syrups: As long as a cough syrup doesn't contain a decongestant like sudafed, you can take the syrup which won't affect your hypertension. Plain Robitussin (guaifenesin) or robitussindm would be examples. ...Read more

Dr. Louis Gallia
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Hypertension (Definition)

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


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What is commonly used to help a cough if you have high blood pressure?

What is commonly used to help a cough if you have high blood pressure?

Cough: Mix hot water, 1 tsp. Lemon juice & 1 tsp. Honey in a mug, then add more lemon juice or honey to taste, if desired. Sip the mixture slowly and inhale the steam from the hot liquid to help reduce congestion in the chest. Or make tea with 2 tsp of marshmallow root bark per 1cup of hot water (steep in a covered pot for at least 5 minutes). Drink several times a day or as needed to relieve coughing. ...Read more

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I have high blood pressure can I take Deslym cough syrup?

I have high blood pressure can I take Deslym cough syrup?

Delsym (dextromethorphan): Delsym (dextromethorphan) without any other additives is OK with high blood pressure. If decongestants are included, the story changes and the risk for high BP patients goes up ...Read more

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Advice please? My mom has high blood pressure & starting to cough she might developing a cold, what can I give her?

Advice please? My mom has high blood pressure & starting to cough she might developing a cold, what can I give her?

Ace inhibitor: Was her blood pressure treated with an ace inhibitor? (example: lisinopril). Cough is the most common side effect. Otherwise, she can use any otc cough syrup. ...Read more

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Hi there...Can my high blood pressure tablets (Coveram 10/5) be responsible for a two month post nasal dry cough?

Hi there...Can my high blood pressure tablets (Coveram 10/5) be responsible for a two month post nasal dry cough?

Yes: One of the ingredients (the ace inhibitor, perindopril) can definitely cause a persistent nagging dry cough. Switching to another type of medication combining amlodipine with an angiotension receptor blocker like irbesartan is very effective and doesn't cause the cough. ...Read more

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If I take coricidin cough and cold and I don't have high blood pressure, will it effect me adversely (I'm taking it for the right reason, I'm sick)?

If I take coricidin cough and cold and I don't have high blood pressure, will it effect me adversely (I'm taking it for the right reason, I'm sick)?

Safe medication: For a young healthy person a short course of over the counter medication is unlikely to be harmful. The other side of that, though, is that most OTC meds aren't very effective. For a serious cough a prescription medication might be best, but if the cough is minor you're better off to try home remedies. Look here for ideas: http://commonsensehome. Com/home-remedies-for-coughs/ ...Read more

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I have high blood pressure I have asthma can I take a decongestant for a cough expectorant?

I have high blood pressure I have asthma can I take a decongestant for a cough expectorant?

Avoid D formulations: They have substances that will lead to rise in adrenaline or mimicking adrenaline which can lead to higher BP and heart rate. Simple Mucinex (guaifenesin) would work just fine ...Read more

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I take 5mg of lisinopril daily for high blood pressure....It causes a nagging cough. Other meds have failed. ...Any way to get rid of the cough?

I take 5mg of lisinopril daily for high blood pressure....It causes a nagging cough. Other meds have failed. ...Any way to get rid of the cough?

Change the medicine: If you have high blood pressure, then there's many options for treatment. It can be tailored to your side effect profile
consider switching to an "arb" class medicine. It's similar to Lisinopril (ace class) without the cough. ...Read more

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I suffer from high blood pressure (controlled with meds). During kettlebell excercises, I felt faint, suspected pressure drop? Hydrated enough&ate well

I suffer from high blood pressure (controlled with meds). During kettlebell excercises, I felt faint, suspected pressure drop? Hydrated enough&ate well

See your doc: Please do what your doc asks in terms of the meds you take but he/she may want to adjust them after you mention this. When we move from sitting/lying to standing there can be a pressure drop w/dizziness. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Coughing till you pass out -desorinted high blood pressure high closterol

Coughing till you pass out -desorinted high blood pressure high closterol

Need treatment: Consult a doctor.
You should take biaxin 500 mg twice daily for 2 weeks, Phenergan (promethazine) dm cough syrup one teaspoonful 3 times a day till the cough improves, Allegra 180 mg one tablet at night for 3 weeks. Continue also your present medication for high BP and cholesterol. ...Read more

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What else can I take to stop coughing if I have already taken tussinex, and high blood pressure medication?

What else can I take to stop coughing if I have already taken tussinex, and high blood pressure medication?

Would be: Time to find out why you are coughing. There are many reasons why someone coughs too numerous to detail here, and if tussionex can't control then there must be some continuing process. Best to consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Can you give me more info on a very bad coughing problem while taking the med vasotec (enalapril) for high blood pressure?

Can you give me more info on a very bad coughing problem while taking the med vasotec (enalapril) for high blood pressure?

Known side effect: Vasotec (enalapril) can cause cough - and does in about 10 % of people who use it. There's often a "tickling" sensation in the throat. The only way to prove if it's due to vasotec (enalapril) is to stop it, wait til the cough subsides, and then restart vasotec (enalapril). If the cough comes right back, you know for sure. If the cough is due to vasotec (enalapril), it will never stop till you stop vasotec (enalapril). ...Read more

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I'm on Zoloft100mg Ativan (lorazepam) 2mg mecardis 80 mg for high blood pressure I took risperdal. 05 mg after 15dys may but my pressure drop is that temporary?

I'm on Zoloft100mg Ativan (lorazepam) 2mg mecardis 80 mg for high blood pressure I took risperdal. 05 mg after 15dys may but my pressure drop is that temporary?

Risperdal 0.5 mg: Risperdal can cause a marked drop in BP and it may not be temporary. However, don't "treat a number", treat the person. In other words, don't be alarmed by a BP that is much lower than you're used to seeing if you're otherwise feeling ok (not dizzy or passing out). Stop the Micardis (telmisartan) if your BP is too low. ...Read more

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What is the correct eye drop for red eye high blood pressure?

What is the correct eye drop for red eye high blood pressure?

No drops until exam: I would not reccomend any eye drops until a complete ophthalmologic exam is performed. There are many reasons why one may have a red eye. 1. Allergy, 2. Infection, 3. Iritis, 4. Episcleritis, 5. Sub-conjunctival hemmorhage, 6. Glaucoma. Each of these diagnosis would require a different form of treatment an immediate exam is warranted. ...Read more

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Odd Blood Pressures, 167/145, 171/150, then drops to 90/50. What type of medication? Emerg Room Dr said it was Labile Hypertension/headaches when High

Odd Blood Pressures, 167/145, 171/150, then drops to 90/50. What type of medication? Emerg Room Dr said it was Labile Hypertension/headaches when High

Merits an evaluation: Two of the pressures mentioned are clearly very high; the 3rd pressure is quite low. It merits a careful visit to ones doctor to attempt to clarify the reason for the marked fluctuation. A thorough history and exam with blood and urine testing should determine the cause of the marked pressure variations. ...Read more

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How do high blood pressure start s?

How do high blood pressure start s?

High blood pressure: High blood pressure, or hypertension, is most commonly idiopathic (no good reason). Obesity, family history, excessive salt intake, stress and kidney problems can be contributors. Recommendations for normal blood pressure get lower all the time - see your doctor for advice on what might be normal for you. ...Read more

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What are high blood pressure cause s and cure?

What are high blood pressure cause s and cure?

Multiple causes: There are many causes of high BP. Aging and hardening of arteries are the most common causes. Very few have cure. The treatments can be directed to the specific causes, if known. However, essential hypertension is one when the cause is unknown. Most high BP can be controlled but not cured by behavioral treatment, lifestyle modification, diet, exercise, weight loss and medication. ...Read more

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What causes high blood pressure in a young man in his 20's?

What causes high blood pressure in a young man in his 20's?

Genes, aldosterone,: From 15-35% of hypertension results from secondary causes (excess hormones, abnormal blood vessels). This is more likely to be the case in a young person, especially if no family history of high blood pressure. If your BP is verified as high, secondary causes should be evaluated, and if ruled out, treated with lifestyle changes and if necessary, medicines. ...Read more

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My blood pressure is 106/65 and my pulse is 65.Do I need to go to the E.R.? I normally have high blood pressure.

My blood pressure is 106/65 and my pulse is 65.Do I need to go to the E.R.? I normally have high blood pressure.

NO: You are fine. Relax. This is normal BP and Pulse. There is normal range of BP from 90/60 to 140/85. and Pulse varies from 60 to 100. ...Read more

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Was on clonadine for high blood pressure. 03 3 times a day. Switched pcp s how do you wein off this horrible drug, from my position? HELP?

Was on clonadine for high blood pressure. 03 3 times a day. Switched pcp s how do you wein off this horrible drug, from my position? HELP?

Easy, decrease dose/: Day about 1/4 to 1/3 at a time (split pills), check BP response a few times a day over the next several days & then similarly decrease again. Clonidine in effect fools brain stem control that BP is higher than it really is. Thus if dose ↓ed to rapidly, brain perceives a sudden BP drop, tightens arterioles body wide & drives BP ↑. If you are monitoring BP, you can see ↑es & adjust accordingly. ...Read more

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I'm supposed to take 1 pill of Levothyroxine/150mg in a day.....but accidentally took 2 because I mistook it for my high blood pressure medicine. I s?

I'm supposed to take 1 pill of Levothyroxine/150mg in a day.....but accidentally took 2 because I mistook it for my high blood pressure medicine. I s?

Just don't repeat...: Sorry to see such, which is not uncommon in daily living for many. For Levothyroxine, you may just wait, watch, and see; of course, do not repeat it and move on; it is unlikely to cause undue effect from what you described, i.e., one-time event! As always, take any drug with caution esp. At the beginning of its use. ...Read more

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Currently taking 20 mg lisinopril for high blood pressure. I am currently taking 20 mg of lisinopril for high blood pressure for about 4 years now. It has been fine up to a few weeks ago, now my BP is steady in the 140-150s / 90's I notice lisinopril com

Currently taking 20 mg lisinopril for high blood pressure. I am currently taking 20 mg of lisinopril for high blood pressure for about 4 years now. It has been fine up to a few weeks ago, now my BP is steady in the 140-150s / 90's I notice lisinopril com

20 mg of Lisinopril: You probably need to take more lisinopril. You did not mention your age and as you get older, you may need more medications to control your bp. Ask your doctor if 40 mg of lisinopril, the m, aximum dose is the right for you. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more


Dr. James Krick
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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