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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

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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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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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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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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. Amanda Itzkoff
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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