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Can you take mucinex (guaifenesin) DM for high blood pressure patients?

Can you take mucinex (guaifenesin) DM for high blood pressure patients?

Ok: Mucinex (guaifenesin) DM contains Dextromethorphan a cough suppressant and Guaifenesin an expectorant. The combo is used to treat cough and chest congestion caused by common colds, bronchitis, sinus infections. Should not elevate blood pressure.
Avoid decongestants; names like pseudoephedrine, ephedrine, phenylephrine, naphazoline and oxymetazoline which can increase blood pressure ...Read more

Dr. Lynne Weixel
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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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Hi, I just want to be sure that I can take Mucinex (guaifenesin) DM Max since I have High Blood Pressure.

Hi, I just want to be sure that I can take Mucinex (guaifenesin) DM Max since I have High Blood Pressure.

Yes: It is okay to take Mucinex (guaifenesin) dm for few days, if symptoms persist may need other intervention. It should not raise your blood pressure. ...Read more

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Can i take dayquil after taking a Mucinex (guaifenesin) dm this morning. I also take daily metoprolol for high blood pressure?

Can i take dayquil after taking a Mucinex (guaifenesin) dm this morning.  I also take daily metoprolol for high blood pressure?

Yes: Active ingredients in dayquil include:
acetaminophen 325 mg
dextromethorphan hbr 10 mg
phenylephrine hcl 5 mg
fd&c red no. 40, fd&c yellow no. 6, gelatin, glycerin, polyethylene glycol, povidone, propylene glycol, purified water, sorbitol special, titanium dioxide

mucinex dm has:
dextromethorphan hbr 30 mg
guaifenesin 600 mg.

40 mg total of dm shouldn't be too much, but caution with phenylep. ...Read more

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What is high blood pressure DM? How it is related to renal failure?

What is high blood pressure DM? How it is related to renal failure?

DM HBP: What is high blood pressure DM? How it is related to renal failure? ANS: prob means high blood pressure due to diabetes. It is the major reason kidneys fail in DM. Controlling BP is best way to prevent DM renal failure. ...Read more

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Can i take Robitussin-DM with high blood pressure medications?

Can i take Robitussin-DM with high blood pressure medications?

Yes: However, i would avoid cough medicines if you are ill, coughing helps clear out the mucus or phlegm in your airway. Only take it if you can't sleep. ...Read more

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Natural treatment for weakness and congestion due to cold in elderly person. Also, is Mucinex (guaifenesin) safe for high blood pressure.?

Natural treatment for weakness and congestion due to cold in elderly person. Also, is Mucinex (guaifenesin) safe for high blood pressure.?

Mucinex (guaifenesin) safe: One must first be certain the "congestion" is not due to something serious such as congestive heart failure or pneumonia. If it's not, then oral fluids, especially hot liquids, humidifier or hot, steamy shower, and citrus fruits can help. Make sure blood pressure is kept below 130mm systolic; avoid salt; rest and tylenol (acetaminophen) can help. ...Read more

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Is Ambien (zolpidem) safe for high blood pressure people?

Is Ambien (zolpidem) safe for high blood pressure people?

Ambien (zolpidem): Is usually safe for people with hypertension. For an individual there may be factors which alter that statement. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me if mullein tea is safe for high blood pressure?

Can someone tell me if mullein tea is safe for high blood pressure?

Mullein: There is very little good information on this. You are probably safest to avoid it. Here's what i could find...

http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-572-mullein.aspx?activeingredientid=572;activeingredientname=mullein. ...Read more

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What exercises are safe for high blood pressure?

What exercises are safe for high blood pressure?

Cardio exercises: Proper exercises are helpful in controlling blood pressure. Safe exercises include walking briskly, cycling, swimming laps, etc. Avoid heavy or strenuous weight lifting as this causes a spike in blood pressure. Check with your doctor for safe exercises for your particular condition. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take high blood pressure pills while prego?

Is it safe to take high blood pressure pills while prego?

Depends: on the medication, some are and some are dangerous,If you are plannming a pregnancy discuss with your doctor now and get changed before you try to get pregnant. ...Read more

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Is it safe to sleep when experiencing high blood pressure?

Is it safe to sleep when experiencing high blood pressure?

High blood pressure: High blood pressure is associated with the development of a number of cardiovascular and kidney diseases, including stroke, heart attack, heart failure, and kidney failure. However these risks are mostly significant over many years, not a few hours. Blood pressure will normally be higher when you are active, nervous, or in pain, and will normally be lower when resting or sleeping. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take musinex d if I have high blood pressure?

Is it safe to take musinex d if I have high blood pressure?

Yes: As long as your BP is routinely controlled before starting the mucinex (guaifenesin). Decongestants can be problematic for those hypertensive patients who are uncontrolled. See your doctor for verification. ...Read more

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Hello docs, is Alli safe with high blood pressure medication?

Hello docs, is Alli safe with high blood pressure medication?

Alli: It is a weight loss pill. There is no existing data about its interaction with BP meds. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take trofranil if u have regulated high blood pressure?

Is it safe to take trofranil if u have regulated high blood pressure?

Trofranil: If you have regulated high blood pressure you need two things:
1: Have your doctor help you decrease your blood pressure.
2: Please don't take Tofranil till you carefully discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it safe to try the 24 day Advocare cleanse if you have high blood pressure?

It should be fine.: My common sense advice is not to take ur BP and cholesterol meds at the same time as the cleansing agent. Perhaps spacing them apart by 6-8 hours to prevent malabsorption of ur meds. Best wishes! ...Read more

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How much alcohol is safe to have if you are on medication for high blood pressure and angina?

How much alcohol is safe to have if you are on medication for high blood pressure and angina?

Be temperate: Alcohol can interfere with many prescription medications (ask your doctor, it depends on which medicines you are taking). However, if used in moderation (up to 3 - 5 drinks/week), there isn't harm, and actually there may be a slight health benefit! be temperate. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if there are fast-acting inhalers that are safe for people with high blood pressure?

Can you tell me if there are fast-acting inhalers that are safe for people with high blood pressure?

Xopenex (levalbuterol): Xopenex (levalbuterol) is a type of inhaler which was designed to stimulate the heart less than with standard albuterol which can make the heart rate increase. ...Read more

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What is a safe starting dose of melatonin for an elderly person who also takes high blood pressure medication?

Your Dr's input.: In general 1 mg of melatonin can be an appropriate starting dose. But- you need to talk to your own doctor before you start any new herbal or supplement. Your doctor knows you better than a doctor on the internet. Take care. ...Read more

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Is St. Johns wort safe to take for mild anxiety? I have anxiety induced high blood pressure occasionally, will St.Johns make it worse?

Is St. Johns wort safe to take for mild anxiety?  I have anxiety induced high blood pressure occasionally,  will St.Johns make it worse?

No.: St John"s Wort is used for depression not for anxiety although anxiety may accompany depression. It is best to consult your doctor before using any OTC or even herbal medicine for your anxiety and depression because contrary to what some people think, OTC and herbal remedies can have severe side-effects. ...Read more

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I suffer from high blood pressure so what would be a good and safe workout?

I suffer from high blood pressure so what would be a good and safe workout?

Any exercises u can: You can do virtually any exercises you are physically able to do once your blood pressure is adequately controlled. Combination of weight-bearing and aerobic excercises offer better results than either alone, so if you can do both, then do both, do them all...If u are of advanced age and want to be extra safe, consult doc for possible exercise-test etc...Stay well/healthy..Good luck.. ...Read more

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Is it safe to stop taking high blood pressure medication?

DON'T STOP BP MEDS: Stopping hi blood pressure meds (even for 1 day) may cause blood pressure to rise to dangerous levels. I have admitted patients who did just that and had a stroke!
do not stop medications without consultation with your physician. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take SAMe when I take lisinospril for high blood pressure. Thanks.

Is it safe to take SAMe when I take lisinospril for high blood pressure. Thanks.

NO: NO nobody has studies that are reliable and evaluated by the FDA or another National objective regulatory body to check on safety of most Herbals and supplements And thier is no safety DATA on interactions with perscription or over the counter meds .Let the buyers be ware ...Read more

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What's a safe and effective way to work in extreme heat with my high blood pressure?

Hypertension: An answer specific to an individual is imprudent here. Talk to your doctor about your specific situation. ...Read more

Dr. Julie Abbott
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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


Dr. Mark Ingerman
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High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) (Definition)

Also known as hypertension, high blood pressure occurs when blood pressure is 140/90 or higher. A systolic blood pressure (top number) is the pressure the blood exerts on the artery when the heart is at maximum contraction and a diastolic blood pressure (bottom number) is the pressure the blood exerts on the artery when the heart is at maximum relaxation. ...Read more