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What allergy medication can someone with high blood pressure take?

What allergy medication can someone with high blood pressure take?

Avoid decongestants: Primarily, you should avoid decongestants. Antihistamines such as zyrtec, claritin, (loratadine) and Allegra should be fine. Just avoid -d products. ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Lewis
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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 over-the-counter allergy medicine can someone with high blood pressure take?

What over-the-counter allergy medicine can someone with high blood pressure take?

Antihistamine: Depends on what medications you're taking. Most over-the-counter antihistamines would not pose a significant problem as long as the do not contain decongestant. Cannot comment on specific interactions without knowing what medications you're taking. ...Read more

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I am on high blood pressure high colistrol, rls,allergy medicine but stil have calf and thigh pain at night.can you help?

I am on high blood pressure high colistrol, rls,allergy medicine but stil have calf and thigh pain at night.can you help?

See PCP: Based on your age and the medical information you provided I am suspecting few things including peripheral neuropathy and restless leg. You need complete evaluation including physical examination and lab works. Talk to your PCP. ...Read more

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What OTC allergy medications are okay to take, for those with high blood pressure?

What OTC allergy medications are okay to take, for those with high blood pressure?

OTC nasal steroid: Since antihistamine alone dose not reduce nasal congestion, your best bet would be the newly available nasal steroid . Daily nasal saline irrigation may help. ...Read more

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I take Losartan for high blood pressure. I developed allergies, and I need to know what allegy D medications won't interact with Losartan?

I take Losartan for high blood pressure. I developed allergies, and I need to know what allegy D medications won't interact with Losartan?

Better off w/o "D": It's not the interaction. Decongestants elevate blood pressure; that's the problem. If itching, sneezing, runny nose, just use antihistamine +/- a steroid nose spray; you don't need "D". Clogged up? Pseudoephredrine is worse than phenylephrine, and 12 or 24 hr preps are worse than little 30 mg red tabs. Check with your internist/cards; they may OK just a little bit here and there. ...Read more

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Both of my eyeballs feel swollen. I do have allergies but take medication for that. I also have Chiari Malformation and High blood pressure. My eyes h?

Both of my eyeballs feel swollen. I do have allergies but take medication for that. I also have Chiari Malformation and High blood pressure. My eyes h?

See eye doctor: Eye balls don't usually swell up especially without itching from allergies. You need to consult an eye doctor to make sure there is nothing serious which may cause eyesight impairment ...Read more

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Can you take creatine while on high blood pressure medication?

Can you take creatine while on high blood pressure medication?

Yes but I : Suggest you use 1/2 recommended dose and make sure you are consistently hydrating well on a daily basis! ...Read more

Dr. Steven Griggs
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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. Jan Lei Iwata
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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