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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

Dr. Katharine Cox
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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

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Should I take high blood pressure medications with a rest reading of 150/106?

Should I take high blood pressure medications with a rest reading of 150/106?

Yes.: That's simply too high, especially if this would be a normal reading for you. If you get numbers like this regularly, you need medication. ...Read more

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Can I take Hydralazine 10mg PRN for high blood pressure if it spikes over 150/90 as a PRN medication? I currently take 5mg of Benicar (olmesartan) 2x daily.

Can I take Hydralazine 10mg PRN for high blood pressure if it spikes over 150/90 as a PRN medication? I currently take 5mg of Benicar (olmesartan) 2x daily.

See below: You should consult your doctor regarding your medications. Unsure what time of the day your BP is running high. There's no harm taking it as needed but you should definitely get an evaluation before making any changes to your medical regimen. ...Read more

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Can topamax (topiramate) help for other ha's besides miagranes & can this medication cause high blood pressure or any serous problems? I take 2x a day 25mg each

Can topamax (topiramate) help for other ha's besides miagranes & can this medication cause high blood pressure or any serous problems? I take 2x a day 25mg each

Clusters also: Topamax (topiramate) can also be used to treat cluster headaches. As with any medication side effects are possible. The most common side effects fortopamax are numbness & tingling, fatigue, taste change, weight loss, difficutly with concentration/memory. This if course, is not a complete list. Check the insert that came with your rx for complete list of side effects. Elevated BP is not one of them. ...Read more

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What are some medications you take for high blood pressure aka hypertension?

Many Groups: There are many groups of different meds which work the same way. Iwill list the groups and one or two exaples
1Beta Blockers like Atenolol and propranolol
2ACE iNIBITERS like Lisnopril and Caotopril
3Calcium Channel Blockers like Amlodipin and Cardizem
4 Angiotensin Receptor Blockers like Losartan and Valsartan
5 Peripheral Vasular Dilaters like Hydralazine&clonidin
6Renin Antagonist like Aliskiren ...Read more

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Can there be safe pain relievers I can take while on high blood pressure medications?

See below: Other than those that act on norepiephrine (nucynta (tapentadol) and tramadol) I think any would be fine. The two that I exclude are simply ones that may interfere with your BP control, but are not absolute contraindications. ...Read more

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Why can I not take any high blood pressure medication without a diuretic?

Why can I not take any high blood pressure medication without a diuretic?

You can: Talk with your doctor about medications called ACE inhibiotors or angiotensin receptor blockers. They are equally good at treating high blood pressure and are not in the diuretic class. Hope this helps! ...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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Anything eaten tastes sour. Has had a stroke recently and has high blood pressure. 72 years old and takes medication for high blood pressure & stroke?

Anything eaten tastes sour. Has had a stroke recently and has high blood pressure. 72 years old and takes medication for high blood pressure & stroke?

Dysgeusia: The condition of DYSGEUSIA, meaning change in taste sensation can occur when people have strokes. The patient may also have had a change in their sense of smell since these 2 things often travel together, both in health as well as in disease states. Of course, there are other causes for taste alteration other than stroke such as medication after taste so if things don't get better maybe a look see ...Read more

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What medication should I take for high blood pressure?

To vague to answer: There are at least seven different classes of such medicines and many examples in each class and it depends on what other conditions you might also have-i.e. diabetes, thyroid disease, adrenal disease, etc. You should go to a human doctor and get a thorough history and physical examination and if necessary some laboratory and imaging exams. After all of that you can discuss with ur doc what 2 do ...Read more

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Is it OK for me to take red Korean ginseng with the high blood pressure medication that I am taking?

Is it OK for me to take red Korean ginseng with the high blood pressure medication that I am taking?

No problema: There's no reported interaction between Korean Ginseng and your other meds (coreg, clonidine, and hydralazine). ...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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What is the best time to take the medication for high blood pressure? Morning or evening? After food or before food?

What is the best time to take the medication for high blood pressure? Morning or evening? After food or before food?

BP medication: Very good question. Data show that taking BP meds in the evening after food is best. Many BP pills though are not 24 hour pills. Amlodipine is about 18 hours duration. Taking it in the evening is best. ...Read more

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If I have high blood pressure reading after taking medication, can I take a second blood pressure pill later in the day?

If I have high blood pressure reading after taking medication, can I take a second blood pressure pill later in the day?

Blood pressure: Please take your medication as prescribed. Dose adjustment may be needed keep a log of your blood pressure morning and evening and show to MD. The type of medication you are taking e.g. Ace inhibitor versus diuretic both etc other medications conditions and exact bp play a role in recommendations. See your MD please. ...Read more

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My husband is 58 and has had untreated high blood pressure for 20 years. He won't take medication. He's heavy. Is he at risk for heart disease?

My husband is 58 and has had untreated high blood pressure for 20 years. He won't take medication. He's heavy. Is he at risk for heart disease?

YES: High BP is a silent killer. It causes few symptoms until it's already damaged the heart, brain or kidneys. Usually by then damage is irreversible. Some media reports might confuse people because there's been recent debate about whether treatment is needed for mild hypertension. But it's pretty clear to everyone that anything over 150/90 or so is dangerous, especially over another 20-30 years. ...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. Hirenkumar Italia
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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