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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. James Dukelow
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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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Dr. Andrew Seibert
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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. Steven Griggs
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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