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What cold medicines can my father on blood pressure medicines with glaucoma take?

What cold medicines can my father on blood pressure medicines with glaucoma take?

Avoid if narrow angl: Only a narrow occludable angle without a patent laser iridotomy is at risk for pupillary block angle closure induced by otc cold meds. A narrow angle needs to be found preventatively on gonioscopy exam in the office. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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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


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Which cold medicine can my father on blood pressure medicines with glaucoma take?

Which cold medicine can my father on blood pressure medicines with glaucoma take?

Angle closure risk: Angle closure glaucoma is rare but not everyone who has the potential for this condition has been treated, or even knows that they have it. Ask your father if he has open angle glaucoma, and then the most common cold medicines are safe to use. Generally avoid one with decongestants if you are on certain types of blood pressure meds, your family doctor can advise you if this is an issue. ...Read more

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High blood pressure what kind of cold medicine should i take?

High blood pressure what kind of cold medicine should i take?

Avoid decongestants: Decongestant OTC cold remedies cause the most concern. Avoid products that contain pseudoephedrine, (ephedrine sulfate) ephedrine, (ephedrine sulfate) phenylephrine, naphazoline and oxymetazoline. Look for labels which indicate "safe for hypertension" patients. Simple acetominophen may help, as will a saline nasal spray. Gargle with warm salt water or drink warm water with lemon and honey. Stay hydrated. Increase home humidity. REST! ...Read more

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Is it OK to take nyquil, or any type cold medicine,with high blood pressure?

Is it OK to take nyquil, or any type cold medicine,with high blood pressure?

Depends: Many cold medicine contains a nasal decongestant which would raise the blood pressure. The BP rise however depends on how well the BP is under control and what kind of BP pill is used. Nyquil however should be fine. ...Read more

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How much will cold medicine raise your blood pressure?

How much will cold medicine raise your blood pressure?

Cold Medicine: All cold medicines are not alike. The products containing only an antihistamine should not have a major effect on blood pressure. Decongestants, on the other hand, often do cause an increase in blood pressure. If you're concerned, avoid products with pseudo ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate). You may want to consider monitoring your BP when taking any cold medicine. ...Read more

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What cold medicines are good and don't affect blood pressure?

What cold medicines are good and don't affect blood pressure?

Cold treatment: Cold medicines without a phenylephrine or Epinephrine derivatives. However they are present in most products. ...Read more

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My father is very lethargic. He is about 64, has high blood pressure and is gaining weight. It is v very hard to get him to take care of himself. Help?

My father is very lethargic. He is about 64, has high blood pressure and is gaining weight. It is v very hard to get him to take care of himself. Help?

Depression: Depression in the aging is very common. I have never heard that forcing someone to activity works in any way. Let's talk to him with a frank discussion about what he is feeling, thinking...That is if he will open up. Being on his side is vital. Tell him what you see. ...Read more

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My father taking medication for his blood pressure but the doctor said the medicine will be the maintenance for a life time is it ok?

Yes but: If he is overweight, he can lower BP by losing weight. Increasing exercise. Using less salt. Eating more fruits and veggies. Getting 7-8 hours if sleep. Meditating and/or praying. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Chang
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Glaucoma (Definition)

Glaucoma refers to a group of eye conditions that lead to damage to the optic nerve, the nerve that carries visual information from the eye to the brain. In many cases, damage to the optic nerve is due to increased pressure in the eye, also known ...Read more