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What Cold Medicines Can My Father On Blood Pressure Medicines With Glaucoma Take
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I currently take metoprolol for high blood pressure and am coming down with a cold. Is there an issue with my taking tylenol (acetaminophen) cold medicine?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sir my father age is above 50 his blood pressure is showing high 143 and low 90 should he start taking medicine?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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