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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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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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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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My husband takes Synthroid (thyroxine) for his thyroid and also Benicar and amlodipine for his blood pressure, is there any OTC cold meds he can take safely?

My husband takes Synthroid (thyroxine) for his thyroid and also Benicar and amlodipine for his blood pressure, is there any OTC cold meds he can take safely?

Avoid decongestants: Commonly we try to avoid anything with psuedoephedrin since these decongestants can constrict blood vessels resulting in elevated blood pressure. Evan nsaids like Ibuprofen and Naproxen can sometimes cause blood pressure to elevate. ...Read more

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Can hubby take Zicam cold remedy plus without it affecting his blood pressure?

Can hubby take Zicam cold remedy plus without it affecting his blood pressure?

Won't do anything: Zicam shouldn't cause an effect on blood pressure, but probably wouldn't have an effect on his cold either. Their claims are questionable for this homeopathic product with a very dilute content of zinc. ...Read more

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What medicines can my father with glaucoma take?

What medicines can my father with glaucoma take?

No limits: If you father is taking medication to treat glaucoma, then he has most likely had a diagnosis of open angle glaucoma (oag). There are no limits to other medication he can take simultaneously. There is a type of glaucoma called narrow angle for which disclaimers are listed on medication "do not take if you have glaucoma"- but these are for a type he doesn't have. ...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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Please , explaine wow can beta blocker blood pressure medicine lower ocular pressure in the eyes and by how much. Thanks.

All about receptors: You may be aware that there are beta receptors throughout our body. When a patient takes a beta blocker, receptors in the ciliary body may be affected and decrease the amount of aqueous humor produced. However, it is not know how much it reduces the pressure on a consistent basis and not indicated to treat ocular hypertension or glaucoma. ...Read more

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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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Can i take Robitussin-DM with high blood pressure medications?

Can i take Robitussin-DM with high blood pressure medications?

Yes: However, i would avoid cough medicines if you are ill, coughing helps clear out the mucus or phlegm in your airway. Only take it if you can't sleep. ...Read more

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Is meloxicam safe to take in patients with diabetes and hypertension blood pressure? Someone please help me....

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Is meloxicam safe to take in patients with diabetes and hypertension blood pressure? Someone please help me....

Possible: Meloxicam is a non steroid anti-inflammatory medication. It can cause increased blood pressure. Long term use can cause kidney dysfucntion, including kidney failure. Please discuss with your doctor about your concern. ...Read more

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Can i take a low dose asprin with my blood pressure meds and my fluid meds?

Can i take a low dose asprin with my blood pressure meds and my fluid meds?

Low dose aspirin: Taking low dose Aspirin (a) will not interfere with the other medications you are taking. Inform you physician of the fact that you thinking of taking a. ...Read more

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Can i take iodine with my high blood pressure medicine ?

Ok: However, read your BP pill brochure for specifics or call your pharmacist who can check exact medicine for you and see if any concerns arise. ...Read more

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Glaucoma (Definition)

A condition of increased pressure in the eyes that leads ...Read more