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I have high blood pressure I have asthma can I take a decongestant for a cough expectorant?

7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ali Saberi
Internal Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: Avoid D formulations

They have substances that will lead to rise in adrenaline or mimicking adrenaline which can lead to higher BP and heart rate.
Simple Mucinex (guaifenesin) would work just fine

In brief: Avoid D formulations

They have substances that will lead to rise in adrenaline or mimicking adrenaline which can lead to higher BP and heart rate.
Simple Mucinex (guaifenesin) would work just fine
Dr. Ali Saberi
Dr. Ali Saberi
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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Best to ask doctor

what inhaler you need that will help reduce coughing and improve asthma.
If you do need it for a cold or other reason, go for a expectorant without decongestant instead, so it won't affect your blood pressure. Check with your doctor first! For example, guaifenisin by itself is an expectorant, and will help reduce coughing by what it does in in the gut. However, not if you have cough from asthma.

In brief: Best to ask doctor

what inhaler you need that will help reduce coughing and improve asthma.
If you do need it for a cold or other reason, go for a expectorant without decongestant instead, so it won't affect your blood pressure. Check with your doctor first! For example, guaifenisin by itself is an expectorant, and will help reduce coughing by what it does in in the gut. However, not if you have cough from asthma.
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Dr. K. Mujib Haque
Internal Medicine

In brief: Short term :yes

Yes for a short time you may take decongestants.
Not recommended for an extended treatment. Treat underlying asthma with inhaled steroids, bronchodilators. See your doctor for any prolonged symptoms.

In brief: Short term :yes

Yes for a short time you may take decongestants.
Not recommended for an extended treatment. Treat underlying asthma with inhaled steroids, bronchodilators. See your doctor for any prolonged symptoms.
Dr. K. Mujib Haque
Dr. K. Mujib Haque
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