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

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Dr. Julie Abbott
Preventive Medicine
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In brief: 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!

In brief: 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!
Dr. Julie Abbott
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Dr. Philip Miller
Family Medicine

In brief: Fluids/tylenol

non-sedating antihistamine: avoid all decongestant and decongestant cough medications since they can raise your BP.
I suggest zinc losenges ( Cold-Eze) and dark brown honey, hot steam showers and force the fluids.

In brief: Fluids/tylenol

non-sedating antihistamine: avoid all decongestant and decongestant cough medications since they can raise your BP.
I suggest zinc losenges ( Cold-Eze) and dark brown honey, hot steam showers and force the fluids.
Dr. Philip Miller
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