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I have high blood pressure is there anything I can take for a runny nose?
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Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
You can take otc antihistamines like Claritin or zyrtec, and use saline nasal sprays.
Decongestants such as Pseudoephedrine can elevate your BP somewhat, and if your BP is poorly controlled, then you may want to stay away from them.

In brief: Yes
You can take otc antihistamines like Claritin or zyrtec, and use saline nasal sprays.
Decongestants such as Pseudoephedrine can elevate your BP somewhat, and if your BP is poorly controlled, then you may want to stay away from them.
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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
Any of the coricidin hbp family of over the counter meds are safe.
Another safe and very inexpensive alternative is generic chlorpheniramine which is also over the counter ( 4 mg every 4-6 hours as needed). If you have allergies, these are very effective. If you have a cold, they help a little but time is the only effective "treatment." side effects are dry mouth and mild drowsiness.

In brief: Yes
Any of the coricidin hbp family of over the counter meds are safe.
Another safe and very inexpensive alternative is generic chlorpheniramine which is also over the counter ( 4 mg every 4-6 hours as needed). If you have allergies, these are very effective. If you have a cold, they help a little but time is the only effective "treatment." side effects are dry mouth and mild drowsiness.
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Dr. Yash Khanna
you can take non sedating antihistamines like claritin,allegra or zyrtek which is mildly sedating.These are all over the counter but do not take combinations with sudafed which car increase your Blood Pressure.All these are once a day and come in 24 hour dose form,claritin 10 mgm,zyrtec 10 mgm and allegra 180 mgm for once a day or 60 mgm every 12 hours twice a day
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