If You Have High Blood Pressure, Here Are 3 Categories Of Drugs To Avoid To Prevent Complications


Blood pressure can be elevated by a variety of pharmaceuticals, including several prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and other substances.

Patients with hypertension should avoid some drugs to maximize the effectiveness of their treatment for high blood pressure.

Because some drugs can cause hypertension.

It is possible for hypertension to reach dangerous levels in people who already have it.

There is a possibility of a harmful interaction between your blood pressure medication and other medications you are taking. Both drugs may not work as well as they normally would.

WebMD advises that people with hypertension avoid using certain medications, and we’ll discuss those here.

Medications and nutritional supplements that may cause your blood pressure to rise

NSAIDS. There is evidence that NSAIDs including ibuprofen, naproxen, Advil, and Motrin all contribute to hypertension.

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are among the most common classes of medications associated with hypertension in the United States.

Duloxetine (Cymbalta). It has been shown that safe and effective doses of duloxetine raise systolic blood pressure by 2–4 points.

Patients with anxiety, sadness, and chronic pain are the target demographic for this medicine.

Higher dosages of the medicine duloxetine produce more significant increases in blood pressure and, by extension, a greater risk of serious cardiovascular events.

Cold medicines (decongestants)

Decongestants increase blood pressure by narrowing blood vessels, making it harder for blood to flow through the body.

Some blood pressure medications may have their efficacy diminished when used with decongestants.

Several examples of such decongestants include:

(a) Pseudoephedrine (Sudafed 12-hour).

  1. b) Phenylephrine (Neo-Synephrine).

If you’re taking a cold or allergy medication, check the label to see if it also functions as a decongestant.

If you have hypertension, it’s preferable not to use decongestants.

To find out if there are any over-the-counter cold treatments created for persons with high blood pressure, go to your primary care physician or pharmacist.

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Flora Mitumba
Flora Mitumba
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