One of the goals when you take drugs for high blood pressure is to be sure that your medication is working effectively. One step toward achieving this goal is to avoid some medications. What kinds of problems might other drugs cause?
Some drugs can make blood pressure rise. If you have high blood pressure to begin with, it can rise to dangerous levels.
Some medications may interact with your blood pressure medicine. This can prevent either medicine from working properly.
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Check your medicines. Sodium can be an ingredient in
Prescription medicines. Talk with your doctor about
whether the medicines you take contain salt.
Nonprescription medicines. Many medicines that you
can buy without a prescription contain sodium. Read the labels. If you are not
sure whether a medicine contains sodium, talk with a pharmacist. Be sure to
check with your doctor before taking any new nonprescription