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Can I take migraine medication if I'm on blood pressure medication?

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Some migraine treatments work by tightening blood vessels in your head. This eases migraine pain. However, they also constrict blood vessels throughout your body. This can raise your blood pressure rise to dangerous levels.

If you have high blood pressure or any other type of heart disease, talk to your doctor before you take a drug for migraines or severe headaches.

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American Heart Association.

The Harvard Medical School Family Heath Guide: "Don't Let Decongestants Squeeze Your Heart."

Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed by James Beckerman on September 06, 2019

SOURCES:

American Heart Association.

The Harvard Medical School Family Heath Guide: "Don't Let Decongestants Squeeze Your Heart."

Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed by James Beckerman on September 06, 2019

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