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What can you do to prevent high blood pressure from cough and cold medications?

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Avoid using cough and cold medicine that contains NSAIDs or decongestants, especially pseudoephedrine. This will help prevent high blood pressure. Ask your doctor for suggestions about other ways to ease congestion symptoms, such as antihistamines or nasal sprays.

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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 6, 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 6, 2019

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