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Drugs that may increase blood pressure include amphetamines, methylphenidate (Concerta, Metadate, Methylin, Ritalin), corticosteroids, hormones (including birth control pills), certain migraine medications, cyclosporine, and erythropoietin. Also, many over-the-counter medications that contain pseudoephedrine and ephedrine can increase blood pressure. Don't stop taking any prescribed medication without talking to your doctor.

SOURCES: Mayo Clinic. American Heart Association. American Medical Association.

Reviewed by Suzanne R. Steinbaum on July 06, 2019

SOURCES: Mayo Clinic. American Heart Association. American Medical Association.

Reviewed by Suzanne R. Steinbaum on July 06, 2019

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