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What problems can other drugs cause if you're taking medication for high blood pressure?

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If you’re on medication for high blood pressure, you may need to steer clear of certain other drugs. Some drugs, like those used to treat arthritis or other inflammation, can make your blood pressure go up. Other drugs may interact with your high blood pressure medication, or keep it from working right.

From: High Blood Pressure and Drug Safety WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: American Academy of Family Physicians: "Blood Pressure Medicines." American Heart Association: "Cold and Flu Medication for People with High Blood Pressure," "Drug Interactions and Side Effects," "Possible Side Effects of Drugs That Lower Blood Pressure," "Quick Reference Medication Table," and "Tips for Medication Safety." Institute for Safe Medication Practices: "General Advice on Safe Medication Use: What You Can Do." National Library of Medicine Medical Encyclopedia: "Pain Medications, Drug Information." WebMD: "Migraine Headaches: Topic Overview." National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Weight-control Information Network: "Prescription Medicines for the Treatment of Obesity." CNN Interactive: "Study warns against migraine medication for heart disease patients."





Reviewed by James Beckerman on November 05, 2018

SOURCES: American Academy of Family Physicians: "Blood Pressure Medicines." American Heart Association: "Cold and Flu Medication for People with High Blood Pressure," "Drug Interactions and Side Effects," "Possible Side Effects of Drugs That Lower Blood Pressure," "Quick Reference Medication Table," and "Tips for Medication Safety." Institute for Safe Medication Practices: "General Advice on Safe Medication Use: What You Can Do." National Library of Medicine Medical Encyclopedia: "Pain Medications, Drug Information." WebMD: "Migraine Headaches: Topic Overview." National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Weight-control Information Network: "Prescription Medicines for the Treatment of Obesity." CNN Interactive: "Study warns against migraine medication for heart disease patients."





Reviewed by James Beckerman on November 05, 2018

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