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Which non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) can raise blood pressure?

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Common NSAIDs that can raise blood pressure include:

You may also find NSAIDs in over-the-counter medication for other health problems. Cold medicine, for example, often contains NSAIDs. Ask your doctor if any NSAID is OK for you to use. Your doctor may be able to recommend alternatives, such as using acetaminophen instead of ibuprofen.

  • Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin)
  • Naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn)

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

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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