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Medicines You Should Avoid Taking Without Doctor's Prescription If You Have Hypertension

Blood pressure can be raised by a wide range of prescription and over-the-counter drugs, vitamins, and other substances. Some medications should not be taken by people with high blood pressure so that their treatment works as well as possible. because some medicines can cause high blood pressure. People who already have high blood pressure can have it get worse to a dangerous level.

There could be a bad interaction between your blood pressure medicine and other medicines you are taking. It's possible that neither medicine will work as well as it usually does.

But WebMD says that people with high blood pressure shouldn't take the medicines below.


Some NSAIDs that have been shown to cause high blood pressure are ibuprofen, naproxen, Advil, and Motrin. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are one of the most commonly prescribed drug groups for high blood pressure in the United States.

Duloxetine (Cymbalta) (Cymbalta).

At the recommended doses, duloxetine has been shown to raise systolic blood pressure by 2–4 points in a safe and effective way. People who have anxiety, depression, or long-term pain are the target market for this medicine. When the drug duloxetine is taken in higher doses, it raises blood pressure more and makes it more likely that serious heart problems will happen.

Cold treatments (decongestants)

Decongestants raise blood pressure by narrowing blood vessels, which makes it harder for the body to move blood around. Some blood pressure medicines may not work as well when taken with decongestants. Some examples of these kinds of decongestants are:

1. Pseudoephedrine (Sudafed 12-hour).

2. Phenylephrine (Neo-Synephrine).

Check the label of any allergy or cold medicine you're taking to see if it also works as a decongestant. If you have high blood pressure, it's best not to use decongestants. Find out if there are any over-the-counter cold medicines for people with high blood pressure by talking to your doctor or going to the pharmacy.

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