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Does Loratadine cause an increase in Blood Pressure?

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Posted on Mon, 10 Feb 2014
Question: Will Loratadine cause an increase in Blood Pressure? I have taken the med only two days. My BP is normally very good. It is now 170/75.
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Answered by Dr. Kerry Pottinger (27 minutes later)
Brief Answer: Not likely to raise BP. Detailed Answer: Hi, Thank you for using Healthcare Magic. Loratadine is not known to cause an increase in blood pressure. Your current blood pressure is slightly raised however, it would be advisable to monitor your blood pressure over a few days before making any decisions about the need for treatment. I hope this is of help. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. Regards, Dr K A Pottinger, MBChB FRCA
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Does Loratadine cause an increase in Blood Pressure?

Brief Answer: Not likely to raise BP. Detailed Answer: Hi, Thank you for using Healthcare Magic. Loratadine is not known to cause an increase in blood pressure. Your current blood pressure is slightly raised however, it would be advisable to monitor your blood pressure over a few days before making any decisions about the need for treatment. I hope this is of help. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. Regards, Dr K A Pottinger, MBChB FRCA