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Suggest OTC medicine to control blood pressure

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Posted on Thu, 23 Mar 2017
Question: B/P. what over the counter med's increase B/P
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Answered by Dr. Ilir Sharka (44 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
I would explain as follows:

Detailed Answer:
Hello!

Welcome on HCM!

Regarding your concern, I would explain that almost all anti-inflammatory drugs (ibuprofen, naproxen, ketoprofen, etc.) increase blood pressure values.

Instead, I would recommend using other options for relieving pain, such as aspirin, acetaminophen, which do not affect blood pressure values.

If non-steroid anti-inflammatory drugs are necessary for your clinical condition, a concomitant increase of anti-hypertensive medication daily doses should be planned.

You need to discuss with your attending doctor on the above mentioned issues.

Hope to have been helpful to you!

In case of any further uncertainties, feel free to ask me again!

Kind regards,

Dr. Iliri
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Brief Answer: I would explain as follows: Detailed Answer: Hello! Welcome on HCM! Regarding your concern, I would explain that almost all anti-inflammatory drugs (ibuprofen, naproxen, ketoprofen, etc.) increase blood pressure values. Instead, I would recommend using other options for relieving pain, such as aspirin, acetaminophen, which do not affect blood pressure values. If non-steroid anti-inflammatory drugs are necessary for your clinical condition, a concomitant increase of anti-hypertensive medication daily doses should be planned. You need to discuss with your attending doctor on the above mentioned issues. Hope to have been helpful to you! In case of any further uncertainties, feel free to ask me again! Kind regards, Dr. Iliri