Suggest treatment for symptoms of flu

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Posted on Wed, 28 Jan 2015 in Infections
Question: Hi.

I have a flu like sypmtoms for last 48 hours.

My temperatur is normal but my nose and ears are blocked.

I am taking medication for cholesteral and blood pressire.

Am i ok to take sudafed or lemsip?

Pls let me jnow.
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Answered by Dr. Noble Zachariah 55 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Sudafed and Lemsip can raise blood pressure

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

Welcome to HCM and thanks for your query.
Sudafed contains pseudoephedrine and lemsip contains phenyephrine. Both can raise the blood pressure and would not be advisable if your BP is not well controlled.
You could use a simple antihistamine without pseudoephedrine and use nasal decongestant drops which will not produce much systemic side effect like psudoephedrine and paracetamol for any body ache or fever.
Wish you a quick recovery
Dr Noble Zachariah
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Noble Zachariah 6 minutes later
Blood pressure is well controlled. So can i take?
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Answered by Dr. Noble Zachariah 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Better to avoid

Detailed Answer:
It is better to avoid as it may elevate the BP and make it out of control.
The medicines I suggested do not run the risk.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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