Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties
175 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

Dr. Andrew Rynne
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM BlogQuestions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction

Does taking nicotine patch cause high bp?

My mom suffers from high blood pressure but takes medication and that keeps her in check. From time to time it gets real high but not in a while. She was a 2 pack a day smoker but hasn,t smoked like that for almost 2 months but started back over a week ago having maybe 4 - 8 a day. Hasn'y smoked at all for a whole day and a half. She put a 21 mg patch on this a.m and her pressure is real high, like 184/119?? Is it from the patch?
Thu, 30 Mar 2017
Report Abuse
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions ,  
Cardiologist 's  Response
Hello, I understand your concern. Your mom probably had high blood pressure unknowingly to her before she started using the nicotine patch. Using it when you have high blood pressure will worsen your blood pressure. I advise you to talk to your physician about this. Warm regards
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]
Share on
 

Related questions you may be interested in

doctor1 MD

Hi, I ve been using a nicotene patch for 33 days and haven t smoked in that time frame but Ive noticed pressure in my neck, suspecting my BP, I...

Recent questions on  High blood pressure

doctor1 MD

I've had a five hour energy and a monster this morning. Ive been trying to keep myself awake so I can handle some important things for my mom who...

doctor1 MD

yes...I take 2 high blood pressure meds...and ran out of one about a week ago...then the other 2 days ago...but have an appt with my Dr this Tues....

doctor1 MD

I have high blood pressure and have had blood pressure for 4 years. It developed sometime in my last trimester of pregnancy but I didn t have...

doctor1 MD

Hi dr samuel, firstly thankyou for your time, iam a male my name is ben 42 years of age 6 months ,ago i caught pneumonia, which in short gave me...

doctor1 MD

Hi Doctor, I have started taking Losar 50 since last 5 days for Blood Pressure. Is it a very strong medicine or is it normal one to take since I...

doctor1 MD

I am sick and shaking my right foot is numb and chest hurts vomiting feeling overwhelmed and about to black out scared. I wake up with panick...

doctor1 MD

Hello Doctor, I don't feel good. Feel a little bit dizzy, What's wrong with me? What can I do? XXXX