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I have a bad sinus head cold. Can I take over-the-counter cold medicines along with my high blood pressure medicine?


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Associate Clinical Professor, St. John's University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
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If you have high blood pressure it is usually advised that you avoid cold medicines that contain a decongestant like pseudoephedrine or phenylephrine, because they can raise the blood pressure and heart rate in some people.

Your pharmacist can help you choose a cold medicine that will help your symptoms and mix well with your prescription medications.

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