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Old 03-08-2005, 07:43 PM   #1
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Benedryl plus bp medications

Is there any correlation with the use of benedryl (for sleep augmentation) combined with lincinapro or cartia and an increase in bp? I'm puzzled. It's one of variables I'm looking at for an explanation.

 
Old 03-09-2005, 08:21 AM   #2
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Re: Benedryl plus bp medications

Are you taking a form with a decongestant with it? Decongestants will raise blood pressure and hypertensives are told not to take them.

 
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Re: Benedryl plus bp medications

BioGirl,

I'm not fond of using dephenhydramine on a daily basis for sleep. It made me feel awful in the morning.
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Diphenhydramine has an atropine-like action and therefore should be used with caution in patients with a history of bronchial asthma, increased intraocular pressure, hyperthyroidism, cardiovascular disease or hypertension.
Ask your doctor for something instead...I found that 10 mg. diazepam is my choice for a good night's sleep but I wouldn't take ANYTHING for longer than a week at a time for fear of dependance.

 
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