Many heart patients are worried about the connection between Claritin and blood pressure. Should they be concerned?
Claritin combines antihistamines and decongestants to relieve symptoms associated with allergies. Antihistamines block the effects of histamine (a substance naturally produced by your body). Histamine can cause…
Decongestants like phenylephrine, and pseudoephedrine produce a narrowing of blood vessels which leads to the clearing of nasal congestion.
A common cause of high blood pressure is the narrowing of blood vessels such as with coronary heart disease. As blood vessels become clogged or narrowed the heart must pump the blood at greater force to push it through. Many blood pressure medicines are effective because they open up these constricted blood vessels.
Because Claritin causes blood vessel narrowing there is some risk involved if you already have high blood pressure.
Long-term high blood pressure damages the heart and cardiovascular system. If left untreated it could lead to…
Though doctors do not always know the cause of a patient’s hypertension there are medications that can help. You can also help lower your blood pressure by adopting some lifestyle changes.
Take your high blood pressure seriously. If your heart is already working hard because of high blood pressure then taking Claritin can put you at greater risk.
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So yes. There is a risky connection between Claritin and blood pressure for those who already have hypertension. But there are a few other risks you should be aware of. If you have any of the following conditions check with your doctor before taking Claritin.
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