NSAIDS and High Blood Pressure



“Medical mistakes relating to prescription drugs or over-the-counter drugs, puts 1.3 million Americans at risk of death each year.”

According to Medication nation: Killer combinations “Some medicine related injuries are simply innocent mistakes that patients do because they do not know any better”

Many people know that acetaminophen and alcohol but not many people understand the risk of combining NSAIDs (Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs) and high blood pressure. If an individual has chronic high blood pressure problems and takes an NSAID for pain and swelling their blood pressure is likely to increase stressing the individual’s heart and kidneys more than already.

On top of common pain relieving medication that have NSAIDs in them many cough and cold medications have NSAIDs and can also cause significant problems with high blood pressure patients.

A new study carried out by Harvard Medical School  found that individuals who take NSAIDs have a 78% higher risk for developing high blood pressure. So not only can NSAIDs cause severe problems for individuals who already have high blood pressure but it can also cause individuals to develop hypertension leading to chronic increased blood pressure.


Author Information: RTPR.com

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2 Responses to NSAIDS and High Blood Pressure

  1. Lori Bhada says:

    Since high blood pressure is known as the silent killer, it is necessary for everyone to be aware of concerns of over the counter medications.

  2. Guy Siverson says:

    The trouble with mixing alcohol and medication is reported everywhere. But like you say far fewer people know…

    “If an individual has chronic high blood pressure problems and takes an NSAID for pain and swelling their blood pressure is likely to increase stressing the individual’s heart and kidneys more than already.”

    Best strategy to resolve this issue is to avoid NSAID medications for pain. At least that is my opinion about the matter.

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