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Medications and supplements that can raise your blood pressure

Various medications, supplements and other substances can trigger or worsen high blood pressure (hypertension). Sometimes these substances interfere with medications intended to lower blood pressure.

If you have patient tha have high blood pressure and it's not responding well to treatment, check substances patient are taking — including illicit drugs.

There are some Examples

Bupropion (Wellbutrin, Wellbutrin SR, Zyban)
Desipramine (Norpramin)
Phenelzine (Nardil)
Venlafaxine (Effexor, Effexor XR)
COX-2 inhibitors

Celecoxib (Celebrex)

Cyclosporine (Neoral, Sandimmune)
Methylprednisolone (Medrol)
Tacrolimus (Prograf, Protopic)

Some NSAIDs can also cause fluid retention and kidney problems, which may increase blood pressure — especially for people who already have high blood pressure.
Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin)
Meloxicam (Mobic)
Naproxen (Naprosyn)
Naproxen sodium (Aleve)
- - in my practic i have found with Voltaren(diclofenac) injection

Heavy use of the pain reliever acetaminophen may increase the risk of high blood pressure. In a 2005 study, women who took an average of 500 milligrams or more of acetaminophen daily over several years were more likely to develop high blood pressure than were women who didn't take any acetaminophen. It's not known if the same holds true for men.

Herbal supplements
Herbal supplements aren't necessarily safe just because they're natural. Various herbal supplements can increase blood pressure or interfere with the effectiveness of blood pressure medications.
Bitter orange
Ephedra (ma-huang)
St. John's wort

Illicit drugs
Illicit drugs can raise blood pressure by narrowing the arteries that supply blood to your heart. This increases your heart rate and damages heart muscle.
Amphetamines, including methamphetamine
Anabolic steroids
Phencyclidine (PCP)

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