Watch for Commonly Used Meds and Supplements That May Increase Blood Pressure
Patients are often surprised when they learn they're taking meds that can INCREASE blood pressure.
Check for common culprits if patients have new or worsening high BP. Most patients won't have a significant BP increase with these meds...but some could see a 5 to 10 mmHg bump in systolic BP.
NSAIDs. An occasional NSAID is okay in most patients...but limit NSAID dose and duration in patients at high CV risk. Or try scheduled acetaminophen...or a topical NSAID (diclofenac gel, etc) for local pain.