Pseudoephedrine and BP

In general, people with heart disease or high blood pressure should avoid medications that contain pseudoephedrine. This drug constricts blood vessels in the nose and sinuses, which decreases swelling and drains fluids. Unfortunately, the drug doesn’t affect only the head — it tightens blood vessels throughout the body, which can sometimes increase blood pressure.

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