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I have high blood pressure and I have a cold, What can I take

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I have high blood pressure and I have a cold, What can I take for my cold?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 3 years ago.
Hi--you shouldn't take a decongestant containing ephedrine or pseudoephedrine but it would fine to take an antihistamine like benadryl, Claritin, or Zyrtec along with some Tylenol if you have any aches and pains
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Hello, What about Beechams products such as Lemsips? Do they contain any of the above ingredients?

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 3 years ago.
No--those contain phenylephrine which is a decongestant also. Plain benadryl and tylenol or a product with only those ingredients would be fine
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