Prescribe Medication that can cause high blood pressure

Prescribed medicines include corticosteroid hormones, NSAIDS (non steroid anti-inflammatory drugs) and some drugs made from liquorice can rise your blood pressure. These liquorice drugs were commonly used for the treatment of gastric ulcers. However, now they are rarely prescribed.

Corticosteroid hormones

include hydrocortirone cortisone, adrenocorticotrophic hormone (ACTH) prednisolone and prednisone are other drugs that can cause high blood pressure. When given all these drugs in high dosage, they can raise the blood pressure by causing water and sodium retention. Thus, it increases the blood volume in the body. Usually this happens only when steroids are taken as injection or tablets into the body. But occasionally, excess use of some strong steroid ointments or steroid inhalers may penetrate enough through the skin or the lungs to have to have the similar or even same effect.

High doses of steroid injections or tablets are not advisable as long as it is for serious or life threatening disease under the guidance of hospital specialists. Steroid treatment is likely to interfere with high blood pressure management only in the situation like severe rheumatoid arthritis and asthma.


are usually prescribed for joint pain. There are various NSAIDS available, however the most commonly used is ibuprofen, which also have many trade names like Cuprofen, Nurofen and Brufen. These drugs can cause a substantial rise in blood pressure, which can increase for about 5-10 mmHg diastolic pressure. Therefore, if you need pain killer, inform your pharmacist or doctor that you have high blood pressure. So that they can suggest you other suitable alternative for you.

Drugs of addiction:

Dexamphetamine is more potent and dangerous relation. It has other trade name called Dexedrine. Ecstasy cause wakefulness, a high mood, transient very high BP and indifferent to foods. Both these drugs can cause hallucinations combined with vigorous activity, especially at high-room temperature. Ecstasy can raise blood pressure which is bad enough to cause acute heart failure and death. Cocaine can also cause prolonged raised in blood pressure.

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