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Why You Should Be Careful Using Over the Counter Products if You Have High Blood Pressure

Avalon Pharmacy Shares About The Impact of Over-The-Counter Products for People With High Blood Pressure for HI-Desert / Morongo Basin Residents

 

Yucca Valley’s leading Pharmacist, Amit Kakar, Pharm.D. here.

Today’s Healthy Tip of the Week is about health risks and taking precautionary measures from utilizing over-the-counter products.

Join us this week as we learn why these products have an impact on people with high blood pressure.

 

Healthy Tips of the Week

  • Over 50% of adults suffer from high blood pressure.
  • Only one out of four adults is able to take medication to keep their blood pressure under control.
  • There are many outside factors that can increase high blood pressure including the over-the-counter products.
  • Decongestants are one of the three categories that should be used with caution when being taken by a person with high blood pressure.
  • Another category are multi-formulation combinations such as cough suppressants packaged in one formulation.
  • Lastly, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs can retain water on a long-term use and can increase blood pressure. Remember to always check with your health care provider for products that are most suitable for you.
  • Remember to always check with your health care provider for products that are most suitable for you.

Your health and safety is our primary concern at Avalon Pharmacy.
If you have any specific questions, please feel free to call us at 760-853-5195.

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