Medications that can increase Blood Pressure

By  , Expert Content
Oct 31, 2017

Several prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) medications can cause increase in blood pressure. Besides medication some types of supplements can also raise your blood pressure.



Some medications and supplements known to increase blood pressure are

  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as Ibuprofen, Meloxicam, Naproxen)
  • Antidepressants such as Venlafaxine, bupropion, Desipramine, Phenelzine
  • Birth control or oral contraceptive pill
  • Adrenal steroid hormones
  • Caffeine and certain medications that contain caffeine
  • Decongestants such as pseudoephedrine, phenylephrine, oxymetazoline,
  • Immunosuppressants such as cyclosporine, methylprednisolone, tacrolimus     
  • Stimulants such as methylphenidate
  • Illicit drugs or drugs of abuse such as amphetamines, methamphetamine, anabolic steroids, cocaine,  ecstasy,  and phencyclidine.
  • Herbal supplements such as bitter orange, ephedra, ginseng, guarana, licorice, St. John's wort etc.



Image source: Getty

Is it Helpful Article?YES1 Vote 11727 Views 0 Comment
I have read the Privacy Policy and the Terms and Conditions. I provide my consent for my data to be processed for the purposes as described and receive communications for service related information.
This website uses cookie or similar technologies, to enhance your browsing experience and provide personalised recommendations. By continuing to use our website, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. OK