Is it really that big of a deal if you take Sudafed/Pseudoephedrine to treat cold symptoms when you have controlled (via medication) hypertension? YANMD.
Pseudoephedrine can raise your blood pressure. I can understand why doctors advise against taking it when you're diagnosed with high blood pressure. I know there's medications out there for people with hypertension.. but, frankly, they suck. They don't work like the magic that is Sudafed.
says: "People with high blood pressure (hypertension) should avoid pseudoephedrine. For people who do not have high blood pressure, the increase in blood pressure from taking pseudoephedrine is minor and temporary."
If it's minor and temporary.. and I've got my high blood pressure under control, I don't see what risk there is in taking it.
I'm not looking for advice, but either anecdotal notes (ie "I once took sudafed when I was hypertensive and had to go to the ER!") or some studies or articles about why someone who has controlled high blood pressure and is otherwise relatively young and healthy, should still avoid the combo.
28, take lisinopril to control it, if it matters.