By: Elena Grace Flores
If you have uncontrolled high blood pressure, be careful in using decongestants to relieve nasal congestion that usually comes with colds, flus and allergies. Decongestants are administered orally or by using nasal sprays and drops. However, it is important that you know it has the ingredient pseudoephedrine or brand name Sudafed® that can trigger the rise of high blood presure.
These are more likely to increase blood pressure, since the medicine is more readily absorbed into the bloodstream. Blood pressure elevation caused by oral decongestants is often very mild, but can be a problem if your blood pressure is high or uncontrolled. Click here to see direct source: http://www.drugstore.com/decongestants-and-high-blood-pressure/qxc295189
According to drugstore.com: If you have high blood pressure, consult your doctor before taking an oral decongestant. They may recommend you take a regular (short-acting) form of pseudoephedrine rather than extended-release products. They may also recommend you avoid oral decongestants and use nasal decongestants instead. Common nasal decongestant sprays include oxymetazoline (Afrin®) and phenylephrine (Neo Synephrine®).