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For Nick - increased blood pressure-treatment?

Posted by Cuirious on March 25, 1999, at 11:10:25

In reply to Re: Effexor - increased blood pressure?, posted by Nick on March 25, 1999, at 6:47:52

> Efexor is well recognised to cause a rise in BP: however, it is unusual and is normally associated with higher doses - it occurs in about 7% of people taking >200mg / day. High BP is not that uncommon, especially in those past the first flush of youth, so the high reading may not be due to the medication. It can also be raised as a one - off due to stress/anxiety. So - keep an eye on it & have it checked regularly (weekly or 2 weekly). If it goes up further as the medication is increased, then the medication is probably the culprit. Strategies at that point are swopping or antihypertensive treatment - the latter usually only if the drug is proving really beneficial and you don't want to swop. Hope this helps, Nick

Hello Nick-
When you mention antihypertensive treatment, what
is entailed? Would one take something like a beta-
blocker or what? I'm interested because this may
apply to me. Effexor is the only thing that works
for me at 75mg 3x a day. Thanks




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