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Birth control pills while being treated for hypertension
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An_249088 posted:
I want to know if it's safe to use low dose birth control pills while being treated for high blood pressure. My doctor said it was a possibility. I'm 46 and in good heath. My blood pressure is well controlled and usually runs around 128/82 with meds. If I monitor my BP daily while on the pill, do you think it would be safe or are there other factors -- my age -- that I should consider?
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annony01 responded:
HI,
I take beta-blockers for migraine prevention (not high blood pressure but theyre used for BP). I saw my Dr about taking a low dose pill and he said it was ok. I then did some research and found out the particular pill he prescribed wasnt good to take with Inderall because it either heightened or lowered potassium levels immensely! It might be worth checking on a drug interaction website whether its ok to take your pill and BP medication. My Dr said it was fine, but obviously overlooked the particular pill he was giving me. Of course went back and saw him as was concerned, and in the end decided not to take the pill as they made migraines worse anyway, but do some research and best bet, see your Dr as they will know if they look into it too!


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