If you have high blood pressure or are taking medication to help manage high blood pressure, you may be wondering which over-the-counter (OTC) pain reliever may be right for you. TYLENOL® is here to help you answer some important questions.
Can I take TYLENOL® if I have high blood pressure?
Pain relievers may affect your blood pressure.
TYLENOL® is the #1 doctor recommended pain relief brand for those with high blood pressure.
If you have questions on whether TYLENOL® is right for you, talk to your doctor.
Do NSAIDs raise or lower blood pressure?
- Impact sodium and water retention in the kidneys
- Increase resistance of blood vessels (constricts blood flow), which can raise blood pressure.
Additionally, NSAIDs have a clearly established mechanism of interaction between certain high blood pressure treatments, such as diuretics, and can reduce the effectiveness of previously prescribed high blood pressure treatments.
What about taking aspirin for heart health?
Some patients take aspirin to protect against heart attack or stroke. Ibuprofen, a common NSAID, may decrease that heart health benefit.
If you are on aspirin heart therapy, acetaminophen may be a more appropriate pain relief option for you.