Naproxen and Raised Blood Pressure

JasmineTheodora
JasmineTheodora Member Posts: 21
I have taken Naproxen for pain relief for about 6 years. Not every day but when needed. Could this have caused my recent raised blood pressure?

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  • stickywicket
    stickywicket Member Posts: 27,092
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    The Helpline people aren't always able to answer posts at the weekend. I'm just an ordinary forum member.

    I think, from my very limited knowledge that there is a small danger of anti-inflammatories raising the blood pressure to undesirable levels but I'm not sure that an occasional dose would do much damage. Other things can cause high B.P. too -diet, smoking, lack of exercise etc.

    If this is something that concerns you I think you should discuss it with your GP.
  • helpline_team
    helpline_team Posts: 2,772
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Dear Jasmine Theodora

    Thank you for your posting on the forum. As we are not medically trained here on the helpline you should discuss this concern about your medication with your GP. There is information on anti inflammatory medication on the link http://www.arthritisresearchuk.org/arthritis-information/drugs/nsaids.aspx

    I hope this is helpful.

    Best Wishes
    Dawn