How Does Xanax Affect Blood Pressure?

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Alternative Names

Diastolic blood pressure; Systolic blood pressure


Normal Values

In adults, the ideal top number (systolic pressure) should be less than 120 mmHg. The bottom number (diastolic pressure) should be less than 80 mmHg.


What abnormal results mean

Prehypertension:

  • Top number is consistently 120 to 139 or the bottom number reads 80 to 89.

Stage 1: Mild high blood pressure:

  • Top number is consistently 140 to 159 or the bottom number reads 90 to 99.

Stage 2: Moderate to severe high blood pressure:

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