Does Penicillin Cause Elevation Of Blood Pressure

Question

Asked by mary l sullivan

Does Penicillin Cause Elevation Of Blood Pressure

patient is a 70 year old man who suddenly has blood pressure of 180/90 started after starting penicillin. could this be the problem?

Answer

Hi Mary,

No, high blood pressure is not a side effect of penicillin. It's possible the elevation is linked to increased stress on your body due tot he recent infection; however, I recommend discussing with your physician. Your treatment plan may need to be altered.

All the best,

Lisa Nelson RD

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