Alternate Names : Medication-Induced Hypertension, Drug-Induced High Blood Pressure
Drug-induced hypertension is an abnormally high blood pressure that has been brought on by a drug or medication.
What is going on in the body?
High blood pressure can lead to heart attacks, strokes, and other problems. Medications sometimes cause hypertension. In these cases, the hypertension is usually mild and reversible.
What are the causes and risks of the condition?
There several common drugs that can lead to high blood pressure. These include:
birth control pills
cocaine, amphetamines and other stimulant medications
non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicines
some types of nasal decongestant medications