Allergy Medications and Your Heart?

Most people don’t think twice about taking OTC medication, but for patients with a heart arrhythmia, taking them could have serious consequences. Antihistamines, which are commonly used to treat symptoms such as a runny nose or sneezing, are generally safe for patients with abnormal heart conditions. However, the FDA has warned that antihistamines taken in conjunction with some high blood pressure medications may cause a spike in blood pressure.

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