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Does Advil help high blood pressure?

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Not only does Advil not help high blood pressure, it can cause a person's blood pressure to rise, according to WebMD. Advil is a brand name for ibuprofin, which is one of several non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs known to contribute to higher blood pressure.

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While people who have normal blood pressure may be fine taking Advil, it is risky for someone with high blood pressure to take Advil, reports WebMD. It could cause already high blood pressure to get pushed to dangerous levels. Fluid retention and kidney dysfunction are among the bodily reactions from Advil that ultimately lead to higher blood pressure. Visiting a doctor before taking Advil is recommended for people with high blood pressure.

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