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Does taking Advil lead to high blood pressure in people over 50?

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High blood pressure is a rare but very dangerous side effect of taking Advil, according to WebMD. People with high blood pressure who take Advil or other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs have an increased risk of kidney disease, states the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Advil, also known as ibuprofen, is used to relieve the pain associated with dental problems, migraines, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and menstruation, states Healthline. It is also used to reduce fevers. People with high blood pressure or diabetes should avoid taking this drug, even for short periods of time, because it can inhibit blood flow to the kidneys, according to the CDC.

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