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Posted by: Jenine | 2010/02/09

Parents Headaches

My parents have both high bloodpressure. My mother had a migraine about 2 weeks ago and my dad had a similar headache yesterday and today. What headache/migraine tablets can they use with the following bloodpressure medication:
1) Pharmapress Co, 20mg
2) Adco-Atenolol, 50mg

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Hi Jenine

General paracetamol would be the better option. Stronger, combination products that contains ibuprofen may cause BP to increase - Although not contra-indicated, caution is advised.
Tablets containing codeine will also be of substantial use, but should any of your parents suffer from a condition causing breathing difficulty, it should be avoided.

They should take care to never use an OTC product for migraine i.e. MIGRIL as this may cause a substantial rise in BP.

My favourite - although frowned upon by some - is Grandpa. The combination of paracetamol, aspirin and caffeine works brilliantly to alleviate most headaches.

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Posted by: pharmacist | 2010/02/10

Hi Jenine

General paracetamol would be the better option. Stronger, combination products that contains ibuprofen may cause BP to increase - Although not contra-indicated, caution is advised.
Tablets containing codeine will also be of substantial use, but should any of your parents suffer from a condition causing breathing difficulty, it should be avoided.

They should take care to never use an OTC product for migraine i.e. MIGRIL as this may cause a substantial rise in BP.

My favourite - although frowned upon by some - is Grandpa. The combination of paracetamol, aspirin and caffeine works brilliantly to alleviate most headaches.

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