High blood pressure - medicine-related

Definition

Drug-induced hypertension is high blood pressure caused by a chemical substance or medicine.

Causes

Blood pressure is determined by the:

There are several types of high blood pressure:

Chemical substances and medicines that can cause high blood pressure include:

Rebound hypertension occurs when blood pressure rises after you stop taking or lower the dose of a drug (typically a medicine to lower high blood pressure).

Many other factors can also affect blood pressure, including:


Review Date: 10/11/2018
Reviewed By: Brent Wisse, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology & Nutrition, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

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