Can You Take Diclofenac Medication If You Have Hypertension?
Good morning, I want to ask about Cataflam medicine, I don’t take it if I have a history of hypertension or high blood pressure because my mother is 71 years old, and uric acid cholesterol and blood levels are rising, thank you.
Good afternoon, thanks for the question
The drug you mentioned above contains diclofenac potassium. This drug is included in the group of non-steroidal anti-pain or called NSAIDs. NSAIDs are often used to treat pain or reduce inflammation in several conditions, for example in cases of arthritis.
However, NSAIDs can cause fluid retention in the body and decrease kidney function. This causes blood pressure to get higher and can cause deterioration in heart and kidney function. NSAIDs are also known to increase the risk of stroke at higher doses. For this type of diclofenac sodium itself there is research which states that it does not cause an increase in blood pressure, but can cause a higher risk of stroke. If the use of this type of drug is considered no more benefits, it should be avoided.
As an alternative to pain relief therapy in your case you can consider taking paracetamol. Paracetamol in addition to working as a fever reliever, but can also work as an analgesic or pain reliever.
Make further consultations with your doctor to be examined.
That's all, hope you can help