Why Coricidin® HBP Products?
Coricidin® HBP is the #1 selling† brand of powerful cold medicine specially formulated for those with high blood pressure.
Nasal decongestants in common cold medications may raise one’s blood pressure.
Nasal decongestants relieve nasal congestion by constricting blood vessels in the nose. They also have an effect on blood vessels throughout the body, which can cause an increase in blood pressure.
Nasal decongestants may interfere with prescribed blood pressure medications.
(If you are on any other medication, consult your physician before taking Coricidin® HBP products.)
†Based on unit sales.
Healthy and Unhealthy Blood Pressure Ranges1
To learn more about blood pressure levels, see the chart below.
Note: A diagnosis of high blood pressure must be confirmed with a medical professional. A doctor should also evaluate any usually low blood pressure readings. Further, nothing here is meant as medical advice. If you have any concerns about your blood pressure, you should speak to your doctor.
Reference: Journal of American Cardiology
Know Your Blood Pressure (BP)
Select where you blood pressure falls to understand more about you blood pressure and what you can do to improve. (As a reminder, systolic is the top number and diastolic is the bottom number of a BP reading).
Great job! Your blood pressure is normal. Continue a heart-healthy lifestyle with a balanced diet and regular physical activity.
Good news, you do not have high blood pressure, but your numbers fall within the Elevated category. Non-medical therapy, such as heart-healthy diet and increased physical activity can help you control you blood pressure.
You are in Stage 1 of hypertension, so talk to your doctor about taking blood pressure-lowering medication or making lifestyle changes such as, improved diet and exercise.
You are in Stage 2 of hypertension, so talk to your doctor about taking blood pressure-lowering medication and making lifestyle changes. You should continue to monitor your blood pressure outside of the doctor’s office.
You are in the hypertensive crisis stage and require immediate attention. Contact your doctor immediately. If your BP is 180/120 call 911 immediately.
Classification of Blood Pressure (Hypertension)1
Blood pressure can be grouped into different categories: normal, elevated, stage 1, stage 2, and hypertensive crisis.
Blood pressure is normal when numbers are less than 120/80 mm Hg.
Blood pressure is elevated when systolic blood pressure (SBP) ranges from 120-129 mm Hg AND diastolic blood pressure (DBP) is less than 80 mm Hg. Non-medical therapy, such as heart-healthy diet and increased physical activity, is preferred at this stage.
Hypertension Stage 1
Stage 1 is when systolic blood pressure (SBP) ranges from 130-139 mm Hg OR when diastolic blood pressure (DBP) ranges from 80-89 mm Hg. At this stage, doctors may consider prescribing blood pressure-lowering medication in addition to lifestyle changes (improved diet and exercise). The doctor’s decision to prescribe medication will depend on your risk of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD), such as heart attack or stroke.
Hypertension Stage 2
Stage 2 is when systolic blood pressure (SBP) is greater than or equal to 140 mm Hg OR when diastolic blood pressure (DBP) is greater than or equal to 90 mm Hg. At this stage, doctors are likely to prescribe a combination of blood pressure-lowering medications with lifestyle changes.
If your blood pressure is more than 180/120 mm Hg, and you are NOT experiencing any other symptoms, it is classified as an hypertensive urgency, and you should immediately seek medical assistance.
If your blood pressure is more than 180/120 mm Hg AND you are experiencing signs and symptoms of target organ damage (shortness of breath, chest pain, back pain, headache, numbness, change in vision, loss of kidney function, and difficulty speaking), it is classified as an hypertensive emergency, and you should call 911 immediately.
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1. Whelton PK, Carey RM, Aronow WS, Casey DE Jr, Collins KJ, Dennison Himmelfarb C, DePalma SM, Gidding S, Jamerson KA, Jones DW, MacLaughlin EJ, Muntner P, Ovbiagele B, Smith SC Jr, Spencer CC, Stafford RS, Taler SJ, Thomas RJ, Williams KA Sr, Williamson JD, Wright JT Jr. 2017 ACC/AHA/AAPA/ABC/ACPM/AGS/APhA/ASH/ASPC/NMA/PCNA guideline for the prevention, detection, evaluation, and management of high blood pressure in adults: a report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Clinical Practice Guidelines. Hypertension. 2018;71:e13–e115. DOI: 10.1161/HYP.0000000000000065.