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Drug induced hypertension

Drug induced hypertension

Overview

Drug-induced hypertension is high blood pressure caused by a response to using, or stopping the use of, a chemical substance, drug, or medication.

Update Date 11/25/2014

Updated by: Robert Hurd, MD, Professor of Endocrinology and Bioethics at Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.