Mixing ibuprofen and blood pressure medicine can cause kidney damage

Despite being a very common medication to deal with pain and fever, ibuprofen can be dangerous when taken by people who are also taking medication for high blood pressure.

According to a study done by the University of Waterloo in Canada, the combination of drugs can lead to severe dehydration and even significant kidney problems.

Medicines to deal with hypertension have a diuretic, which ends up increasing the frequency with which the person goes to the bathroom, this requires the patient to drink a lot of water to compensate.

If the individual does not respect water intake and becomes dehydrated, there is a possibility that kidney damage will be triggered. Taking ibuprofen would intensify the condition, with the possibility of worsening the injury and causing permanent problems.


The study was made from a computer model, and published in the scientific journal Mathematical Biosciences. Scientists suggest that people with hypertension talk to their doctor to decide which medication to use in case of pain or fever.

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