Can I take Motrin with blood pressure meds?

1 answer | Last updated: Nov 04, 2016
A fellow caregiver asked...

Is it safe to take Motrin along with blood pressure medication?

Expert Answers

Jennifer Serafin, N.P. is a registered nurse and geriatric nurse practitioner at the Jewish Homes for the Aged in San Francisco.

The safest answer is probably no.  I usually don't like to use Motrin in older persons, as it can cause bleeding.  I believe the best thing to do is discuss this with her health care provider, as they would know best what to recommend for her pain.