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I take metformin three times a day for Type 2 diabetes. I also have high blood pressure and osteoarthritis in my neck and shoulders. My doctor put me on Tylenol four times a day. I believe it is making my blood pressure go up. Can this happen?

From Ask the Pharmacist

Acetaminophen (Tylenol) does not affect blood pressure. Contact your physician. If you have a home blood pressure kit, check your pressure at the same time each day. You should not take more than 4000mg of Tylenol per day.

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