Can naproxen raise blood pressure?

Q: I’m a thirty year old black male with high blood pressure. I’m taking Enalapril Maleate 2.5MG. I’m also taking Naproxen 500MG for various other pains. Is this is a healthy mix or is the Naproxen hurting me in the long run with my struggle with high blood pressure?

A: Naproxen is known to elevate blood pressure so use may make your pressure more difficult to control. You might want to talk to your doctor about alternative methods for pain management. Regular exercise has been found to reduce pain, even in people with severe arthritis.

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