Will allergy and sinus medications affect my ability to exercise?

You can exercise when you use allergy and sinus medications. Take note of how these medications affect you to be sure you can exercise safely, however. Some medications, especially those that contain antihistamines, can make you drowsy, sleepy and tired. So you may not have much energy to exercise. Try to stay active; even a short walk counts. If you feel drowsy after taking your medications, though, you may not want to bicycle, roller-blade or do other activities that put you in traffic. Be careful swimming, too. Other medications, such as over-the-counter decongestants, may raise blood pressure. So if you have high blood pressure, talk to your doctor about your allergy medication choice and whether it is safe to exercise. When in doubt, always call your doctor.

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