Ask the doctor: Can a nicotine patch boost my blood pressure?
Ask the doctor
Can a nicotine patch boost my blood pressure?
Q. On the day I stopped smoking a few weeks ago, I started using a nicotine patch. When I smoked, my blood pressure was great — 100/70. Now it is up to 160/90. I would hate to stop the patch, since it really helps, but I'm worried that it could cause a problem.
A. First off, congratulations for trying to stop smoking. Every part of your body will benefit if you quit.