Increased blood pressure
Increased blood pressure is a condition in which the pressure in the arteries is elevated to abnormal levels.
This effect is commonly experienced on stimulating and vasoconstricting drugs such as amphetamines and phenethylamine psychedelics. A blood pressure of 120/80 is considered normal for an adult. A blood pressure of 140/90 or higher is considered hypertension and a blood pressure between 120/80 and 140/90 is considered prehypertension.
A hypertensive urgency occurs when blood pressure reaches over 180 and/or 120 milimeters of mercury (mmHg). Pre-existing cardiovascular conditions may ultimately lead to progressive or impending end-organ dysfunction, affecting the neurological, cardiovascular, renal, or other organ systems.
Compounds within our psychoactive substance index which may cause this effect include:
- Responsible use
- Increased heart rate
- Subjective effects index
- Psychedelics - Subjective effects
- Dissociatives - Subjective effects
- Deliriants - Subjective effects
- Beevers, G., Lip, G. Y. H., & O’Brien, E. (2001). The pathophysiology of hypertension. BMJ : British Medical Journal, 322(7291), 912–916. https://web.archive.org/web/20171008184242/https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1120075/pdf/912.pdf