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aliskiren and hydrochlorothiazide medication

A 76-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
33 years experience Cardiology
A full work up: Secondary causes need to be ruled out like adrenal adenomas, renal artery stenosis etc. Then if no other cause found then starting you on meds like ... Read More
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
Bp : When blood pressure is that difficult to control there is general some vascular, kidney or endocine problem making the BP so difficult to control. Sho ... Read More
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A 77-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
22 years experience Cardiology
Unlikely: But you & your physician may be interested in looking at other causes that would be more common starting with musculoskeletal.
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
32 years experience Cardiology
Perhaps but...: Perhaps, but in my experience the additive effects in bringing blood pressure down are not great. Also benefits of tekturna (aliskiren) are lacking ... Read More
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Dr. Daniel Konold
33 years experience Family Medicine
Overkill: Ace/arb/ dri all work on the raas system. Novartis recently released the altitude study where they studied the effects of the combination of Diovan an ... Read More
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Dr. Kalyani Perumal
29 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Different meds: ARB, ACE-I,Tekturna (aliskiren) all act on one hormonal axis- renin-angiotensin- aldosterone axis. Yes, this combination can cause hyperkalemia. Usual ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joshua Buckler
19 years experience Cardiology
Diuretic : This is a diuretic often used to treat high blood pressure. It can be used alone or often in combination with other blood pressure medications.
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A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joel Gorfinkel
56 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
Depends: see your doc to go over which drug medication profile fits you best. All drugs have side effects, but not every side effect occurs to any given person ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dansie
16 years experience Family Medicine
Blood pressure med: Treats high blood pressure. This medicine is a combination of an angiotensin receptor blocker (arb) and a diuretic (water pill).
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Yap
14 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Not really because: Alternative medications have no safety profile and are not rigorously tested for safety by any agency. It has nothing to do with your blood pressure m ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
22 years experience Cardiology
Overdose: That is an overdose of both medications. If that were to happen medical attention should be sought immediately. I am concerned by the nature if your ... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. John cuong Doan
18 years experience Family Medicine
HCTZ (hydrochlorothiazide) may make: you tired or light headed from low blood pressure. I would make sure to drink plenty of water, double the normal amount, and eat some salty foods rig ... Read More
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