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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Hypertension (Definition)

A blood pressure reading has two numbers: a systolic blood pressure and a diastolic blood pressure. The systolic blood pressure is the maximum pressure the blood exerts on the vessels when the heart is beating. The diastolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the vessels in between heartbeats. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, begins when the systolic blood pressure remains above 140 or when the diastolic blood pressure remains above 90. Hypertension can be a result of increased blood flow through vessels or increased resistance to ...Read more


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How effective is atenolol (Tenormin) for treating hypertension?

How effective is atenolol (Tenormin) for treating hypertension?

Beta-blocker: Atenolol is a blood pressure lowering medication from the beta-blocker class. It's easy to take at just once daily & inexpensive at $4/mo at many pharmacies. As a class, we think of beta-blockers especially in those w/heart failure and/or have suffered a heart attack. Some beta-blockers are also useful for (performance) anxiety & migraine headaches. Check out http://www.drugs.com/atenolol.html ...Read more

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Any selective beta blocker alternatives to metoprolol xr for diabetic patients? Also on lasix (furosemide) that causes hyperglycemia and ototoxicity? Alternatives to ask cardiologist? Any non-nsaid antiplatelet (non- aspirin 81 mg) for ckd patient?

Any selective beta blocker alternatives to metoprolol xr for diabetic patients? Also on lasix (furosemide) that causes hyperglycemia and ototoxicity? Alternatives to ask cardiologist? Any non-nsaid antiplatelet (non- aspirin 81 mg) for ckd patient?

Discuss with your MD: Metroprololxr is a good beta blocker&is very well tolerated.There are other options but they are all have same action and side effects.Only Carvedilol is different as it is both alpha and beta blockerLasix is well tolerated. Can be ototoxic in high doses and if combined with other ototoxic drugs . Ototoxicity is rare. Aspirin is safe asking as no contraindications . Discuss your concerns with MD ...Read more

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Is there effective med for systolic bp. Norvasc (amlodipine) works diastolic. Betaxolol works heart rate for me.

Is there effective med for systolic bp. Norvasc (amlodipine) works diastolic. Betaxolol works heart rate for me.

There are many : Good drug lowering BP medication. Sometimes is a trial and error. Also there are ethnic factors. For example beta blocker sometimes don't work in african american. Please, trust your doctors and do not treat yourself. Personal research is good. Bring that research findings and and have a smart discussion with your physician. I love smart discussion with my patients. ...Read more

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Is 5 miligrams of Norvasc (amlodipine) good treatment for high blood pressure.?

Is  5 miligrams of Norvasc (amlodipine) good treatment for high blood pressure.?

Yes: Amlodipine is an adequate treatment for hypertension if the BP is controlled, however if you have other medical conditions, a different antihypertensive might give you 'more bang for your Buck' For example if you are diabetic then an antihypertensive with kidney protective properties would be a better choice. If you had heart disease, a beta blocker might be a better choice ...Read more

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Does cobersyl good for hypertension?

Does cobersyl good for hypertension?

Do U mean coversyl: Coversyl is trade name 4 perindopril is a long acting ace inhibitor is used to treat hypertension.Other trade names include coversum, preterax and aceon! ...Read more

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Can you takebisoprolol for pulmonary hypertension?

Can you takebisoprolol for pulmonary hypertension?

Bisoprolol for PH: Pulmonary hypertension (ph) can be caused by heart disease. If so, medication such as bisoprolol may be helpful. Bisoprolol would not be beneficial for pulmonary arterial hypertension (pah). ...Read more

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I take hydralozine, clonidine, amlodipine, coreg (carvedilol) and losartan for HBP and thyroxine. could any of these medications cause erectile dysfunction?

I take hydralozine,  clonidine, amlodipine, coreg (carvedilol) and losartan for HBP and thyroxine.  could any of these medications cause erectile dysfunction?

BP meds can do this: Impotence are listed potential side effects of hydralazine, amlodipine and losartan. Potentially, any of the antihypertensive medicines can do this. It is uncommon to require 5 different medicines to control hypertension. Ask your doctor to reassess your treatment ...Read more

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How effective is bisoprolol (Zebeta) for treating hypertension?

How effective is bisoprolol (Zebeta) for treating hypertension?

Beta-blocker: Bisoprolol is a medication in the beta-blocker class of blood pressure lowering drugs. In addition to treating hypertension, beta-blockers are also used to slow down a racing heart eg atrial fibrillation, paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia, etc. Beta-blockers are especially important for those with heart failure and/or have had a heart attack. Check out http://www.drugs.com/bisoprolol.html ...Read more

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How effective is amlodipine (Norvasc) for treating coronary artery disease (CAD)?

How effective is amlodipine (Norvasc) for treating coronary artery disease (CAD)?

Indirect: Norvasc (amlodipine) is a calcium channel blocker type of blood pressure medication. It's purpose is to treat and control hypertension. High blood pressure can contribute to the development and worsening of CAD among many other factors so the medication is only indirectly helping to treat CAD. Diet, exercise, and not smoking are all effective in helping combat and even preventing CAD for most people. ...Read more

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Can you tell me for hypertension which drug out of fosinopril, telmisartan, oxenoprolol, felodipine, hydrochlorothiazide, amilord?

Can you tell me for hypertension which drug out of fosinopril, telmisartan, oxenoprolol, felodipine, hydrochlorothiazide, amilord?

BP med?: If the patient has angina, a beta-blocker may be the agent of choice, not necessarily oxenoprolol. If the patient has proteinuria, then either fosinopril (F) or telmisartan (T) would be excellent choices to reduce both the blood pressure. Felodipine and amlodopine can be used and may cause some leg swelling. Hydrochlorthiazide can be effective and causes loss of potassium and magnesium. Go for F. ...Read more

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I take losartan, coreg, (carvedilol) hydralozine, clonidine, amlodipine for HBP& thyroxine for under active thyroid. which drug could effect the affect cialis?

I take losartan, coreg, (carvedilol) hydralozine, clonidine, amlodipine for HBP& thyroxine for under active thyroid.  which drug could effect the affect cialis?

Symptoms?: Hi. Are you getting low blood pressure and/or dizziness when you take Cialis with your blood pressure drug regimen? I would think the hydrazine and the clonidine would be the most likely offenders based on mechanism of action. Generally losartan, Coreg, (carvedilol) and amlodipine are well tolerated with the Cialis family of drugs. But that's quite a BP combo; take my prediction with a grain of salt! Good luck ...Read more

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How effective is lisinopril (Prinivil) for treating hypertension?

How effective is lisinopril (Prinivil) for treating hypertension?

Very: this is an effective drug for most people, you will need to have your physician see if it is right for you ...Read more

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Cure for orthostatic hypertension?

Cure for orthostatic hypertension?

Cure for Orthostasis: Volume repletion. Rise from supine to standing slowly. Compression stockings. High sodium intake. Drugs such as midodrine or fludrocortisone. ...Read more

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Is cardiazem (diltiazem) a hypertension drug

Is cardiazem (diltiazem) a hypertension drug

Yes and no: Cardizem is a medicine with a few different indications. It can be used for blood pressure, though it's not that effective for this reason. More commonly, it's used to slow down your heart and control fast rhythms like atrial fibrillation. ...Read more

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Does chlorthalidone cause impaired renal function in CKD, what antihypertensive is safe to HTN (now using lercanidipine 20,metoprolol 25mg), in73yrpat?

Does chlorthalidone cause impaired renal function in CKD, what antihypertensive is safe to HTN (now using lercanidipine 20,metoprolol 25mg), in73yrpat?

CTD IN RENAL FAILURE: 28 F Iraq asks if CTD can cause impaired renal function in CKD AND what is safe BP med is safe in 73 yr pt? ANS: depends on stage of CKD and cause. It can be very good to help lower BP. But if BP gets 2 Lo may worsen. I specialize in this and happy to do 2nd opinion consult with U. HI BP in CKD often driven by eating more salt than kidney can get rid of. Estimate Na intake using fitness pal. ...Read more

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Which is better for hypertension termisartan or irbesartan(approvel)?

Which is better for hypertension termisartan or irbesartan(approvel)?

My choice: Is olmesartan (benicar) or the newer Edarbi (azilsartan): all of these 4 meds are "arb's" = angiotensin receptor blockers which as a class i much prefer over the similar ace i's (angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors). Hrs, md www.Thepmc.Org. ...Read more

Dr. Allen Fischer
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Nifedipine (Definition)

This is a blood pressure medication in the class of calcium channel blockers which results in lower blood pressure by relaxing blood vessels through blocking calcium mediated constriction. This certain CCB does not typically affect the heart rate as ...Read more


Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Adalat (Definition)

Adalat is a calcium channel blocker which is a kind of rhythm ...Read more