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Adalat For Hypertension
Noticed for a few weeks a bluish color around my lips and am feeling tired.recently started adalat (nifedipine) for hypertension. could this be related?
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
I was informed that Dr in US like to use long acting nifedipine compare to amlodipine for hypertension, can i know why?
Amlodipine: People have their individual preferences. Amylodipine has considerable usage in the US. ...Read more
I had well-controlled (nifedipine XL 30 mg/day) hypertension prior to & during pregnancy. Had baby 2 wks ago, BP now about 140/100. No sx @ all. Help?
It is quite: common for blood pressure to rise during and for a little time following pregnancy but it's time to consult with your PRIMARY CARE PROVIDER (not your OB-GYN) for adjustment of your BP medications. OFTEN all that is needed is a DIURETIC to clear the excess salt/water/edema which accompany normal Pregnancies! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more
My dad use to take nifedipine for his hypertension, is it okay for him to switch to lisinopril, is this a better drug??
Needs caution.: The two drugs have different mechanisms of action. Not all people respond equally to each. And there are often racial differences in response to BP medications. The best approach would be to discuss this issue with ones doctor. It would not be unusual for a person to require therapy with both nifedipine and lisinopril (or other drugs in their respective classes). ...Read more
I was on nifedipine for my hypertension.Recently i went through a heart bypass surgery and currently on bisoprolol , isosorbide.Can i continue nifedipi?
Ask your doctor: Without knowing all of your medical history or allergies, specific advice should be left to your treating physicians. Tight blood pressure control is important and based on your heart disease, bisoprolol is a reasonable choice of antihypertensive. An ace-inhibitor may also be useful, but again, please refer to the good judgement of your doctors. Be well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: There are different reasons to take nifedipine. Some conditions include hypertension, chronic stable or vasospastic angina, high altitude pulmonary edema, pulmonary hypertension, or raynaud's phenomena. If you have specific questions about this medication, you should see your family practice physician. ...Read more
If it works for you.: It is a good medication, but only so if it is controlling/adequately reducing your blood pressure without causing significant side effects and is affordable. Since your doc prescribed it for you, he/she must feel that it is a good fit for you. If your BP is not controlled, consult your doc for possible addition of treatment. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Which medication would you consider to be more favourable for high blood pressure Amlodipine or Nifedipine?
It Depends: They are from the same family of drugs called Calcium Channel Blockers with similar mechanism of action. In theory, they should be the same, but different people respond differently. Some prefer nifeipine because it could be dosed as twice daily (as opposed to once daily for amlodipine) and there is room to titrate it up. Lastly, they can switch from one to other due to main side effect, edema. ...Read more