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Antihypertensive (Overview)

Anti hypertensive is a medication used to lower blood pressure.


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What. Is antihypertensive of choice in interstitial lung disease with mild pulmonary hypertension?

What. Is antihypertensive of choice in interstitial lung disease with mild pulmonary hypertension?

Several choices: In the absence of other heart problems i would tend to try amlodipine in someone with high blood pressure and mild pulmonary hypertension. However many other medications such as acei or arb, beta blockers, Diltiazem or diuretics could also be appropriate. Please discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Antihypertensive (Overview)

Anti hypertensive is a medication used to lower blood pressure.


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Managing High Blood Pressure (Checklist)

Monitor BP at home
Daily
Have a regular follow up and work with your doctor
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Take your meds as instructed without fail
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How come some people take more than one type of antihypertensive medication? Isn't that dangerous?

How come some people take more than one type of antihypertensive medication? Isn't that dangerous?

No: Each anti-hypertensive medication, regardless of class, lowers BP by 10-15 points on average. If BP is high, multiple drugs, judiciously chosen, working by different mechanisms are routinely administered to reach target BP. ...Read more

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If once prescribed high blood pressure medicine, can a person be weened from the medicine over time or are they stuck taking it ...

If once prescribed high blood pressure medicine, can a person be weened from the medicine over time or are they stuck taking it ...

BP med duration: If one's hypertension (hbp) is "essential" hypertension it is quite likely that one will need lifelong therapy if no changes are made in that person's life style. Some people can lose their hbp with weight loss and/or cessation of smoking. If the hbp is secondary, treatment of the cause of it can resolve the cause of hbp. A physician needs to be seen to answer your question. ...Read more

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Managing Low Blood Pressure (Checklist)

Drink plenty of water
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See your doctor to evaluate cause
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Have meds adjusted if needed
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Look for symptoms of lightheadedness and fatigue
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Could any antihypertensive meds be used for pheochromocytoma or are there specific ones?

Specific: Prior to resecting a functional pheochromoctoma two medications are employed. The first,alpha blockers (Dibenzyline) prevent noradrenaline from stimulating the muscles in the walls of smaller arteries and veins. Because these blood vessels remain open blood pressure lessens When pressure oomes under control beta blockers are introduce , which inhibit the effect of adrenaline. This allows the heart to beat more slowly and with less force. Beta blockers (Tenormin) also help keep blood vessels open and relaxed. ...Read more

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Is a diuretic effective as an antihypertensive?

Yes: In fact, diuretics are one of the first line medications for patients newly diagnosed with hypertension according to many guidelines. Of course, you need to discuss the risks and benefits of any medication treatment with your doctor. ...Read more

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Taking Blood Thinners (Checklist)

Take appropriate dose of anticoagulation medication
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Follow up with your treating physician
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What antihypertensive drugs 1)work like Micardis (telmisartan) or 2) are well-tested and are available as generics?

Micardis (telmisartan) generics: Micardis (telmisartan) is a member of the angiotensin receptor blocker class of anti-hypertensives. Losartan is a member of the same class and is now available as a generic. Another agent of the same class, valosartan, is off patent and is not yet available as a generic alone, however, there is a generic valosartan pill combined with a thiazide diuretic being marketed. ...Read more

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Which second antihypertensive medication can go safe with valium?Also takes metropolol, has atrial fib and still has high blood pressure?

BP meds: There are many classes of BP medications out there and some of them have extra benefits in other chronic conditions like diabetes, kidney & cardiovascular diseases, etc. If your BP is uncontrolled, a doctor who knows your history, allergies, and other meds can help determine which BP medication would be most appropriate to add in your specific circumstance. Watch the salt intake. All the best! ...Read more

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Managing Low Blood Sugar (Checklist)

Avoid skipping meals
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Eat protein-rich snacks every 2 hours
Daily
Keep fruit with you at all times if you feel hypoglycemic
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What is the best prescription that would decrease dizziness as a side effect from a properly titrated hbp medicine?

What is the best prescription that would decrease dizziness as a side effect from a properly titrated hbp medicine?

Huh?: Best treatment is to reduce antihypertensive or switch to another agent. Certainly need to make distinction between "dizzy" and sense of impending loss of consciousness with low bp. Very labile BP with unpredictable swings may . Require more advanced studies such as an ambulatory blood pressure monitor or directed monitoring. ...Read more

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Dealing with Blood in Urine (Checklist)

Rule out infection as a cause with a urinalysis or culture
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Ask your doctor to review your medications to identify cause
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Rule out kidney stones with your doctor
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If male, schedule a prostate exam
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How long does it take to get the full effect from blood pressure medicine?

How long does it take to get the full effect from blood pressure medicine?

Depends on medicatio: Some medications act very quickly and you have a response within a couple of days. Some of the common medications we use may take up to a month to get the bulk of their response. Some classes of blood pressure medicine continue to improve blood pressure over several months. It is not uncommon to make adjustments after the first month. ...Read more

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What is the best combination of antihypertensive drugs if one alone failed?

Hypertension: Is better to use mid dose of multiple anti-hypertensive medication if BP is not optimal, instead of maximazing one med at time. Best combo depends on your medical profile, talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Diagnosing Blood in Stool (Checklist)

Get a heme test of stool
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Make dietary changes
3x day
Take a stool softener
3x day
See your doctor
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Best antihypertensive for young?

ACE inhibitor: Younger patients (age 22-51) respond best to angiotensin converting enzyme (ace) inhibitors or angiotensin-ii receptor blockers (arbs) and beta blockers. However, beta blockers are not commonly used for initial monotherapy without a specific indication, as they appear to provide inferior protection against stroke risk. ...Read more