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

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

Antihypertensive (Definition)

Anti hypertensive is a medication used ...Read more


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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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Is it true that antihypertensive drugs raise blood sugar level?

Is it true that antihypertensive drugs raise blood sugar level?

No: There has been suggestions of increased risk of diabetes associated with some antihypertensives but causation has not been proven. Hypertension and diabetes, i like to call the "lethal duo" often occur together as cardiac risk factors in many patients. ...Read more

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My mom 54 years is on regular antihypertensive drugs but inspite of that there is rise in BP in the morning every day , what could be the reason ?

Normal: BP normally is high in the am as your hormones surge to get you out of bed and awake. BP also sures during the daytime when you are stressed, in pain, nauseated, etc... The goals for BP control are generally to have the BP in the less than 140/90 range and even lower if you have other coexisting conditions. ...Read more

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What combination antihypertensive drugs to use to achieve target Bp in patient with ckd(no ptn Uria )and paroxysmal a fib ?

Multi drug regime: Calcium channel blockers Beta blockers aprosoline with nitrates ACE/ARB combinations are good combinations meds ...Read more

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Is it okay not to take antihypertensive drugs if the blood pressure is normal even though the drugs is a maintenance for high blood pressure?

Donot stop: Tit-ration of medicines if need due to a persistently low BP is recommended . closely follow your local physicians advise This is long term treatment for BP ...Read more

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Why are antihypertensive drugs that act solely by dilating blood vessels not good for long term effectiveness?

Why are antihypertensive drugs that act solely by dilating blood vessels not good for long term effectiveness?

Hypertension: Not all direct vasodilators lose effectiveness with time. The body can accomodate to the peripheral dilation by fluid retention or increased cardiac output. Needing more than one antihypertensive medication is not unusual. ...Read more

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Which antihypertensive drugs that can cause cleft lip/palate if taken during pregnancy?

Which antihypertensive drugs that can cause cleft lip/palate if taken during pregnancy?

ACEi/ ARBs: Not sure there's a drug that links specifically to cleft lip but it is clear that you should avoid ACE Inhibitors and ARBs during pregnancy due to heart and kidney abnormalities that can occur. ...Read more

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What to do if I have just been prescribed thsis drug and impotenceis listed n side effects?

What to do if I have just been prescribed thsis drug and impotenceis listed n side effects?

Discuss: your concerns further with your pharmacist & you doctor. Being listed as a potential side effect does not mean that you will necessarily get that side effect. You can ask if this is a common side effect and if It resolves once off the medication. ...Read more

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Insomnia - can this be a side effects of drugs?

Insomnia - can this be a side effects of drugs?

INSOMNIA: Yes it can be but you have to tell which drugs are you taklng.Are these prescription drugs or street drugs.Several drugs can cause insomnia. ...Read more

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