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Antihypertensive (Definition)

Anti hypertensive is a medication used ...Read more


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Why do some people take multiple antihypertensive medications?

Meds: on the average each single med only lowers pressure so much, multiple meds are added together to get the pressure lowered enough in some people ...Read more

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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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What is the best treatment for dry cough caused by allergic laryngitis in elderly taking antihypertensive medication ?

What is the best treatment for dry cough caused by allergic laryngitis in elderly taking antihypertensive medication ?

Dry cough: in an elderly taking antihypertensive medications: first-off, it might be due to the antihypertensive drug itself if it is from some group like ACE inhibitors. Second, you need to see a doctor for several reasons for dry cough, local or systemic, best wishes ...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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What is the best antihypertensive drug in diabetic pt.?

What is the best antihypertensive drug in diabetic pt.?

ACE or ARB med: An ace (angiotensin-converting enzyme) inhibitor med. Is the best high blood pressure medication for diabetes. Ace drugs also preserve kidney function and may help prevent heart attack and stroke (hope trial). Ace drugs are inexpensive usually ~$4/month generic (wal-mart & others).
If one develops a disabling cough from ace drug then an arb medication may be just as helpful. ...Read more

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What antihypertensive drug belongs to the beta-blocker class of drugs?

What antihypertensive drug belongs to the beta-blocker class of drugs?

Many: Beta blockers include:
metoprolol, carvedilol, bisoprolol, nebivolol, atenolol, nadolol, sotalol, esmolol, acebutolol are a few.
Some of them are more useful in CHF, others for angina, arrhythmias and most for hypertension ...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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Which is the best antihypertensive drug to bë given to eldery patients and why?

Which is the best antihypertensive drug to bë given to eldery patients and why?

Best antiHPN Drug: For elderly can be an ace inhibitor or an arb as it is cheaper, vasodilator, prtotects target organs such as kidney and heart
don't use Ibuprofen with it as it counteracts some of the benefits. ...Read more

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What antihypertensive drug to take when you have high uric acid?

Losartan: Either Losartan or a drug from the calcium channels blockers (like Amlodipine) should be the first choice for hypertension in patients with high Uris acid. ...Read more

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Where is teveten (eprosartan) - a antihypertensive drug - available?

Here are some...: Eprosartan is one of angiotensin receptor blockers (ARB) to relax the wall of blood vessels so to lower blood pressure and dispensed by a pharmacy as prescribed by licensed doctor. So, see Doc so to decide what you need, get a prescription, and fill the needed prescription at a designated pharmacy. I doubt you may get it in the other way. Best wish... ...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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Benicar/hct drug info sheet shows little differences in antihypertensive effect between dosages 40/12.5=16/10 while 20/12.5 =17/8. Would 20/12.5 be ok?

Benicar/hct drug info sheet shows little differences in antihypertensive effect between dosages 40/12.5=16/10 while 20/12.5 =17/8. Would 20/12.5 be ok?

Response: Your BP goal should be <140/90. If you have heart disease, diabetes or kidney disease then it should be <130/80. Please go by response and use the smallest dose required to achieve the goals. Lifestyle modification with achieving ideal body weight, increasing exercise, watching salt intake, dash diet and moderation in alcohol intake will help decrease BP and minimize medication usage. ...Read more

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It is compulsory to take antihypertensive drug empty stomach early morning?

It is compulsory to take antihypertensive drug empty stomach early morning?

No it is not compuls: No it is not compulsory.Bp drugs can be taken in the morning and at night and without regards to food.Only BP meds not to be taken at night are diuretis and those combination drugs containing diuretics. ...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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Hypertension of 151/90, having dizziness, vomiting while taking antihypertensive drug everyday for long. will she overdose by taking more? solutions?

Hypertension of 151/90, having dizziness, vomiting while taking antihypertensive drug everyday for long. will she overdose by taking more? solutions?

HTN side effects?: If her HTN drug causes dizziness/vomiting then re assessment is needed, does she also have orthostasis for example, Too many potential variables to meaning fully help her in this limited forum; however its clear she needs further help, see a competent local MD or try Health Tap Concierge ...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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Does ovulation and menstruation leads to lowering blood pressure even in hypertension patient ? if yes, should antihypertensive drugs be stopped ?

Does ovulation and menstruation leads to lowering blood pressure even in hypertension patient ? if yes, should antihypertensive drugs be stopped ?

Question not clear: but I will offer some thoughts. Obviously ovulation and menstruation are normal, physiologic functions in a 21 year woman. Normal blood pressure is expected; hypertension would be unusual. Ovulation and menstruation have no predictable or measurable effect on blood pressure. If drug treatment has been started for hypertension,it should not be altered unless directed by a physician.Hope this helps ...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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Any drugs for antihypertension? My aunt wants me to send her that kind of medication though she did just take her own bp=140/102mmhg.

Any drugs for antihypertension? My aunt wants me to send her that kind of medication though she did just take her own bp=140/102mmhg.

Medicating family: Wow. Please read this very carefully. Your aunt's doctor should be deciding what medication or other treatments are best for her. There are over 100 different choices to choose from and they carry some significant side effects. A trained expert who knows the full health history of your aunt should be deciding this treatment choice. This is very serious. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take heart medications, blood thinners, and blood pressure medicine with penicillin?

Is it safe to take heart medications, blood thinners, and blood pressure medicine with penicillin?

Yes: Yes, in general penicillen has no negative interactions. But make sure the prescribing physician has a complete list of all your medications, supplements, and over the counter medications. ...Read more

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Hello doc, my mother has hypertension her BP remains around140/86 nd she on anti hypertension medication.. Is this BP 140/86 fine.

Hello doc, my mother has hypertension her BP remains around140/86 nd she on anti hypertension medication.. Is this BP 140/86 fine.

Borderline: The newest guidelines recommend that the average adult younger than 60 should have a blood pressure of less than 140/90. If the person is older than 60, then it should be less than 150/90. Regardless of age, if the patient has diabetes or chronic kidney disease, their blood pressure should be less than 140/90. Continue to monitor her values and diet. ...Read more

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I received pneumonia shot and my arm and left side hurt and are numb. Is it ok to take blood pressure medicine? Should i avoid medications?

I received pneumonia shot and my arm and left side hurt and are numb. Is it ok to take blood pressure medicine? Should i avoid medications?

Ok: That's a normal reaction. You can treat it with acetaminophen (Tylenol), ibuprofen (Advil/Motrin) or naproxen (Aleve/Naprosyn). It will subside in a day or a few days. Meanwhile, definitely take your BP medicine! ...Read more

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My blood pressure is not lowering even after taking anti hypertension drug. Need help?

My blood pressure is not lowering even after taking anti hypertension drug. Need help?

Have doctor review: Treating BP often involves a trial and error approach w meds. Close followup w your doctor, and careful followup of your home readings at different times of day at needed. About 40% of pts require 2 or more meds to treat effectively. Weight loss, salt and alcohol reduction, along with exercise help. Rule out sleep apnea. If truly resistant assess for renovascular disease or hormonal causes. ...Read more

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