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Arb Vs Ace Inhibitor For Hypertension
Not typically: Not typically but i've had some patients say otherwise so i listen to them & pick alternatives & see if things improve. ...Read more
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
Taking perindopril ACE Inhibitor for essential Hypertension since last four years. is it possible that there can be angioedema occurring now.
Edema: Ace inhibitors are a wonderful class of antihypertensive agents. However, known side effects include angioedema, other words fluid retention and low potassium levels. Allergic reactions can occur at any time during drug use, even after periods of no symptoms ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have dm2 for 6 yrs. Now & lots of protein in urin but no hypertension.Why does my pcp want me to start on ACE inhibitor when i don't have hypertnsn?
Diabetes & Kidneys: Ace inhibitors are also protectors for the kidneys. Of course this is a good recommendation. ...Read more
Can I have two glasses of orange juice while I am taking 8 mg Perindopril ACE inhibitor and 10 mg of bisoprolol beta blocker daily for hypertension.
Not the best idea: While there are no specific precautions about drinking orange juice with these medications, you may be referring to the fact that sometimes orange juice contains potassium supplementation. You are correct that one should be very cautious with extra potassium while taking an ACE inhibitor. Beyond that, two glasses of orange juice contains 220 calories of simple carbohydrate: not a healthy choice. ...Read more
Depends: Amer heart assoc recommends both. If you have diabetes, an ace inhibitor is a good choice since it may protect against diabetic kidney disease. You & your doctor should discuss alternative treatments for htn. If you have certain kinds of heart disease, then a beta blocker or diuretic may be a better choice. Thats why it's best to discuss treatment with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cough upon Altace trial 10 yrs ago. Possible I might not have same reaction now, esp w/diff brand of Ace Inhibitor? ACE studies look better than ARB.
Altace cough: it is worth trying again as you will know quickly whether you are sensitive to it, and if you are, you can stop it. Best to check with your cardiologist. ...Read more
Clonidine as an anti-hypertensive---is it an ACE inhibitor, arb, beta blocker? What class of medication is it in for hbp?
Can I take 5 mg of melatonin, with high blood pressure meds. I take a diuretic and a ace inhibitor?
Yes.: There is no potential interaction.Get a more detailed answer ›
No Difference: Ace and arb both are used to treat hypertension by similar mechanisms. They decrease blood flow to part of the kidney that causes an overall decrease in total blood pressure. The only difference is that with an ace you can develop a persistent dry cough. Once this occurs, you have an allergy to the ace. The arb treats the BP without the cough. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Is there an effective drug of choice for hypertension that is labile and stress related? ACE inhibitors and ARBs don't stop the spikes.
Labile Bp: The life style approaches would be. 1. Try classic transcendental meditation. Works great for some. Get loseit and track salt sodium intake for a week or fitness pal and do both Na and K. If Na>1,500 mg/ d or K <4,700 mg /d get DASH EATIMG PLAN. POCKET BOOKS, DASH DIET VGOR HTN. Do chap9 exactly for 2 weeks. Get back with me then. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long do hypertension medications (diuretics vs ACE inhibitors vs Ca channel blockers vs etc.) take to achieve full effect?
Hours to weeks: The oral medications for treating high blood pressure start to work as soon as they are absorbed and the full effect of a single dose occurs within hours. Most blood pressure drugs sustain the reduction in BP for 24 hours so they can be taken once daily. When starting medication or changing dose there may be some further blood pressure reduction over the next several weeks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why are ACE inhibitors usually not the first line of drug therapy in newly diagnosed cases of hypertension among elderly (55+years)?
Generally, is it true that ACE inhibitors as a class of medication have a fairly weak effect in reducing blood pressure in hypertension?
Can my mom (age 55) drink occasionally small amount of alcohol (e.g. on birthday party), when she takes high blood pressure meds (ACE inhibitors)?
Neither: These drugs don't cause fatigue and are equivalent in their efficacy. Arbs, which generally don't cause cough have a side effect profile that is indistinguishable from placebo. Ace-inhibitors cause cough in 10% of users but are available as a generic and very inexpensive for those who don't get the cough. ...Read more
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