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Possible multiple: Mavik (trandolapril) is an angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor, or " ACE". This is a very commonly used class of blood pressure lowering medication. Any blood pressure medication, if too strong, can make you feel weak or light headed, if the reduction in BP is too great. A side effect specific to ACE inhibitors is chronic cough. ...Read more
See below: Irbesartan (avapro) can cause allergic facial swelling (angioedema), low blood pressure, high potassium and decreased white cell counts. It should not be used in females who could become pregnant. In spite of this the drug is often well tolerated and effective in patients with hypertension and will soon be available in generic form. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Many hbp meds cause sedation. It would be most unusual for them to make someone feel apprehensive. But for any given individual, most anything is possible, even though rare. ...Read more
Don't use wo help: The drug is indicated for induction of ovulation in women and to induce production of sperm in men. Side effects: blood clots, multiple pregnancies, severe visual disturbance. Ovarian cancer with long term use. Less serious side effects: flushing, abdom distention, nausea, vomiting, bresat tenderness, blurred vision, headache, pelvic pain. ...Read more
Also called minoxil: Loniten (minoxidil) also known as Minoxidil has multiple side effects. Usually its used for pts failing max therapy with other meds. Swelling of legs, feeeling dizzy, reflexive fast heart rates, hairgrowth, pericardial effusion, just to name a few. Pts shoul be on a water pill and a beta blocker to avoid some of these effects. ...Read more
What diuretic has the least side effects? Hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) gave me some weird side effects (lethargy, chest tightness, anxiety).
Nortriptyline safe? Doc said will help headaches. I looked up side effects. Fast heart rate. Low blood pressure. Hepatitis. These common side effects?
Yes, It is safe: As long as the dose is started low and gradually increased until you have pain control, there should be no problem with lightheadedness or dizziness. It is a safe medication and in fact was the most commonly prescribed antidepressant up until about 1985. I have treated hundreds of patients with it and have done research with it as well. The most common side effects in the long run are dry mouth, constipation, difficulty urinating if the doses too high especially, andblurred vision only close up reading.An occasional patient will also have G.I. Upset. Lightheadedness and dizziness is a function of dose and can be regulated by checking a blood level if necessary. If you find yourself being lightheaded or dizzy make sure that you get up slowly from a lying or sitting position and dangling legs over the side of the bed especially the middle of the night for about 30 seconds will allow the blood to move up up towards your head so you won't get lightheaded or dizzy standing. Anoccasional craving for sweets can occur with this medication and is to some degree dose dependent. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cozaar (losartan) and BP: Cozaar (losartan) (C) is a very effective drug to lower blood pressure, if given in sufficient doses. that has very few adverse effects. If your blood pressure is controlled at 25 mg/day of C, that is fine. I prefer to start and keep my patients on 50 mg twice a day. Speak to your physician about how well controlled your BP is and if it is, that dose is fine for you. Good luck. ...Read more
Can be dangerous: When you are pregnant , do not use any medicines unless your doctor tells you to. Some medicines can harm your baby. Make sure that all your doctors know that you are pregnant ...Read more
May have, yes: Bentonite clay comes as several different types, depending on the predominant electrolyte associated with it, i.e. Sodium, potassium, magnesium or calcium. It may also remove helpful medications from the blood stream, like those used to treat high bp, rendering them less effective. It should only be taken with your doctor's knowledge and supervision. ...Read more
Ventolin/blood sugar: Typically albuterol should not have any bearings in the blood sugar. It has been noted with large doses of IV albuterol can aggravate preexisting DM and acidosis. More commonly steroids wether systemic or inhaled has a more consistent effect on blood sugar. Need to have testing for possible underlying diabetes. ...Read more
Diovan (valsartan): Very effective anti hypertensive medication with excellent tolerability and side effect profile. Most patients do not experience any side effects. ...Read more
Kidney side effects: V has a renal protective effect on patients who have proteinuria (p) as it reduces it. A increases blood flow (ibf) to the kidney and can cause, because of this ibc, more proteinuria. V cannot be given in patients with a renal artery stenosis, as it causes an elevation of creatinine which is reversible once v is stopped. V and a work well together in most patients with no loss of kidney function. ...Read more
Of the high blood pressure medicines diovan, (valsartan) Benicar or avapro, which has the least side effects?
What are side effects of taking nasonex (mometasone) with high blood pressure medicines like labetalol 600mg, amlodipine besylate 10mg and hydrochlorothiazide 25mg?
Usually none.: You may use it as prescribed!Get a more detailed answer ›
Many, but...: Every medicine has its own personality, so to speak. So, it is important to take each medicine separately. It is important to weigh the benefit of treating hypertension vs the risk of every medicine. Also, remember that side effects of a medicine vary from a patient to another. Therefore, you need to go over your brochures of medicines and take your concerns to your doctor for face to face answers. ...Read more
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