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I have been losing weight and I think my blood pressure medicine (Lisinopril 20 mg) is too much. I am very tired and a bit lightheaded at times.?

I have been losing weight and I think my blood pressure medicine (Lisinopril 20 mg) is too much. I am very tired and a bit lightheaded at times.?

Weight loss: Is concerning as is uyou dizziness. Please consukt your prescribing physician and ask about your BP dose; however the weight loss is concerning and you need a medical examination.

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Dr. Lynne Weixel
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How long does your blood pressure medicine work?

How long does your blood pressure medicine work?

Varies: Depends on which medicine Last from 6 hrs Hydralazin, clonidine 8 hrs, Labetalol to 12 hrs. Ace-I, Lopressor 24 hrs amlodipine, minoxidil, ARBs

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How do I find a place to cheaply get blood pressure medicine?

How do I find a place to cheaply get blood pressure medicine?

Generics: Talk to your doctor about generics. There are many available for $4 a month or less.

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Can blood pressure medicine cause your blood pressure to drop to low?

Can blood pressure medicine cause your blood pressure to drop to low?

Possibly...: If the blood pressure medicine is at too high a dose or if the person is very sensitive to the medicine, then the blood pressure could drop too low and symptoms could result-like dizziness, passing out, etc. To avoid this, medication is started at a low dose and titrated up slowly. Taking your blood pressure at home is helpful during this process so that you can alert your doctor to low readings.

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Will anything bad happen if a person just stops taking blood pressure medicine.

Will anything bad happen if a person just stops taking blood pressure medicine.

Stopping BP meds: The only sure thing is that stopping your BP meds will cause you to be hypertensive in a matter of days or weeks. If you are on clonidine, you may have a rebound hypertensive effect of stopping it. If you have some adverse reaction (s) to your BP meds, tell your doctor about it and see if they can switched to get rid of it. Taking BP meds can save your life, speak to your doctor before you stop.

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What are the side effects of blood pressure medicine?

What are the side effects of blood pressure medicine?

There are many: It depends on the drug used to treat it.

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What'a good blood pressure medicine and its side effects?

What'a good blood pressure medicine and its side effects?

Many possibilities: There are multiple classes of blood pressure medications with varying side effect profiles. You should talk to your doctor about your specific needs an concerns.

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Can I take my blood pressure medicine before 24 hour time?

Can I take my blood pressure medicine before 24 hour time?

Blood pressure med: In general, yes, you can take your BP medication at slightly less than 24 hour intervals. Be careful not to take your doses much closer than 20 hours though.

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Will I have to be on blood pressure medicine for the rest of my life?

Will I have to be on blood pressure medicine for the rest of my life?

Maybe (not). . .: Forever (and rest of your life) is a very long time/commitment. The question is best addressed by & with your family doc. For instance, how high was/is your blood pressure (BP)? Any other complicating conditions? Can you lower your BP w/lifestyle modifications? Quit smoking! Exercise regularly! Eat healthy! Lose belly fat! Do all that to at least lower dose of meds, maybe drop 1 or more from regim

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I recently started taking blood pressure medicine, what are some common side effects?

I recently started taking blood pressure medicine, what are some common side effects?

BP meds side effects: To get a meaningful answer, please tell us what blood pressure medication you are taking. Your question cannot be answered properly with the information ou provided.

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Would taking any blood pressure medicine when you run out work til you get more of your own work?

Would taking any blood pressure medicine when you run out work til you get more of your own work?

BP med substitute: I would ask your doctor about it. They may be a reason that you are on one type of BP medication. I would speak to your physician to see if the want to substitute for your regular one is one your physician would approve you to take. All BP medication lower BP and they do so by different means. Speak to your doctor for advice and try not to run out of your medication in the future.

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What is a normal blood pressure for a 41 year old woman. I am taking blood pressure medicine. What is the most elevated which would be safe?

What is a normal blood pressure for a 41 year old woman. I am taking blood pressure medicine. What is the most elevated which would be safe?

JNC 8 guidelines: The new guidelines recommend blood pressure below 140/90 if patient is younger than 60 years old, has diabetes, or has chronic kidney disease. Definitely talk to your doctor about the optimal blood pressure management.

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Can I take semenax if im taking blood pressure medicine. My blood pressure is 140/90 and its only a 5mg pill for my blood pressure?

Don't take semenax!: I am admittedly very highly suspect of non-fda approved "supplements" like semenax. This is an over the counter supplement which purportedly increases semen volume. A review of the website shows they won't list their active ingredients. Such products are likely to be overpriced vitamins, scams or fraud and could be dangerous. If you are having problems with sex, I encourage you to see your doc!

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Took dayquil with high blood pressure medicine- danger?

Took dayquil with high blood pressure medicine- danger?

Not a problem: I obviously don't know what your high blood pressure medicine is but detromethorphan, the active ingredient, really doesn't interact with HTN meds. The labeling may warn you to check with your doctor (who could disagree?) but you're in no danger.

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What kind of high blood pressure medicine is good for elderly people?

What kind of high blood pressure medicine is good for elderly people?

Depends. . .: Most blood pressure (BP) medications haven't been tested per se in the elderly, much less the old old, say greater than 80-85yo. With that said, high BP increases risk for stroke, heart failure & even kidney failure. On the other hand, new research warns of an increase fall risk in elderly treated w/any BP lowering drug. So the best drug for any given individual depends upon discussion w/familydoc

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Could you tell me why my heart feels weird after taking a blood pressure medicine?

Could you tell me why my heart feels weird after taking a blood pressure medicine?

Symptom: Not enough information to know if the medication is related to your feeling wierd.

Blood Pressure (Definition)

Blood pressure is a measurement of the force placed on the blood vessels and is comprised of the "systolic" pressure (the top number on a blood pressure meter) which is the peak pressure when the heart is pumping, and the "diastolic" pressure (the bottom number on a blood pressure meter) which is the pressure during the resting phase ...Read more