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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. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Keith
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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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I'm on blood pressure medicine and I take it twice a day. I watch what I eat but my blood pressure is still up. What is the problem?

I'm on blood pressure medicine and I take it twice a day. I watch what I eat but my blood pressure is still up. What is the problem?

BP: Aviod salt;substitutes;NSAIDS;alcohol;obesity;liquorice;some herbal nutritional supplements etcetera;engage in regular aerobic exercise;see about more BP meds if truly up-exclude "white coat hypertension "Good luck ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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! ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Which blood pressure medicine is better Benicar (olmesartan) or losartan?

Why bother with ARBs: They're both expensive. Can you not take an ace-inhibitor? They're better proven in evidence based studies, and Lisinopril is $4/month at walmart and a bunch of other places. That said, they're pretty comparable as BP meds. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of the blood pressure medicine loniten (minoxidil)?

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

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Can you drink lemongrass tea if on blood pressure medicine benicar and nefidipine?

Can you drink lemongrass tea if on blood pressure medicine benicar and nefidipine?

Drugs. Com does not: Recognize lemongrass tea as an entity to determine its interaction with benicar or nifedipine. Moderation please if you choose to drink it. ...Read more

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I was started on a blood pressure medicine for raynauds even though I don't have high blood pressure?

I was started on a blood pressure medicine for raynauds even though I don't have high blood pressure?

Opens blood vessels: We use blood pressure medications in raynauds quite often because raynauds is caused by closing of small blood vessels and capillaries particulary in the hands and feet which then cause the symptoms of raynauds. Blood presure medications help keep the blood vessels open and then decrease the symptoms of raynauds. ...Read more

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What's the most effective blood pressure medicine?

What's the most effective blood pressure medicine?

Effective BP med: There is no simple answer to your question. All BP meds have their advantages and disadvantages. If you have diabetes with protein in your urine, you would be best treated for hbp with drugs such as an ace-i or arb. If you have some angina, you may be treated well with beta-blockers. Parents are different and it's up to them to have a discussion with their doctors to get the best regimen possible. ...Read more

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Why could my blood pressure medicine not be working?

Why could my blood pressure medicine not be working?

Adjustment, time: Depends on how long you have been on this medication. You need to go back to dopctor for adjustment of dosage or even change to combination med. Furthermore your doctor can order blood test as well as x-ray to find out other cause of your blood pressure ...Read more

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What is the best time to take blood pressure medicine?

What is the best time to take blood pressure medicine?

Depends of which: But in general, medications for hypertension that are taken once a day could be taken anytime but usually at the same time of every day. Do what is best to remind you to take the medicines (important). Associate the taking of meds with something you do at the same time (i.e.: brushing teeth, breakfast, dinner, etc)
If meds are given twice a day try to take them 12 hrs appart ...Read more

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What happens if you take too much blood pressure medicine?

What happens if you take too much blood pressure medicine?

Overdose?: Depends upon the type of blood pressure medication. All can cause low blood pressure - and - Generally with the beta blockers and calcium channel blockers you can see very low heart rates and syncope. Overdose of diuretics can cause dehydration and kidney damage. Overdose of ACEI / ARB can cause kidney damage. There are many other meds to be considered but not enough space to detail here. ...Read more

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Is my blood pressure medicine interfering with my love life?

BP meds and ED: Some blood pressure medications, beta blockers and, less commonly diuretics, can make me have some erectile dysfunction. If you are on one of these agents, speak to your doctor about the possibility of changing to another class of BP meds. If that does not work, your ed may be caused by hypertension and you should be referred to a urologist for a work up. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Lynne Weixel
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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