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Taking 20mg of Prozac (fluoxetine) for 4 months think it's to high of dose for me can it cause my low blood pressure?

Taking 20mg of Prozac (fluoxetine) for 4 months think it's to high of dose for me can it cause my low blood pressure?

Prozac: Per Drugs. Com - (0.1% to 1%) incidence of hypotension with Prozac. See: https://www. Drugs. Com/sfx/prozac-side-effects. Html. Recommend discussing with your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Fluoxetine (Definition)

Fluoxetine (brand prozac) is an antidepressant in the class known as serotonin selective reuptake inhibitors aka ssris. Fda approved in 1987 for the treatment of major depressive disorder. Subsequently approved for obsessive compulsive disorder, bulimia nervosa, panic disorder, and premenstrual dysphoric disorder. Significantly safer and much better ...Read more


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What can cause low blood pressure?

What can cause low blood pressure?

Varies: Several possibilities, but here are some: dehydration, esp in the summer when we can loose more water than we realize. Medications (lots-best to talk with your doctor). Infections, mainly serious ones. Heart problems. Endocrine problems. Kidney problems. More. For some people a lower BP is normal. Because the list is long and complex, i'd encourage you to have a eval & discussion w/ your doctor. ...Read more

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What cause low blood pressure? What are its symptoms?

What cause low blood pressure? What are its symptoms?

Dubious idea: This is a "pop" diagnosis especially in parts of europe, and some physicians believe in it; it's used to explain a variety of symptoms (including folks I suspect are somatizing / just unhappy); it's not mainstream, and if somebody's symptomatic, i'd look for some other cause. The healthy heart keeps pressure just adequate to perfuse the body; "low" shouldn't be a problem. ...Read more

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Can ulcers cause low blood pressure?

Can ulcers cause low blood pressure?

Ulcers and BP: An ulcer that is bleeding can certainly lower blood pressure. This clinical situation, of course, is an emergency. ...Read more

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Can bed rest cause low blood pressure?

Can bed rest cause low blood pressure?

Yes: We put women who have pregnancy induced hypertension on bed rest to lower their blood pressure. We have receptors in our neck called baroreceptors that raise our blood pressure when we are upright. In some people, especially the elderly, these don't work well and it takes longer for their blood pressure to reset when they stand up. ...Read more

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What can cause low blood pressure and arm pain?

What can cause low blood pressure and arm pain?

Multiple cause: Low BP can be caused by blood loss, anemia, vasodilatation, drug reaction or allergy, anaphylactic shock, infection, sepsis. Not sure how to relate to arm pain. ...Read more

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Can Neurontin (gabapentin) cause low blood pressure?

Can Neurontin (gabapentin) cause low blood pressure?

No.: Exceedingly rare individual side-effects or drug reactions/allergies aside, no it does not effect BP. ...Read more

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What could cause low blood pressure?

What could cause low blood pressure?

Commonly dehydration: For the average person, the most common cause of low BP is from dehydration--not getting enough fluids/foods. For elderly this is even more common. Also, medications can also do this. Autonomic dysfunctions as in parkinson disease or advanced diabetes; heart failure, liver failure, rapid blood loss/bleeding etc...Are other major causes. If you have problem, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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What can cause low blood pressure? Is it dangerous?

What can cause low blood pressure? Is it dangerous?

Blood pressure: Some folks have low pressure as their normal. If a patient with an established higher normal begins to have low pressure then some causes are fever, dehydration, infection, hormonal changes, and other possibilities. If pressure is too low it can affect critical organ functions. ...Read more

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What a case typically cause low blood pressure. Is a average of112/63 normal for a twenty two year old female?

What a case typically cause low blood pressure. Is a average of112/63 normal for a twenty two year old female?

Healthy living: Healthy living causes low blood pressure. Your average of 112/63 is perfectly fine. I myself thankfully sometimes run around 99/70. Dangerous low blood pressure is below 75/50. Usually what causes this low blood pressure is a bacterial infection in the blood. ...Read more

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What meds can cause low blood pressure? Can pinesol and Ajax and window cleaner cause low blood pressure? What can I do for low blood pressure?

What meds can cause low blood pressure? Can pinesol and Ajax and window cleaner cause low blood pressure? What can I do for low blood pressure?

Low BP: 25 F from CA. Asks:What meds can cause low blood pressure? Can pinesol and Ajax and window cleaner cause low blood pressure? What can I do for low blood pressure? ANS: A very large number of meds can cause low BP. So tell me the ones you are one and I can tell you. As far as the cleaning agents; yes if U sweated a lot while using them this can cause low BP. Lets do 2nd opinion consult to help ...Read more

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Hello docs. I was wondering can too much klonopin (clonazepam) cause low blood pressure?

Hello docs. I was wondering can too much klonopin (clonazepam) cause low blood pressure?

Yes it is possible: See the link below. It is possible but rare. Remember that the percentage is not the percentage of total users, which is of course unknown. Rather, it is the percentage of side effect reports sent in
www. Ehealthme. Com/ds/clonazepam/hypotension
could Clonazepam cause hypotension? We studied 36, 334 Clonazepam users from fda and social media. Among them, 1, 128 have hypotension. ...Read more

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Feel dizzy, weak after taking celebrax and methylcobal. Has BP 119/40. Can these med cause low blood pressure?

Feel dizzy, weak after taking celebrax and methylcobal. Has BP 119/40. Can these med cause low blood pressure?

Not usually: 119/40 not really low. The top number or systolic pressure is the important value if its low then people get dizzy. The lower number the diastolic pressure is a measure of resistance. Either way your symptoms need to be worked up. See your dr. ...Read more

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Need to take 30 mg ER imdur for angina. Would it cause low blood pressure. How effictive it is vs regular isosorbide regular release on blood pressure?

Need to take 30 mg ER imdur for angina. Would it cause low blood pressure. How effictive it is vs regular isosorbide regular release on blood pressure?

Nitrates: Both may cause some drop in blood pressure but usually not very much. Nitrates are not typically used for treatment of hypertension. The effects of the short and long acting isosorbide mono nitrate are similar; the difference is how often it has to be taken, i.e. Once vs. Twice a day. ...Read more

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Does the eye drop brimonidine cause low blood pressure?

Does the eye drop brimonidine cause low blood pressure?

No: The absorption of this medication from the eye when used as directed, does not introduce enough into the circulation to affect the blood pressure. ...Read more

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I am on generic Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol). Is it possible for it to cause low blood pressure?

I am on generic Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol). Is it possible for it to cause low blood pressure?

No: Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) is BCP. It can cause water retention in some women so some times it can increase the BP not Hypotension. ...Read more

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What can cause such low blood pressure?

What can cause such low blood pressure?

Many causes: Need full work up. Low BP can be autonomic nervous dysfunction such as vasodepressor syndrome, vasovagal, heart block, adrenal gland abnormalities, thyroid dysfunction, medications etc. ...Read more

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Which things can cause a falsely low blood pressure reading?

Low bp: If the BP recording is done wrong the result could be inaccurate. ...Read more

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Low blood pressure (85/58) and anxiety, what could be the cause?

Low blood pressure (85/58) and anxiety, what could be the cause?

None: Unless u r dehydrated this is usually normal for young females. If symptomatic see ur md ...Read more

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What could cause ccasional dizziness and sometime low blood pressure?

What could cause ccasional dizziness and sometime low blood pressure?

Depends on symptoms: It may be a sign of other condition such as a heart rhythm problem, thyroid dysfunction, adrenal gland problem, medication side effect, or dehydration. ...Read more

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I always have low blood pressure but have high pulse (usually at least 95 at resting) what is possible cause? Should I be concerned?

I always have low blood pressure but have high pulse (usually at least 95 at resting) what is possible cause? Should I be concerned?

Not unless dizzy: Generally, the blood pressure rises with age sometimes resulting in hypertension.
The heart rate of 95 is on the faster side for resting, but may still be normal for you.
Make sure you are not dehydrated. Symptoms of heat intolerance, dry skin, hair loss, can suggest high thyroid. Your doctor may want to check this. Go to er if dizziness, short of breath, fatigue, and/or passing out. ...Read more

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What is the cause of low blood pressure?

Low BP: Depends on the definition and setting of a given individual ;a large range of potential variables precludes a specific answer for your post. ...Read more

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What can low blood pressure cause in the body?

What can low blood pressure cause in the body?

Hypotension: Hypotension can cause organ underperfusion, weakness, fatigue, lightheadedness, dizziness and dysfunction of the kidneys and other organs. ...Read more

Dr. Jerome Zacks
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Hypotension (Definition)

Hypotension is defined as "low blood pressure". Blood pressure is measured as two numbers and expressed as systolic blood pressure (sbp) / diastolic blood pressure (dbp). The sbp is the pressure that is generated when the heart squeezes. Dbp occurs when the heart relaxes. 120/70 is considered normal in adults. Less than 100/60 (of either number) can ...Read more


Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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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