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Can You Eat Grapefruit If You Take Hyzaar Blood Pressure Medicine
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
No: Unless you know what is actually in the pill (and you do not) and the drug has been thoroughly tested for safety and efficacy (which it has not) do not chance it. We do not know what is in these herbal remedies, we do not know what they will do, what they are adulterated with, how much of the unknown stuff or claimed stuff is in there. Don't use them (was i clear?). ...Read more
Yes: Passionflower has been used since ancient times for anxiety and insomnia. Modern medical research has confirmed its safety and effectiveness. It may potentially interact with sedatives, blood thinners and MAO inhibitors but has no known interactions with blood pressure medicines. For more info see http://www.Umm.Edu/altmed/articles/passionflower-000267.Htm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do you really need to take diuretic such as HCT to control HBP if you can control BP with Benicar (olmesartan) and Amlodipine. Benefits or risks of not taking HCT.
Can you take Bayer (aspirin) back and body pain medicine when you are taking medicine ( verapamil) for high blood pressure?
Bayer (aspirin) back and body: Contains aspirin and caffine. Should be Ok . usually with aspirin you have to avoid/be careful w/ other blood thinning medication like plavix, coumadin (warfarin).Discuss with your doc http://www.rxlist.com/drug-interactions/minor-index/acetaminophen-caffeine-oral.htm ...Read more
Can you take high blood pressure pill called plendil (felodipine) and eat grape fruit for a fruit?
Cytochrome P450: Oral administration is more likely to have cytochrome p450 interaction in the gut and in the liver. The grapefruit juice taken at the same time as Plendil (felodipine) inhibits gut wall cyp3a4, increasing Plendil (felodipine) absorption across the gut wall and therefore bioavailability. Not recommended. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What do you advise if I'm on high blood pressure medicine(diovan (valsartan) hct).is it safe for me to drink chamomile tea everyday?
Tachycardia and high blood pressure, taking bisoprolol 5 mg daily.
Feeling very well.
Do I need to check if i can stop this medicine or decrease dose.
Need to check.: Feeling good on that medication is a great first step, and seeing that it's working is a great second step. But to come off of it or at least reduce the dose requires proper monitoring to be sure that your BP and HR don't spike up. Coordinate this with your local doctor; don't stop that medication independent of your doctor's supervision. ...Read more
No: If some one is dehydrated simply consumiing water will do . If needed in fluids can be given. ...Read more
Is Aleve (naproxen) or ibuprofen safer to take if you have high blood pressure and you are on blood pressure medication?
Both affect BP: All NSAID's, including ibuprofen and naproxen, have the potential to increase blood pressure (BP). In most people the change is small but, on occasion, a significant elevation of BP may occur. Consider monitoring your BP (call your MD staff so they can assist you in arranging for you to drop in randomly for 3-6 BP checks over the next several weeks) to see if BP is affected while on a NSAID. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: There is a (theoretical) potential interaction where grapefruit increases drug levels and possible toxicity. In my personal experience, it is a non issue. ...Read more
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