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Can you take creatine while on high blood pressure medication?

Can you take creatine while on high blood pressure medication?

Yes but I: Suggest you use 1/2 recommended dose and make sure you are consistently hydrating well on a daily basis! ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Hypertension (Definition)

A blood pressure reading has two numbers: a systolic blood pressure and a diastolic blood pressure. The systolic blood pressure is the maximum pressure the blood exerts on the vessels when the heart is beating. The diastolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the vessels in between heartbeats. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, begins when the systolic blood pressure remains above 140 or when the diastolic blood pressure remains above 90. Hypertension can be a result of increased blood flow through vessels or increased resistance to ...Read more


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I have mild high blood pressure and take a new med called losartin 50 mgs. What could cause the creatine to be elevated then?

I have mild high blood pressure and take a new med called losartin 50 mgs. What could cause the creatine to be elevated then?

Good medicine: Losartan is in a class of medications called arbs (for angiotensin receptor blocker) and although they may increase creatinine some, they protect the kidneys, particularly from hbp and diabetes.
However, when creatinine rises too much, it will have to be stopped. The one to define how much is too much is your physician. Be sure to ask him/her. ...Read more

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I'm on bystolic (nebivolol) for high blood pressure but ive been working out pretty hard for about a year. Is it ok to take creatine?

I'm on bystolic (nebivolol) for high blood pressure but ive been working out pretty hard for about a year. Is it ok to take creatine?

It should not: Have any significant interaction or adverse reaction. Monitor your blood pressure to assure you are effectively treated as your muscle mass varies. ...Read more

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Could use your help docs! My creatine and bun is low in kidneys, may be caused by high blood pressure, what does this mean?

Could use your help docs! My creatine and bun is low in kidneys, may be caused by high blood pressure, what does this mean?

Kidney: When the kidneys are not functioning normally, the creatinine and BUN levels rise in the blood. They also can slowly rise a bit with aging. They are a rough indicator of the state of renal function. ...Read more

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I had a blood test done it indicated high bun and creatine levels what causes this and what should I do my creatine readings were bun 14 creatine 1.5 and est creatine 46 what should I do I also have high blood pressure and im on noravas 10 mg lisinopril

I had a blood test done it indicated high bun and creatine levels what causes this and what should I do my creatine readings were bun 14 creatine 1.5 and est creatine 46 what should I do I also have high blood pressure and im on noravas 10 mg lisinopril

High creatinine: You need to see a nephrologist (n) and have a 24 hour urine for creatinine clearance and protein done. This will give you an acutal measure of your kidney function. If you have proteinuria (p), you will need to be started on either an ace-i or an arb to reduce your BP and p. You should also have a renal ultrasound done. You may need another agent to control your bp. See a n for more answers. ...Read more

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Can taking creatine can cause kidney failure, high blood pressure, and muscle cramps?

Yes: Creatine can be an effective part of an aggressive strength training program, but you have to use it carefully. You don't simply take it and wait to get stronger, you have to put in the extra work that it allows you to do. The biggest mistake people make with creatine is to not hydrate properly and when they don't - cramps and kidney failure can occur. ...Read more

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I'm taking lisinopril /hctz 20-25 for high blood pressure. Is it safe to supplement with 5 grams of creatine per day to build lean muscle mass?

I'm taking lisinopril /hctz 20-25 for high blood pressure. Is it safe to supplement with 5 grams of creatine per day to build lean muscle mass?

Should be.: Creatine shouldn't affect your blood pressure or interfere with your medication, but it can affect interpretation of the blood test monitoring your kidney function. You should discuss the use of all nonprescription medications and supplements with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it OK for me to take red Korean ginseng with the high blood pressure medication that I am taking?

Is it OK for me to take red Korean ginseng with the high blood pressure medication that I am taking?

No problema: There's no reported interaction between Korean Ginseng and your other meds (coreg, clonidine, and hydralazine). ...Read more

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What else can I take to stop coughing if I have already taken tussinex, and high blood pressure medication?

What else can I take to stop coughing if I have already taken tussinex, and high blood pressure medication?

Would be: Time to find out why you are coughing. There are many reasons why someone coughs too numerous to detail here, and if tussionex can't control then there must be some continuing process. Best to consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Why can I not take any high blood pressure medication without a diuretic?

Why can I not take any high blood pressure medication without a diuretic?

You can: Talk with your doctor about medications called ACE inhibiotors or angiotensin receptor blockers. They are equally good at treating high blood pressure and are not in the diuretic class. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What is a safe starting dose of melatonin for an elderly person who also takes high blood pressure medication?

Your Dr's input.: In general 1 mg of melatonin can be an appropriate starting dose. But- you need to talk to your own doctor before you start any new herbal or supplement. Your doctor knows you better than a doctor on the internet. Take care. ...Read more

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If I have high blood pressure reading after taking medication, can I take a second blood pressure pill later in the day?

If I have high blood pressure reading after taking medication, can I take a second blood pressure pill later in the day?

Blood pressure: Please take your medication as prescribed. Dose adjustment may be needed keep a log of your blood pressure morning and evening and show to MD. The type of medication you are taking e.g. Ace inhibitor versus diuretic both etc other medications conditions and exact bp play a role in recommendations. See your MD please. ...Read more

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Should I take high blood pressure medications with a rest reading of 150/106?

Should I take high blood pressure medications with a rest reading of 150/106?

Yes.: That's simply too high, especially if this would be a normal reading for you. If you get numbers like this regularly, you need medication. ...Read more

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Can there be safe pain relievers I can take while on high blood pressure medications?

See below: Other than those that act on norepiephrine (nucynta (tapentadol) and tramadol) I think any would be fine. The two that I exclude are simply ones that may interfere with your BP control, but are not absolute contraindications. ...Read more

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What is the best time to take the medication for high blood pressure? Morning or evening? After food or before food?

What is the best time to take the medication for high blood pressure? Morning or evening? After food or before food?

BP medication: Very good question. Data show that taking BP meds in the evening after food is best. Many BP pills though are not 24 hour pills. Amlodipine is about 18 hours duration. Taking it in the evening is best. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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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


Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) (Definition)

Also known as hypertension, high blood pressure occurs when blood pressure is 140/90 or higher. A systolic blood pressure (top number) is the pressure the blood exerts on the artery when the heart is at maximum contraction and a diastolic blood pressure (bottom number) is the pressure the blood exerts on the artery when the heart is at maximum relaxation. ...Read more