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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. Arthur Balin
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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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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

Dr. Bernard Seif
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High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) (Definition)

A blood pressure reading has two numbers: a systolic blood pressure (top number) and a diastolic blood pressure (bottom number). The systolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the artery when the heart is at maximum contraction. The diastolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the artery when the heart is at maximum relaxation. Ideal blood pressure is 120/80 or lower. High blood pressure, or hypertension, is 140/90 or higher. ...Read more


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