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Can medication for lowering blood pressure increase my blood pressure?

Can medication for lowering blood pressure increase my blood pressure?

Possibly: Everyone responds differently to BP meds and there have been reports of patients having an increase of blood pressure, for example related to renin levels, when started on BP meds. Remember however that our blood pressures rise and fall naturally throughout the day so it is important to follow trends over time. In some cases, the medicine is simply not working for you, not raising your BP. ...Read more

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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


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Blood pressure and amox-clav. Does this drug raise blood pressure?

Blood pressure and amox-clav.  Does this drug raise blood pressure?

No: Augmenting or Clavuanic acid - Amoxicillin - is broad spectrum antibiotics .More common side effect is upset stomach, diarrhea . It is sealed to " killing" all the good bacteria " probiotics' from gut as well as " bad " bacteria causing infection. It is good to keep well hydrated and consume health diet - including fermented food as Yogurt, Kefir. If you have High BP it could be the reason. ...Read more

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Medications for rheumatism and high blood pressure?

Medications for rheumatism and high blood pressure?

Medications: That question is so far out of bounds, it is unanswerable for this simple app. There are over ninety different blood pressure medications and then you add on a whole other disease. This site is not to learn pharmacology or science. Your treating physician will help you decide on the appropriate treatment for your conditions. ...Read more

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Will blood for high blood pressure prevent erections?

Will blood for high blood pressure prevent erections?

U mean the medicine?: I assume you are talking about the medication to treat hypertension causing erection problem" yes, some can affect your erection. If you are taking medication for blood pressure issue and now experiencing significant ed trouble, consult your doc for re-eval and possible change of treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is 125/80 an acceptable blood pressure while taking medicine for high blood pressure?

Is 125/80 an acceptable blood pressure while taking medicine for high blood pressure?

Acceptable: 120/80 is a desirable goal in the treatment of hypertension. Your reading is quite acceptable on your current medications especially if you're not experiencing any side effects. ...Read more

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Any suggestions for lowering blood pressure?

Any suggestions for lowering blood pressure?

Diet and exercise: A weight reducing, low salt diet with less alcohol can reduce bp. Exercise helps too. Be aware that many people need medications despite the very best diet and exercise. ...Read more

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Treatment for drug-resistant high blood pressure?

Treatment for drug-resistant high blood pressure?

Too many options: If you have resistant blood pressure, you may need to make sure you do not have a secondary cause such as a kidney or hormonal problem. Undiagnosed sleep apnea can do also be a cause. Obesity and failure to lose wight with diet and exercise can also prevent medication from working. You may need to be on at least 4 types of drugs to lower your blood pressure. You may need to see a hypertension. ...Read more

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Is capapril good for blood pressure?

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Is capapril good for blood pressure?

Captopril v Capapril: Assuming you mean Captopril, which is one of many ACE inhibitors, then yes, it's good for treating/lowering high blood pressure. However, because it needs to be taken several times a day, we usually prescribe something like Lisinopril instead. The good news is that they're relatively inexpensive, say $4/mo. ACE inhibitors also protect your heart & kidneys if you have heart failure and/or diabetes. ...Read more

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Is lisinopril good for controlling blood sugar in addition to blood pressure?

Is lisinopril good for controlling blood sugar in addition to blood pressure?

No: Lisinopril does not affect sugar. It does help protect the kidneys and the heart in some situations in addition to being a terrific BP med. ...Read more

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Is spironnolact good for elevated blood pressure?

Is spironnolact good for elevated blood pressure?

Possibly: This is a very special diuretic aimed at blocking aldosterone which is a hormone secreted by the adrenal glands causing salt retention and arterial constriction. If you have a condition leading to aldosterone excess this drug could work very well for you. ...Read more

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Is ramipril good for lowering the high blood pressure?

Is ramipril good for lowering the high blood pressure?

Ramipril and BP: Yes, ramipril is one of the drugs of the ace-i family and is an effective for lowering blood pressure. The hope study was published earlier showing it was effective not only lowering bp, but also reducing cardiovascular complications of hypertension. The response to its lowering BP and proteinuria (p) is dependent on its dosing. The higher the dose the more BP and p is reduced. Ask your doctor. ...Read more

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Is metolazone for kidneys or high blood pressure?

Is metolazone for kidneys or high blood pressure?

See below: Metolazone is a weak diuretic or "water pill" or more correctly eliminates salt from your body.Salt retention by kidneys can cause high blood presssure.This medication works best with Furosemide or Lasix (furosemide) and needs to be given in combination. Care should be exercised for electrolyte disturbances while taking this medication alone or in combination. ...Read more

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How is lisinopril for treatment of high blood pressure?

How is lisinopril for treatment of high blood pressure?

Lisinopril and HBP: Lisinopril (l) works to lower BP by correcting enodthelial dysfunction (e), which is thicking of the arterial wall. Correcting e takes about 2 weeks to be effective and causes the artery to be more compliant (c). Increasing c causes a lowering of bp. L also lower protein in the urine which is another beneficial action of l. ...Read more

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When is blood pressure meds needed?

When is blood pressure meds needed?

Meds if over 140/90: Goal BP is under 120/80, and high BP is over 140/90. However, it also depends on whether you have underlying heart disease, kidney disease, diabetes, or prior TIA or strokes. In those more serious conditions we will have tighter control on bp. If you are using any stimulants like caffeine you should eliminate it. BP should be measured on 3 separate occasions in order to diagnose hypertension. ...Read more

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Clonidine (Definition)

is an alpha 2 adrenergic agonist used in the management of mild to moderate hypertension and as an analgesic in the management ...Read more


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Catapres (Definition)

Clonidine is an addiction reducing agent which is a kind of psychiatric drug and a blood pressure drug which is a ...Read more