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Combination Blood Pressure Agent Medication
It is a common blood pressure medication known as an Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibitor or ACE Inhibitor.
Works at the level of the kidney to decrease blood pressure. Can sometimes cause unexplained cough as a side effect. Also affects kidney function somewhat to need to follow kidney function regulary while on this med. Do not take advil, motril, aleve (naproxen) on this med w/o talk to doctor ...Read more
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
Unlikely: This drug is one of over 700 drugs that can cause ototoxicity. This is an angiotensin II receptor blocker. It is reported but is of little chance to do this. Follow your doctor's recommendation. One caveat is that if you are already hearing impaired do not use it. ...Read more
Yes, off label.: The anti hypertensive medication Clonidine stimulates alpha2-adrenoreceptors in brain stem and activates an inhibitory neuron, resulting in a decrease in vasomotor tone and heart rate. It has been used off label with variable success to treat a number of different anxiety conditions. It has no fda indication to treat anxiety. ...Read more
Cozar: Yes I have used it for many years and it is safe and effective to control bp. ...Read more
Can through any ordinary urine or blood test be it confirmed/known if someone is taking Telmisartin or any other blood pressure drug to control BP?
Is it possible to combine my blood pressure drug: exforge, with other pain killers such as tylenol, (acetaminophen) panadol etc.?
Yes: This drug is a combination of amlodipine and valsartan. These are safe drugs with Tylenol. Panadol is also acetaminophen. Please do not take both. I would try to avoid NSAIDs such as advil (ibuprofen) as this can contribute to hypertension. Follow the label for correct dosing. The amount of Tylenol you can take is reduced with age and liver disease. ...Read more
Out of clonidine, hydralozine, amalodipine, coreg (carvedilol) and losartan. Which is the high blood pressure drug would most likely cause erectile dysfunction?
Of the drugs listed: clonidine is the only one commonly associated with ED unless diuretics are involved. However, other factors may play a role: uncontrolled BP, elevated lipid levels (cholesterol, LDL, triglycerides), emotional factors, insulin resistance/diabetes. The dose of drug is important factor: higher doses may cause problems whereas lower doses do not. Some supplements may also be involved. ...Read more
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I was in ER due to low potassium from blood pressure drug chlorlithidone to find also I was over medicated on Synthroid (thyroxine) to how long till side eff gone?
Resolve quickly: Hyperthyroidism can also lower blood potassium. Some people taking Chlorthalidone need extra potassium, others don't. If your synthroid (thyroxine) dose is correctly adjusted, and if you take some extra potassium, you should be fine. If you stick with the chlorthalidone, you should use rx potassium (can't do it with bananas). May be best to use another BP medication. ...Read more
Multiple factors.: Assuming you refer to vasoactive antihypertensive medications, the decision concerning therapy is determined by the presence or absence of heart failure, ones electrocardiogram, and ones blood pressure, ideally taken both sitting and standing. The decision requires a careful medical exam. ...Read more
Expert opinions? What kind of vasoactive agents should not be used to control pulse and/or blood pressure in a patie?
Open ended question: Too broad to answer here. Come up with a specific question rather than open ended question. ...Read more
I have a pacemaker due to afib. My medication is solatol and warfarin. Is this a correct combination? I have never had high blood pressure.
Healthy lifestyle: Diet and exercise, good night sleep, avoid fast food, snacks, excess salt, sugar and fat, fresh air, fresh fruits / vegetables. That said, all the above will help maintain a normal blood pressure or prevent development of of hypertension, however, if you already have the condition, better follow your doctor's advice and recommendations, hypertension can just be sign of another disease, good luck ...Read more
Lots of ways!: If you're blood pressure is high, there are several things that may help, besides medications. Weight loss for people overweight or obese is probably the most effective. Regular cardiovascular activity (150min+ / week), if okay'd by your doctor, is also great. Alcohol cessation or moderation is important, as is salt restriction. Following a dash diet is another way to control BP through diet! ...Read more
High blood pressure: Mild elevations in blood pressure can often be corrected with diet and exercise. However any elevation can be harmful and decision to defer medical therapy should be done on individual basis with your physician. In general systolic blood pressure above 160 mandates drug therapy along with exercise and diet. ...Read more
It depends.: A blood pressure is too low if a person feels light-headed or faint. For many patients a blood pressure below 100 systolic (the upper number in the blood pressure reading) is too low. However some patients with congestive heart failure may do better with a lower reading. A rapid drop in blood pressure may cause symptoms even though the reading may not be very low. ...Read more
BP: BP treatment usually is for life. Don't stop without talking with your doctor. ...Read more
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Possibly: You should probably have your doctor take a look just to be safe. ...Read more
My husband only takes his blood pressure medication on days when his blood pressure is high, is this ok?
Absolutely not!: The point and purpose of high blood pressure medication is to proactively keep your blood pressure low. It is not intended treating you high blood pressure sporadically. In fact, doing so can be dangerous and abruptly stopping can cause a dangerous rise in blood pressure. He needs to take it daily, as prescribed by his doc. (the first signs of untreated high pressure can be heart attack or stroke. ...Read more
Depends: There are a lot of factors that affect what medicine should be given first. Race, whether you have diabetes, your age, and how high the blood pressure is would all be factors. Since many patients end up needing two or more medications, it often becomes a mute point which to start with. A thiazide diuretic, ace inhibitor, or arb are good choices for a starting medication. ...Read more
Several options: The most commonly used anti-hypertensive medications are diuretics (e.g. hydrocholorothiazide) and ACE inhibitors (e.g. lisinopril, accupril, (quinapril) etc). Other classes of anti-hypertensive meds include beta blockers (metoprolol, atenolol, carvedilol, etc) and calcium channel blockers (nifedipine, amoloidpine, diltiazem, verapamil). ...Read more
For sure: I'm not sure how you define "proper" but there are many medicines that have been shown to be effective, rarelyl cause side effects, and are inexpensive, once-a-day, and easy to take. ...Read more
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