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Are the heart related side effects or rebound effects of blood pressure meds permanent?

Are the heart related side effects or rebound effects of blood pressure meds permanent?

BP Meds: 1/ side effects of blood pressure meds (BPM) are usually transient and non-lasting. They will disappear upon discontinuation. 2/bpm do control and not cure high blood pressure... So when you discontinue pbm, blood pressure will return to previous levels. ...Read more

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Have any undesirable effects been seen in long term use of the blood pressure drugs of the ACE inhibitor class?

Have any undesirable effects been seen in long term use of the blood pressure drugs of the ACE inhibitor class?

Same as short-term: Analyses have not shown any clear risks, including with regards to risk of cancer. Risks over long-term appear to mimic that seen in short-term use (e.g. Risk of hi potassium, kidney function abnormalities); sometimes this can show up after years on the medicine. There may even be benefits to chronic use (apart from intended benefits), such as lower risk of diabetes or atrial fibrillation. ...Read more

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How could the side effects with respect to erectile dysfunction of medicines of high BP be avoided?

How could the side effects with respect to erectile dysfunction of medicines of high BP be avoided?

Nutrition & exercise: High blood pressure is often related to being overweight & out of shape. In and of itself, this can cause erectile dysfunction. But so can medications used to treat hypertension. Therefore, to avoid side effect complications, change your eating habits & get physically active regularly in order to improve health, lower blood pressure & strengthen erections. ...Read more

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Have severe OCD of health concerns & extreme anxiety which meds have highest rate of controlling and least side effects ?

Have severe OCD of health concerns & extreme anxiety which meds have highest rate of controlling and least side effects  ?

OCD is one type of: an anxiety disorder. IF you have that it is very treatable. There are mental health professionals who specialize in the treatment of OCD. Although anti-depressants can play a role in treatment, please don't use them w/out good psychotherapy. OCD can manifest in health fears. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Are there situations where adverse side effects of a medication(s) can actually increase a blood pressure reading?

Are there situations where adverse side effects of a medication(s) can actually increase a blood pressure reading?

Sure there are: Some meds are even designed specifically to raise blood pressure, so yes, meds that have similar effects for unintentional reasons can do the same. Still, hypertension as a med side effect is fortunately rare. ...Read more

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What are the potential risks of taking high doses of tramadol in short periods of time 1-2 hours?

What are the potential risks of taking high doses of tramadol in short periods of time 1-2 hours?

Tramadol: Is a rather unique analgesic drug that is indicated for moderate to moderately severe pain. Although it binds to mu receptors, tramadol is not technically classified as an opioid analgesic. If abused, a medicine may cause some serious side effects and overdose. The symptoms are: loss of consciousness, difficulty breathing, slow-irregular heartbeat. Rec.: if concerned, check with your physician. ...Read more

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What's the long term effects of the heart rate lowering Bisoprolol 2.5mg in healthy people for Sinus Tachycardia.Can they increase Aortic pressure?

What's the long term effects of  the heart rate lowering Bisoprolol 2.5mg in healthy people for Sinus Tachycardia.Can they increase Aortic pressure?

I know of NO: long term effects from using beta blockers (such as Bisoprolol) for rapid heart rate! They will not increase (and in fact they will DECREASE) the aortic presssure! Hope this helps! Dr z ...Read more

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Thinking of starting medication for social anxiety but I'm concerned about the possible side effects. Which option has the lowest risk of side fx?

Thinking of starting medication for social anxiety but I'm concerned about the possible side effects. Which option has the lowest risk of side fx?

W/or w/out: meds, seeing a mental health professional is best. A clinical psychologist can teach you strategies for dealing w/social anxiety, e.g. self hypnosis, realxation response (see Herbert Benson book) etc. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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The stress & effects seem inevitable. What are some physical/mental effects of stress?

The stress & effects seem inevitable. What are some physical/mental effects of stress?

There are quite a fe: Chronic stress is bad for human body. It is implicated in many diseases like heart disease and mental ailments like depression. Find ways to diminish or avoid it if you can, remove the precipitating cause, often at job or in relatiionships.Suggestions to minimize its bad effects are: exercise(walking) regualrly even if you do for 10 minute periods x2-3/day. Yoga, meditation, deep breathing can help. ...Read more

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Are there antidepressants for someone who can't tolerate any side effects of seizure risk (childhood hx) & raised pulse & sleepiness (adult hx)?

Are there antidepressants for someone who can't tolerate any side effects of seizure risk (childhood hx) & raised pulse & sleepiness (adult hx)?

Yes: Every patient has different responses to each medicine prescribed. Your childhood history is not a reason to avoid a certain class of medication. Your sleepiness may be tied to your medication. There are many classes of medications used for depression, both old and new. Your family practice doc or local psych clinic can help;. ...Read more

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Can chemotherapy side effects increase the risk of heart disease?

Can chemotherapy side effects increase the risk of heart disease?

Chemotherapy side effects may increase the risk of heart disease, including weakening of the heart muscle (cardiomyopathy) and rhythm disturbances (arrhythmias): Certain types of chemotherapy also may increase the risk of heart attack. Treatment with angiogenesis inhibitors and certain other targeted medications has been linked to high blood pressure (hypertension). Fortunately, heart disease associated with chemotherapy is rare — and not all chemotherapy drugs carry the potential side effect of heart damage. Some anti-cancer treatments may cause temporary heart damage by weakening the heart muscle. These treatments include: A class of drugs known as anthracyclines (doxorubicin, daunorubicin, others), Newer medications, such as trastuzumab (Herceptin) and pertuzumab (Perjeta), which are drugs designed to attack the HER2 protein seen in some breast and other cancers. The chance of heart damage from anthracyclines is related to the total amount received during your lifetime. Your doctor will carefully monitor how much of these drugs you receive. Heart weakening from HER2-directed medications, such as trastuzumab, is not related to total lifetime dose and is often reversible. Certain chemotherapy medications, such as taxanes, can cause an abnormal heart rhythm. This typically occurs temporarily during administration of the medications, so if you feel lightheaded or faint be sure to tell your chemotherapy nurse or doctor. The drugs fluorouracil and capecitabine (Xeloda) can cause spasms of the coronary arteries and bring on a heart attack. This typically reverses quickly once the drug is stopped. If you have severe chest pain or shortness of breath while using these medications, tell your doctor immediately. If symptoms are severe, go to the nearest emergency room or call 911 or your local emergency number. If your doctor is considering a chemotherapy drug that may affect your heart, you may undergo heart function testing before starting treatment. During treatment, you may need periodic heart monitoring as well. If you have a pre-existing heart condition, such as cardiomyopathy, your doctor may suggest a different type of chemotherapy. If you experience significant problems, such as shortness of breath with minimal exertion or chest pain during chemotherapy, report it immediately to your health care team. In addition, some cancers require radiation therapy. If the area of your body receiving radiation includes your heart, you have an increased risk of cardiomyopathy, coronary artery disease and heart attack. The combination of radiation and chemotherapy can further increase your risk of heart damage. However, your doctor can take steps to reduce these risks as much as possible. ...Read more

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Will combitanation of nexito plus and mirnite 15 have any side effects? will depression medicines have any side effects in future?

Will combitanation of nexito plus and mirnite  15 have any side effects? will depression medicines have any side effects in future?

Short answer YES: NExito Plus (Escitalopram/clonazepam) is combi SSRI and benzodiazepine designed to treat depression and anxiety. This combination alone can cause suicidal thoughts, decreased energy, impotence, dry mouth, and dizziness. Combined with Mirtazapine, which is Mirnite, the more severe side effects are potentiated: confusion, sedation as well as the dreaded serotonin syndrome which is life threatenin ...Read more

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Can living at high altitudes lessen the effects of lexapro (escitalopram)?

Can living at high altitudes lessen the effects of lexapro (escitalopram)?

No studies done, but: To my knowledge, there have been no studies done on the effects of antidepressants & altitude. High altitudes can cause symptoms. Some of the 1st signs of high-altitude illness are headache, lightheadedness, weakness, trouble sleeping and an upset stomach. People who normally live at lower altitudes, their bodies aren't used to working on so little oxygen. With time, their body gets used to it. ...Read more

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Valproic acid at low doses causing greater mental adverse side effects, and greater physical side effects at higher dosages?

Valproic acid at low doses causing greater mental adverse side effects, and greater physical side effects at higher dosages?

Dose related: Both mental and physical side effects with valproic acid are usually dose related (higher the higher the dose). However, you might notice that the effectiveness (reduction in mental symptoms) is also dose related. What you are thinking of as adverse mental side effects might be untreated psychiatric symptoms. Part of what makes psychiatry interesting! :-). ...Read more

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Does ADHD medication increase the risk of suicide in young children?

Does ADHD medication increase the risk of suicide in young children?

No: None of the standard medications for adhd are associated with suicidality in young children. Atomoxetine (strattera) has been associated with a slight increase in suicidation in adolescents and adults, however. Any time a new medication is started the parents or the patient should be in close contact with the doctor, communicating any concern that arises. ...Read more

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