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How To Wean Yourself Off Of Blood Pressure Medicine
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
Photosensitivity: Some hypertensive medictions can cause a reaction with sunlight leading to a burn like rash. This is more common with hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) and furosemide. Some of the calcium channel blockers have been implicated. Sun block helps. It is impractical to avoid the sun altogether as so many of the population have high blood pressure. ...Read more
Atenolol withdrawal: It takes at least 5 days to withdraw from atenolol. In general withdrawal should be done gradually and in step fashion. If the doses are high, such as 100 mg, then I believe that withdrawal should take longer, tapering 25 mg every 5 days. Thus total withdrawal would take 15 days. ...Read more
Is amlodipine addictive? Every time i try to wean off it to switch to another medicine , blood pressure spikes. How safe and widely used is it.
Very safe: Norvasc (amlodipine) (amlodopine) is very effective and has a proven safety profile. It is not addicting, but i suspect your blood pressure goes up when yous top it, because you indeed have high blood pressure that needs treatment. Continue to be seen by your doctor and get periodic examinations including blood pressure readings to assure your hypertension is treated well. Best wishes. ...Read more
What's best way to come off of Bystolic 5mg (under MD care)? I.e. how to ramp down and stop taking it, and how long should it take?
DC Bystolic?: Best tp discuss with your Dr. who knows your best. But I specialize in difficult BP issues and happy to do 2nd opinion ...Read more
How does BP stabilize after open heart surgery? If you'r on a lot of IV drugs to help BP, in what way does your body adapt to stop needing the IV meds
Blood pressure: If your doctor has you on medication to control your blood pressure, you shouldn't wean off those medications without working with the doctor. Most people who need medication for blood pressure need it for life. There are some who can get off meds but it should be working with your doctor. ...Read more
On saphris (asenapine) 10mg for bipolar. Been emotionally flat for a year. Looking to get off of it. What's the best way to taper to avoid withdrawal. My doc says to just stop cold turkey. I'm afraid of that.
Taking 40mg of propranolol for 5 years eant to ween myself off and want to know how. I was prescribed for blood pressure and migraines?
Wean yourself slowly: but your blood oressure and migraines will come back ...Read more
12.5 mg of metoperlol making heart rate to slow so stopping the drug, do I need to ween off of this?
Blood type doesn't..: Blood type does not matter. Successful dieting requires that a person stick to a plan for months or years, so easier goals & small milestones are good. He must be happy with the foods he eats. Severe calorie restriction is usually unsuccessful. One can cut back on calories enough to lose 1-2 pounds a week, and he will be more likely to stay with that modest type of plan. (1-2 lbs/wk = 50-100/yr) ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Some blood pressure meds, mostly diuretics or "fluid pills", make you pee more, & should be taken in the morning to avoid having to wake at night to go to the bathroom. Other pills, particularly beta blockers & calcium channel blockers, may actually be more helpful taken at bedtime, because they can prevent irregular heart rhythms which happen more often 1st thing in the morning. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My blood presure is 150/100. And had started BP medicines from yesterday. Please advice me to how to control blood pressure and get rid from medicines?
Get blood pressure: Controlled with medication then begin to make the lifestyle changes your doctor recommends. You may ultimately be able to discontinue medication but there is no guarantee. Here are some guidelines: http://www.Webmd.Com/hypertension-high-blood-pressure/guide/preventing-high-blood-pressure. ...Read more
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