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Doctor insights on: Hydralazine Hydrochloride Blood Pressure Agent

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Is blood pressure drug "losartan"(cozaar) ototoxic?

Is blood pressure drug "losartan"(cozaar) ototoxic?

Generally no: The known 'ototoxic' cardiovascular drugs are as follows: loop diuretics like Lasix; aspirin overdose causes tinnitus (ear ringing) as classic sign ...Read more

Dr. Krishna Kumar
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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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Is blood pressure drug losartan(cozaar) ototoxic?

Is blood pressure drug losartan(cozaar) ototoxic?

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

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Anyone ever used the blood pressure drug cozaar (losartan)?

Anyone ever used the blood pressure drug cozaar (losartan)?

Cozar: Yes I have used it for many years and it is safe and effective to control bp. ...Read more

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Which blood pressure medicine is better Benicar (olmesartan) or losartan?

Which blood pressure medicine is better Benicar (olmesartan) or losartan?

Why bother with ARBs: They're both expensive. Can you not take an ace-inhibitor? They're better proven in evidence based studies, and Lisinopril is $4/month at walmart and a bunch of other places. That said, they're pretty comparable as BP meds. ...Read more

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How effective is the blood pressure med. Avapro (irbesartan)?

How effective is the blood pressure med. Avapro (irbesartan)?

Great choice!: In the olden days, all we had were diuretics and beta blockers. Then ace inhibitors and calcium channel blockers came along. The arb class came along 10 years ago, and was "the new and improved." these have fewer side effects and are good at what they do. Avapro (irbesartan) has the additional benefit of protecting diabetic kidneys from the damaging effects of high blood pressures and sugars. ...Read more

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Is quinora (quinidine sulfate) a heart or blood pressure medication?

Is quinora (quinidine sulfate) a heart or blood pressure medication?

Quinidin-Quinora: It is a heart medicine used to treat rhythm problem of the heart. ...Read more

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Can adalat (nifedipine) cause high blood pressure?

Can adalat (nifedipine) cause high blood pressure?

Just the opposite.: Adalat (nifedipine) is a calcium channel blocking drug which lowers blood pressure. If you are taking it for hypertension, and your blood pressure has not responded, either you require a higher dose of the medication or you require the addition of another drug. ...Read more

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High blood pressure meds. Dyazide (hydrocholorthiazide and triamterene) 37.5-25 once daily?

High blood pressure meds. Dyazide (hydrocholorthiazide and triamterene) 37.5-25 once daily?

See below: Yes this is used once daily for hypertension.Its a diuretic ie eliminates salt [ sodium chloride] which in turn helps to lower blood presssure.Salt restriction is advised as well.Its a combination medication to minimise the risk of pottassium loss as one of the components retains pottassium. ...Read more

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Can avapro (arb), tekturna (aliskiren) hctz (dri-hctz) & lotrel (ccb-ace1) be used together for high blood pressure? I know together they can cause hyperkalemia.

Can avapro (arb), tekturna (aliskiren) hctz (dri-hctz) & lotrel (ccb-ace1) be used together for high blood pressure? I know together they can cause hyperkalemia.

Overkill: Ace/arb/ dri all work on the raas system. Novartis recently released the altitude study where they studied the effects of the combination of Diovan and tekturna (aliskiren) in diabetics with renal disease. Renal function worsened. Due to that I have stopped using those together. Now novartis is no longer promoting the tekturna (aliskiren) family of products and will be laying off 60% of their sales force in april. ...Read more

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Can blood pressure meds like guanfacine cause bradycardia?

Can blood pressure meds like guanfacine cause bradycardia?

Yes : Guanfacine can cause bradycardia in rare instances - approximately 3% of patients experience this. Bradycardia can be more pronounced when Guanfacine is used in combination with certain other medications, such as a beta blocker. It is important to discuss potential side effects with your doctor, because for certain patients, certain risks may be outweighed by potential benefits, and vice-versa. ...Read more

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What lowers blood pressure without taking medication?

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Exercise & nutrition: Healthy lifestyle is best way to lower blood pressure w/o taking medication. That includes regular exercise, healthy nutrition (avoid excess salt), getting plenty of rest, losing belly fat as a result of all this, even meditating. Oh and quit smoking (don't start if you don't already do). Measure BP at home at rest & bring cuff in for calibration to allow proper interpretation of home BP. ...Read more

Apresoline (Definition)

Apresoline is a combination blood pressure agent which is a kind of blood ...Read more


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Hydralazine Hydrochloride (Definition)

Hydralazine hydrochloride is a blood pressure agent which is a ...Read more