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Hypertension And Hctz
ARB vs ACE-I: Both families of drug are effective for hypertension and of similar potency. ...Read more
A blood pressure reading has two numbers: a systolic blood pressure and a diastolic blood pressure. The systolic blood pressure is the maximum pressure the blood exerts on the vessels when the heart is beating. The diastolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the vessels in between heartbeats. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, begins when the systolic blood pressure remains above 140 or when the diastolic blood pressure remains above 90. Hypertension can be a result of increased blood flow through vessels or increased resistance to ...Read more
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
Hypercalcemia(5.8-6.5).A doctor asked to replace Exforge (amlodipine and valsartan) by Amlor.Other Doctor said Exforge (amlodipine and valsartan) doesnt increase Potassium.Does Exforge (amlodipine and valsartan) cause Hypercalcemia?
Read the label: B"sd as far as meds thiazide diuretics decrease urine and increase blood calcium. exforge hct (amlodipine and hydrochlorothiazide and valsartan) (amlodipine valsartan hydrochlorothiazide tablets) - has thiazide, plain exforge (amlodipine valsartan tablets) does not cause it to my knowledge. In any case, HCT causes mild hypercalcemia - should not bring on confusion etc unless other issues with low sodium etc. glad to discuss details and diabetes ...Read more
No,why would you?: Cozaar (losartan) is an arb class of blood pressure lowering medication, appropriate for those w/high blood pressure or hypertension. Midodrine is an Alpha receptor agonist used to treat patients w/orthostatic hypotension, whose blood pressure falls when they change positions. I can't imagine too many patients w/htn who are orthostatic w/treatment where you'd add another med rather than give fluids, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Taking the Toprol (metoprolol) 100 norvasc 5 lasix 20 for blood-pressure and diastolic CHF. Better meds (cozaar?) or diuretics for diabetes and kidney conditions?
I take hydralozine, clonidine, amlodipine, coreg (carvedilol) and losartan for HBP and thyroxine. could any of these medications cause erectile dysfunction?
BP meds can do this: Impotence are listed potential side effects of hydralazine, amlodipine and losartan. Potentially, any of the antihypertensive medicines can do this. It is uncommon to require 5 different medicines to control hypertension. Ask your doctor to reassess your treatment ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
BP 135/72. Age 72. history: AMI, IHD and PVD. Treat with aspirin, Frusemide, irbesartan/ hydrochlothiazide, atenolol. will the doctor cease frusemide?
Use of diuretics: Diuretics, like furosemide (and hydrochlorothiazide) are used to increase excretion of salt and water through the kidneys. Common applications for these medications are to help control high blood pressure, and to prevent fluid retention in congestive heart failure. Whether to continue the treatment in this case would depend on medical details including heart & kidney function. ...Read more
They are different: Hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) is a mild diuretic that removes sodium from the body causing an increased volume of urine and lowers blood pressure by reducing the volume of 'salt water' in our circulatory system. Lisinopril inhibits a certain specialized chemical reaction in our bodies that leads to a reduced retention of sodium in our bodies but also a reduced tension on our blood vessels, thus lowering blood pressure. ...Read more
Is it safe to take metformin (for diabetes) with a diuretic (thiaxide, maxzide, (hydrocholorthiazide and triamterene) etc ) for blood pressure ?
Will lisinopril and hydrochlorothiazide 25 mg and metoprolol 100mg lower blood pressure in 1 week to borderline blood pressure or better?
CERTAINLY CAN!: May take a little longer to see full effects, but it should start working from day one. ...Read more