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Dr. Wendy Askew
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Hypertension (Definition)

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


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Telmisartan effects & side effects?

Telmisartan effects & side effects?

Micardis (telmisartan): Is an angiotensin ii receptor antagonist. (arb) very effective BP agent with very few side effects. ...Read more

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Side effects of diuretics?

Side effects of diuretics?

Dehydration: The main function of diuretics is to increase the output of urine, thereby helping to manage high blood pressure. As a side effect of their chronic use, excess amounts of electrolytes can be lost in the urine leading to low levels of potassium, sodium, potassium. Calcium and magnesium levels can also be impaired. Some diuretics may cause the blood sugar to be elevated in diabetics. ...Read more

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Side effects of bisoprolol?

Side effects of bisoprolol?

Some side effects: Headache and nausea are some of the side effects I have seen in my patient. Of course if the dose is too much for you it can cause low BP and very low heart rate. ...Read more

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Side effects of pravastatin?

Pravastatin: More serious side effects include: unexplained muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness;fever, unusual tiredness, and dark colored urine;chest pain;swelling, weight gain, urinating less than usual or not at all; or nausea, upper stomach pain, itching, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes) and others perhaps less signficant. ...Read more

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Side effects of altace?

Side effects of altace?

Side effects: Common: cough; dizziness; headache; tiredness. Uncommon side effects include allergic reactions, chest pain, low blood pressure, jaundice, loss of appetite, seizures, and others. If you have concerns ask your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Ted King Dr. King
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Side effects of norvasc (amlodipine)?

Dr. Ted King Dr. King
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Side effects of norvasc (amlodipine)?

Many possible: According to webmd, the most common side effects of Norvasc (amlodipine) include: fluid retention in the legs, feet, arms or hands/visible water retention/head pain//infrequent side effects: dizziness/heart throbbing or pounding/drowsiness/low energy/temporary redness of face and neck/feel like throwing up//rare side effects: depression/yellowing of skin or eyes from liver problems/heart attack/angina. ...Read more

Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
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Side effects of verapamil?

Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
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Side effects of verapamil?

Verapamil SE: The most common adverse effect is constipation. Other adverse effects may be hypotension, fluid retention, drowsiness and cardiac dysfunction. ...Read more

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Side effects of diabetic medications?

Side effects of diabetic medications?

Depends on meds: There's lots of different diabetic medications. Did you have one specific one in mind? ...Read more

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Hydralazine side effects?

Hydralazine side effects?

Fatigue, see below: Most side effects are rare, but of the ones that patients are more likely to experience with this med, fatigue/tiredness, diarrhea, and upset stomach are more common. It rarely, and i mean rarely, can cause symptoms similar to systemic lupus erythematosis (sle or lupus). This drug induced lupus is reversible when the med is stopped. I think Labetalol during pregnancy is a better option. ...Read more

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Side effects of nadolol serious?

Side effects of nadolol serious?

No: Nadolol is a beta-blocker. It can cause weezing, slow heart rate, occasional dizziness, but most of the time it is well tolerated. ...Read more

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Side effects of alprazolam?

Side effects of alprazolam?

Go to:: http://www.webmd.com/drugs/drug-9824-xanax+oral.aspx?drugid=9824&drugname=xanax+oral&source=1.

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Side effects of sudafed?

Side effects of sudafed?

Many: Possible side effects include fast or irregular heart beats, tremor, restlessness, insomnia, nausea, vomiting, feeling nervous, high blood pressure, and more. ...Read more

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Side effects of flovent?

Side effects of flovent?

See below: Most commonly, hoarse voice, thrush (yeast infection in the mouth), dry mouth; flu; headache; nasal discharge; runny nose; sinus swelling; sore throat; stuffy nose; upper respiratory tract infection. ...Read more

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Side effects of diabetes medicine?

Side effects of diabetes medicine?

Depends: There are many diabetes medicine. Each has its own side effects. In general, the one we fear the most is low blood sugar. ...Read more

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Side effects of triamterene/37.5/25 cpmyltr?

Side effects of triamterene/37.5/25 cpmyltr?

Dehydration: Triamterene is blood pressure medicine classified as a diuretic. It is used excrete fluid out of your body while retaining potassium so you dont develop cramps. Side effects include dehydration, dizziness and if you lose too much water - renal failure. ...Read more

Dr. Payam Mehranpour
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Hypertension (Definition)

Hypertension is defined as elevated blood pressure systolic over 140 and diastolic over ...Read more