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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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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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Is clonidine typically used for very high blood pressure or can it be used for stage 1 hypertension, as well?

Is clonidine typically used for very high blood pressure or can it be used for stage 1 hypertension, as well?

Anti-hypertensive: It can be but usually not recommended or used for stage I hypertension. Typically betablocker, acei or arb, thiazide diuretics, or calcium channel blockers are recommended used as first line agents. ...Read more

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Is clonidine 0.1mg the same as the extended release clonidine 0.1mg for high blood pressure?

Is clonidine 0.1mg the same as the extended release clonidine 0.1mg for high blood pressure?

Different: Is different: extended release has a slower, moer even and prolonged effect--even though Clonidine is a very long lasting medication. Hrs, md, facc
www. Thepmc. Org. ...Read more

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Is clonidine used to treat ADHD or high blood pressure?

Is clonidine used to treat ADHD or high blood pressure?

Yes to both.: Clonidine is an old medication used initially to lower high blood pressure. It also is helpful in reducing motor and vocal tics and recently was fda endorsed for treating adhd--something for which clinicians have routinely been using it for well over 20 years. The form the fda approved is called kapvay, a twice-a-day sustained-release version. ...Read more

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Out of clonidine, hydralozine, amalodipine, coreg (carvedilol) and losartan. Which is the high blood pressure drug would most likely cause erectile dysfunction?

Out of clonidine, hydralozine, amalodipine, coreg (carvedilol) and losartan. Which is the high blood pressure drug would most likely cause erectile dysfunction?

Of the drugs listed: clonidine is the only one commonly associated with ED unless diuretics are involved. However, other factors may play a role: uncontrolled BP, elevated lipid levels (cholesterol, LDL, triglycerides), emotional factors, insulin resistance/diabetes. The dose of drug is important factor: higher doses may cause problems whereas lower doses do not. Some supplements may also be involved. ...Read more

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Was on clonadine for high blood pressure. 03 3 times a day. Switched pcp s how do you wein off this horrible drug, from my position? HELP?

Was on clonadine for high blood pressure. 03 3 times a day. Switched pcp s how do you wein off this horrible drug, from my position? HELP?

Easy, decrease dose/: Day about 1/4 to 1/3 at a time (split pills), check BP response a few times a day over the next several days & then similarly decrease again. Clonidine in effect fools brain stem control that BP is higher than it really is. Thus if dose ↓ed to rapidly, brain perceives a sudden BP drop, tightens arterioles body wide & drives BP ↑. If you are monitoring BP, you can see ↑es & adjust accordingly. ...Read more

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Took Clonidine for high blood pressure (185/115) as prescribed by my Dr. Blood pressure is normal now but my vision is foggy and chest pounding?

Took Clonidine for high blood pressure (185/115) as prescribed by my Dr. Blood pressure is normal now but my vision is foggy and chest pounding?

What's your BP now?: As a medication to lower the blood pressure, Clonidine is strong. And fast. Really fast. Your BP may have dropped too much, too quickly, leaving you with this sensation. Recheck your BP now and see if it went too low. ...Read more

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With high blood pressure can you take cozaar (losartan) and midodrine together?

With high blood pressure can you take cozaar (losartan) and midodrine together?

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 more

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I have high blood pressure can I take B-12 5000mcg daily?

I have high blood pressure can I take B-12 5000mcg daily?

Arterial hypertensio: You have provided no information about yourself.
It is essential for us to know:, blood pressure, heart rate, policy regular or irregular, what is you height and weight, age, for how long you had the hypertension.
BP of > 130/ 90 mm of Hg is considered hypertension.
Go to the pharmacy check your BP, and come back again. With all answers. Tell us about comorbidities, are you taking. Medications? ...Read more

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What to do if I have high blood pressure. Can I take alza 36 (concerta)?

Possibly: Concerta, like other forms of methylphenidate and amphetamines can cause elevation of blood pressure. If yoiur blood pressure is already elevated youir doctor should carefully monitor your blood pressure while taking concerta.
Speak with your doctor about this and alternative medications that do not effect blood pressure. ...Read more

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I have high blood pressure can I take Deslym cough syrup?

I have high blood pressure can I take Deslym cough syrup?

Delsym (dextromethorphan): Delsym (dextromethorphan) without any other additives is OK with high blood pressure. If decongestants are included, the story changes and the risk for high BP patients goes up ...Read more

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I'm 36, nonsmoker, 148 lb. I take 12.5 mg of hydrochlorithiazide daily for high blood pressure. Can I take estrogen/progestin birthcontrol?

I'm 36, nonsmoker, 148 lb. I take 12.5 mg of hydrochlorithiazide daily for high blood pressure. Can I take estrogen/progestin birthcontrol?

Probably OK: To take a low dose pill, u need to ask the doc who has u on the diruretic, if u are going to take a pill I rec loloestrin, only 10 mcg estrogen the lowest combo pill. ...Read more

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My doctor tells me to take one baby aspirin per day with my high blood pressure. Can I take the adult aspirin instead?

My doctor tells me to take one baby aspirin per day with my high blood pressure. Can I take the adult aspirin instead?

Aspirin: No advantage of taking regular as opposed to baby Aspirin in anti-platelet activity for primary prevention in men. ...Read more

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What should I do to take down my high blood pressure?

What should I do to take down my high blood pressure?

Blood pressure: Mediterranean diet, salt care, regular aerobic and weight exercise and periodic blood pressure checks. Keep weight down. Work with your doctor to see if meds are needed. ...Read more

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Can I take lipozen if I take high blood pressure meds?

Can I take lipozen if I take high blood pressure meds?

Not a good idea: Over the counter supplements are generally not a good idea if you are taking prescribed medications. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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My husband has high blood pressure should he take mucus tabs?

My husband has high blood pressure should he take mucus tabs?

?: Not sure what mucus tabs are - that's not any type of medicine I can find. However, for high blood pressure, it's important to follow regularly with a doctor (multiple times per year depending on control) and take all meds as prescribed. Some of the meds can have a "withdrawal" type effect on the blood pressure and pulse if stopped abruptly. ...Read more

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Can I take testerone pills while taking high blood pressure pills?

Can I take testerone pills while taking high blood pressure pills?

Yes: Provided your physician, who we may think has prescribed both, is good with this. Oral testosterone may not be the most efficient formulation for delivering hormone replacement for a man in middle age; if they are from another practitioner or from an internet source, get with your primary physician first. ...Read more

Dr. Chad Levitt
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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


Dr. Warren Foster
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High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) (Definition)

Also known as hypertension, high blood pressure occurs when blood pressure is 140/90 or higher. A systolic blood pressure (top number) is the pressure the blood exerts on the artery when the heart is at maximum contraction and a diastolic blood pressure (bottom number) is the pressure the blood exerts on the artery when the heart is at maximum relaxation. ...Read more