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Is Ace Inhibitor Such As Captropil Effective As An Antihypertensive Or Everyone
1size never fits all: In medicine, one size doesn't fit all. An ace inhibitor may be more appropriate if you have diabetes, since it can protect the kidneys from diabetic damage. If you have cardiac problems, a beta blocker may be more appropriate. Sometimes, a pt needs to use more than one HTN medication. This is why you & your doctor should discuss which blood pressure med is best in your p[articular case. ...Read more
Generally, how potent is clonidine when compared to other hypertensive medications, such as beta blockers and ACE inhibitors? Or, is it so individual?
Hypertension: Current 1st line medication for hypertension or high blood pressure is a thiazide diuretic (water pill) like hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) unless you have a compelling reason eg diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease, etc for something else. Clonidine is far down list. It works but all BP meds work. Down side of Clonidine is rebound hypertension if you forget to take dose. Some find it sedating. Potency depends upon dose. ...Read more
Yes: In fact, diuretics are one of the first line medications for patients newly diagnosed with hypertension according to many guidelines. Of course, you need to discuss the risks and benefits of any medication treatment with your doctor. ...Read more
Clonidine as an anti-hypertensive---is it an ACE inhibitor, arb, beta blocker? What class of medication is it in for hbp?
Relaxes vasc muscle: Angiotensin i is a hormone that is converted to angiotensin ii with the help of the angiotensin converting enzyme (ace). Angiotensin ii is a very powerful constrictor of vascular muscle and in doing so increases the pressure inside the vessels (the blood pressure). If you inhibit (or neutralize) the ace then you don't produce as much angiotensin ii and the BP does not increase. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Propranolol: Thanks for your question. Propranolol can be used for a condition called essential tremor per the 2005 and 2011 American Academy of Neurology published guidelines. Furthermore, sometimes propranolol can be prescribed in anticipation of tremor exacerbated by social situations. All medications can have side effects, would discuss with your doctor if this medication is right for you. ...Read more
No Difference: Ace and arb both are used to treat hypertension by similar mechanisms. They decrease blood flow to part of the kidney that causes an overall decrease in total blood pressure. The only difference is that with an ace you can develop a persistent dry cough. Once this occurs, you have an allergy to the ace. The arb treats the BP without the cough. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Is unstable angina controlled by just a beta blocker? Or does it need a combination of beta, ace-inhibitors, calcium blockers, or other?
Can beta blocker CCB medicine such as amlodipine causes or aggravate acid re flux. Which class of BP is best for acid sufferers.
Which is the most safest, effective, popular, and least side effect class BP medicine used long terms: ccb, bb, diuretics, arb, ACE or other. Thanks.?
Cannot answer: That cannot be answered. All of these classes of anti-hypertensives have side effects. It all depends on your other co-morbidities, your other medications for all other conditions, response to individual classes of medications, and side effects you may display to a class of medication based on genetics. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there a beta blocker or ACE inhibitor that does not have nightmares, dizziness, hair loss as side effects?
Side effects...: The short answer is yes. Discuss your side effects with the doctor who prescribes your medications. ...Read more
Which is best for treating alzheimers, traditional medicines eg. Cholinesterase inhibitors or deep brain stimulation?
Is there an effective drug of choice for hypertension that is labile and stress related? ACE inhibitors and ARBs don't stop the spikes.
Labile Bp: The life style approaches would be. 1. Try classic transcendental meditation. Works great for some. Get loseit and track salt sodium intake for a week or fitness pal and do both Na and K. If Na>1,500 mg/ d or K <4,700 mg /d get DASH EATIMG PLAN. POCKET BOOKS, DASH DIET VGOR HTN. Do chap9 exactly for 2 weeks. Get back with me then. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are beta blockers alone effective in vasodilation around the heart or is combination therapy neccessary, i.e. ace-inhibitors, calcium blockers, etc?
BB not vasodilators: The medicines you mention act in three different ways and depending in what you are trying to achieve they can be used separately or together for a variety of conditions, from hypertension to even heart failure (although cal antagonists not recommended for the latter). But beta blockers are not vasodilators ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Combination of meds: The answer to your question is a resounding "yes". These drugs combined have no interaction and may be needed to treat a patient's hypertension. ...Read more
Which ssri would be the best choice to take with aspirin 81 mg-losartan 50 mg -cardizem cd 150 as far as interactions?
Clean one: You will have to visit with your prescribing doctor. Two ssris at any dose range have minimal drug-drug interactions via the p450 system: citalopram and escitalopram. Any ssri will reduce platelet aggregation and thus gently increase the chance for spontaneous or easy bruising, though it is a rare occurence. Always visit with your doctor who knows you and your medical history best! ...Read more
Is there any advantages with
taking statins compared to an alternate ie fabrizate
as not everyone is convinced by Statins due some side effects?
Pleotropic benefits: Statins have been around since the 1980s and there is lots of evidence that independent of their lipid lowering benefit, they are anti-oxidants, stabilize endothelium and are anti-inflammatory. They significantly reduce ones risk of an adverse cardiovascular and cerebrovascular event for these reasons in addition to reducing cholesterol numbers. ...Read more
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