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Doctor insights on: Is It Normal To Have Increased Blood Pressure While Taking Arimidex

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Dr. Barbara Lavi
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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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I have increased urination since taking Losartan. Is this common and does it mean my creatine levels are increased? Will levels return to normal?

I have increased urination since taking Losartan.  Is this common and does it mean my creatine levels are increased?

Will levels return to normal?

Losartan acts: indirectly to increase blood flow to the kidneys, increasing kidney efficiency. If you were retaining body fluid, in theory, you may experience a temporary increase in urination as your fluid balance is restored. Creatinine, not creatine, is an indirect measure of kidney function. If your kidney function was normal b4 starting losartin, it shouldn't be affected by your BP med. ...Read more

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Would it be unhealthy to have very low blood pressure while taking meds for high blood pressure?

Would it be unhealthy to have very low blood pressure while taking meds for high blood pressure?

Yes: Your doctor should be following your bp, and if it is becoming symptomatically low, then may need to reduce one or all of your meds. ...Read more

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What does it mean when beta blockers make your blood pressure go up? Prescribed for SVT, but cause nausea and now normally low blood pressure is high

What does it mean when beta blockers make your blood pressure  go up? Prescribed for SVT, but cause nausea and now normally low blood pressure is high

Beta Blockers: Generally speaking beta blockers have a blood pressure lowering effect and act as an hypertensive medications. This is an addition to their primary effect which is to slow heart rate. To cause an increase in blood pressure would be unusual. I suspect the elevated blood pressure and nausea or not related to the medication itself. Definitely warrants a visit to your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it normal the have a lower appetite while taking pseudoephedrine ?

Is it normal the have a lower appetite while taking pseudoephedrine ?

PsudoEphedrine: Sold as decongestion. Often hypes up many patients, fast heart beat, elevated bp, and as such an agent certainly could affect appetitive. Really should read side effects and contraindications on box. You had to sign for this med.? Why, druggies use it as base ingredient for met-ice methamphetamine . Older pts should avoid this decongestant. ...Read more

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IS IT OK TO TAKE FAT BURNERS WHILE HAVING HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE?

IS IT OK TO TAKE FAT BURNERS WHILE HAVING HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE?

Fat Burners: There are no "fat burners." Drugs marketed in this way are stimulants which may increase heart rate and blood pressure. So, it's probably not a good idea. Losing weight is not easy but beware because there is a lot of unscientific junk for which someone will be glad to take your money. ...Read more

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Is it okay not to take antihypertensive drugs if the blood pressure is normal even though the drugs is a maintenance for high blood pressure?

Is it okay not to take antihypertensive drugs if the blood pressure is normal even though the drugs is a maintenance for high blood pressure?

Donot stop: Tit-ration of medicines if need due to a persistently low BP is recommended . closely follow your local physicians advise This is long term treatment for BP ...Read more

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My LDL is high, blood pressure sometime high. Is it okay to take 10mg simvastatin and 80mg aspirin daily. Are there any risk or adverse effect.?

My LDL is high, blood pressure sometime high. Is it okay to take 10mg simvastatin and 80mg aspirin daily. Are there any risk or adverse effect.?

Yes: As long as you are taking the Simvastatin by prescription and are being followed by your physician it should be fine. Be sure to report any unusual muscle pain to the physician immediately. The low dose Aspirin is also fine. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take CODE:LIBIDO a men's multivitamin with my current high blood pressure message while my blood pressure is under control?

Is it safe to take CODE:LIBIDO a men's multivitamin with my current high blood pressure message while my blood pressure is under control?

Unsafe : Studies and medlineplus.gov show that taking horny goat weed, tribulus, and maca can cause your blood pressure to drop too low. Some studies show maca raises blood pressure some show it drops blood pressure. If your BP is under control that could make it more likely you could have an adverse effect. The same can happen with Viagra or Cialis. Also, drug interactions can happen with herbs. ...Read more

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Can Lexapro (escitalopram) cause high blood pressure and if so is it a temp effect till anxiety gets under control?

Can Lexapro (escitalopram) cause high blood pressure and if so is it a temp effect till anxiety gets under control?

Lexapro (escitalopram): In premarketing studies, hypertension was reported as a possible cardiovascular effect with lexapro (escitalopram). The incidence was unspecified. They did not explain whether this was temporary or not, but it has not been a common side effect in postmarketing studies. Anxiety can increase your bp. ...Read more

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If my blood pressure is normal. Should I still continue BP medication like amplodipine?

If my blood pressure is normal. Should I still continue BP medication like amplodipine?

Hypertension: So your BP is normal while on Amlodiine. Right? If it is normal without being on medication then you need to be re- evaluated for hypertension ...Read more

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If your blood pressure is 120/73 is it normal to keep taking blood pressure ?

If your blood pressure is 120/73 is it normal to keep taking blood pressure ?

It depends: The question becomes - is my normal BP readings because of the medication i'm taking or is it normal even off meds? Best for you to discuss with your doctor to see if medication is still required. Perhaps lowering the doses may also be an otption. ...Read more

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Could I use propranolol if my blood pressure is normally low? and is it safe to take it with seroxat

Could I use propranolol if my blood pressure is normally low?
and is it safe to take it with seroxat

The use: of seroxat with a beta blocker such as propranalol is "safe"however the use of a beta blocker in patients with normally low blood pressure, in my opinion, invites trouble...(fainting or syncope due to blood pressure drop)
My opinion only
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Is it safe to take nifedipine without having high blood pressure?

Is it safe to take nifedipine without having high blood pressure?

Depends: There are different reasons to take nifedipine. Some conditions include hypertension, chronic stable or vasospastic angina, high altitude pulmonary edema, pulmonary hypertension, or raynaud's phenomena. If you have specific questions about this medication, you should see your family practice physician. ...Read more