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Is It Ok To Conceive While Taking Blood Pressure Medication
Generally yes, but?: Persons with hypertension should always be careful when taking antihistamines and decongestants. This is especially true for those who are older. There are many drug to drug interactions and the direct effect of the antihistamine on the cardiovascular system can be significant. In older men with prostate issues it can really be significant. I would use caution and consult my pcp. ...Read more
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
Yes, if....: If you just take metoprolol for high blood pressure, vigorous exercise is safe. The medication will blunt your peak heart rate and may make it difficult for your to reach a predetermined target heart rate but you'll still get the benefits. If you take metoprolol for other reasons (eg, following a heart attack or for angina), you should discuss the specifics with your own doctor. ...Read more
Never good to smoke: Looak above.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes but...: Make sure it doesn't bother your stomach and you don't have a history of peptic ulcer disease. Use the lowest dose possible for pain/fever and for the shortest duration possible. Some newer evidence is not showing a major lipid change between fasting and non-fasting values in relation to LDL and HDL values but fasting is still standard of care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No advantage: There is no experimental/scientific evidence that there are performance or training advantages to using either protein shakes or creatine supplements. There is increasing concern that nutritional supplements, in the absence of some deficiency, have the potential to produce negative outcomes in various organ systems with chronic use. My interpretation is that its not okay to use such supplements. ...Read more
Could I use propranolol if my blood pressure is normally low?
and is it safe to take it with seroxat
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
Is it ok to take another lowering high blood medicine if the blood pressure is not lowering? How long is the interval before taking another medicine?
Blood pressure: Significant hypertension often requires two, three or more drugs to achieve control. Most physicians are quite familiar with treating hypertension. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more
Coffee: Yes just dont over do itGet a more detailed answer ›
Never good to smoke: Looak above.Get a more detailed answer ›
Blood pressure: Usually yes. Not with nitrates though.Get a more detailed answer ›
Factors: Within reason you should watch your salt and alcohol intake. Watch the quantity and quality of the food you eat so you can maintain a healthy weight. Reasonable exercise. Then work with your provider to adjust and/or add medicines to control your pressure. Most people need more than one medicine, sometimes 3 or 4 depending on the person. ...Read more
What vitamins and minerals should not be taken when I am taking blood pressure medication regularly?
Too broad: Some supplements shouldn't be taken with some medicines. But in order to know supplements you shouldn't take (or which you should take more of), information about your specific condition and medicines would be necessary. This is a question you should be asking your doctor directly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No betablockers: Check with your physician if any BP meds are affecting the sexual issues .If you are on betablockes need to change to other BP medicines. ...Read more
20hours after taking my blood pressure medication i start to feel strange inside my body but when i take my BP medication all symtoms stops.is it ok?
No: You should try to take your medicine regularly. Missing doses can lead to poor BP control. If you miss a dose, do not double up on the next. Just resume it as you would normally take it. ...Read more
No: Your BP has been controlled with medications.We don't know what medicine and at what dose are you taking it.I don't recommend for you to stop your BP medicine unless suggested by your doctor.Continue your meds and discuss with your doctor at the next scheduled visit ...Read more
Get evaluated soon: Talk to your doctor. Your BP medication may need adjusting. However if you are dizzy or lightheaded immediately seek medical attention. It is NOT always the medication causing hypotension it could be otehr things such as sepsis (with fever for example) or adrenal failure, etc. Important to let the doctor figure out the CAUSE. It is an urgent matter to control the BP and find out immediately. ...Read more
My husband only takes his blood pressure medication on days when his blood pressure is high, is this ok?
Absolutely not!: The point and purpose of high blood pressure medication is to proactively keep your blood pressure low. It is not intended treating you high blood pressure sporadically. In fact, doing so can be dangerous and abruptly stopping can cause a dangerous rise in blood pressure. He needs to take it daily, as prescribed by his doc. (the first signs of untreated high pressure can be heart attack or stroke. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can you please describe common things you can do to decrease your blood pressure without taking medication?
Hypertension: You can try low salt diet and exercise, along with meditation and yoga but if you have more than a borderline hypertension, you're better off doing those and consulting and doctor for medication. If good control is obtained and you're sticking to the diet, exercise, etc. Can always try to back off the drugs at that point. ...Read more
I am a 49 yr female and on medication, my blood pressure is between 144/96 and 138/91 is it ok or do I have to change medication.?
Too high: You need adjustment to current medication or an additional medication. ...Read more
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