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Is Valerian Root Safe To Take With 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
Zyntenz: It is safe, but be wary. Zyntenz has poor reviews. ...Read more
Coffee: Yes just don't over do itGet a more detailed answer ›
Is centrum silver safe to take with high blood pressure medications or should they be taken seperately?
Safe to combine: Centrum vitamins can be taken with any and all meds safely. ...Read more
Is male enhancement with pure mecca root, L-argaine by California products safe to use while high blood pressure medication?
Enhancement: Male enhancement products generally enhance their salesman's purse far more than the purchasers package. You are well advised to save your money and not take these products ...Read more
What is a safe starting dose of melatonin for an elderly person who also takes high blood pressure medication?
Your Dr's input.: In general 1 mg of melatonin can be an appropriate starting dose. But- you need to talk to your own doctor before you start any new herbal or supplement. Your doctor knows you better than a doctor on the internet. Take care. ...Read more
BP & Melatonin: Low dose should be ok, if ok with your doctor. ...Read more
Two week peak flow check testing for Asthma I Have high blood pressure, which is being treated with Medication, Safe to take Ventolin 1 puff x4 a day?
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I take Setraline 50mg for anxiety, and Metoprolol 25mg for blood pressure. Is it safe to take Valerium Root 500mg at night? Male, 38, non-drinker
Should be safe: Valerian root will not interact with those two medications. ...Read more
Depends: Some blood pressure meds, mostly diuretics or "fluid pills", make you pee more, & should be taken in the morning to avoid having to wake at night to go to the bathroom. Other pills, particularly beta blockers & calcium channel blockers, may actually be more helpful taken at bedtime, because they can prevent irregular heart rhythms which happen more often 1st thing in the morning. ...Read more
To vague to answer: There are at least seven different classes of such medicines and many examples in each class and it depends on what other conditions you might also have-i.e. diabetes, thyroid disease, adrenal disease, etc. You should go to a human doctor and get a thorough history and physical examination and if necessary some laboratory and imaging exams. After all of that you can discuss with ur doc what 2 do ...Read more
There are many groups of different meds which work the same way. Iwill list the groups and one or two exaples
1Beta Blockers like Atenolol and propranolol
2ACE iNIBITERS like Lisnopril and Caotopril
3Calcium Channel Blockers like Amlodipin and Cardizem
4 Angiotensin Receptor Blockers like Losartan and Valsartan
5 Peripheral Vasular Dilaters like Hydralazine&clonidin
6Renin Antagonist like Aliskiren ...Read more
Depends. . .: Coversyl is the British brand of perindopril which is part of the ACE inhibitor class of blood pressure (BP) lowering medications. Dosing is a very individual decision: different people need different doses. Besides treating hypertension, ACE inhibitors protect the kidneys (in those w/diabetes) & heart (in those w/heart failure) & lower death rate in those who've suffered a heart attack. ...Read more
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Atenolol withdrawal: It takes at least 5 days to withdraw from atenolol. In general withdrawal should be done gradually and in step fashion. If the doses are high, such as 100 mg, then I believe that withdrawal should take longer, tapering 25 mg every 5 days. Thus total withdrawal would take 15 days. ...Read more
I take medication for blood pressure. Used to drink a lot but now beers taste heavy and thick. Why?
Beer: There is no reason I can think of, why taste for beer should change. ...Read more
Can I buy blood pressure medication over the corner or what can I take naturally for high blood pressure?
No, you cannot: Your best bet to fight high blood pressure is to keep your weight down, get an adequate amount of exercise, and eat a healthy diet, with minimal processed foods. Don't fall prey to "natural supplements" which claim to lower your blood pressure. Keep in contact with your doctor if your BP remains high. You must might need a prescription to help you. Good luck. ...Read more
Why take low dosage of blood pressure medication 12.5 mg of hydrochloride if my blood pressure jumped around but was never high.
It depends: It may actually be for your kidneys, but not highly likely. More likely, it is to lower the "peaks" of your blood pressure, so they do not get as high. If you see #s >140 / >90, then your doc is likely doing this. If not, then you should ask your doc the rationale for the med since nothing is risk-free. ...Read more
What is the best allegry medication to take. I have allgeies really bad and need relief, but can't take a decogestive because of blood pressure
When is blood pressure high in a 78years old woman. She has had TIA and is under medication for hbp. What are the safe high and low limits for her bp?
Above 130/80: A safe BP is 110-130/65-80 taken sitting and standing. A TIA signals the need to know more about ones heart, bp, cardiac rhythm and carotid arteries. This merits a careful cardiovascular evaluation, including a history, physical exam, ecg, 24 hr holter test, chest x-rays, echocardiogram, and blood and urine tests. ...Read more
I have high blood pressure take two meds excercise often blood pressure better now 117/77 what's to low do I have to see about having medications stop?
BP: BP treatment usually is for life. Don't stop without talking with your doctor. ...Read more
I had a blood pressure of 150-100 in the morning. I m already on medication for blood pressure... I take amlodipin and metaprolol (5+50) mg. Please adv?
See MD: U may want to add hztc 12.5 mg daily! ...Read more
Yes but I: Suggest you use 1/2 recommended dose and make sure you are consistently hydrating well on a daily basis! ...Read more
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