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Is it safe it take benedral while taking blood pressure medications.?

Is it safe it take benedral while taking blood pressure medications.?

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

Dr. Katharine Cox
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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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Can there be safe pain relievers I can take while on high blood pressure medications?

Can there be safe pain relievers I can take while on high blood pressure medications?

See below: Other than those that act on norepiephrine (nucynta (tapentadol) and tramadol) I think any would be fine. The two that I exclude are simply ones that may interfere with your BP control, but are not absolute contraindications. ...Read more

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Is male enhancement with pure mecca root, L-argaine by California products safe to use while high blood pressure medication?

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

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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

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Is it safe to take heart medications, blood thinners, and blood pressure medicine with penicillin?

Is it safe to take heart medications, blood thinners, and blood pressure medicine with penicillin?

Yes: Yes, in general penicillen has no negative interactions. But make sure the prescribing physician has a complete list of all your medications, supplements, and over the counter medications. ...Read more

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Can you take blood pressure medication before going to bed?

Can you take blood pressure medication before going to bed?

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

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What medication should I take for high blood pressure?

What medication should I take for high blood pressure?

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

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Are all blood pressure medications safe for the kidneys?

Are all blood pressure medications safe for the kidneys?

Depends: Ace inhibitors can compromise kidney fxn if there is significant decrease in gfr. It can cause worsening creatinine and an elevated potassium. ...Read more

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What are some medications you take for high blood pressure aka hypertension?

What are some medications you take for high blood pressure aka hypertension?

Many Groups: 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

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What dose of coversyl medication should you take for a blood pressure of 133/99?

What dose of coversyl medication should you take for a blood pressure of 133/99?

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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How long does it take for my blood pressure medication atenolol to start working?

How long does it take for my blood pressure medication atenolol to start working?

Soon: Atenolol will begin "working" within a few hours after taking the first dose, but its full effect will take 3-4 days. If your BP is not improved within 1-2 weeks, you may need a higher dose, a different medication, or a second medication. An appropriate goal is for your BP to be. ...Read more

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How much time does it take to completely withdraw from the blood pressure medication atenolol?

How much time does it take to completely withdraw from the blood pressure medication atenolol?

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

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Can I buy blood pressure medication over the corner or what can I take naturally for high blood pressure?

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

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Why take low dosage of blood pressure medication 12.5 mg of hydrochloride if my blood pressure jumped around but was never high.

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

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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

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

Over: Over the counter Loratadine which is the generic claritin, (loratadine) can often help. It will not provide immediate relief as many decongestants will but will help and should not affect your blood pressure. ...Read more

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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

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Is it safe to stop taking high blood pressure medication?

DON'T STOP BP MEDS: Stopping hi blood pressure meds (even for 1 day) may cause blood pressure to rise to dangerous levels. I have admitted patients who did just that and had a stroke!
do not stop medications without consultation with your physician. ...Read more

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Can you take creatine while on high blood pressure medication?

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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Is it best to take blood pressure medication before or after eating?

Is it best to take blood pressure medication before or after eating?

No difference: Most of today's blood pressure medications are taken once daily and work equally well whether they're taken 15to30 minutes before or after meals. You could check with your pharmacist to be sure. ...Read more

Dr. Randy Baker
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Herbal Supplements (Definition)

Herbal supplements are botanicals used to treat health conditions ...Read more