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What are the side effects of high blood pressure medicine?

What are the side effects of high blood pressure medicine?

Many, but...: Every medicine has its own personality, so to speak. So, it is important to take each medicine separately. It is important to weigh the benefit of treating hypertension vs the risk of every medicine. Also, remember that side effects of a medicine vary from a patient to another. Therefore, you need to go over your brochures of medicines and take your concerns to your doctor for face to face answers. ...Read more

Dr. Julie Abbott
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Hypertension (Definition)

A blood pressure reading has two numbers: a systolic blood pressure and a diastolic blood pressure. The systolic blood pressure is the maximum pressure the blood exerts on the vessels when the heart is beating. The diastolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the vessels in between heartbeats. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, begins when the systolic blood pressure remains above 140 or when the diastolic blood pressure remains above 90. Hypertension can be a result of increased blood flow through vessels or increased resistance to ...Read more


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What are the side effects of having high blood pressure?

What are the side effects of having high blood pressure?

Risk of High B.P.: Having high blood pressure puts you at risk for a heart attack, stroke, heart failure, chronic kidney disease, intracerebral hemorrhage, retinopathy etc. This is why a healthy well balanced diet, exercise, and antihypertensive medication (when needed) are vital to staying healthy. ...Read more

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Does high blood pressure medication cause nervous system side effects?

Does high blood pressure medication cause nervous system side effects?

Yes: Many hbp meds cause sedation. It would be most unusual for them to make someone feel apprehensive. But for any given individual, most anything is possible, even though rare. ...Read more

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Can high blood pressure medication cause nervous system side effects? Can any docs explain?

Can high blood pressure medication cause nervous system side effects? Can any docs explain?

Depends: It depends on the exact med you're taking and the dose. Dizziness, especially when first standing, is a relatively common side effect . Beta blockers can cause fatigue but blunt panic and prevent migraine headache. Clonidine often causes fatigue. ...Read more

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Medrol Dose 4mg gave extremely high blood pressure. I took last pill Monday. I still have HBP & HR elevated. When will these side effects go away?

It may take a: few weeks for the full effects to diminish. If you still have high readings after a month you should alert your health care provider and be reevaluated. ...Read more

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I have high blood pressure. I take telmisartan and pantoprazale regularly. What are its side effects? Are they safe? How to lower my blood pressure?

ARB: Telmisartan is the generic name of micardis- an angiotensin receptor blocker working in your kidney to dilate blood vessels and lower blood pressure. It's absolutely contraindicated in pregnancy. Otherwise, side effects are rare. Pantoprazole is the generic name of protonix, (pantoprazole) a proton pump inhibitor that reduces gastric acid production. It has no effect on BP and also is usually well tolerated. ...Read more

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What are side effects of irbesartan for high blood pressure?

What are side effects of irbesartan for high blood pressure?

See below: Irbesartan (avapro) can cause allergic facial swelling (angioedema), low blood pressure, high potassium and decreased white cell counts. It should not be used in females who could become pregnant. In spite of this the drug is often well tolerated and effective in patients with hypertension and will soon be available in generic form. ...Read more

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Dr. Oscar Novick
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High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) (Definition)

A blood pressure reading has two numbers: a systolic blood pressure (top number) and a diastolic blood pressure (bottom number). The systolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the artery when the heart is at maximum contraction. The diastolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the artery when the heart is at maximum relaxation. Ideal blood pressure is 120/80 or lower. High blood pressure, or hypertension, is 140/90 or higher. ...Read more


Dr. Qamar Khan
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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