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Have any undesirable effects been seen in long term use of the blood pressure drugs of the ACE inhibitor class?
Same as short-term: Analyses have not shown any clear risks, including with regards to risk of cancer. Risks over long-term appear to mimic that seen in short-term use (e.g. Risk of hi potassium, kidney function abnormalities); sometimes this can show up after years on the medicine. There may even be benefits to chronic use (apart from intended benefits), such as lower risk of diabetes or atrial fibrillation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A few: Dipyrmiadole is a vasodilating med used in stress testing. Common side effects include flushing, shortness of breath, chest pain and drop in blood pressure. The side effects can be reversed with IV aminophylline. Over all risk is generally low but another agent might be better to use in those with COPD and active asthma(should be avoided) as well as those with slow heart rates or heart block. ...Read more
Ventolin/blood sugar: Typically albuterol should not have any bearings in the blood sugar. It has been noted with large doses of IV albuterol can aggravate preexisting DM and acidosis. More commonly steroids wether systemic or inhaled has a more consistent effect on blood sugar. Need to have testing for possible underlying diabetes. ...Read more
Brain dysfunction : High intracranial pressure can compromise the blood flow to the brain in addition mechanical deformation due to the pressure . It may be cause headaches, visual changes, memory and other cognitive problems as well as motor and sensory changes. If severe and unchecked , it may progress from altered mental status to loss of consciousness ...Read more
Kundalini Syndrome: If you do not follow through the proper meditation techniques you can increase your blood pressure - called kundalini syndrome. Some people also get very manic and will overspend forgot about maintaining boundaries. Follow through proper initiation protocols. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are there situations where adverse side effects of a medication(s) can actually increase a blood pressure reading?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Controversial: If you are not pregnant or not old, there doesn't seem to be any benefit of taking a multivitamin if you get enough sun, eat wild salmon and lots of fruits, vegetables, nuts, beans, and seeds. If you are deficient and you can't eat certain foods, they can be beneficial. Take too much and they can be harmful. Avoid pills whenever possible. If you take, the the brand matters. ...Read more
Many: It is bad on your feet, hard on the ankles, knees and low back. ...Read more
Possible multiple: Mavik (trandolapril) is an angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor, or " ACE". This is a very commonly used class of blood pressure lowering medication. Any blood pressure medication, if too strong, can make you feel weak or light headed, if the reduction in BP is too great. A side effect specific to ACE inhibitors is chronic cough. ...Read more
Lots of things: Too low of a blood pressure and possibly a low pulse. That can lead to dizziness, weakness, fatigue, etc. Making asthma worse is possible. Coughing, hives, swelling, tingling scalp, urination, and many others. Even so, carefully chosen, BP meds can save your life. Don't try to figure this out on your own, find a doc you trust and them guide you. ...Read more
Does pseudophedrine have these specific side effects: thinning of hair, high blood pressure, and/or male sperm reduction? Any proven evidence?
Proven evidence: I have to imagine that you are troubled by many side effects. I strongly recommend you see both your primary doctor and a Psychologist. Please let me know what develops. ...Read more
What are the medical effects of smoking moderate amounts of marijuana while taking bystolic (nebivolol)?
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