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Secondary Hypertension Medication
Does lercanidipin 20mg causes dry mouth when taken once daily as a chronic medication for a 37 years old patient having secondary hypertension?And wh
No: It doesn't cause dry mouth. Here are the adverse effects with lercanidipine 10 mg/day included flushing (1.1% vs 0.4% for placebo), ankle edema 0.9% vs 1.3%), palpitations (0.6% vs 0.4%), headache (2.3% vs 1.3%), vertigo (0.4% vs 0.4%), and asthenia (0.4% vs 0.4%). Source:http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pmc/articles/pmc1993952/. ...Read more
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
Does olmesartan 20 mg causes dry mouth when taken once daily as a chronic medication for a 37 years old patient having secondary hypertension?And why
AllMedsSafeInUSA: All blood pressure medications have been approved by expert committee of Food and Drug Administartion which approves all drugs before they are prescribed& used in USA All drugs are safe as long as they are prescribed by your doctor. But like any drug there can be certain side effects and certain containdications for certain drugs for some people.And their benefits and side effects need monitoring ...Read more
MEDS TO LOWER BP: Meds which come in pill forms or transderm patches to lower blood pressure.There are different group of medications based on how they work like peropheral vasodilators beta blockers calcium channel blockers ace i nhibitiers angiotensin receptor blockers renin blockers diuretics. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can people prescribed hypertension medication feel the physical effect that it is working or would the person only feel side effects?
Effect of meds: Since hypertension is usually without symptoms, most would not feel any effects of treatment. Side effects of medication(s) do not occur in a majority of patients and not all adverse effects are associated with symptoms. ...Read more
Medication: There are many different types of hypertensive medications. Ace inhibitors, angiotension receptor blockers, beta blockers, calcium channel blockers, diuretics, Alpha blockers are the major ones. Each has a different effect and works better for different people. Most people require 2 or more medications to control high blood pressure. ...Read more
Could you tell me what happens when a person gradually reduces hypertension medication and stops it all?
What hypertension medication work best that has lowest side effects for hard to treat hypertension for a person with PKD?
Lisinopril (ACE inh): Angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors are generally effective and well tolerated and for patients with PKD may help to preserve kidney function better than other BP medications. They are contraindicated however, in early pregnancy due to risk of birth defects. Other meds are acceptable options. Often control of BP without significant side effects is trial and error process.F/u with MD. ...Read more
When I stand up, I can feel a pulse in my head kinda like a wob wob wob sound. I am on Hypertension medication, but is this a dangerous sign?
Maybe/maybe not: Your blood pressure rises when you stand up..this is normal. So it sounds like you are sensing a pulsation when your blood pressure rises. This probably means your medication is not perfectly controlling your blood pressure. Depending on where the "wob, wob" feels, it could be related to a bruit, or sound of blood going through a narrowed blood vessel. You need to discuss all this with your doc! ...Read more
In moderation: 1-2 ounces of alcohol per day should not adversely affect your hypertension or your anti hypertensive medications. Actually, there are several long-term studies that suggest 1-2 ounces per day can have positive effects. However, moderate to heavy alcohol consumption is never recommended. ...Read more
Hello doc, my mother has hypertension her BP remains around140/86 nd she on anti hypertension medication.. Is this BP 140/86 fine.
Borderline: The newest guidelines recommend that the average adult younger than 60 should have a blood pressure of less than 140/90. If the person is older than 60, then it should be less than 150/90. Regardless of age, if the patient has diabetes or chronic kidney disease, their blood pressure should be less than 140/90. Continue to monitor her values and diet. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
BP control.: Certain life situations will cause the BP to rise even if you’re on medications; this can include exercise and episodes of emotional stress or physical exertion. This is normal and expected. But your BP at baseline should be in adequate control and your BP numbers under times of such stress should not rise excessively. 24 hour BP monitoring can help to qualify this. ...Read more
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