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Can Ritalin/Adderall induce permanent hypertension? No pre-existing cardio conditions. Will I still have high blood pressure after I come off of it?

Can Ritalin/Adderall induce permanent hypertension? No pre-existing cardio conditions. Will I still have high blood pressure after I come off of it?

Over doing ADHD: Zoloft (Sertraline) is risky - seriously - w/ amphetamines. It's not likely to continue causing hypertension after you stop, but it's very threatening until you do. Consider CBT therapy to avoid the risk and learn skills to manage your symptoms. Withdrawal from these drugs takes time - plan ahead and protect yourself while you're still young. Middle age is not a good time to have high BP issues. B ...Read more

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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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Why does my vision get blurry when I take my prescribed adder all? is it because of high blood pressure? i am a healthy 23 year old female .

Why does my vision get blurry when I take my prescribed adder all? is it because of high blood pressure? i am a healthy 23 year old female .

Worrisome: Adderall can cause severe high blood pressure in susceptible people. If your vision is blurry due to high blood pressure from Adderall, it's not safe for you to continue it. Please obtain a BP cuff ($50 in most pharmacies or borrow one from a friend) and check your BP when you get the blurriness. If it's >160 (top) or >100 (bottom) number, stop the Adderall and check with your the prescriber. ...Read more

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If you have high blood pressure what do you take?

If you have high blood pressure what do you take?

Different meds: After a trial of lifestyle changes (diet and exercise) there are many classes of anti hypertensives to use. Often first line is a diuretic which has proven to be very successful in preventing mortality and morbidity from htn. But beta blockers, ace inhibitors, calcium channel blockers and others are used with great results. ...Read more

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What the best time to take high blood pressure meds?

What the best time to take high blood pressure meds?

At night: There is recent medical evidence out that taking your BP meds at night leads to better control of your blood pressure that ultimately decreases your risk of cardiac and renal disease. ...Read more

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Do I still have to take meds for high blood pressure even though its back to normal?

Do I still have to take meds for high blood pressure even though its  back to normal?

That depends: It depends on many factors. For example in diabetics it is a standard of care that they be on certain types of blood pressure medication even if their BP is normal. In patients who have had strokes or heart attacks there are medications that have been shown to potentially reduce the risk of subsequent such events and it behooves the patient to stay on medications. ...Read more

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I have high blood pressure.. i take meds.. it's about 135 over 85. will this vitapak elevate my BP even more?

I have high blood pressure.. i take meds.. it's about 135 over 85. will this vitapak elevate my BP even more?

Unlikely/uncertain: The vitamins in "vitapak" shouldn't affect your blood pressure. Fenugreek extract appears to be harmless but ineffective in building muscle. Some studies suggest tribulus terrestris has anablic steroid effect which could indirectly raise your blood pressure. But if you knew how much money GNC makes selling this ineffectual product, now THAT could definitely raise your B/P. Caveat emptor! ...Read more

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I have high blood pressure and i take medicine for it but took my pressure today and it was140/102..Is this pretty serious....

Its too high: Desired BP is 130/80 or less. If the BP is higher on occasion its not a big deal but if it is higher consistantly then your medication needs to be increased or an additional medication is needed. ...Read more

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When is the right time to take high blood pressure pills, morning or afternoon?

When is the right time to take high blood pressure pills, morning or afternoon?

Dosing time: Depends on the agent & its half life in the blood,once daily agents with no diuretic action I usually advise at evening or bedtime as there is diurnal variation in BP control. ...Read more

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Adderall (Definition)

Adderall (combination Dextroamphetamine and amphetamine) is a stimulant medication approved for the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (adhd). It is a controlled medication ...Read more


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Hypertension (Definition)

hypertension is a medication similar to High blood pressure. Hypertension is defined as elevated blood pressure systolic over 140 and diastolic over ...Read more