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Can I take phentermine 37.5 diet pill with high blood pressure medicine?

Can I take phentermine 37.5 diet pill with high blood pressure medicine?

Phentermine: I can't really answer this question because you didn't say which high blood pressure medication you are taking. However, I don't know too many physicians on healthtap who would recommend taking diet pills for weight loss. Weight loss requires physical activity & healthy nutrition with calories burned exceeding calories consumed. Take care. ...Read more

Diet Pills (Definition)

Anorectic agents generally known as diet pills are medications which decrease or inhibit appetite and aid in the reduction of food intake, therefore aiding weightmloss. Most currently FDA-approved appetite medications are dispensed by prescription due to potential side effects and contraindications. Diet pills alone are seldom successful in deriving long-term weight reduction. They should only be taken under the direct supervision of a physician specifically trained in their use as a part of a multi-modal treatment program including diet, exercise, ...Read more


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What diet pill can a person take that won't hurt me. Having high blood pressure?

What diet pill can a person take that won't hurt me. Having high blood pressure?

No magic: None really. Firstly there aren't really any effective wt loss meds. Over the counter meds are either ineffective dangerous or both. Diet, exercise, counseling and for severe obesity bariatric procedures are the real options. Even a 10# wt loss can reduce your BP so modest wt loss is a real treatment for high bp. ...Read more

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I'm supposed to take 1 pill of Levothyroxine/150mg in a day.....but accidentally took 2 because I mistook it for my high blood pressure medicine. I s?

I'm supposed to take 1 pill of Levothyroxine/150mg in a day.....but accidentally took 2 because I mistook it for my high blood pressure medicine. I s?

Just don't repeat...: Sorry to see such, which is not uncommon in daily living for many. For Levothyroxine, you may just wait, watch, and see; of course, do not repeat it and move on; it is unlikely to cause undue effect from what you described, i.e., one-time event! As always, take any drug with caution esp. at the beginning of its use. ...Read more

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How come high blood pressure medicine tell you to stay out of the sun?

How come high blood pressure medicine tell you to stay out of the sun?

Photosensitivity: Some hypertensive medictions can cause a reaction with sunlight leading to a burn like rash. This is more common with hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) and furosemide. Some calcium channel blockers have been implicated. Sun block helps. It is impractical to avoid the sun altogether as so many of the population have high blood pressure. ...Read more

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Can you take sardinia cambodia if you take high blood pressure medicine?

Can you take sardinia cambodia if you take high blood pressure medicine?

No: Unless you know what is actually in the pill (and you do not) and the drug has been thoroughly tested for safety and efficacy (which it has not) do not chance it.

We do not know what is in these herbal remedies, we do not know what they will do, what they are adulterated with, how much of the unknown stuff or claimed stuff is in there. Don't use them (was I clear?). ...Read more

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I take high blood pressure medicine is there a way to get where I don't have to take it anymore?

I take high blood pressure medicine is there a way to get where I don't have to take it anymore?

Agree with Dr Werner: In addition to weight loss and diet changes, consider learning hypnosis or biofeedback to reduce stress and help lower BP. Seek a clinical psychologist trained in clinical hypnosis or biofeedback. ...Read more

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What happens if someone stops taking there high blood pressure medicine for 3 days what will happen?

What happens if someone stops taking there high blood pressure medicine for 3 days what will happen?

Depends upon meds: Usually if a patient stops his antihypertensives for several days his or her BP will become elevated again. Certain antiypertensives have a long half-life and take days to be completely eliminated from the body. Certain medications should absolutely not be stopped abruptly as this causes rebound accelerated hypertension. Clonidine and beta blockers are notorious for rebound hypertension. ...Read more

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If I take high blood pressure medicine in the morning, can I have a glass of wine in the evening for dinner?

If I take high blood pressure medicine in the morning, can I have a glass of wine in the evening for dinner?

Here are some...: Have you ever tried wind drinking in the evening? Generally speaking, you may try and see since possible adverse effects from antihypertensives are very unlikely, especially 6-8 hours after their use. To delve more into drug effects, go to http://formefirst.com/NewDrugUse.html. More on life reality? Go to http://formefirst.com/onLifeBasics.html. All the best to health... ...Read more

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Please advise if it's okay to do a mild colon cleanse (with herbs in it) if you are taking high blood pressure medicine?

Please advise if it's okay to do a mild colon cleanse (with herbs in it) if you are taking high blood pressure medicine?

Colon cleanse: A mild colon cleanse such as a prep for GI procedure usually isn't a problem but doesn't have 'herbs' associated. The risk comes in placing unknown 'herbs' into the colon where they could be absorbed and cause problems. ...Read more

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How soon after you start taking high blood pressure medicine do you notice a difference?

How soon after you start taking high blood pressure medicine do you notice a difference?

Depends: We have much excellent blood pressure drugs available, but the onset of action and the time to stable response varies with the drug class and the specific drug. It has to do with pharmacologic and physiologic "half-life" that is known. Some drugs have rapid onset but some may take many weeks. Compounding this is that combination agents are used to minimize side effects, adding complexity. ...Read more

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Took dayquil with high blood pressure medicine- danger?

Took dayquil with high blood pressure medicine- danger?

Not a problem: I obviously don't know what your high blood pressure medicine is but detromethorphan, the active ingredient, really doesn't interact with HTN meds. The labeling may warn you to check with your doctor (who could disagree?) but you're in no danger. ...Read more

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What kind of high blood pressure medicine is good for elderly people?

Depends . . .: Most blood pressure (BP) medications haven't been tested per se in the elderly, much less the old, say greater than 80-85yo. With that said, high BP increases risk for stroke, heart failure & even kidney failure. On the other hand, new research warns of an increase fall risk in elderly treated w/any BP lowering drug. So the best drug for any given individual depends upon discussion w/familydoc ...Read more

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I wanted to know is it ok to take mega man ripped pack if your on high blood pressure medicine?

Yes: I went to the GNC wedsite and read the ingredients. You can take it with hbp meds. But be aware: it's just an expensive multivitamin with some aminoacids (protein building blocks). You can buy a generic multivitamin, have an egg for breakfast, and get all the same ingredients, and pay 1/10 the price. ...Read more

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Is there any high blood pressure medicine without hydrochlorothiazide?

Is there any high blood pressure medicine without hydrochlorothiazide?

Absolutely!: No BP med has HCTZ (hydrochlorothiazide) unless it's marked "XXX-HCT". Manufacturers provide the combination for convenience because HCTZ (hydrochlorothiazide) is often used with other meds and it doesn't add any cost to the manufacture, but all meds come without it. ...Read more

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If a man is on high blood pressure medicine, can he still safely take viagra (sildenafil)?

If a man is on high blood pressure medicine, can he still safely take viagra (sildenafil)?

Yes, unless nitrate: Viagra and its competitors can be taken in conjunction w/most other medications except nitrates. The combination of viagra & nitrate can lead to abrupt excessively low blood pressure, enough to kill someone, so don't do it! And be careful of otc dietary supplements that purport to be all-natural pure organic alternatives to viagra. Often they only work because they are contaminated w/sildenafil. ...Read more

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What to do if I took a high blood pressure medicine by mistake!!?

What to do if I took a high blood pressure medicine by mistake!!?

Check BP frequently : If below 100 mm of Hg,drink plenty of fluids, keep recumbent position for at least 8-12 Hrs.if symptomatic or concerned go to ER. ...Read more

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If once prescribed high blood pressure medicine, can a person be weened from the medicine over time or are they stuck taking it ...

If once prescribed high blood pressure medicine, can a person be weened from the medicine over time or are they stuck taking it ...

BP med duration: If one's hypertension (hbp) is "essential" hypertension it is quite likely that one will need lifelong therapy if no changes are made in that person's life style. Some people can lose their hbp with weight loss and/or cessation of smoking. If the hbp is secondary, treatment of the cause of it can resolve the cause of hbp. A physician needs to be seen to answer your question. ...Read more

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Can I take B12 if I am on high blood pressure medicine?

Can I take B12 if I am on high blood pressure medicine?

Yes: I am not aware of significant interaction between vitamin B12 and blood pressure medications, although without knowing exactly which medication, it is not possible to give you an exact answer. ...Read more

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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

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Are you suppose to still take high blood pressure medicine if your blood pressure is 117/73 and 109/74 thanks?

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Are you suppose to still take high blood pressure medicine if your blood pressure is 117/73 and 109/74 thanks?

Yes, but...: Do not abruptly discontinue drugs for hypertension although it is possible to slowly adjust down their dosage in conjunction with lifestyle modification. So, keeping on taking anti-hypertensives until re-evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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What kind of medicine can you take for lower back pain while on high blood pressure medicine?

What kind of medicine can you take for lower back pain while on high blood pressure medicine?

Ask your doctor: There are many types of medicine for back pain and many for high blood pressure. It is best to check with your doctor. A pharmacist can also give you information about drug interactions. ...Read more

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I was started on a blood pressure medicine for raynauds even though I don't have high blood pressure?

I was started on a blood pressure medicine for raynauds even though I don't have high blood pressure?

Opens blood vessels: We use blood pressure medications in raynauds quite often because raynauds is caused by closing of small blood vessels and capillaries particulary in the hands and feet which then cause the symptoms of raynauds. Blood presure medications help keep the blood vessels open and then decrease the symptoms of raynauds. ...Read more

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Is it possible to ever get off blood pressure medicine? What tests need to be done to know the cause of high blood pressure?

Is it possible to ever get off blood pressure medicine? What tests need to be done to know the cause of high blood pressure?

Yes: Depends on cause.
There are a few that are curable by surgery!
Other persons may control or improve, with weight loss, exercize, sodium control, dietary efforts. ...Read more

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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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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more