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Why Do Anticholinergic Drugs Lower Your Blood Pressure
Less vascular tone: The anticholinergic drugs relax the tiny muscles in our arteries, relaxing the arteries and dropping the blood pressure. They also effect the muscles in our eyes (blurry vision) and that control the ladder and rectum (difficulty with going #1 and #2). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Can be dangerous: When you are pregnant , do not use any medicines unless your doctor tells you to. Some medicines can harm your baby. Make sure that all your doctors know that you are pregnant ...Read more
Varied Reasons: The generalized answer is that some meds which we call "lipophilic" meds can cross the blood:brain barrier and affect receptors in the brain. That said, the answer is too simplistic and there are often complicated neurohormonal feedback loops at play. Other meds directly interfere with specific actions necessary to achieve erection though this is a bit less common. ...Read more
Insomnia and cozaar (losartan): You need to speak to the physician (P) who ordered the cozaar (losartan) (C) for you. C is from an arb which have very few side effects. If you are having insomnia (I) from C, ask your P to order you either another arb or switch you to another BP medicine, or arb, to see if it gets better. Good luck ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How and why does high blood pressure meds may cause erectile dysfunction? I thought the meds helped blood flow?
What does it mean when beta blockers make your blood pressure go up? Prescribed for SVT, but cause nausea and now normally low blood pressure is high
Beta Blockers: Generally speaking beta blockers have a blood pressure lowering effect and act as an hypertensive medications. This is an addition to their primary effect which is to slow heart rate. To cause an increase in blood pressure would be unusual. I suspect the elevated blood pressure and nausea or not related to the medication itself. Definitely warrants a visit to your doctor. ...Read more
What meds can cause low blood pressure?Can pinesol and Ajax and window cleaner cause low blood pressure? What can I do for low blood pressure?
Low BP: 25 F from CA. asks:What meds can cause low blood pressure?Can pinesol and Ajax and window cleaner cause low blood pressure? What can I do for low blood pressure?ANS: A very large number of meds can cause low BP. So tell me the ones you are one and I can tell you. As far as the cleaning agents; yes if U sweated a lot while using them this can cause low BP. Lets do 2nd opinion consult to help ...Read more
Bad: Assuming blood pressure medications are taken to control hypertension (high blood pressure), not taking the medications leaves one open to the effects of chronic hypertension. Those include stroke, heart attack, kidney disease. One of the biggest successes of modern medicine has been the recognition of this danger, and diligent treatment of high blood pressure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: I generally treat patients with high BP if his or her average pressure is greater than 140/90. If someone is having temporary stress, for example going through a divorce, I rarely treat high BP that develops during that time, but rather wait for the stress to abate. If u have stress all the time, and your AVG BP is >140/90, generally u would be treated, a beta blocker would be a good choice. ...Read more
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