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Zyrtec And Blood Pressure Medication
Possibly: Everyone responds differently to BP meds and there have been reports of patients having an increase of blood pressure, for example related to renin levels, when started on BP meds. Remember however that our blood pressures rise and fall naturally throughout the day so it is important to follow trends over time. In some cases, the medicine is simply not working for you, not raising your BP. ...Read more
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
No: Augmenting or Clavuanic acid - Amoxicillin - is broad spectrum antibiotics .More common side effect is upset stomach, diarrhea . It is sealed to " killing" all the good bacteria " probiotics' from gut as well as " bad " bacteria causing infection. It is good to keep well hydrated and consume health diet - including fermented food as Yogurt, Kefir. If you have High BP it could be the reason. ...Read more
Yes: In general for patients without severe kidney or liver impairment it is safe to take both Buspar (buspirone) and Lisinopril. No published drug interactions between these two medications. As a general rule of thumb, patients should always carry a list (written or on their phone) of ALL the medications and supplements they take so their prescribing physician can review. ...Read more
No, But Don't Do It: Zyrtec (cetirizine) is an antihistamine- so you shouldn't be taking it with other antihistamines. However, antihistamines don't typically elevate the blood pressure. Decongestants (ie sudafed) can cause blood pressure elevation. Zyrtec (cetirizine) shouldn't be a problem. ...Read more
I have low blood pressure, so have to be careful with meds I take. Can low dose aspirin OR Allegra (fexofenadine) allergy meds lower blood pressure?
No Not likely: Neither of these drugs have any effect on your blood pressure. Low blood pressure is not a disease, so do not list it as such. BP on the lower end of the normal range is actually a good thing as long as you do not feel dizzy or faint when you stand up from a lying or sitting position. Most people can tolerate BP as low as 100/60 mm. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Acceptable: 120/80 is a desirable goal in the treatment of hypertension. Your reading is quite acceptable on your current medications especially if you're not experiencing any side effects. ...Read more
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Meds if over 140/90: Goal BP is under 120/80, and high BP is over 140/90. However, it also depends on whether you have underlying heart disease, kidney disease, diabetes, or prior TIA or strokes. In those more serious conditions we will have tighter control on bp. If you are using any stimulants like caffeine you should eliminate it. BP should be measured on 3 separate occasions in order to diagnose hypertension. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No,why would you?: Cozaar (losartan) is an arb class of blood pressure lowering medication, appropriate for those w/high blood pressure or hypertension. Midodrine is an Alpha receptor agonist used to treat patients w/orthostatic hypotension, whose blood pressure falls when they change positions. I can't imagine too many patients w/htn who are orthostatic w/treatment where you'd add another med rather than give fluids, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What over-the-counter medicine to avoid when taking ziac (bisoprolol and hydrocholorthiazide) for high blood pressure?
Medications: That question is so far out of bounds, it is unanswerable for this simple app. There are over ninety different blood pressure medications and then you add on a whole other disease. This site is not to learn pharmacology or science. Your treating physician will help you decide on the appropriate treatment for your conditions. ...Read more
Unlikely: Unless its an interaction with other medication. ...Read more
I take Benazpril for high blood pressure can I also take vitamin B12 with my blood pressure meds?
Yes: And B12 is in many of the foods you eat too. ...Read more
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