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Of the high blood pressure medicines diovan, (valsartan) Benicar or avapro, which has the least side effects?

All pretty low. These are all angiotensin receptor blockers, a class of medications with particularly low incidences of adverse effects. They have some variability in efficacy. Follow kidney function, potassium levels and blood pressure. Read more...

Can avapro (arb), tekturna (aliskiren) hctz (dri-hctz) & lotrel (ccb-ace1) be used together for high blood pressure? I know together they can cause hyperkalemia.

Perhaps but... Perhaps, but in my experience the additive effects in bringing blood pressure down are not great. Also benefits of tekturna (aliskiren) are lacking especially in diabetics. Read more...
Overkill. Ace/arb/ dri all work on the raas system. Novartis recently released the altitude study where they studied the effects of the combination of Diovan and tekturna (aliskiren) in diabetics with renal disease. Renal function worsened. Due to that I have stopped using those together. Now novartis is no longer promoting the tekturna (aliskiren) family of products and will be laying off 60% of their sales force in april. Read more...
Different meds. ARB, ACE-I,Tekturna (aliskiren) all act on one hormonal axis- renin-angiotensin- aldosterone axis. Yes, this combination can cause hyperkalemia. Usually, medicines with different modes of action ( act at different pathways) are preferred to get the maximum benefit. Read more...

Can I take a triptan for migraines or chronic headaches if I take atenolol and avapro (irbesartan) for high blood pressure?

Yes, you can. However, migraine patients using triptans should not exceed 10 single doses monthly to prevent rebound headache. Always speak with your physician or headache specialist before taking any medication. Read more...

Taking coreg and hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) for high blood pressure for about four months. Can side effects start after 4 months?

Yes. Yes. See your doctor to discuss your symptoms. He/she will determine if it's the meds (through history, maybe blood work). It's always good to follow up periodically when on meds anyway. Read more...

High blood pressure and got pain in neck left side?

See a doctor. We can't diagnose the problem without more information, but high blood pressure and left sided neck pain are a concerning combination. If you are are experiencing pain now, see a doctor right away. Read more...