Started. 01mg of clonidine for motor tics. My resting heart rate is a healthy 42bpm. Scared this med will drop my heart rate dangerously low & kill me?
Clonidine. As an Alpha 2 adrenergic agonist one of the side effects is bradycardia. But, as a healthy young man and at lower doses you should be able to tolerate the drug well. Of course, if you develop dizziness, near fainting or postural changes call your doctor. Close follow up with the prescribing physician highly recommend.
Keep watch. 42 is pretty low for heart rate, check with your doctor.
I have BP of 130-140 systolic. However my resting heart rate is very low, at around 46. Post excercise, my BP drops to below 120 for a few hrs?
Hr/bp. If you feel fine, these numbers are no problem. Read more...
Is a potassium level of 3.0 deadly and can it cause 155+ resting heart rate? I can not take supplement due to taking med that couteracts. Thanks!
Get evaluated ASAP. Low potassium levels, or hypokalemia, can cause potential heart arrhythmias (uneven rhythms) and high heart rates. Also, muscle cramping and weakness. First issue is to get evaluated emergently if your heart rate is really that high as you may need to get potassium corrected other potential interventions. In long run, talk to your doctor about adjusting medications/close follow-up of potassiums. Read more...