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Blood pressure (BP), sometimes referred to as arterial blood pressure, is the pressure exerted by circulating blood upon the walls of blood vessels, and is one of the principal vital signs. When used without further specification, "blood pressure" usually refers to the arterial pressure of the systemic circulation. During each heartbeat, blood pressure varies between a maximum (systolic) and a minimum (diastolic) pressure.[1] The blood pressure in the circulation is principally due to the pum...

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Isolated bp
I am 63 male. Currently for the last 8 mos I have been taking 100 mg losartan plus 10 mg amlodipine Rotherham daily. My systolic always reads betw 148 to 160. My diastolic reads betw 62 to 68. How do I bring my systolic. Any adj or other meds can u recommend? Ty ## My isolated systolic hypertension still is still quite high bet. 148 to 160. The diastolic us beautiful at 62 - 68. I notice my heart rate is kind of low bet 56 - 58 consistently. How can I lower my systolic? I am diabetic taking metformin 850 3x daily with lantus 45 units every night. Ty ## Hello, Godo! How are you doing? Have you modified your diet? Eating less fatty foods that are lower in sodium can really make a huge difference in BP levels. Exercise can also help. You may also need to try a different medication or to ad...
Updated 49 seconds ago in Losartan.
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Amlodac 5
My mom is 60 years old. Is there a drug equivalent to Amlodac 5 in the US that I can get over the counter or so. She needs it only for 5 days.She had the meds for 6 months and fgt to get her prescriptions. Now she has run out of it and will be returning India in 5 days. ## No, I'm sorry, but these types of medications are only available by prescription here. However, if she can get or already has a prescription, you can just purchase 5 days worth of tablets at the pharmacy, you just have to tell them that's all you want. You can always purchase less of a prescription in the U.S., just not more of it than it is written for. Learn more Amlodac details here. ## I am a 34 year old lady with high blood pressure, I am using ridaq {white) once a day and my bp is controlable , but my pu...
Updated 7 hours ago.
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apo propranolol 40mg & apo-alpraz 0.5mg
Would like to know how strong is apo-propranolol 40mg compared to apo-alpraz 0.5mg. Tks in advance for your answer.
Updated 13 hours ago in Propranolol.
metoprolol withdrawal
i've been taking metoprolol for several years as partial treatment for high blood pressure. through diet and xcercise, i've lowered my BP to the point my doctor says drop the metoprolol. i did, 3 days ago, and i'm soooo tired, dizzy, irritable, and my vision is blurred. is this withdrawal? how long will it last? i remember starting this medication was terrible to get used to. it appears that stopping it is just as bad. ## I am experiencing the same thing and I am tapering off of the metoprolol. I have only been on for a couple of months and now the withdrawal is just as bad. I am down to 12.5 mg two times a day. It is tough. ## it went away after a week or so. i feel great now, and my BP and heart rate have risen slightly, but thats the reason we stopped it. i've lost en...
Updated 16 hours ago in Metoprolol.
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can you take Esculturex with Diovan
can you take Esculturex with Diovan 160/25 mg ## Esculturex is listed as containing Sibutramine, a drug that was used to aid in weight loss, until it was banned from the market in 2010, due to the increased risk it caused of adverse cardiovascular events. Learn more Sibutramine details here. That said, it you are taking the Diovan HCT for high blood pressure or a cardiac condition, then no, it isn't safe to take the Esculturex, or any other stimulant type of weight/appetite control drug. Learn more Valsartan details here. Learn more Hydrochlorothiazide details here. Stimulant medications, such as the Esculturex can cause elevation of your blood pressure and heart rate, which can be dangerous for cardiac and hypertension patients. Is there anything else I can help with? ## With thyro...
Updated 18 hours ago in Diovan.
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10 MG lisinopril lupin
can 10mg tab be cut in half for 5mg dose ## Hello, Serie! How are you? Yes, unless your doctor has instructed you otherwise, you can safely cut this tablet in half. Side effects may include nausea, dizziness, headache and dry cough. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 20 hours ago in Lisinopril.
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what are inactive ingredients of e102 lisinopril
What are ALL ingredients of e102 pill by Eon? I used to take white one (3973 on one side, v on the other), no problem, but taking the e102, I feel bloating, more tired, headache. Same lisinopril dosage, just different maker and color. Would like to know all the fillers, please. Thanks ## Hello, Klara! How are you? I'm sorry, but I've been unable to find a list of the inactive ingredients for this tablet. Regardless, due to the symptoms you're having, I think there's actually a slight difference in the amount of the active ingredient, generics are allowed to differ slightly. What have your blood pressure and heart rate levels been at, while taking this one? Have you consulted your doctor?
Updated 21 hours ago in Lisinopril.
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lupin s lisinopril 40 mg
Is it possible the generic versions differ depending on which company produces the same pill. In Ohio, I took 40 mg. of Lisinopril and my BP was consistently 113/62. I moved to KY, now I take Lupin's 40 Mg Lisinopril and I cannot get my BP down past 140/75...what is going on? Nothing has changed except the manufacturer. My weight is the same, I eat the same. I cannot figure this out. ## Hello, Roz! How are you? Yes, there can be slight fluctuations in the amount of the active ingredient from one generic to another. Alternatively, you may also have just become tolerant to the medication, so you may need a dosage adjustment or switch to a different medication. How long have you been taking it? Do you take any other medications?
Updated 21 hours ago in Lisinopril.
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Side effects using lisinop hctz 20 25
I have been taking lisinopril hctz (small blur pill) for years without any problems. Couple of months ago the pharmacy started giving me lisop hctz ( a little larger pink pill - watson). I have been experiencing discomfort and body aches laying on my stomach for the past month. Could this be related? ## Hello, Nick! How are you? I"m sorry about the problems you're having. It is rather difficult to say with certainty. It may be due to side effects, if the new tablet is slightly stronger than the prior generic, since they can vary slightly, or it could be entirely unrelated. Another possibility is dehydration, if this new tablet is a little stronger, it may be removing more fluid from your body than the prior one and you may not be taking in enough to replace it. Are you on any ot...
Updated 23 hours ago in Lisinopril.
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Aurobindo vs. Sandoz (valsartan/hctz)
I have been taking the Sandoz version of valsartan/hctz (80/12.5) for YEARS with no problems. Recently, my pharmacy switched to the Aurobindo version. I feel like it's doing nothing (or little). I thought that the bioequivalency for generics was mandated by law. Did I get counterfeit drugs at Rite-Aid? Nevertheless, the pharmacy was skeptical but accommodating. They faxed over the request to my incredible GP whose office responded within the hour. I can now pick up my Sandoz version again. Anybody else have a similar experience? ## Hello, Kenny! How are you? Did you just feel like it wasn't working, or did you actually check your heart rate and blood pressure to find out? Generics do have to be bioequivalent. But without actually checking, after taking it for a few days, there...
Updated 23 hours ago in Valsartan.
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