Blood Pressure

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Blood pressure (BP) is the pressure of circulating blood on the walls of blood vessels. When used without further specification, "blood pressure" usually refers to the pressure in large arteries of the systemic circulation. Blood pressure is usually expressed in terms of the systolic pressure (maximum during one heart beat) over diastolic pressure (minimum in between two heart beats) and is measured in millimeters of mercury (mmHg), above the surrounding atmospheric pressure (considered to be...

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lisinopril tablets
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I have been taking Lisinopril 20 mg from manufacturer Lupin for years. My most recent renewal was the same color and Lupin on one side and 20 on other but the pill is half the size of the one I have been getting. Still says Lupin but I am concerned. Anyone notice the difference ## Notice spike in BP tonight after taking smaller pill this AM. Concerned ## I just noticed the same about my 10mg refill. Calling pharmacy this morning. ## I am having anxiety, shakiness and chest pain with new size pill. Anyone else having trouble? Lisinopril 20 mg smaller pill ## I am taking lupin lisinopril 20 mg twice daily and I live in Tennessee. My tablets have never changed size and according to the manufacturer they aren't supposed to. I used to be a pharmacists before my illnesses so I still know ...
Updated 12 minutes ago in Lisinopril.
How should I come off Propranolol
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In a nuteshell: I have anxiety(looking at it now I feel like I have social anxiety), high blood pressure and a.d.d Iv been taking Propranolol(for high blood pressure) and Paxil for anxiety, and adderall for my a.d.d, iv been taking these for around 3 years I felt great but only for a year...For the past 2 years now iv been feeling really depressed and anxious, honestly I felt a lot better when I wasn't on all of this crap, just the stress of school and everything has made pills the only option for me. So in the last 2 months I decided to come off everything, I went from taking 15mg of Paxil to 5mg, and adderall 30mg I'm taking twice a week, now the propanol 60mg long acting, I remember I tried to get off it cold turkey, but I really felt anxious/nervous and felt like my heart wa...
Updated 35 minutes ago in Propranolol.
Swollen ankles and legs on 10 mg Amlodipine
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I have swelling in my ankles and legs, feel unbelievably tired and my skin is hot yet I shiver as you do with a sunburn. My Dr. has changed my med at my request, but I would like to know how long it may take for the swelling to go down? ## What medication did they put you on, now? I'm sorry, but it is hard to provide you with accurate information, without knowing more specifics. Can you please post back and clarify? Depending on the new medication, it could take a couple weeks to a month, or more, since most medications in this class can cause these symptoms as side effects, according to the FDA. However, things may be different if they gave you a medication that helps remove the fluid that is causing the edema. ## My Dr switched me to METOPROLOL 25 MG per day. It brought my bp down...
Updated 8 hours ago in Amlodipine.
losartan 50mg pill cut in half
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Is it safe to cut my losartan 50 mg in half when the pill is not scored? Pharmacy said I will not be getting even distribution with each half but I want to know your experiences... ## There shouldn't be a problem, part of pill manufacturing is making sure the medication is evenly suspended throughout, my doctor approves of my doing so and it's prescribed for me directly from cardiology for heart function. However, there are 50mg tablets that you can get that are scored and they should provide you with them, if your doctor writes your prescription as you needing to cut the tablets. There will always be a slight variance between doses, because no cut is absolutely precise, but it is usually not significant. I actually have one here, now, that is manufactured by Aurobindo Pharma, i...
Updated 8 hours ago in Losartan.
Weight gain and depression after stopping Chlorthalidone
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I have successfully lost 100lbs over the last 2 years. I went off chlorthalidone three weeks ago and I have gained about 10 pounds while lowering my calories by 50 a day. My period and blood pressure are staying great but I'm depressed and don't want to get fat again. I had been on 25 mg every other day for nearly six years. I then stopped taking it at once, not gradually. I wasn't told to do that, perhaps because I only took a pill every other day anyway. ## That could be some rebound fluid retention, since this medication is a diuretic, according to FDA reports, it may take awhile for things to settle back out and return to normal. Stopping abruptly could also cause edema, and elevated heart rate. How are you doing, now? Has there been any change? Are you on any other medi...
Updated 11 hours ago in Chlorthalidone.
Reducing Losartan 100 mg dosage
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Hi, I am a male 64 years old and have been on Losartan 100mg for around three years. I have put on weight, have horrible backache, tiredness, itchy skin, and other symptoms. I bike 15 kms a day and have been on a diet eating one main meal a day with cereal at lunch time. I've recently started taking 50 mg at 9am then the other 50 mgs at 9 pm. I check my blood pressure three times a day, and it is usually between 130/72 with a pulse of 99. Not usually above or below this range. My question is, can i reduce to 50 mgs a day as my bp is stable to reduce the side effects? Or is there another tablet that doesn't make me put on weight? Ive read Benicar is similar drug with no weight increase, or Dirovan? Thank you.
Updated 11 hours ago in Losartan.
high pressure
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I am 28 years old and my blood pressure is 90/140 when i it my dr. advice bislos 5mg but after taking 25 days i feel uneasy to taking breath then i stop taking bislol my dr. then advice me Ransys 20 mg now what can i do am i go another dr. pls advice me
Updated 14 hours ago.
i have been taking 2 mg of coversyl for weeks hate the side effects can just stop taki this medication it dangerous first
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if it is dangerous to completely stop taking 2mg of coversyl because of side is my first time ever to take high blood pressure pills. i was just really stressed at the time and of course the doc automatically put me on meds ## Hello, Patsy! How are you? I'm sorry about the way you're feeling. Yes, stopping it abruptly could cause rebound elevations in blood pressure and heart rate, which may put you in danger, so you shouldn't stop it, without your doctors approval and supervision. What types of side effects are you experiencing? The FDA lists the typical ones for this medication as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, increased urination and hypotension. Alternatively, you could also speak to your doctor about trying a different medication, if this is ...
Updated 16 hours ago.
small, round, pink pill C 74 impinted on it
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what is Metropole Tartrate - small, pink pill with C 74 imprinted on it used for? ## This tablet does NOT contain Metoprolol, this tablet contains Amlodipine and Olmesartan, it is a generic for Azor, this is used to help control high blood pressure. Side effects may include: nausea, dizziness, headache and muscle/joint aches. Is there anything else I can help you with? ## The metoprolol 50 mg my sister got at Walmart is pink scored with c 74. I am unsure why Verwon says otherwise. Both control blood pressure but by entirely different mechanisms. JSS-MD ## I have a c 74 round pink tablet from Wal-mart and it says Metoprolor, what is right here? ## Round pink pill c 70 made by teva pharmaceutical is metoprolol used to treat high blood pressure also abnormal heart rhythms.
Updated 17 hours ago in Metoprolol.
Carvedilol Personal Side Effects
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I have been on Carvedilol since December. It's better than Bisoprolol was. My side effects still are sometimes I get so cold I can't get warm no matter how many blankets I have on me, etc. Wheezing after walking a short distance, I never used to have that. Some days I feel down right useless. I felt so much better before beta blockers. Is there anything that won't cause wheezing? Currently I'm on 6.25 mg twice a day. Oh and I have no libido, I told my husband I'm gonna buy him a dead fish! ## I had the same issues, when taking Carvedilol, though I didn't have a husband then, so that part wasn't a concern. But the FDA does list these issues as being common side effects. However, due to being cold so often, I finally had to switch to Losartan. The U.S. FDA list...
Updated 17 hours ago in Coreg.

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