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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, usually measured at a person's upper arm. A person’s blood pressure is usually expressed in terms of the systolic pressure over diastolic pressure and is measured in millimet...

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Clonidine withdrawal
My diabetic and hypertensive mother (age 88) was recently hospitalized for weakness and frequent falling. She has been on clonidine and a new doctor took her off it. She has been having horrible waves of nausea and diarrhea for about a week and a half now. She has to force herself to eat a couple of bites of each meal, and she weighed all of 92 pounds when she went in. Besides the hell she is going through, I am worried about her wasting away. How long does the clonidine withdrawal process last? ## Are you saying they just abruptly took her off of it? Did they replace it with something else? Are they providing supportive therapy? I doubt that the hospital will really let her waste away, if she starts to lose too much weight and isn't holding anything down, they will force nutrients ...
Updated 9 minutes ago in Clonidine.
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Shelcal 500mg - benefits, doses and uses
I HAVE OSTEOPOROSIS. I AM 72 YRS OF AGE 5FT 6 INCHES TALL, 65 kg. WHAT SHOULD BE THE DOSES FOR ME FOR SHELCAL 500 mg? What are the benefits of Shelcal 500 mg in my case? ## The dosing instructions for Shelcal 500 state one tablet is to be taken twice a day. Learn more Shelcal details here. Thus, unless your doctor has instructed you to take a different amount, then you should follow the directions on the package. Is there anything else I can help with? ## 1- tab Amdepin 5mg -1- 2- tab Ecosprin 75 -1- P C H S 3- tab Envas 2.5mg -1- 4- tab Atorva 10 P. C H S 5- Shelcal 500 twice a day 6- Calcirol Sachet ## QAMAR age 43yrs Weight 65 kg. Height 5.7 Inch bp 135/98 mmhg taking Amodep AT, Amlodipine and atenolol Dr Ajitit Thakur Cardic . Advice Urine R/E ECG Chest Xray Sr. Ca Profile (Ca, P, I...
Updated 1 hour ago in Amlodipine.
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metoprolol success er
My daughter has a pacemaker due to electrical problems with her heart from the Mustard Procedure for Transposition of the Great Arteries. She is 24 and has had the PaceMaker fo 2 years. Within the last few months she had 1 life threatening low heart rate. Will metoprolol success er help prevent the low rate. If she continues to have low rate may need to put in a defribilator. ## Hello, Clide! How are you and your daughter? It's actually succinate, not success, but anyway, it could actually cause her heart rate to go low, so it's kind of iffy. These beta blockers can sometimes cause low heart rate as a side effect, along with nausea, dizziness, headache and stomach pain. Has it been prescribed for her? She might do better with something that just helps with overall heart function...
Updated 10 hours ago in Metoprolol.
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Is Ramipril causing my father to pass out?
My 76yr old father has had Parkinson's for 10yrs and now has dementia. He takes Carbodopa/Levodopa 25mg/100mg 2.5 tabs 3 times a day, 75mg Seroquel per day, 5mg Donepezil per day, 5mg Ramipril per day. On July 28th 2014 and October 08 2014 my father had syncopal incidents (passed out). Both times were in the morning after eating breakfast and taking 8am meds. Both times he was sitting down calmly relaxing and both times he lossed consciousness and was taken by ambulance to the hospital. He has had multiple diagnostics done like UTI, chest X-rays, Echocardiogram, Carotid sonargram, blood work, MRI with and wihtout contrast and CTs of his brain. All of these are negative for any physical problem. He is active and walks every day and physically he is in good shape. The only surgery he ...
Updated 10 hours ago in Ramipril.
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A Fib with excessive hypertension
Just had an A Fib episode and blood pressure shot up to 187/107. When I have combination of both, I take 1 mg Clonidine tablet recommended by ER doctor. I already take metoprolol twice a day plus a Clonidine patch and Multaq twice daily for the A Fib. Taking the Clonidine tab when bp is this high has kept me out of the ER. This started at 8 pm and by 10 pm my blood pressure dropped to 134/87 and I was back in rhythm. Multaq has been a blessing, I do not feel palpitations in the chest when I have my episodes. I usually get short of breath really fast that is an indicator for me. ## Hi MeeMaw, Sorry to hear about your recent episode with A-Fib. I hope you've managed to get things under control by now. Do you know what it was that might've initially triggered the onset of this atri...
Updated 15 hours ago in Clonidine.
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stolen perscription and. wallet at a bus stop
I was surfing at a crowded. Bis stop with alot of Bags. .as i got on the bus i relized my. Bag was gone..outside of the cc,Wallet, money,and my medication. ..im in wilmington nc Will. A police report assist me on the medications that were stolon ## Hello, Candice! How are you? I'm very sorry about the theft. It will really depend on what medication was stolen. If it was a controlled substance, the police report might keep your doctor from penalizing you, but they most likely will not replace the prescription. If it was something life-sustaining, such as blood pressure medication, then yes, they should replace it for you. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 15 hours ago.
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Lisinopril Reactions With Grapefruit
are there any reactions from eating grapefruit while taking lisionpril? ## I haven't found anything listed that shows that grapefruit causes any problems, when taking Lisinopril, but you should check with your doctor, or pharmacist to be certain. Are there any warnings about it listed on the label? ## Can I take HCTZ 12.5mg per day with 2 drops grapefruitseed extract un 2 oz. water 2X per day? Not injested, swished around in mouth for 5 min and spit out. gargle a little bit
Updated 1 day ago in Lisinopril.
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propan with iron multivitamins side effects
does propan with iron multivitamins makes blood pressure low?
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accidentally losartan
I accidentaly took two 25mg losartan but one in the morning and one at 2pm will i be okay ## Hello, Dee Dee! How are you? Did you suffer any adverse effects? Anytime you are worried about a possible overdose, you should contact your doctor, poison control or go to your nearest ER, for your own safety. As to the dosage, it can be given in doses up to 100mgs a day. However, accidentally doubling your dose could cause your blood pressure to go lower than usual, so you may experience dizziness, drowsiness and headache. If you have a smartphone, I'd suggest getting a reminder app for prescriptions. One that not only reminds you when to take them, but one that makes you acknowledge when you've taken it, to avoid such instances in the future.
Updated 1 day ago in Losartan.
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lisinopril 25mg
I have OCD and I have a pill phobia and become obsessed. My question is how much is too much of Lisinopril 25mg? Toxic effects? also for HCTZ 25mg? ## Hello, Brenda! How are you? I understand, I have OCD myself and frequently do the same thing with medications, though I don't have a phobia about taking them. Anyway, I am very happy to help with more information. You should only take the amount your doctor has prescribed. But the maximum daily dose of Lisinopril can go as high as 80mgs daily, but it's rarely used in doses more than 40mgs daily. This medication is an ACE inhibitor that's most commonly used to treat high blood pressure and certain cardiac conditions. Its side effects may include nausea, dizziness, headache, stomach pain, dry cough and hypotension. Hydrochloroth...
Updated 1 day ago in Lisinopril.
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