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 arterial pressure in the systemic circulation. Blood pressure is usually expressed in terms of the systolic (maximum during one heart beat) pressure over diastolic (minimum in between two heart beats) pressure and is measured in millimeters of mercury (mmHg), above the surrounding atmospheric pressure (considered to be zero for...

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Blood Pressure not responding to meds
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Hello, I've taken lisinopril 5 mg x 1 daily for a few years, as I have 1 kidney. I've also taken atenolol 50 mg x1. My blood pressure has always been good at 120/80 or less. Last week the numbers jumped to 170/101 and higher, as I was told to increase lisinopril to 20 mg and atenolol to 50 x2. Blood pressure was still high 150's/ 99. Kidney doc put me own losatran 50 mg x 2 three days ago. I stopped the lisinopril. Blood pressure was still high 169/104 today. I have diabetes also. My kidney doc says: all my blood work is good, ekg good, cat scan of head good. Any suggestion on the sudden jump in blood pressure? I'm very concerned why the sudden jump, almost like someone thru a switch. Where do we check next? Also, I'm a 70 year old male. Thanks. ## Hello, Ken! How ar...
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yellow pill round pill with MP 30 on one side
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I need to know what this pill is? I found it in my daughter's duffle bag and I am curious as to what it is? ## Hello, Angie! How are you and your daughter? This tablet is manufactured by Sun Pharmaceuticals and they list it as containing 25mgs of Chlorthalidone, which is a diuretic that's used to remove excess fluid from the body to treat conditions, such as high blood pressure, congestive heart failure, and edema. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, increased urination, dehydration, and hypotension. Is there anything else I can help with?
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Extreme Salty Taste in Mouth for 20 days!
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I'm a 51 yr. old female who woke up on April 7, 2011, with an extremely salty taste in my mouth. When I tried to drink water to wash it out, it was like drinking salt gargle water. Nothing I eat or drink makes it go away. I can't stand to put anything in my mouth that is salty because the salt taste already in my mouth makes it almost unswallowable. Prior to that day, I have only 2 regular medications that I take daily: Lisinopril 40 mg( increased from 20 mg in mid November) for high BPas well as HCTZ 25 mg(been taking Lisinopril for 8 years) and 1mg of ropinorole(generic for Requip) for RLS (taking for almost 6 years). I also take black cohosh twice a day for hot flashes and night sweats(last menstrual cycle was Sept. 2010). On March 18, I started taking a 10 day prescription f...
Updated 4 hours ago in Lisinopril.
toprol xl, metoprolol, tachycardia
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So I have just recently moved from the USA to Italy and I take Toprol XL 25 mg. It works great at lowering my heart rate. However I have gone from pharmacy to pharmacy and have been unable to locate it. All they have here is something called (Metropolol Hexal) and it doesn't work hardly at all, my HR is constantly in the 90-100's and I am taking the same dose. Is there any other medication I can take so this doesn't happen? Or are there certain pharmacies in Italy that DO carry Toprol XL? Thanks.
Updated 9 hours ago in Toprol XL.
Unsure if i took my medication
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Taking 100mg Losartan 1x a day and I don't recall if i took it. Will taking another dose hurt me?
Updated 10 hours ago in Losartan.
Concor 5mg Side Effects
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Been taking Concor 5mg, 2.5mg am and 2.5 mg pm for 6 months. The first 5 months Concor kept me from having breakthrough atrial fib episodes. Now I am having them frequently and the Concor is not able to control the. I do have bradycardia but not high blood pressure. I am an expatriate US living in Cyprus and don't have anyone to ask. I have episodes frequently. what to do? ## Do you have a doctor you are seeing for this? Concor contains the active ingredient Bisoprolol, which is a beta blocker. And there are 2 possibilities as to what may be causing your problem. One is that your body may have simply just gotten used to the current dosage, so it isn't working as well for you as it used to. This happens to most people, sooner or later, and there is no specific time frame for it, ...
Updated 17 hours ago in Bisoprolol.
sulfameth/tmp 800/160 mg contraindications
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If someone has high blood pressure can they take sulfameth/tmp 800/160 mg tb for a bladder infection? ## Yes, as long as long as it has been prescribed for you to treat it. It is far more dangerous to let an infection continue, than it is to take the relevant medication. The FDA lists the typical side effects of antibiotics as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, non-allergic skin rash, and diarrhea. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 21 hours ago.
Medical advice
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I've been taking carvedilol for three weeks now. I had to be rushed to the hospital one night because my blood pressure went up to 203 over 116. Never in my life has my blood pressure been that high. They had took me off of metoprolol 25mg because I was having irregular heartbeats for about 6 months. But with this new medicine I have dizzy spells, I'm extremely weak, I have right side front pain and back pain, sometimes I have numbness on 1 side of my face also and both of my hands. When I walk my legs are off balance. I wanna stop taking this medicine, but I'm afraid I'm going to have a stroke. I just need to know are there others this is happening to? ## Your not alone. Worst medicine ever. I've never felt so bad in my entire 43 years on this earth. Beware people. ...
Updated 22 hours ago in Coreg.
Blood clots in leg an lungs
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My weight keeps going up an up can't afford the weight just had an iliostomy an it will hurt to gain.. Up 20 lbs already on the meds very please can not gain the weight plus have high blood pressure take 5 meds for that plus have MS I feel healthy but can't gain weight. ## Hello, Peg! How are you? I am very sorry about the problems you're experiencing. Which medications are you taking? Without knowing the specific ones, I can't really research the specific details to try and help you. There are many, many medications that can cause weight gain, according to FDA and NIH reports. Can you please post back and clarify?
Updated 23 hours ago.
telma 40 side effects
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I was taking natrilex Sr 1.5 earlier. Now with the BP being higher than 80 (between 90 and 95) for many evenings, I consulted a doctor who advised me telma 40 to be taken with natrilex. However, I have experienced certain dizziness after taking this medicine. Should i continue or take only natrilex. I have no diabetes or lipid problems. ## The dizziness could be caused by either of the medications or by the combination of taking them both. this site is not medical professionals to advise you on your treatment regimen. Have you spoken to your doctor about these bouts of dizziness to see what they advise? The dizziness could also be cause by the blood pressure fluctuating itself. ## I changed from Telma H to Telma 40mg plain on the advice of my doctor as my diastolic BP was dropping unusu...
Updated 23 hours ago.

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