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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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Bystolic questions.
Hi. I am taking a new beta blocker for 20 days now. I had to because of Sotalol and Apocard is not a good combination on the longer term (I have a light form of dilated cardiomyopathy). I take Nobiten now (5 mg) in the morning. Sometimes I still get a palpy and faster heart rate in the morning. When I get up early, take my pill and start to be active right-away. Some sources on the internet say it takes about 2-4 weeks to be fully active. Anyone with same experiences? I also have a itchy feeling over my body. Some rash on hands but I guess it's because of the hot and humid weather over here. I do have eczema for years. Ever since I was on a beta blocker. I do have health anxiety and I always am scared to drop dead... Thanks! ## Hello, Kaytie! How are you? Well, your heart rate is ne...
Updated 2 minutes ago in Bystolic.
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labetalol hcl
I started with 100 mg twice per day of labetalol HCl. I immediately became so dry that I couldn't talk without a bottle of water. My doctor cut dosage in half and added Benicar to the cocktail. I had an allergic reaction to benicar. It was replaced with 40 mgs. of lisinapril. Not strong enough. Need any suggestions. ## Hello, Belle! How are you? The dry mouth from the Labetalol will usually wear off after a month or so, once your body gets used to the medication. It annoyed me, at first, too. However, having been on it for awhile now, it is no longer a problem, at all. So, if it was helping your blood pressure, then you might want to go back to a higher dose of it and just wait it out for awhile. Other side effects may include nausea, dizziness, headache and hypotension. Is there an...
Updated 3 hours ago in Labetalol.
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generic for toprol XL 25 mg
round white tablet with TEVA on 1 side & scored on the back with 2203 could it be metotoprol 25 mg ## Hello, Ree! How are you? No, this tablet contains 10mgs of Metoclopramide, which is used to treat GERD, nausea, vomiting and heartburn. Side effects may include dizziness, flatulence and depression. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 5 hours ago in Toprol.
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headaches and dizziness
I have been taking lasartan hct 100/25 for a few months for high blood pressure. I want to know does this medication cause headaches and dizziness? ## Hello, Shan! How are you? Have you checked your blood pressure recently? Has the dizziness been occurring mainly when you stand up or move suddenly? The HCT is Hydrochlorothiazide, which helps remove excess fluid from the body and those symptoms may mean that it's caused you to become dehydrated. Have you checked in with your doctor?
Updated 19 hours ago.
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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 22 hours ago in Metoprolol.
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blood pressure meds. metrocal & lisinopril
Can i take metrocal for my blood pressure if i have been taking losartan? What about lisinopril? ## Hello, Earline! How are you? Did you mean Metoprolol? And yes, multiple blood pressure/cardiac medications can be taken, if your doctor has prescribed them. This is often done, when someone has treatment resistant hypertension, or if their current medication isn't working for them. What has your doctor instructed you to do?
Updated 1 day ago in Lisinopril.
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ivax lisinopril
Where in Oklahoma City can I get my Lisinopril 40 mg script filled with the Ivax brand? It has to be made by Ivax because other generics make my blood pressure rise sharply. ## Hello, Kaye! How are you? I'm sorry, but there is no listing of pharmacies showing what medication they carry from any certain manufacturer. Have you tried asking if your regular pharmacy can order it in for you? They should be able to do so for a regular customer.
Updated 1 day ago in Lisinopril.
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twynsta
i've been taking twynsta and my ankles and feet have started to swell up will that go away anytime soon, or should i go back to my lisinopril which didnt cause swelling
Updated 1 day ago in Twynsta.
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Co-diovan side effect?
I've been taking 80mg/12.5 for some months now; bp when measured with two different monitors (upper arm and wrist) has averaged 106-110/61-63, with diastolic figures at times lower than 60, heart rate 55-70. Readings are elevated at the doctors clinic ~ 130-140/75-80. Main problem is regular tension like headache, with similar burning sensation feeling occasionally behind the ears / neck region. CT scan results okay. Electrolytes figures, kidney & liver function tests, and sugar level tests results also okay. I'm strongly convinced that the co-diovan medication is responsible for the headaches / burning sensation feeling described early. My doctors are still observing and this has affected quality of life for me. Is anyone with a similar experience and how can this be addres...
Updated 1 day ago in Diovan.
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use of ecosprin av 75
I am taking Ecosprin AV 75 for the last one week for minimal CAD . I am a known patient of hypertension ., Can the Ecosprin AV 75 be used both for lowering the bad cholesterol / blood thinner and hypertension.
Updated 1 day ago.
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