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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Instaflex And Blood Pressure Heart Medicine Cholestorl
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is it ok to take instaflex if u have heart problems, high blood pressure and cholesterol, thyriod problems ## Instaflex is an over the counter product that is claimed to help with joint health, so as nothing more than a dietary supplement, it hasn't actually been tested for possible interactions with medications and health conditions. However, since I am also a hypertension and cardiac patient, I can tell you that one of the ingredients in it is Cayenne pepper and it can cause blood pressure elevations in some people. Learn more hypertension details here. It can really depend on the person, so I'd suggest checking with your doctor, or pharmacist, before taking it. From what I've found, any of the various pepper extracts can cause blood pressure elevations in some people, so ...
Updated 4 minutes ago in Sotalol.
Metoprolol Succinate SA after taking Metoprolol Succinate ER
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I have. Pacemaker I had high blood pressure during my last visit, my doctor switched my mess from twice daily Metoprolol Succinate ER 50 mg twice daily to a 100mg Metoprolol Succinate SA. This has made me so tired I could sleep all day, no energy fatigue trouble balancing weakness. What is the difference and do these symptoms go away I've been on this for a week ## They should go away, with time, as your body gets used to the medication, but it may take about 4 to 5 weeks. Other side effects, as listed by the FDA may possibly include nausea, dizziness, headache, increased urination, and hypotension. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 7 hours ago in Metoprolol.
extreme dizziness t
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I take hydralazine 25mg. or metoprolol 50mg. for high bp Both cause extreme dizziness so I can't function. Is there anything I can take that does not do this? Please help as this is ruiningnmy life. I am 83 years old & haave severe kidney disease, diabetes, & copd. ## So you do you take both, or do you take one or the other as you can get them, or they are available? If you aren't taking medications consistently on a regular basis, that could be contributing to the problem, since dizziness can be a typical side effects, according to FDA reports, and it may take 4 to 5 weeks for you body to get used to them and for such side effects to taper off and go away. What other medications are you taking?
Updated 7 hours ago in Hydralazine.
Irbesartan (National Drug Code: 43547-0375-09)
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Are there any warnings or adverse effects from this China-manufactured generic drug? I'm fearful of taking it; and was unable to convince my pharmacy to pursue or supply a U.S. manufactured drug. ## Regardless of where it is manufactured, any given medication must meet the same safety and efficacy standards, in order for the FDA to approve of it being supplied and made available in the U.S. The typical side effects of this medication are listed as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, increased urination, and hypotension, the same as the others available. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 8 hours ago in Irbesartan.
Metoprolol: Do the side effects improve eventually?
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I started Metoprolol this Monday after the cardiologist prescribed it because of being in the ER with extremely fast heartbeats. After a heart ultrasound, chest xray, blood tests, and wearing a holter moniter, they found there was nothing wrong with my actual heart other than the fact that I have a mild heart arrhythmia which they believe was brought out by a virus I also had. Now that I have started the medicine, I have had dizziness, nausea, sever mood swings, insomnia, and anxiety. The cardiologists' nurse said these were all normal, but it seems a little excessive to me. I am on the lowest possible dose (25MG) minus the possibility of cutting the pill in half and I take it once a day. I do not have high blood pressure and am young and not overweight (5ft and 105lbs). Has anyone ...
Updated 23 hours ago in Metoprolol.
why ctd6 25 advised
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I was advised to take ctd6.25mg daily at morning why ## Hello, Ramesh! How are you? Chlorthalidone is a diuretic that removes excess fluid from the body, it's used to treat conditions such as high blood pressure, congestive heart failure or edema. Learn more Chlorthalidone details here. Side effects may include nausea, dizziness, headache and dehydration. Did you ask your doctor what your condition is? ## Maximum duration advised for taking ctd 6.25 medicine ## Within 3 days after starting this tablet ,I started feeling giddy,exhausted and run down and sleepy. I have BP for which I am taking other tablets . I have stopped .
Updated 1 day ago in Chlorthalidone.
Lisinopril 20 mg E 102 v.s. 3973 V
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I was taking Lisinopril 20 mg V 3973 and it was changed to Lisinopril 20 mg round E 102. They are from different companies. Is this safe to take? ## Since this is a generic medication, it is manufactured by several different companies, so you may not always receive the same ones from your pharmacy, that is completely normal and nothing to worry about. Having multiple manufacturers helps create market competition to try to keep generic prices lower. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, increased urination, and hypotension. Are you on any other medications?
Updated 1 day ago in Lisinopril.
Lisinopril 2.5mg efficacy
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I recently started taking Lisinopril 2.5mg about 2 weeks ago at bedtime. It was decided because I am so sensitive to medications to start on the lowest dose. It was suggested at this time because in the morning it is quite high. However, it is still high (this morning it was 155/95 and has been higher) but then it goes down throughout the morning and day. Why? Also, I've noticed that my mouth during the night is very, very dry and I wake up about 3 times per night to take a sip of water. Could this be causing the reading? Also, does it just take more time to begin to show a lowering of BP, especially in the morning? ## It may take 4 to 5 weeks for this medication to reach its full level of efficacy in your body to see how well it will work for you. The FDA lists the typical side eff...
Updated 1 day ago in Lisinopril.
lupin 10 side effects
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I take Lisinopril -HCTZ-20-12.5 mg twice a day. I noticed on my refill bottle It says Lisinopril 20 mg twice a day. Is that the same or should they be cut in half two times a day or should I call the doctor. Will this cause my heart rate to be higher and blood pressure to higher?. Thank You ## Did your doctor change your prescription? The original contained Lisinopril with Hydrochlorothiazide, while the new one, according to what you've listed, only contains the Lisinopril. The FDA lists the typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, increased urination, and hypotension. It is always best to take the one your doctor has directed you to take. Is there a chance your pharmacy made an error?
Updated 1 day ago in Lisinopril.
Metoprolol side effects
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I started Metoprolol Tartrate 25mg being one tab every 12 hours. I was in the hospital with pressure of 200/130 , sometimes higher with high pulse and irregular heartbeat. I experienced tightening in chest, slight difficulity in breathing, and extreme variables in my pressures. Most of the time they are in the normal range, but occasionally my systolic has dropped under 100 and my diastolic was 58. I am monitoring my foods and am also taking Ativan twice daily. I am terrified. Anybody else have these variables in pressures.? I have only been on the medicines for four weeks now. I have had diabetes and thyroid neg testing. I was diagnosed with Panic Disorder??? Never heard of it before. All my family including five sibbkings have high blood pressure as well. ## These types of variations ...
Updated 1 day ago in Metoprolol.

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