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Blood pressure (BP) 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 millimeters of mercury (mm Hg). Normal resting blood pressur...

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taking coveram 10/10
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Am 56, my suffer from high blood pressure,doctor prescribed me 3 days ago Coveram 10/10, I was taking Dilatrand 25 and still also he added me fludex lp. My question is about this combination if it goes altogether?
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minipress xl side effects
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I am using minipress xl 5 mg in the morning. I am feeling dizziness most of the day time, I am 73. Is this due to minipress?
Updated 14 hours ago in Minipress.
Propanolol Side Effects/Severe Shortness of breath esp. at night
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I started taking Propanolol for PVC's 2 weeks ago. 10mg once a day. That made me dizzy so i cut it up into two doses. 5 mg twice a day. That seemed to work well. I did have a few side effects for about 7 days....extremely cold hands, shortness of breath, dizziness but then I felt great for about 3 days. Now it is horrible. I started feeling REALLY tired. Can't hold my eyes open tired. Can't seem to get woke up of the mornings and now for the last 2 nights I have been so short of breath it is waking me up. Like I will fall asleep and right after I doze off, I wake up by gasping for air. I have never had this problem before and it is worrying me. I have had several Ekg's in the last 10 years and all have been normal. Last one I had was 10 months ago. Someone suggested Ader...
Updated 17 hours ago in Propranolol.
Rash caused by blood pressure meds?
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I am taking Amlidopine and Bisoprolol for hypertension. I developed a rash on both ankles and a psoriasis like rash on my bottom. It is getting better after stopping bisoprolol for a week, but blood pressure is rising. what alternatives do I have? ## Hello, Aubrie! How are you? I'm sorry about the problem you're having. There are many other options available for treating high blood pressure, including some in the same drug class, which as listed by the FDA is beta blockers, such as Metoprolol, Propranolol, Atenolol Nebivolol. Typical side effects are listed as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, stomach pain, increased urination and hypotension. Have you discussed the problem with your doctor? They should be able to prescribe an alternative to replace it. ## I have t...
Updated 17 hours ago in Bisoprolol.
Losartan Hctz 100 25 Mg
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My first perscription for Losartan/HCTZ 100-25mg last month the pill was teardrop and yellow. I just had it refilled and the pill is retanguler, white, and has ZD 19 stamped on it. I think the pharmacy made a mistake. I have not taken them. Please advise!!!!!!! ## No, they haven't made a mistake, this tablet also contains 100mgs of Losartan and 25mgs of Hydrochlorothiazide, which are commonly used to treat high blood pressure and certain cardiac conditions. It is common for a pharmacy to switch, depending on whatever company is offering the cheapest price, at the time they have to restock their supply. It's how they keep their prices as low as possible, for their customers that don't have insurance. Since this is a generic medication, it is manufactured by several different ...
Updated 20 hours ago in Losartan.
one side p23 and the other lu white oval pill
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Lupin manufactures in China! Did not work for me either since I dropped Diovan, made in US. ## They are made in India.
Updated 1 day ago in Diovan.
Triam/htz. & lisinopril
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I have been taking this medication for over 12 years my doc has been wanting me off this medication say it cause kidney problems etc. wants me in lisinopril 10mg. I'm afraid of weight Gain & other side effects. The last 6 months I have had some vertigo & migraine. They feel that triam/htz is causing this. Lisinopril seems to have same side effects. Very confused ## Hello, Lane! How are you? Yes, Triam/HTZ is a combined diuretic, which works by removing fluid from the body, so it can be very taxing on the kidneys and they likely do need a break from it, after this many years. However, the other side effects risks aren't really any different between it and the Lisinopril. Typical ones, as listed by the FDA, may include nausea, dizziness, headache, increased urination and h...
Updated 1 day ago in Lisinopril.
yellow with 855 and moon-half moon on other
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Please help me figure out what this is asap. Its yellow kinda oval.855 on one side and half moon like thing on the other side.please help me asap ## Hello, Msp! How are you? This tablet is manufactured by Actavis Pharma and they list it as containing 4mgs of Guanfacine in an extended release formulation. Guanfacine is approved by the FDA to treat ADHD and hypertension. Typical side effects are listed as possibly including nausea, dizziness, somnolence, headache, constipation and abdominal pain. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 1 day ago in Guanfacine.
Metoprolol Tartrate
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blood pressure ## Metoprolol Tartrate Click Here ## I have been taking Metoprolol Tartrate 25mg, twice a day since my heart operation in 2006. Throughout this time I had "occassional" dizziness. However, this past April I nearly fully collasped while walking in my house. Thinking it was my heart, I spent 3 days in the hospital and was tested "head to foot" and no problems were found. Since that time I would have "passing out" symtons while walking , and would completly stop, and it would disappear. This was happeing frequently. In May I passed out while standing. On June 1 dosage was dropped to 25mg ONCE a day. I am now fine ## I am currently taking clonidine 1 mg once a day, Metropol 100 mg 2x a day, and nifipine 90 mg once a day. I started taking these meds in ...
Updated 1 day ago in Metoprolol.
bystolic 10mg
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I recently went to fill my rx at my local pharmacy. I was told that bystolic would not be in until the end of the month because it was being repackage for 90 day supplies. I have already paid for a 90 day supply at the cost of $113.00 and the pharmacist suggested that I go with the 5mg for now and take two of these to make the 10 mg. This will Now cost me another $80.00. I am not going to do th is. I really like the bystolic. It does well for me but I cannot afford this. I should not have to pay for your untimely mistake. I wad never notified that all of this was going to take place. How do you suggest I solve this problem? I cannot go without a blood pressure pill until the end of the month. ## they are saying there are problems. 10/28/14 Bystolic 10mg tablet unavailable. 10/15/14 Manu...
Updated 1 day ago in Bystolic.

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