Blood Pressure

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Blood pressure (BP) is the pressure exerted by circulating blood upon 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) pressure over diastolic (minimum) pressure and is measured in millimeters of mercury (mm Hg). It is one of the vital signs along with respiratory rate, heart rate, oxygen saturation, and body temperatu...

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metolar am 50 side effects
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I am 53. BP normal with medicine. My weight is 52 kg. Ht 164 cms. Taking Metolar AM 50 for last 8 yrs. Can I continue it for life long. What precaution should I take to minimise the side effects. Pl adv. ## There is really nothing you can do, if side effects, or long-term usage effects are going to happen, they are going to happen, no matter what you try. However, it is far more dangerous to let your blood pressure raise out of control, than it is to take the medication, since severely elevated blood pressure could cause heart attack, stroke, or congestive heart failure. The U.S. FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, increased urination, and hypotension. You should take it, as long as your doctor instructs you to do so. Are you on any othe...
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concor 5 how does this medicine effect you
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I am taking bisoprolol(concor1.25) for MVP. and eltroxin 25 mcg for hypothyroid disorder long I can continue with this medicine. ## You should continue them for as long as your doctor deems them appropriate to treat your conditions. The U.S. FDA lists the typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, increased urination, weight changes, hypotension, and hair loss. There may come a time, when your body gets used to them, so they stop working, as well, and if so, you may need a dosage adjustment, or switch to alternative medications. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 2 hours ago in Bisoprolol.
White oval pill 255 one side?
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I found this pill in my living room. It has 255 printed on the right side, and what looks like an upside down 1 on the left side. The back is black. It looks just like Butalb (MIA 106), which I take for headaches, but the imprint is totally different. Any ideas? Thanks. ## Hi Juno, Carvedilol 6.25mg made by Solco Healthcare is the closest match I've seen here. This particular tablet is white and oval shaped with the number 255 on one side and blank on the back. For verification, it carries a National Drug Code of 43547-255-10. I wish I could be of more help, but as a last resort it may be best to take this tablet into your local pharmacy and/or have its contents analyzed by a lab. I do find it strange that specific details relating to your pill description are no where to be found. ...
Updated 4 hours ago in Carvedilol.
Lisinopril and Joint/Tendon Pain!!!
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I started taking 5mg of Lisinopril about 2 years ago. Within a month or less I started having unexplained shoulder pain. Then they raised my dosage to 10mg per day. My joint and tendon pain keeps spreading. It's worst in my knees, but it moves around. I get it in my hands, elbows, hips, ankles, feet and even my neck. It feels like mostly tendon pain and tightness. It's like tendonitis without the swelling, redness and pain to touch. I'm gonna go off the Lisinopril tomorrow to see if it helps. If so I'm curious if anyone has had these issues with Lisinopril and how long they lasted once they were off the medication. ## That can be a side effect of this medication, as reported by the FDA. You may also experience nausea, dizziness, headache, and increased urination. However...
Updated 5 hours ago in Lisinopril.
metoprolol withdrawal
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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 7 hours ago in Metoprolol.
Losartan causing shortness of breath?
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Can Losartan cause shortness of breath? I take 100 mg. and cut today's dosage to 50 mg. Can I taper that way? ## In this case, it is very important that you consult your doctor as soon as possible. If you are taking such a medication for high blood pressure or a cardiac condition, there are quite a few issues, other than just the medication, that could be causing the shortness of breath and some of them, such as congestive heart failure, may be life threatening. Learn more Losartan details here. And if you been taking it for those reasons, it is not safe to just stop taking it and not be taking anything, even if you taper off, since such conditions will just revert to being uncontrolled. How severe is it and how often does it happen? ## I have been on Losartan for 43 days. 5 days ag...
Updated 18 hours ago in Losartan.
telma am 40 5 use
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I had Angioplasty on 10th December 2016. Dr. Advise me to take Talma AM Telmisartan 40mg and Amlodipine 5 mg. What is impact of these medicine to heart and Blood Pressure. What is cost of it. Dalvi M.S. ## Hello, Sharif! How are you? I'm sorry, I don't have a price to quote you. These medications are used to help lower blood pressure and control heart rate, so your heart doesn't have to work as hard. The U.S. FDA lists the typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, increased urination and hypotension. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 22 hours ago in Telmisartan.
difference between olmina and telma
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What exactly is the difference between the above Olmina and Telma. ## Hello, Nanak! How are you? They contain different active ingredients, but are both in the same class of medications and are used to treat the same medication conditions, such as high blood pressure and some cardiac conditions. The U.S. FDA lists their typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, increased urination, and hypotension. Which one has been recommended for you?
Updated 22 hours ago.
what is losar h tablet's side effects
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I am a 37 yr old male. My bp was always 170/130 then i started amlovas-AT but bp was the same. After that my doctor advised me to take losar h 50 mg and my bp is 110/90 now. But i feel lazy, short of breath, and am itching all over the body when exposed to cold air or water.. I just want to know that this is due to losar h or any other reason? ## Hello, Rinku! How are you? Yes, this medication can cause that, due to the way it acts on your circulation to help lower blood pressure. Other typical side effects, as listed by the U.S. FDA, may possibly include nausea, dizziness, headache, increased urination and hypotension. However, if you develop hives, or start to have serious issues breathing, you should seek emergency medical attention, as those symptoms could be due to an allergic reac...
Updated 23 hours ago.
lower dose irbesartan
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i have been taking 75mg irbesartan for a few years . my blood pressure would appear to be pretty low at the moment. i also take atenolol 50mg for rapid heartbeat. can i take half of a 75mg dose tablet ## Hello, Nellyk! How are you doing? How low are you blood pressure readings? Are they just occasionally low, or are they low, all the time. It can vary, depending on your activity levels, what you've eaten and etc. Are you on any other medications? It would be best to consult your doctor and have more monitoring done, before lowering one of your medications. The U.S. FDA lists the typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, increased urination and hypotension.
Updated 1 day ago in Irbesartan.

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