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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, 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 millimet...

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stopping lisinopril
I have been taking 10 mg/day of Lisinopril for 3 months and have developed a tightening in the chest and flu like symptoms. Within the past 3 weeks I have felt progressively worse and would like to stop. Is it ok to just quit or must I wean myself off? ## Lisinopril is used to help control high blood pressure. That said, most of these medications can cause dangerous rebound effects if you have been on them for a period of time and abruptly stop taking them, this can include increased blood pressure and heart rate, with the risk of heart attack and stroke. The side effects that you are experiencing are normal for this class of medications, you may also experience headache and dizziness. If it is getting worse, however, and not tapering off, you should speak to your doctor immediately abo...
Updated 1 minute ago in Lisinopril.
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switch from losartan to atacand
I have been on 50 mg Losartan for 6 months and just don't feel that great. I got my BP taken at the doctor today and it was 150/64. I asked about changing to Atacand ,and she put me on 16 mg, starting tomorrow. I'm to go back to get my BP taken in 2 weeks. Is 16 mg a good dosage to start with? Will Atacand be better than Losartan? Should I worry about side effects, and if so, what is most common? I got the impression the doctor was indulging me..she certainly didn't agree the Losartan could be causing my foot and ankle pains.
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How does Lisinopril correlate with Losartan
I am just switching from Lisinopril 10mg to Losartan 50mg. Isn't that quite a jump in mg? I would like to stay at 10mg or at least 25mg. How does this compare? Thanks ## Hi Gail, I think the trouble with trying to figure out a comparable dose is that, although both Lisinopril and Losartan are used for similar purposes, each drug is in a completely different class of medications and therefore have a different mechanism of action for treating the said condition. So you may need to talk with your doctor about monitoring your progress on Losartan in order to determine if you need to continue at that dosage or start off with something smaller. But all in all, there's really no effective way to compare two different medications at two different dosages, since 50mgs of Losartan may or ...
Updated 3 hours ago in Losartan.
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stop taking losartan
What program should I follow to taper off and finally stop taking Losartan? ## Hello, Bob! How are you? What condition are you taking it to treat? If you have high blood pressure and stop taking it, you create the risk of your blood pressure going back up, again. There is actually no cure for high blood pressure, it can only be managed. This is especially risky, if the medication is the only thing keeping it down. Elevated blood pressure creates the risk of heart attack, stroke and congestive heart failure. Are you also watching what you eat and getting plenty of exercise? Losartan is an ARB that's most commonly used to treat high blood pressure, typical side effects may include nausea, dizziness, headache, hypotension, increased urination and headache. ## Thank you for the informat...
Updated 4 hours ago in Losartan.
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Losartan 25mg green vs white pills
Hello, Got a new refill on my Losartan 25mg. which was a small green pill versus the normal oval white. I started the new ones yesterday and within a half hour of taking them I develope a headache. Stayed with me all day. Not a pounding debilitating one but just a constant nagging headache. Today I woke up fine but within a half hour of taking my pill I have a headache again. Same as yesterday. Not sure if this is being caused by something in the new pill "fillers" as they call them. Just know I never had this issue until I started the green losartan yesterday. Do I wait a few more days and risk that this is going to continue as a side effect? Not that it makes me unable to function but it is an irritation that I never had to deal with in the past on Losartan. Being the holiday my
Updated 13 hours ago in Losartan.
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Can Zanidip be taken at Night.
Can Zanidip be taken at night as I can sleep off the side effects
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round white pill 243
Hello this white pill with 243 on it should be a generic name for norvasc 10mg its should be the generic name amlodipine besylate 10mg ## Yes, that is correct. That tablet with the U 243 marking does contain 10mgs of Amlodipine, which is a calcium channel blocker. This medication is most commonly used to treat high blood pressure and certain cardiac conditions. Typical side effects may include dizziness, nausea, drowsiness, headache, increased urination, stomach pain and dry cough. Are there any other questions or concerns?
Updated 1 day ago in Norvasc.
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white pill 243 u amoldpine 10mg
I just really like to know if this is the pill 243/u on the pill is this amoldpine 10mg ## Hello, Twana! How are you? Yes, this tablet is listed as containing 10mgs of Amlodipine, which is a calcium channel blocker that's most commonly used to treat high blood pressure and certain cardiac conditions. Side effects may include nausea, dizziness, headache, hypotension, stomach pain and dry cough. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 1 day ago in Amlodipine.
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what pill is it round yellow lupw on one side and 40 the other
I found a small yellow pill with lupin on on side and 40 on the other. ## Hello, Tammy! How are you? This tablet is listed as containing 40mgs of Lisinopril, which is an ACE inhibitor that's most commonly used to treat high blood pressure and certain cardiac conditions. Side effects may include nausea, dizziness, headache, stomach pain and dry cough. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 1 day ago in Lisinopril.
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verapamil differences between Ivax/Teva and Mylan
I had been taking Calan SR 240 for a number of years to control my ophthalmic migraines. My health insurance said that I needed to go with the generic so they put me on Verapomil HCL by Ivax/Teva with no problems. Then the insurance company said that they would not cover the meds by Ivax/Teva and the pharmacy provided Verapomil ER by Mylan. After taking the new meds for 4 days, my blood pressure went from ~135/70 to 189/100. The pills from Ivax are Ivory in color and the ones from Mylan are blue. When I take the Ivax, my blood pressure returns to normal and skyrockets with Mylan. Since both pills are supposed to be identical, can anyone think of a reason why they so drastically different? My doctor has put me on Lisinopril to go along with the Mylan meds to control my BP. This sounds lu...
Updated 1 day ago in Verapamil.
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