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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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I've been taking 5o mg Atenolol for many years no side effects, now also taking 50 mg Losartan daily. Upon waking in am feel fine, then during day feel lightheaded after rising from seated. Tried taking Losartan in am and Atenolol late afternoon. still feeling lightheaded by early afternoon ## Hello, Italy2015! How are you? Losartan is classified by the FDA as being an ARB that is most commonly used to treat high blood pressure and certain cardiac conditions and it is actually well known to cause orthostatic hypotension, which means that when you stand sit up or otherwise move suddenly, your blood pressure drops and you get dizziness, as well as other symptoms. Other side effects to this medication may include nausea, dizziness, headache and stomach pain. Have you consulted your doc...
Updated 11 hours ago in Losartan.
Aurobindo vs. Sandoz (valsartan/hctz)
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I have been taking the Sandoz version of valsartan/hctz (80/12.5) for YEARS with no problems. Recently, my pharmacy switched to the Aurobindo version. I feel like it's doing nothing (or little). I thought that the bioequivalency for generics was mandated by law. Did I get counterfeit drugs at Rite-Aid? Nevertheless, the pharmacy was skeptical but accommodating. They faxed over the request to my incredible GP whose office responded within the hour. I can now pick up my Sandoz version again. Anybody else have a similar experience? ## Hello, Kenny! How are you? Did you just feel like it wasn't working, or did you actually check your heart rate and blood pressure to find out? Generics do have to be bioequivalent. But without actually checking, after taking it for a few days, there...
Updated 16 hours ago in Valsartan.
valsartan qualitest
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this brand doesn't seem to work as well as the sandoz brand of my bp med ## I got my prescription filled at the same pharmacy, etc. they switched from Sandoz to qualitest and I've developed a horrible body odor. I know it's from the drug as absolutely nothing else has changed, (soap, lotion, diet, etc) and I had the same thing happen once when I tried a certain brand of diet shake. as soon as I stopped using it, the odor went away. not sure what I can do with the 90 day supply or how I can get the Sandoz now. ## Reilly - eat yogurts 3 a day and 2 apples. Also get a big bag of dried apricots at the health food store and munch. Water, water, water! Also try milk thistle extract from health food store. It'll help some. Good luck. ## @Reilly, If other brands don't cause ...
Updated 16 hours ago in Valsartan.
prexum plus and Pharma Press co
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I was using Pharma press for +- 10 years and then Pharma co for 6 months. I started to get muscle weakness around my knees then the one arm now the other arm. Constant pain in my kidneys and bladder. Have done a lot of tets and cannot find a solution. In Hospital for 5 days after i tried running and the muscles just packed up. The only reason I discovered is that these tables above shows muscle weakness en kidney problems but our docters cannot find another bloodpressure pill without those symptons -PLEASE HELP - or if something else can cause please let me know, I cannot sleep at night with pain in my arm muscles thanks ## The active ingredient in Prexum Plus is listed as Perindopril, this is an Ace Inhibitor. Things such as muscle weakness, headache, dizziness and joint/muscle pain ar...
Updated 23 hours ago in Perindopril.
how do i stop taking metopropolol succ
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Because of recall and side effect I want to stop. How ## Hello, Rae! How are you? What recall? I'm not showing anything since June of last year. What types of side effects are you experiencing? This is a beta blocker that is listed by the FDA as being most commonly used to treat high blood pressure and certain cardiac conditions. Its typical side effects may possibly include nausea, dizziness, headache, stomach pain and hypotension. However, side effects are usually transient and go away in a few weeks, once your body adjusts to the medication. If you have high blood pressure, I strongly urge you not to stop it, before speaking with your doctor to replace it with a different medication. While the side effects may be annoying, in the meantime, letting your blood pressure soar out of ...
Updated 1 day ago.
chlorthalid 25 mg tab mylan
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My question is whether this is long acting or immediate? My blood pressure is low in morning -l09/66 in the a.m. and is 139/72 to l44/72 in p.m. I take 1/2 tab in a.m. If I take the whole amount, my pressure seems to drop too low? ## Hello, Lilah! How are you? Is it causing you any adverse symptoms? The 109/66 is actually not dangerously low, that's actually considered to be in the good low range. Chlorthalidone is classified by the FDA as being a diuretic that removes excess fluid from the body to help treat conditions, such as high blood pressure, edema and congestive heart failure. Its typical side effects are listed as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, stomach pain, increased urination and dehydration. Have you consulted your doctor? These do have some immediate ef...
Updated 1 day ago in Chlorthalidone.
what meds can i take for back pain
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Taking Toprol Xl for blood pressure. 25 mg tab. Bad disc in back at L3-L4 area. Have had shots for pain due to disc problems, for my pain is located in my hips. Can barely walk . What pain med can I take till I can have another shot in back if at all possible. ## Hi Terry, People will make suggestions, but at the end of the day it is only your doctor who can make the final decision on what he/she wants to prescribe you based on their own discretion. For that reason alone I would encourage you to speak with your doctor first and foremost to at least see what medication(s) he/she has to recommend. At that point you can probably better discern if those options are suitable based on the feedback of others, even though everyone seems to respond differently. One other thing to take into consi...
Updated 1 day ago in Toprol.
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what numbers are embedded in 50 mg losartan white oval tablets ? ## Are you looking for the plain Losartan tablets, or the ones with Hydrochlorothiazide? Some of the markings on the plain Losartan 50mg, white oval tablets are: LU P22 Z16 APO LS 50 SZ 213 50 114 54 125 M LN50 and 952. However, this is not a comprehensive list, since this a generic medication, there are many companies that manufacture it. Do any of these match the markings on the tablet you have? ## Thank You Verwon. You have put my mind at ease that I have the correct prescription ## I am a 62 year old Male. Until two weeks ago i was taking Amlong 5 Mg , after that i started taking Losar-H (50 Mg) , after i started taking losar h i am expereincing dizziness, head burning sensation , and weakness . i was on Losar H few mo...
Updated 1 day ago in Losartan.
Tri Olmesar 40
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i want to know its side effects??? ## TriOlmesar contains the active ingredients Olmesartan, Amlodipine and Hydrochlorothiazide, it is most commonly used to help lower high blood pressure and to treat certain cardiac conditions. Learn more Olmesartan details here. Learn more Amlodipine details here. Learn more Hydrochlorothiazide details here. Side effects may include: nausea, drowsiness, dizziness, headache and dehydration. Are there any other questions I can help with? ## I am taking Olmesar 40 tab twice a day, 1 at 8 am and another at 5 pm as per doctors advice. However I am passing lot of urine at night due to which I am not able to have a good sleep. Anybody has a suggestion.
Updated 2 days ago in Olmesartan.
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 2 days ago in Metoprolol.

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