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. It is usually measured at a person's upper arm. 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, h...

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Skin Rash from trepiline or not
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My mom as Trigeminal neuralgia and severe Scolioses. Shes been back pain for years and they cant op. But the doctor prescribed Trepiline because she had severe negative reaction for the other drugs. She is also using Micardis for Blood pressure. She now started getting rash on her head and body and she get nausea all the time. We went back to the doctor he said its stress that causes the rash but she did had any. She's wondering if her medicines are clashing. She also take aspirin. She is so scared of tablets. I asked the doctor what about botox injections. What do you think. Please help isn't there any saver meds for these types of illness. Why do they make medicine with side effects ## Hello, Sharon! How is your mom doing? I'm very sorry about the problems she's having...
Updated 5 minutes ago in Micardis.
coming off propranolol
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i have stopped taking propranolol 80mg 3days ago and would like to know if there is any side effects coming off them ## I had problems just stopping cold turky after one doctor told me it would be ok, i felt panicky and anxious. Another doctor said to reduce the dose slowly over time or i will get withdrawal syptoms, One day on, one day off (2 weeks)then one day on two days off (2 weeks) so on, i still had problems and had to do it over the space of months. I am now down to one morning dose a day and ready to stop completely (after 6 months) and am feeling ok ## Any drug or substance that you take into your body for a prolonged period of time will cause some mild withdrawal symptoms if you abruptly stop using it, even if they don't consider it addictive. Because your body gets used ...
Updated 17 minutes ago in Propranolol.
Afib Ablation - now persistant cough and breathing issues
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I'm 46 female diagnosed with afib in 2013 I am on fecanide and metoprolol 25 mg for afib. And now eliquis 5 mg twice a day, I had an afib Cryo ablation done Oct 9th I came out of the surgery coughing and with chest tightness. I have had every possibly test done to try to find out why I can't stop coughing and why I'm having a hard time breathing and all have tests have been negative except tne pulmonoligst says I have a very very small levels showing reactive airway and put me on 500:advair. I went to the pharmacist today who told me metoprolol is a beta blocker and can cause cough and breathing issues. Although I didn't have this side effect taking metropol before the procedure is it possible to get it after coming out of the procedure. I have never had Ashthma and I di...
Updated 1 hour ago in Metoprolol.
macular degeneration as side effect of prexium plus
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I have fundus photographs done annually as I have a retinal naevus. One year after starting Prexium Plus for Hypertension I have developed macular drusen typical of Age Related Macular Degeneration with visual loss. Has this been reported. ## Hello, Janine! How are you? I'm very sorry about the problem you've experienced. This medication is listed as containing the active ingredient Perindopril and no, that is not a side effect reported by the FDA. It can cause some visual disturbances, such as blurred vision, but that's it for ocular. Other side effects may possibly include nausea, dizziness, increased urination and hypotension. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 3 hours ago in Perindopril.
doxazosin clonidine and diltiazem
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I'm on all 3 of these for high blood pressure My side effects are rapid heart beat short of breath and constant sighing along with sleep disorder. Can anyone help ## Hello, Brenda! How are you? I'm sorry that you're having such problems. What type of sleep disorder are you having? It's hard to weigh in on the possible cause, without knowing the specifics. I am not finding sighing listed as a side effect for any of these medications, as reported by the FDA. The typical side effects for most blood pressure/cardiac medications are listed as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache and increased urination. Have you ever checked your blood pressure, when you experience the rapid heart rate and shortness of breath? Those can sometimes be symptoms that it has dropped too ...
Updated 3 hours ago in Doxazosin.
Could co-pritor cause severe muscle pains
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I'm using co-pritor for 9 months. Suddenly i'm experiencing severe muscle pains especially in my upper arms. It seems to get better as I move but at night cant sleep due to pain.This pain is worst in the morning and my wrists is also affected struggelling and painfull to start the day. I also had surgery for maligma carcinoma on my right shoulder a month ago and now it is starting to pain and burn. Now the muscle pains is it due to the medication or to the operation? ## Hello, Sonia! How are you? My guess would be that you're right and it's most likely due to the medication. This is listed as containing Telmisartan and Hydrochlorothiazide, it can very easily cause dehydration, which may be the reason for these symptoms. How much fluid do you take in daily? The FDA lists ...
Updated 1 day ago in Telmisartan.
azor and Cilift
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I am on Azor for constant anxiety en Cilift for depression. It seems not to help me anymore. Is my system after 10 years so used to it that I should rather change my medication. ## Hello, Johann! How are you? Yes, it is possible that could be causing your problem. You may need a dosage adjustment or to switch to new medications. However, please be careful not to just stop these medications cold turkey, as the FDA warns that doing so with the Azor creates the risk of seizures, as well as rebound depression and anxiety. If you have to switch medications, follow your doctor's instructions carefully. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 1 day ago in Azor.
propan with iron multivitamins side effects
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does propan with iron multivitamins makes blood pressure low? ## Nkakapadagdag po ba ng dugo ang propan with iron capsule? ## once a day lang po ba tenetake ang propan???sobrang payat ko po kasi lalo na ng pagkatapos ko manganak. ## Is propan with iron available here in Dubai? ## Can I take Propan with Iron with Myra E 400 iu? For example propan in the morning after bfast then myra e in the evening after dinner? thanks! ## ou nga nakapadagdag po ba ng dugo. ang payat ko kasi baka anemia ako ahahaha
Updated 1 day ago.
can i use pur bloka with adco bisocor
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I am taking adco bisocor 5mg for high blood pressure. I now have palpitations and my doctor has given me pur-bloka for it. I would like to know if these two drugs are compatible? ## Hello, Morag! How are you? No, these are both in the same drug family and treat the same things, so only one should be taken. Taking them together could cause a life threatening lowering of your blood pressure and heart rate, as listed by the FDA. Are you sure he didn't mean for you to replace it with the new prescription?
Updated 3 days ago.
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I am concerned about taking both prescriptions, as I am tired all the time. I tell my Dr., but he says if it keeps the pressure down keep taking them. Just wondered if I am the only one out there feeling this way. ## no i feel the same way very tired all the time can not even clean house ## That is a nornal side effect for these, it should, however, wear off after a few weeks as your body adjusts to the med and the change in your blood pressure. If it doesn't, then please speak to your doctor again and make sure to stress how severe it is. ## i also take both medicines norvasac and linsopril. I just started and yes, it makes me tired. ## I take Lisinopril/HCTZ, Lipitor, and Norvasc (1 year). I've been running for years, but can barley run 5 minutes without back and leg pain. I...
Updated 3 days ago in Norvasc.

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