Blood Pressure

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Blood pressure (BP) is the pressure of circulating blood on the walls of blood vessels. When used without further specification, "blood pressure" usually refers to the pressure in large arteries of the systemic circulation. Blood pressure is usually expressed in terms of the systolic pressure (maximum during one heart beat) over diastolic pressure (minimum in between two heart beats) and is measured in millimeters of mercury (mmHg), above the surrounding atmospheric pressure (considered to be...

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allergic reactions to atenolol
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I have hives and i am curious if there is any documentation on this type of reaction to atenolol? ## First of all, I would like to state that an allergic reaction, including a rash, is possible with any drug, that is one of the things that can happen when you are allergic to it. That said, yes, this is listed under the severe reaction section, meaning you should stop taking it and talk to your doctor immediately. ## I have been taking atenolol for five years and now I am having hives. the allergist and doctor dont contribute it to the medication but I am convinced this is causing my issues. did you experience the same,. ## I have also been taking atenolol for about 7 years. Everything has been going on fine all these years, but suddenly for the last 5-6 months, I am having allergies and...
Updated 4 minutes ago in Atenolol.
Can I Split A 40 Mg Lisinopril In Half To Take 2 Tablets Of 20 Instead
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Can I cut a 40 mg tablet of lisinopril in half in order to take two 20 mg instead? ## It is safe to do this with any medication that is not time released. Is there some reason, however, that you need to take a lower dosage? Lisinopril is an ACE inhibitor that is used to treat high blood pressure and other cardiac conditions. If you have one of these conditions, it is very important that you take the proper dosage to keep them under control, so you shouldn't make any medication dosage adjustments, without checking with your doctor. In addition, if you have been taking 40mgs and suddenly lower the dosage to 20mgs, you need to be aware that there will be rebound effects, which can include elevated blood pressure and elevated heart rate. Is there anything else I can help with? ## Can I ...
Updated 2 hours ago in Lisinopril.
Losartan/HCTZ 50/12.5mg drug efficacy
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I had high BP for several months and tried all combinations without success. I had a bad reaction to Beta Blockers and Calcium blockers. My BP became normal (120/80) just a few days after I started taking Losartan/HCTZ. It was magical for about a month but starting this Monday my BP jumped to 156/98; then for last two days in the morning 145/86 and in the evening 130/92. What could cause this sudden rise? What can I do to get back to 120/80? ## Your blood pressure will never reach 120/80 and stay there, it is always going to fluctuate depending on the time of day you are checking, when you've taken your medications, what you've eaten, activity levels and etc. Why are you checking it so frequently? The FDA lists the typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, he...
Updated 4 hours ago in Losartan.
Orthostatic hypotension
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I am 74 year old.i have mild hypertension and 5 years of diabetes.oflate I am experiencing hypotension when I stand suddenly after sitting for long time and when I stand for long tine apart from sitting.when ghis hypotension occurs what I have to do immedeiately on the spot.kindly any knpwledgeable friend help me with advise.urgent please.i have experjenced this thrice so far ## Do you take any medications regularly? This is a frequent side effect of many blood pressure and cardiac medications, according to NIH studies. Do you also experience dehydration regularly? That can also cause this issue. Have you checked your blood pressure, when you've experienced these symptoms? If so, what have the readings been? ## I take atenlol,amlodipine for mildbp.i checked my bp when i felt fall in...
Updated 8 hours ago in Amlodipine.
Doses of neurobion forte daily.
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I had hearing problem for a few months .I consulted an ENT specialist who cleared wax of my ears and advised me to take Neurobion Forte tablets 3 times daily for 3 months.I have taken the tablets for 9 or 10 days when my blood pressure increase.Are the doses of Neurobion Forte prescribed for me overdoses? Have I to reduce doses? ## Neurobion Forte is a multivitamin supplement. Since it contains a complex of B vitamins, as well as some others, you do have to be careful how much you take, since too much of them can be as dangerous as not enough. Normally this multivitamin is only taken once a day, so three times a day might be too much. Learn more B vitamins details here. Have you talked to your doctor about it? You should really do so, because a blood test should be done to check your le...
Updated 12 hours ago.
losartan-hctz 100/25mg
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I took one pill and an hour later took another one.... What do i need to do? Will it hurt me? ## While it is always best to check with a medical professional, according to most FDA reports, doubling up just once is usually not dangerous, unless someone is allergic/sensitive to a medication. But it may cause you to experience more severe side effects than usual, which could include nausea, dizziness, headache, and increase urination. How are you doing? Did you experience any adverse effects?
Updated 13 hours ago in Losartan.
Any reason why my blood pressure drops so low?
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I take hydralazine, Htcz (hydrochlorothiazide), lisinopril and amlodipine. I have no energy what so ever when I try to work outside like in the garden. My blood pressure drops really low to where I almost black out. Any reason why this is happening? ## All of these medications can lower blood pressure, as well as treat certain cardiac conditions, according to FDA approved uses, and if you are working in the garden while it's warm, or hot out, that can also lower your blood pressure. Thus, it may be dropping too low during such activity. There is also a risk that you are dehydrated. Activity also lowers your blood pressure, so you may need a dosage adjustment. Have you spoken to your doctor about it? Where do you live and what have your recent temperatures been like? I know some days...
Updated 14 hours ago in Hydralazine.
amlopidine, lisinopril and metoprolol together
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Can I stop Amlodipine while I also take Metoprolol and Lisinopril? The Amlodipine makes me feel cold and shivering quite often. Thank you. ## Doctor prescribed lisinopril and metoprolol to me and I didn't like how the lisinopril made me feel so I stoped taking it, can that make me sick, I've only been taking the metoprolo ## Amir, are you sure those side effects are due to the Amlodipine? The others can also cause such symptoms, according to NIH reports, they could also be completely unrelated to any of the medications. Sam, I'm sorry, but your complete sentence did not post. How was it making you feel? The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, increased urination, and hypotension.
Updated 14 hours ago in Lisinopril.
how to stop taking losartan
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I had taken losartan50/hctz 12.5 for 10 years, In recently years I suffered dry coughing and bad running nose allergy. I found out this is the side effect of losartan. Cutting the dose to half, changing to a water pill.. did not solve the problem. Over this holiday I developed bronchitis and was quite ill. I had very bad coughing, losing voice, sinus infection, nose bleeding, etc. I stopped taking Losartan to avoid further complications. I notified my doctor that I will check my blood pressure if the record is not over 140-90. I will keep the Losartan off. What else can I do? ## Hello, Muchin! How are you doing? Have your symptoms improved, yet? The FDA lists other typical side effects of this medication as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache and increased urination. However,...
Updated 21 hours ago in Losartan.
How long should I give Losartan time to work?
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I have been on medication for high blood pressure for six months and it has not come down much. I'm still at stage 2. In the last month my Doctor has changed my medication to losartan and now i'm on 100mg a day. I know it's the maximum dose, so how long would you give this medication or would you say it's not working for me? ## Generally, it takes about 4 to 5 weeks for this class of medications to reach their full level of efficacy in your body. Has there been any change? The NIH lists the typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, increased urination, and hypotension. ## I have now been given a 2.5mg called indapamide water tablet . This is to be taken with my 100mg losartan. This has brought it down to 127 over 89 this morning. That's ...
Updated 1 day ago in Losartan.

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