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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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metoprolol 100 mg how to get off of this
I want to stop taking metoprolol ext rel 100 mg. after taking this my legs feel very heavy and stuff joints , can hardly walk. Also very dry mouth, headaches and light tingling of fingers. I am taking this for high blood pressure. How do I get off of this? ## Hello, Linda! How are you? Metoprolol is a beta blocker and it can cause those types of side effects in some people that take it, along with nausea, dizziness, hypotension, hair loss and stomach pain. However, when taking something for high blood pressure, it is very important to not just stop taking it, without replacing it with another medication. If you stop abruptly, it may cause rebound effects, which could include elevated heart rate and blood pressure that could lead to heart attack or stroke. Thus, the best thing to do woul...
Updated 5 hours ago in Metoprolol.
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propanolol 40 mg
I have been taking Propanolol for 10 years for high blood pressure. Recently I switched from my regular pharmacy to Walmart. I took the Walmart prescription for a couple weeks. I wasn't feeling well at all, I was getting sporadic pains in my neck, jaw, shoulders and arms.When I first thought that maybe the medicine was wrong, I Googled the imprint on the pill, and found it was propanolol. I had some of the medicine from my original pharmacy so I decided to go back to that to see if there was any difference. All of the pain and general ill feeling went away. I was shocked, and had my doctor call me in a new prescription at my regular pharmacy today. what I would like to know is what could be in that medicine to cause that? Is there anywhere to have a pill analyzed to see what is in i...
Updated 14 hours ago.
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Extreme Salty Taste in Mouth for 20 days!
I'm a 51 yr. old female who woke up on April 7, 2011, with an extremely salty taste in my mouth. When I tried to drink water to wash it out, it was like drinking salt gargle water. Nothing I eat or drink makes it go away. I can't stand to put anything in my mouth that is salty because the salt taste already in my mouth makes it almost unswallowable. Prior to that day, I have only 2 regular medications that I take daily: Lisinopril 40 mg( increased from 20 mg in mid November) for high BPas well as HCTZ 25 mg(been taking Lisinopril for 8 years) and 1mg of ropinorole(generic for Requip) for RLS (taking for almost 6 years). I also take black cohosh twice a day for hot flashes and night sweats(last menstrual cycle was Sept. 2010). On March 18, I started taking a 10 day prescription f...
Updated 17 hours ago in Lisinopril.
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propranolol and or Inderal Help
Hi I need help. Ive been getting regular and optical migrains since I was 19, I am now 45. About 6 months ago I sadly went to walmarts 60 mg inderal tablets to save as I am struggeling instead of my regular inderal 60 mg capsule LA that I have been taking most my life, but the past few months the optical migrains were happening every few days instead of say once a month or so. I went back to the capsules Oct. 17th almost 2 weeks ago and I am still getting the optical ones every few days. Yes there is a lot of stress in my life but there always has been. I even quit smoking its almost a year. I eat right some times not enough I am 5 7 about 130 and I exercise. My eyes were checked and found to be good. Why is this happening? Is it normal for the capsule to take more time to get back in m...
Updated 18 hours ago in Propranolol.
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Can i take???
can i take v 3109 with lisinopril hydrochlorathyzide and amoxicillin ## Hello, Sara! How are you? The main interaction is actually between the Hydrochlorothiazide and the Amoxicillin, they both tend to increase the effects of the other. That's not necessarily a problem with the antibiotic, but it could cause you to become dehydrated from the Hydrochlorothiazide, so you do need to be aware of that and be careful of it by maintaining your fluid intake to prevent it. The tablet with the 3109 V marking contains 325mgs of Acetaminophen, 40mgs of Butalbital, 40mgs of Caffeine and 30mgs of Codeine, it is a narcotic that's most commonly used to treat migraines, This is a narcotic analgesic, so it has the potential to be habit forming and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness...
Updated 19 hours ago in Lisinopril.
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side effects of suddenly stopping propanalol slow release 80mg
Hi. I suffered a brain injury 14 years ago and have since been through various meds to help control depression, anxiety and digestive issues. I ve been through several anti deppressant drugs like fluoxetine, zoloft, sertraline, citralopram and some others that i can't remember. I ve had adverse effects from all of them, my neurologist says it may not be direct depression but a chemical imbalance in my brain. My new gp said that as i ve had a bad reaction to the other mentioned pills that I should try propanalol 10mg 3 times daily to slow my heart down and therefore ease my anxiety. The 10mg propanalol gave me horrible nightmares and difficulty getting to sleep. I told the doctor and she proceeded to put me on 80mg slow release. I ve been taking them for 4 weeks, 1 daily in the morning.
Updated 21 hours ago in Propranolol.
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medi cal
I AM TAKING HIGH BLOOD PRESSUE MEDICINE AND I WANT TO CAN I USED LEMON BALM TO HELP ME SLEEP ## Hello, Vera! How are you? Lemon Balm is actually said to help with high blood pressure, especially that caused by stress, so in that respect it's fine. However, what medications do you take? I can't check for any possible interactions or problems, without knowing the specific ones you take. Can you please post back and clarify? Thank you!
Updated 1 day ago.
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sinus problems and coughing due to blood pressure medications
Cannot tolerate ACE inhibitors (24 hrs of coughing) nor calcium channel blockers (little help; leg swelling). On Benicar HCT and have persistent sinus problems and coughing that do not respond to allergy or sinus medications. Doc insists that the benicar is not the reason! Anyone else had this problem? How did you solve it? ## I have the same problem, am on Norvacs...a nurse friend told me it was probably the bp meds but I can find nothing to substantiate that. Help!!! ## Is it safe to take 2 pyridoxine 25mg plus 1 bilocor 5mg twice daily, over 50yrs female to lower blood pressure?
Updated 1 day ago in Benicar.
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weight gainer atleast 10kg
Hi im 23yrs old,im looking for vitamins that can help me to increasemy appetite....i always feel lazy to eat more because no appetite.i only have 36kg to look more like a 15yrs old.all my life i want to hear from other people that i grow fat.i want to reach atleast 46kg to look more better..any supplement n milk that can make me fat faster... ## I take hypertension drug, what appetite enhancement will help me gain back my weight
Updated 1 day ago.
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round dark blue pill 344
have a pill supposed to be benazepril 40 that is different from what I have been given before. round dark blue with only 344 written on one side and nothing on the other side. label showing the same markings and labs as my previous benazepril 40 white pill. What is this pill and what lab manufactures it? ## Hello, Barbie! How are you? Yes, there is a tablet that matches this description which contains 40mgs of Benazepril. It's manufactured by Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals. Benazepril 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 Benazepril.
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