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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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 5 minutes ago in Metoprolol.
Side effect of mobizox tablet
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I use 1 tablet in two days I also take a drug for blood pressure .Please advise me for better ## I took one tablet of Mobizox for back pain and now Im feeling Dizziness... could u lemme know the reason y?
Updated 4 hours ago.
Rx Plan Changed From Benicar 20mg Tab To Losartan 100mg
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Is the dosage strength equivalent? What if any difference are there between the two besides price? ## The active ingredient in Losartan is Losartan potassium. This drug is manufactured by Teva Pharms. The active ingredient in Benicar is Olmesartan medoxomil. This drug is manufactured by Daiichi Sankyo. From what I could gather, both drugs are classified as an angiotensin II receptor antagonist, used to treat high blood pressure. That said, the only differences I could find were between the chemical structures of the drug itself, as well as any other inactive ingredients that the different manufacturers decide to put into the pill. Both of these factors however can influence how the the drug absorbs into your system and therefore determine how effective one is over the other, which can v...
Updated 6 hours ago in Benicar.
round dark blue pill criss cross one side with m over a10
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round dark blue pill M over A10 reverse is criss crossed with scored lines ## This tablet is manufactured by Mylan Pharmaceuticals and they list it as containing 10mgs of Amlodipine, which is used to treat high blood pressure and certain cardiac conditions. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, increased urination, stomach pain, dry cough and hypotension. Is there anything else I can help with? ## This is generic Adderall...10mg. Amlodiapine has M on one side of the pill and A10 on the other side with no criss cross
Updated 7 hours ago in Amlodipine.
round white pill with ig on one side and 238 the other
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What is the difference between the white pill and the blue pill with A9? Both are marked Amlodipine tab 5 MG? ## Hello, Maud! How are you? They are just manufactured by different companies, the one with the IG 238 marking is made by InvaGen Pharmaceuticals and the one with the M A9 marking is made by Mylan Pharmaceuticals. Since this is a generic medication, it is manufactured by several different companies, it creates market competition to help keep the prices lower. The FDA lists the typical side effects of this medication as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, increased urination and hypotension. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 7 hours ago in Amlodipine.
Liscinopril by mistake
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By mistake I took a 5mg tab of Lisinopril prescribed for my husband. How will this affect me? Will it make me dizzy--will it be unsafe to drive? ## It may may you a bit dizzy, but if it was just one tablet in that low of a dosage, it shouldn't last very long and the effects should be minimal, as long as you aren't allergic to it. That's not enough for it to really have an effect on your blood pressure, or cardiac function, since it takes regular dosing for several weeks to have its full effect. Learn more Lisinopril details here. Are you feeling okay, now? If you do experience anything weird, you should just contact your doctor, but it's doubtful that you will. ## My daughter took dads 40mg of lisinopril accidentally thinking it was allergy meds. She is 14 ## I pass medi...
Updated 8 hours ago in Lisinopril.
Metoprolol Succinate ER Causes Hair Loss
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Why do doctors online and offline pretend that Metropolol does NOT cause hair loss, when there are patients online and right in front of offline doctors complaining that this beta blocker is making them lose their hair!? Instead of being honest, they blame the patient's genetics or make out like it's some other cause--stress, maybe, or diet, blah-blah. Metoprolol causes the hair to fall out and it doesn't take a long time on that drug, either. Just a couple months, and some of us are near bald. Time for honesty about this, and also WHY AREN'T THEY DEVELOPING A HEART MED THAT DOES NOT CAUSE HAIR LOSS???? ## How long does it take for the Metoprolol to leave the body after you stop taking it? and how long does it take to get your hair back? ## Well that sucks. I have been o...
Updated 12 hours ago in Metoprolol.
stopping lisinopril
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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 13 hours ago in Lisinopril.
prexum 4mg side effects
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Started using Prexum approx. 6 months ago...have not had a day without severe headache (migrain) Dr says it's not the Prexum. Especially when coughing..feels like head wants to explode! Also have muscular spasms when coughing....has anyone had similar experience? ## Prexum contains the active ingredient Peridopril, this is an Ace Inhibitor, commonly used to treat high blood pressure and coronary artery diseases. That said, YES, headaches are actually a very common side effect of this class of medications, along with nausea, drowsiness and dizziness. Read more: You'll see that in the side effects section, headache is prominently listed! Has your doctor run any other tests? ## Hi,I have the same complaint and to top it off I have lost my sense of taste and smell.The headache is se...
Updated 1 day ago.
Round light green pill line in the middle curved E.and 7 on
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Suppose to be oxycofone 15 mg round light green pill with a curved E line down middle and 7 on the other side of line and nothing on other side ## Hi Patti, Does the letter "E" on your pill look anything like "Epic Pharma's Amlodipine Besylate" tablet imprinted with E 55? I'm just picking this pill as an example since you can easily find an image of it on Google. Their letter E is curved as you stated, so I thought this may at least help determine who the manufacturer could be. Epic Pharma also makes a round green 15mg Oxycodone. However I'm not able to locate a photograph of it to verify the placement of each marking. I think your best bet may be to take the pill over to a local pharmacy as they should be able to vouch for its legitimacy. Please post back if...
Updated 1 day ago in Amlodipine.

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