MedsChat.com

The People's Medicine Community ®
Drug Index: 

Blood Pressure

This page contains the most recent discussion threads pertaining to Blood Pressure, as well as a list of all of the drugs falling within this category.



Blood Pressure Overview

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...

Read more Blood Pressure Details
Article is from Wikipedia. All text is available under the terms of the GFDL (GNU Free Documentation License). Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blood_pressure

Recent Blood Pressure Forums: RSS Feed

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 7 minutes ago in Lisinopril.
   101  Subscribe to thread 216888
over the counter drying agent for post nasal drip
Causing a tickle in throat. Not on any high blood pressure meds. ## Hello, Laurie! How are you? Do you know what's causing it, is it a cold or allergies? The proper remedy will really depend on that. What have you tried? Are you on any other medications?
Updated 3 hours ago.
   1  Subscribe to thread 275258
metoprolol withdrawal
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 23 hours ago in Metoprolol.
   257  Subscribe to thread 202479
valsart hctz availability
I took Diovan brand 320-12.5mg for a very long time. The generic became available. I have a history of reacting to drugs and wanted to stay with the Sandoz which I've been told is a generic to Diovan and Sandoz company is the generic company of Novartis who originally made Diovan brand. By hopping from one drug store to another I found Valsartan Hydrochlorathiazide tablets 320-12.5 mg marked identical to the brand drug with the HIL and NVR on the pink oval pill. I paid generic price. Soon pharmacy ran out and told me they would not be getting anymore Sandoz Valsartan HCTZ 320-12.5mg. I was told to go to other pharmacies and maybe they would have some on their shelf. I did, I even went out of state and was able to buy 90 days but was told that's it, no more will be available. The...
Updated 1 day ago in Diovan.
   1  Subscribe to thread 275475
lisinopril 80 mg
Can you take more than 80 mg., of Lisinopril in one day? Just curious, to know if, there is a higher dosage than 80 mg.
Updated 1 day ago in Lisinopril.
   0 
alternative medicine instead of metoprolol
Metoprolol lowers pulse to much for my comfort level. Pulse runs sometimes in low 50's and once in a while into 40's p/m. This actually causes anxiety. If I don't take it I feel slight angina pectorus. I am taking 25 mg 2 times daily (extended release) ## @wbmjr, According to the US National Library of Medicine, Metoprolol is reported to be in a class of medications known as beta blockers. This type of medication works by relaxing the blood vessels and slowing your heart rate to improve blood flow & decrease blood pressure. Ref: nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a682864.html So as far as alternatives are concerned, it sounds to me like you may need to ask your doctor about looking into a different class of drugs altogether (such as ACE inhibitors or Diuretics) in ord...
Updated 1 day ago in Metoprolol.
   1  Subscribe to thread 274894
Telma H side effects + rise in serium uric acid level to 9.9
I have used tab. telma H for around one year. drug has started showing side effects including rise in serium uric acid level to 9.9. Doctor advises me to stop telma H and use telma 40 for the time being. Is it a safe prescription ## Telma H contains both Telmisartan and Hydrochlorothiazide. Telma 40 just contains Telmisartan. As to being safe, there are possible dangers and side effects to all prescription drugs, which is why your doctor should be monitoring your use of them. Some common side effects to Telma 40 may include: nausea, dizziness and headache. You can read more about it here: Is there anything else I can help you with? ## I am using Telma 40 H for the last three months without side effects and consuming alcohol daily ## pls since over 2years i have been taking this telma H,...
Updated 1 day ago in Telmisartan.
   11  Subscribe to thread 193761
Can i take???
can i take v 3109 with lisinopril hydrochlorathyzide and amoxicillin
Updated 2 days ago in Lisinopril.
   0 
lisinopril 25mg
I have OCD and I have a pill phobia and become obsessed. My question is how much is too much of Lisinopril 25mg? Toxic effects? also for HCTZ 25mg?
Updated 2 days ago in Lisinopril.
   0 
Verapamil Er 240 Mg Capsule Colors
what color are the Veramil ER 24 by Watson Manufacturer? ## color of Verapamil er 240 capsules? ## The 240mg sustained release Verapamil capsules manufactured by Watson Pharmaceuticals should be dark blue and yellow, with the marking 60275/240mg on them. If this doesn't match yours, please post back with the markings from it and I can check for you to discover what it contains. Verapamil is a calcium channel blocker that is commonly used to treat high blood pressure and cardiac conditions. It can cause side effects, such as: nausea, dizziness, headache and stomach pain. Learn more: Is there anything else I can help with? ## i received a new prescription of Verapamil 240 mg it is now a brown oblong bill with G74 on it i am afraid that i received the wrong medicine ## Chris, the same ...
Updated 3 days ago in Verapamil.
   10  Subscribe to thread 216557

Blood Pressure Medications (289 results)