Blood Pressure

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Blood pressure (BP) is the pressure of circulating blood on the walls of blood vessels. Most of this pressure is due to the work done by the heart in pumping blood round the circulation. 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 heartbeat) over diastolic pressure (minimum in between two heartbeats) and is measured i...

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Ramipril weight gain side effects

I have been taking Ramipril for two weeks and I am wondering if weight gain is one of the side effects. Finally, after been overweight all my life, I reached my weight goal and I am worried about getting weight back with this medication.

Updated in Ramipril
urbanol safe to use if suffering from hypertension.

Is urbanol safe to take if your suffering from hypertension and did not take your hypertension meds for that day, for hypertension im currently on 8 mg Perindopril. I suffer from anxiety however the main symptoms that i experience is numbness in the arms and legs and a fear of dying,I can be in confined to small spaces for to long and feel like im loosing it. Will urbanol help in alevating the anxiety symptoms especialy the numbness. ## If I have suffered a Syncope faint could it be from hypertension? and anxiety Some times I have palpitations for a very short time and breathing exercises help I take a half 10mg Urbanol only when required as I also suffer from acute anxiety I am 75 years old I have found that when I use the exercise bike it eleviates the palpations Is this a good idea? ...

Updated in Perindopril
metoprolol withdrawal

i've been taking metoprolol for several years as partial treatment for high blood pressure. through diet and exercise, 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 in Metoprolol
clonidine 0.1

I have been on 0.1 clonidine now for several years. Recently i have been getting very high spikes. My doctor increased me. I was taking 0.1 twice a day. I now take 0.4 split up into 3 times a day. I am now experiencing very loud ringing in the ears / hissing sounds with a numbness feeling in my head. At times it is so bad it debilitates me to where i cannot do anything. Has anyone else experienced anything like this? It is driving me crazy and cannot function like this!

Updated in Clonidine
Metoprolol Tartrate 25mg side effects

Been having an itching scalp and skin at night when going to bed and it keeps me awake. Changed shampoos several times thinking that was my problem. Then I saw the list of side effects and it could be this medicine. Feels like ants crawling on my skin during the day and at night. Been taking this since my open heart surgery in Jan 2015. Seems to be getting worse. Anyone have these side effects? ## Hello, Jules! How are you? This class of medications can cause those types of issues, due to the way they work on your circulation to lower blood pressure and improve heart function, as reported by the FDA. I used to experience it myself, when I was taking Candesartan. However, since you have had open heart surgery, there could be something else going on with your circulation that isn't re...

Updated in Metoprolol
Metoprolol Ic Tartrate Side Effects

Does the drug cause swelling of the ankles? ## Yes, I was substituted this drug after using Toprol XL (50) and my feet started to swell almost immediately. I stopped taking this med and the swelling stopped. My feet are back to normal. Going back to Toprol XL ## Metoprolol is a beta blocker that is used to treat high blood pressure and some cardiac conditions and yes, it has been known to cause edema, in some people, especially if they are prone to it for some reason, such as in the case of Congestive Heart Failure patients. Have you contacted your doctor? In this case, you will probably require a switch to a different medication, or the addition of a diuretic to reduce the fluid accumulation. ## Yes it did for me very very bad size of my knee. I was on 200 milligrams very very bad. Che...

Updated in Metoprolol
verapamil difference between SR and ER

I am taking verapamil SR 240mg. A lot of drug plans only offer it as ER. What's the difference? ## There is no difference, they are both just abbreviations that denote it as being a time released formulation. ER= extended release SR= sustained release You may also see it denoted with the abbreviations: XR = extended release and CR = controlled release. However, as I said, they all mean the same thing. Verapamil is a calcium channel blocker used to treat hypertension, angina and other cardiovascular problems. Common side effects may include: nausea, dizziness, headache and stomach pain. Read more: Are there any questions or comments? ## There is a difference between verapamil ER and SR. One is taken once a day and the other is meant to be taken twice a day. That is what the pharmacis...

Updated in Verapamil
lisinopril side effects when stopping

I've been taking lisinopril 20mg for more than 20 years. I have had side effects that come and go, such as coughing, lightheadedness, and dizziness. But now I have lightheadedness and dizziness all the time. Frequent urination, legs are weak, sometimes when I am walking I feel like I am going to pass out; and ED problems. I spoke with my doctor and he told me to stop taking it. I stopped taking it one week ago. My bp is 135/75. My question is how long will these side effects last before they go away? Thanks. ## Hello, Luis! How are you feeling? After being on it for so long, it may take a month, or so, before these effects go away and for you to start feeling better. As reported by the FDA, you may also start experiencing some rebounds effects, such as elevated blood pressure and he...

Updated in Lisinopril
Can Losartan and Lisinopril be taken together?

My nephrologist took me of of losartan because i take lisinopril with it and he said new studies have showed that it's not beneficial or not safe, he didn't really explain it to me but that appointment was on 7-11-14 ## Hello, Jack! How are you? Yes, they tend to increase the toxicity of each other, which can be risky, in some cases. Thus, it would be best to follow your doctor's advice. Normal side effects to Lisinopril may include nausea, dizziness, headache, stomach pain and dry cough. Is there anything else I can help with? ## DID HE TAPER OFF LOSARTAN? ## How long does it take losartan to get out of your system, so it would be safe to start back on my lisinopril. I was having a dry cough with lisinopril, so my dr put me on losartan, but it isn't controlling my blood...

Updated in Losartan
Losartan Solco

Wall Street Journal (Saturday, January 26th) posted an article, "Warning on Drugs For Blood Pressure" Losartan, Solco Healthcare, LLC was listed. The label on my Losartan is "NDC 43547-360-09 Losartan Potassium". The label also shows "Zhejiang, China 317024" Is this batch on recall? Also, is there a Losartan manufactured in the United States?

Updated in Losartan

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