Blood Pressure

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Blood Pressure Overview

Blood pressure (BP) is the pressure of circulating blood against the walls of blood vessels. Most of this pressure results from the heart pumping blood through the circulatory system. When used without qualification, the term "blood pressure" refers to the pressure in the large arteries. Blood pressure is usually expressed in terms of the systolic pressure (maximum pressure during one heartbeat) over diastolic pressure (minimum pressure between two heartbeats) in the cardiac cycle. It is mea...

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What is Clonidine used for?

Is Clonidine used for high blood pressure? ## Hello, Yes, you are correct; Clonidine is prescribed as an anti-hypertensive agent. ## What kinda medication is Clonidine? Does anyone have more information on it?

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Instaflex And Blood Pressure, Heart, and Cholesterol Medication

Is it ok to take instaflex if u have heart problems, high blood pressure, cholesterol, and thyriod problems? ## Instaflex is an over the counter product that is claimed to help with joint health, so as nothing more than a dietary supplement, it hasn't actually been tested for possible interactions with medications and health conditions. However, since I am also a hypertension and cardiac patient, I can tell you that one of the ingredients in it is Black Pepper and it can cause blood pressure elevations in some people. It can really depend on the person, so I'd suggest checking with your doctor, or pharmacist, before taking it. From what I've found, any of the various pepper extracts can cause blood pressure elevations in some people, so you have to be careful about taking th...

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Asomex drug indications

What is the use of Asomex 2.5mg? ## Asomex contains the active ingredient Amlodipine, it is a calcium channel blocker used to treat high blood pressure and cardiac conditions. Common side effects may include: nausea, drowsiness, dizziness and headache. ## I am 65yrs old and i am on asomex 2.5mg and advantec tab 12.5 mg daily. In fact i take HALF OF EACH TAB IN THE EVENING after meals and my bp is 130/80. I have been taking these tablets for the past 4yrs when my bp was 220/120. I had ecg done by my treating Dr n it reveals no abnormality. The reason i take half of these tablets is that it gave me dizziness when i take the full dose. ## Koomar, have you consulted your doctor about the dizziness? The Advantec contains Candesartan, which is an ARB and both it and the Amlodipine in the Asom...

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Want To Order The X112 Liquid Drops From Germany

If any one can tell me where to get some over the counter I would be very grateful thank you. ## There are actually quite a few people asking about this product here in the forum. From what I could gather, if it is still available, you do have to go to Germany to obtain it (and may even have to get a prescription for it there). And after having read more details, other users are suggesting that it could even be banned by now. Below is a response from another user in the forums who states that it is currently banned: "If this helps, X112 was taken off the market. It was banned from several countries because, as that one person correctly said, it was a form of speed. That's why it was illegal for millitary to take. When I was stationed in Germany in 1999, it was not over the count...

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Metoprolol: Do the side effects improve eventually?

I started Metoprolol this Monday after the cardiologist prescribed it because of being in the ER with extremely fast heartbeats. After a heart ultrasound, chest xray, blood tests, and wearing a holter moniter, they found there was nothing wrong with my actual heart other than the fact that I have a mild heart arrhythmia which they believe was brought out by a virus I also had. Now that I have started the medicine, I have had dizziness, nausea, sever mood swings, insomnia, and anxiety. The cardiologists' nurse said these were all normal, but it seems a little excessive to me. I am on the lowest possible dose (25MG) minus the possibility of cutting the pill in half and I take it once a day. I do not have high blood pressure and am young and not overweight (5ft and 105lbs). Has anyone ...

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Bystolic Weight Gain

I've been taking bystolic 5mga day very good in reducing my bp, recently increased to 10mg along with this 12 pds increase has this happened to anyone else? ## How rapid has the weight gain been? Bystolic contains the active ingredient Nebivolol, which is a beta blocker and it is was a sudden, rapid weight gain, then it could be a sign of severe fluid retention, which could be a sign of congestive heart failure. Have you talked to your doctor? Do you have any swelling of your hands and feet? Learn more Nebivolol How have you BP levels been? How about your salt and fluid intake? ## I too have had extreme weight gain. I have gained 25lbs in about 3 months. ## Thank goodness! I've been going crazy with my weight! I was at 115lbs and am now at 130lbs. I'll take the chance on my ...

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Side Effects from Amlodipine

I was on amlodipine medicine for at least two and half years and I have gone through a real hell. It all started with dry cough. I thought like any other medicine the side effect will wear off, but it didn't. Then after a year later came back pain and it really got worse. I never thought that it was the side effect from this medicine. It went on for two and half years before I realized. I was running around town to get my back pain solved. I must have had more than 50 sessions of physio and chiro. I saw that I wasn't getting anywhere and I started doing some research on computer. After reading so much on this medicine, I went to my doctor and told her to change my medicine. It has been almost three weeks and I already see that there is a big change in my back. Most of the pain i...

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small yellow pill with a heart on one side and 2.5 on the other side prescribed for my heart and swelling of my limbs ## The combination of active ingredients you are referring to is Bisoprolol + Hydrochlorothiazide. A brand name of this is Ziac. ## Bisoprolol with Hydrochlorothiazide is used to help treat high blood pressure, improve cardiac function, and remove excess fluid from the body. The FDA lists the typical side effects of Bisoprolol, and Hydrochlorothiazide as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, increased urination, dehydration, and hypotension. Ref: Blood Pressure Medication Information Is there anything else I can help with?

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Toprol XL brand name from AstraZeneca

I've been getting the brand name AstraZeneca for years. Today pharmacist told me they don't make it anymore. I think he is mistaken. He still charged me more for it, but it was a different brand than AstraZeneca. Anyone have info? I can't tolerate the generics and gladly pay the extra to get the brand name. ## Melinta Theraputics aka New American acquired AstraZeneca Toprol XL with no change in formula ## As you can see here it is still available. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, increased urination, and hypotension. Ref: Toprol XL Information What teresazu stated is correct, though overall, it is still manufactured by AstraZeneca. Is there anything else I can help with? ## was concerned about a change, my system is se...

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B03 round pink pill

What is a round pink pill marked B03? It doesn't show in the pictures. ## Does your pill also have "LL" marked on the other side? If so, it contains Hydrochlorothiazide 25 mg + Lisinopril 20 mg, used to treat high blood pressure (NDC 68180-0520). Inactive Ingredients: - Anhydrous Dibasic Calcium Phosphate - Mannitol - Starch, Corn - Magnesium Stearate - Ferric Oxide Red Ref: DailyMed

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