Blood Pressure

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Blood Pressure Overview

Blood pressure (BP) is the pressure of circulating blood on the walls of blood vessels. 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 heart beat) over diastolic pressure (minimum in between two heart beats) and is measured in millimeters of mercury (mmHg), above the surrounding atmospheric pressure (considered to be zero...

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White pill mylan 152

I have taken the Mylan Catapres for a long time, but now I am told suppliers can't get it. I have been forced to take another brand which makes me sick. Why has the Mylan brand been unavailable? ## It is hard to be sure, the reason can vary. The suppliers of inactive ingredients might be short, or the suppliers of the active ingredients. The FDA warns that it may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, headache, hypotension, and insomnia. What brand are you currently taking?

Updated in Catapres
Cough for 5 months

I started taking Coveram last December 2017 and after 1 week i developed cough which I find very disturbing. The effect of it was exemplary and just maintained my BP but the cough is really my concern. Just this March, my follow up check up, I talked to my Doctor and raised my concern regarding the cough. He changed my anti hypertensive medications to Twynsta. Until now my cough does not go away. What can be the possible reason for this? I am taking Vitamin C daily and maintained my hydration. Please help. ## Coeram contains Perindopril and Amlodipine, and Twynsta contains Telmisartan and Amlodipine, and according to NIH reports, the Amlodipine is notorious for causing a dry cough as a side effect. The problem is that once that cough starts, it usually doesn't go away, so my best gu...

Updated in Twynsta
Chest pain taking Lercanidipine

I was prescribed 10 mg Lercanidipine about three weeks ago for high blood pressure. Experiencing two types of chest discomfort, one is my heart pounding in my chest usually accompanied by flushing. This usually passes in a couple of minutes. The second is chest pain when moving about sometimes. This passes in a few minutes upon resting. I also suffer from anxiety and this is definitely not helping!!! I try to stay calm but am beginning to worry about doing anything! If this is just a side effect and will pass then that's OK and I will persevere. Can anyone put my mind at rest please? Also excessive toilet trips! ## Hello, Sam! How are you? Palpitations and flushing can be normal side effects of this medication, as reported by the FDA. As to the chest pain, however, that is something...

Updated in Lercanidipine
Combining two types in of Propanalol

I have been taking 80mg Propanalol ER capsules once a day for several years now for mild hypertension and anxiety. Lately they have not been working so well and my blood pressure readings are slightly increased, so my GP is keen for me to increase the dosage. Because I am quite sensitive to some effects or changes in meds, she feels it would be better to do this gradually with small increases to allow me to get used to the changes.However, Propanalol ER do not make a Low dose ER capsule a little higher than the 80mg but a whopping jump to 120mg! She has consequently given me a prescription for Propanalol 10 mg instant relase tablets to add in ,but to be taken part way through the day and not at the same time as the 80mg ER capsule which I take early morning as I get up around 7am. I am ver

Losartan side effects leg pain

I was prescribed Losartan 50 mg for a heart condition 10 months ago For the last month I have been having extreme left leg pains waking me up at least twice every night. Since taking Losartan I have put on weight, suffered muscle cramps and insomnia but decided I would live with them for 12 months when my doctor will review . But the pain in my leg is no joke any longer. ## Why are they making you wait a year for a review? Usually, when someone has a heart condition, they are checked very frequently for the first few years. Things do not normally go to a one year check up, unless the person has remained stable for a long period of time. When I first had heart failure, I started out seeing the doctor every two weeks, then went to once a month, then once every 2 months, and so on. It took...

Updated in Losartan
Flu like symptoms

Hi, I started taking Exforge Tab 5/80 mg for three days and I feel like I have the flu! This is my first time ever taking a high blood pressure medicine, and I am a foreigner living in Taiwan. Not sure if I have confidence they gave me the right med, as I saw online that Exforge is usually given when other high blood pressure meds have not worked. I have slight fever, chills, aches, sore throat, headache. I need to travel to Nepal in a week, and don't want to feel like this. Wondering if I should hold off until I get back. Wondering if these symptoms are normal.

Updated in Exforge
Managing High Blood Pressure & Afib

Hi, I am an Indian, age 78, 5'7" in height and weigh 60 kg. I'm a vegan, I do yoga and light exercise. All parameters pathological test reports normal except that I've been on high blood pressure medicine for over 20yrs. Previously I was taking atenolol 50mg and amlodipine 5mg, whereas my blood pressure was quite controlled. About 4 years back symptoms of Afib developed. Doc prescribed telma CT 40/6.25mg, metoprolol 50 + cilacar 10 and xeralto 20 in the morning and telma 40 in the evening. My BP still ranges around 150/95, no improvement in Afib - which repeats every month or so. Is it not a case of being over-medicated? Can I go back to just taking amlodipine? How do I get rid of Afib? Are there any changes you can suggest? ## It is really hard to say, and it would be b...

Updated in Amlodipine
Caduet side effect information

Concerned about side effects, mainly memory loss that I hear comes with this drug. ## What are the possible side effects of plagerine a? My father has been consuming it for 5 years...Is this pill dangerous? ## I have been on Caduet 5/40 and in the past 3 years had very bad symptoms of dry mouth, dizziness, cramps, joint pain, blurred vision, neck pain, emotional ups/downs, stress, loss of sleep. etc... I am now taking time of work at the moment and my GP has put me on anti-depressants which I am not happy about. Not happy at all. I will be seeing my GP again asap. ## I have memory loss too and am very concerned. Forget where i put things and split second gorget what I was about to do. ## Caduet contains Amlodipine, and Atorvastatin, it is used to treat high blood pressure, and high chol...

Updated in Caduet
Valsartan, Benicar, Potassium Chloride and Metoprolol

My Dr. recently changed me from Benicar hct 40-25 to Valsartan (?mg). Comparisons seem to be the same mostly, however, I also take Potassium Chloride 20... Can I still combine the medication? I take it in the a.m. I also take Metoprolol succinate 75mg in the evening. Is this ok to combine with the other medications mentioned above? ## It is always best to follow your doctor's instructions, multiple medications are often prescribed to help lower high blood pressure as fast, and as safely as possible. The FDA warns that you may experience more severe side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, headache, increased urination, and hypotension. Have you been told to stop the Benicar? You said your doctor intended to change you from one to the other, so it would best to take only what your do...

Updated in Diovan HCT
Lisinopril 20mg hctz/losartan 100mg htcz

I have been taking 20 mg lisinopril with the diuretic and my blood pressure has been anywhere from 140?/90? To 150?/98 or so. Today my doctor switched me to losartan hctz100-25 mg. I'm worried the mg in losartan is so much higher than the lisinopril. Is this safe? Will this make my blood pressure drop to an unsafe level? I took the lisinopril this morning and he told me to start the losartan tomorrow morning. Is this okay? ## Hello, Melissa! How are you? That is a normal starting dose for Losartan, it may seem a lot higher than the dosage you were taking of Lisinopril, however, since it is in a different class of medications, it is actually only a little higher, which I'm guessing is due to the fact that your blood pressure readings were still high and need further lowering. How...

Updated in Losartan

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