Blood Pressure

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Blood pressure (BP) is the pressure of circulating blood on the walls of blood vessels. When 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...

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## i was issue a bottle of carvedilol 12.5 and it has expired 04 2011 i would like to know is it safe to take ## This medication is most commonly used to treat high blood pressure and certain cardiac conditions. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, hypotension, and increased urination. It does not become dangerous, once expired, but it may lose efficacy and not work as well as it did, when new. It would be best to dispose of it and see your doctor for a new prescription. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 7 seconds ago in Carvedilol.
white and blue capsule N10
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Need Drug name of capsule that is white/blue with inscription N on one side and 10 on other side ## i need to know what the Drug name of a capsule that is white/blue with inscription N on one side and 10 on other side ## My husband takes Ramipril capsules which has n on the blue side and 10 on the white side. It is the only blue and white capsule my husband takes. I don't have the prescription bottle for the ones that say n on the blue side and 10 on the white side, as he uses a monthly pill case and when I fill the case and the bottle is empty, I throw the pill bottle away. I noticed his new prescription says apo on the blue side and 10 on the white side. Are these the same pills?
Updated 45 minutes ago in Ramipril.
lisinopril tablets
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I have been taking Lisinopril 20 mg from manufacturer Lupin for years. My most recent renewal was the same color and Lupin on one side and 20 on other but the pill is half the size of the one I have been getting. Still says Lupin but I am concerned. Anyone notice the difference? ## Notice spike in BP tonight after taking smaller pill this AM. Concerned ## I just noticed the same about my 10mg refill. Calling pharmacy this morning. ## I am having anxiety, shakiness and chest pain with new size pill. Anyone else having trouble? Lisinopril 20 mg smaller pill ## I am taking lupin lisinopril 20 mg twice daily and I live in Tennessee. My tablets have never changed size and according to the manufacturer they aren't supposed to. I used to be a pharmacists before my illnesses so I still know...
Updated 7 hours ago in Lisinopril.
Lisinopril and potassium interval
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I take lisinopril twice daily (once at breakfast and once 12 hours later). You are not supposed to eat foods with lots of potassium while taking lisinopril, but how long can you safely wait AFTER taking the pill to safely eat high-potassium foods? I take metoprolol at the same time, and it must be taken with food. ## There is no safe time frame that can be quoted to you. It is just best to avoid them, as much as possible, and see your doctor regularly, so they can do blood work to check your levels, when appropriate, according to FDA directives. When your levels are checked, your doctor should be able to tell you if you need to continue avoiding such foods, or if you can indulge in them more. For example, after having suffered full congestive heart failure, it was discovered that my bod...
Updated 10 hours ago in Lisinopril.
vivanse and propranolol
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capsule ## What is better as a stimulant?Adderall or vivanse?which gives u more energy and awareness?which one is bed for focasing? ## Vyvanse and Propranolol are not usually prescribed together, since Vyvanse is a stimulant that can cause elevations in your blood pressure, and heart rate, according to FDA reports. Other side effects are listed as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, irritability, weight loss, and anorexia. Amy, it really depends on which one works best for you. What has your physician prescribed? Have you tried either of these medications? It should also be noted that NIH warns that this class of medications carries the risk of being habit forming.
Updated 23 hours ago in Propranolol.
angina, vascular, isosorbide, lossrtan and metropolol
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Terrible angina on minor exertion. Legs need cat scan for vascular blockage. Isosorbide 30mg helps angina for 12-15 hours then I might need a small nitro tablet. Also the isosorbide has made my blood pressure perfect. This after a four year battle just taking 25 mg metropolol twice a day a 50 mg of losartan once. My question, do I need to take the losartan and metropolol anymore? I also take plavix. You should know that my problems started four years ago when a drugstore BP machine indicated my BP was high. My doctor at the time prescribed hydrochlorothorazide and lisinopril. four days later I was in the emergency room with fried kidneys. In summary, the two aforementioned drugs, and amlodipine, clonidine damn near killed me. I wouldn’t give them to a dog. After two years of this,...
Updated 1 day ago in Losartan.
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 1 day ago in Lisinopril.
Can l take 3 Lisinopril 10mg tablets to make 30mg
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Can l take 3 Lisinopril 10mg tablets to make 30mg, for lowering my blood pressure? Is it a safe prescription? ## As long as your doctor has instructed you to do so, it is best to follow their instructions. The FDA lists the typical side effects of this medication as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, increased urination, and hypotension. Are you on any other medications? ## I'm on a ace inhibited 40 mg.blood pressure is still up. Is there other ace inhibitors out there that can be better I'm on Sorenson now
Updated 1 day ago in Lisinopril.
coming of bisoprolol fumarate
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hi i have been on bisoprolol fumarate for about 2 months but i feel shocking .tired. my body doesnt seem my own i would like to come of them but worried about the effects it might have, i didnt take it yesterday and havnt took it this morning , i take them along with a water tablet for blood pressure i was on propranol but they changed them for bisoprolol. just wondered if any one had any probloms coming of them ? thanks marg ## Bisoprolol is a beta blocker that is commonly used to treat high blood pressure and cardiac conditions. And yes, stopping them abruptly could cause problems, yu may experience rebound effects, such as elevated heart rate, palpitations and increased blood pressure, all of which could be dangerous if not carefully monitored. It is also very important to keep your ...
Updated 1 day ago in Bisoprolol Fumarate.
how to stop taking losartan
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I had taken losartan50/hctz 12.5 for 10 years, In recently years I suffered dry coughing and bad running nose allergy. I found out this is the side effect of losartan. Cutting the dose to half, changing to a water pill.. did not solve the problem. Over this holiday I developed bronchitis and was quite ill. I had very bad coughing, losing voice, sinus infection, nose bleeding, etc. I stopped taking Losartan to avoid further complications. I notified my doctor that I will check my blood pressure if the record is not over 140-90. I will keep the Losartan off. What else can I do? ## Hello, Muchin! How are you doing? Have your symptoms improved, yet? The FDA lists other typical side effects of this medication as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache and increased urination. However,...
Updated 1 day ago in Losartan.

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