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Altace for high blood pressure

Trying to find out the safety of this medicine. ## My aunt had high bp. One evening she took two pills with out any food from morning. And she died 6 hours later. Is it possible? This was told by her relatives. Her age was 36 and her bp readings are 145/95. ## Only her doctor can answer that question. Her numbers aren't crazy high, but they do increase the risk of heart attack, or stroke, which can be fatal. Do you know what medication she was taking? Why didn't she take them with food? Did she take both pills at once, or separately? Altace contains the active ingredient Ramipril. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, increased urination, and hypotension. What dosage has been prescribed?

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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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Can I take Pepcid if taking Ziac

I've been taking the perscription drug Ziac for hypertension for 2 months. In the last week I have developed bad heartburn. Is it o.k. to take Pepcid Complete while taking Ziac? ## It is perfectly safe to take Pepcid or any other type of antacid with Ziac; however, you really should read the indications and interactions. There is a whole list of medications that cannot be mixed with Ziac. Pepcid or antacids are not one of them. ## That is actually incorrect, taking some antacids with Ziac may cause an elevation in your calcium levels, due to the calcium carbonate in the antacid, and they Hydrochlorothiazide in the Ziac. The FDA has issued prominent warnings about this danger. Additionally, Hydrochlorothiazide taken with magnesium in the Pepcid Complete could result in a laxative typ...

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what if i take a double dose of 100mg Losartan?

I took 100mg Losartan Potassium at 3pm but I think I may have taken one at 3 am also. I work shift work and I don't remember taking the 3 am dose. Will I have a problem taking a dose 12 hours apart? ## Hi Craig, From what I've researched, standard adult dosing for Losartan is considered to be anywhere from 25mg-100mg taken daily in one or two divided doses. However, the prescribing packet doesn't go on to mention any specific time intervals. Having said that, it seems to me like you're supposed to wait a full 24 hours after your last 100mg dose before taking anymore... So if you aren't sure about the time frame in which you took your last dose then I can't say there's a right or wrong answer... You may just have to be your own best judge through self monitori...

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Losartan and seizures?

Hello. My son is on 50mg Losartan for prevention of aortic root growth due to Marfan syndrome. After about six months of taking it, he started to experience episodes of feeling “funny.” This included brief nausea/drop in the pit of his stomach, dizziness, and a feeling like he didn’t want to move his arms and legs. In the recent past, this has progressed into what appear to be petit mal or absence seizures—brief periods of staring blankly and not responding. He still reports that sudden drop in the pit of his stomach preceding an episode and then a feeling of not wanting to move arms and legs. I asked his cardiologist if the Losartan could be causing those episodes and he was skeptical but agreed to take him off the meds for a week or so to see if they stopped. H...

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Lotrel side effects

My father, a 60 year old active man, started taking diovan. Shortly after, he began to have severe systemic joint pain. Medication was changed to Lotrel 5/10mg. After a week of taking it, he started with joint pain again. This joint pain is not localized. It is generalized through all of his joints. We were not certain it was the Lotrel, but he stopped it anyway. After being off of the medication for a few days, the joint pain decreased to his normal arthritis pain. He stayed off for a little over a week, then his bp required him to take a dose of medication si he restarted Lotrel. After 2 doses, the joint pain returned. His dc says that Lotrel should not cause this side effect and doesn't want to change the medication. Has anyone ever heard of this side effect before? Please help #...

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Rapid Pulse from Zanidip

Hi I was on Amloc 10mg daily for years and my BP was well controlled. Over the years though i started experiencing serious hair loss. I was put on Zanidip 10mg daily. After 3 weeks my doctor decided to increase the dose to 20mg daily as my BP was higher than it should be. After commencing the increased dosage i started experiencing rapid heart beat and palpitations. dizziness, breathlesness and a feeling that I had an elephant on my chest . Doctor suggested splitting the dose and taking 10mg in the morning and 10 at night. This has improved the situation but is not perfect. As both Zanidip and Amloc are Calcium Channel blockers is there reason for the new side effects since changing. ## It is always possible to experience new side effects, when you start taking a different medication, y...

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Accidental double dose of Atenolol

My grandpa is 77 years old and he accidentally took 2 tablets of Atenolol 50mg at a time. Will any serious injury occur in regards to his health? Please advise. ## Doubling up hasbeen known to cause someone to experience more severe side effects, according NIH reports, which may include nausea, dizziness, headache, increased urination, and hypotension. Given his age, that could also make them worse. Thus, it would be best to consult his doctor to be safe. Is there anything else I can help with? ## Not sure if I accidentally took a double dose of atenolol or not, which would be 75mg with the mistake, instead of 37.50 mg normally. Will I be alright if I had taken a double dose? ## I accidentally took a 100 mg dose of atenolol instead of 1/2 pill about 1 hour ago. I take it for tachycardia...

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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...

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Best catapres clonidine generic .1mg

Ok, so I have been on .1mg clonidine (catapres) for the last four years. I have never been to impressed with the generic I have taken nor have I ever withdrawed from clonidine ever. I take 1 in morning and 2 at night as directed. The generic I have been used to for all four years is the actavis (blue po) and have never tried any other generic. However I am big on knowing all generics differ in all medicine unless it is brand name. I tend to always order the most preferred / best generic. It would be great to get some feedback on any generics compared to actavis / blue p.o.? There are some new generics out I have noticed and I would like the most efficient. I personally stay away from Mylan on anything and usually stay away from actavis best I can but hard on this until i choose to order...

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Edarbyclor (blood pressure medication)

This is a relatively new medication, one reason I'm reluctant to take any drug. Once thousands (millions) of people have taken a drug, over a longer time than they've originally been tested, a much broader (more accurate) picture is available. I've been prescribed at least three medications, over the years, that have been yanked from the market for safety reasons, and don't want this to happen again! The previous blood pressure med.'s I've taken have all had side effects I couldn't tolerate (dizziness, syncope, tiredness, water retention, etc,). Very frustrating! I trust my doctor, but no one knows what the "real world" results will look like, early on. Also, drug reps are hired to be pretty persuasive! I just want BP control with no (or tolerable) si...

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Prazosin, sleep paralysis and drug testing

Does Prazosin help with sleep paralysis? Also..will it make me fail a drug test? I have a court ordered drug test but I can't take anymore of these nightmares and sleep paralysis. ## Does prazosin come up a false positive in drug test for opiates ## I have drug test and hair test court order, and I know Prazosin show fasle positive for different types of drugs in urine BUT does it for hair test show false positive?

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diane 35 pill

Hi, im new here. My Ob advise me to use diane 35.. sabi nya start daw ako sa first day ng mens ko.. im still waiting for my mens to come..ung diane pills nakasulat ung days db etc sunday, monday, tuesday... unlike other pills is number nkalagay my question is paano if dumating ung mens ko ng thursday, so ung thursday ba na pill ung iinumin ko? O ung una pa ring pill sa left which is sunday... help po please ## Hi nag star kana nag Dianne so paano moh ginamit? kng anong day ka nag umpisa nag mentration yun din bang day ka nag star? ## you will not get a mens till you finished the whole pack of diane pills. once you finished it you have to wait till 7 days till ur mens come on the specific month. then you will take another or new pack once ur mens started again. hope this reply will help ...

Telma 40 and Telma CT40

What is the difference between Telma 40 and Telma CT40? Effectivity wise, is Telma CT40 better than Telma 40? Which is more effective? What are the side effects of Telma 40 and Telma CT40? ## The active ingredients are different. Telma CT contains Telmisartan and Chlorthalidone, while Telma only contains Telmisartan. The U.S. FDA lists the typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, increased urination, hypotension, and dehydration. Efficacy depends on which one works better for you. Which has your doctor instructed you to take? ## Can I take Telma CT 40 mg or Telma 40 mg at night? My doctor has advised me this. Does it lead to frequent urination at night?

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natural alternative for metoprolol

I have just got a prescription for metoprolol tartrate 25 mg twice a day, for an occasional misfire of my heart valves,causing a short fiberlation. After reading ALL of the side effects , is there a safer alternative to this med. ## Hello, Joe! How are you? Side effects are usually just transient and go away, once your body gets used to the medication. Additionally, you may not experience any of them. It would be best to follow your doctors instructions for taking the medication to see how it works for you, then talk to them, if you end up having a problem. Metoprolol is classified by the FDA as a beta blocker that is most commonly used to treat high blood pressure and certain cardiac conditions. Its typical side effects may possibly include nausea, dizziness, stomach pain, increased ur...

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I stopped taking Lisinopril

I have been on Lesinopril 20mg for a little over a year now. I just stopped taking it 4 days ago, trying to go natural on keeping my BP down. the first day I just did yoga each day, ate low calorie food as roasted veggies, and drank smoothies. My daily drinks consisted of Pomegranate juice and a spoon apple cider vinegar diluted with a cup of water. My average BP for the last 3 days was 121/78. Today I started having a severe headache, blurry vision and body ache in general. Is this common when you stop Lisinopril? While I do believe that I can keep my BP down naturally I am suspicious of the side effect of getting rid of this pill.. ## Hello, Rich! How are you? Yes, that can happen, if you suddenly stop such a medication, rather than tapering off of it, as reported by the FDA. You may ...

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how long does lisinopril take to work

I take lisinopril once a day at 9am. By mistake, I took it last night at about 1 am. Should I miss taking it for the rest of the day? ## What dosage do you take? While it is always best to double check with your doctor, the FDA usually instructs you to skip the next dose, then just resume your normal dosing schedule. Its typical side effects are listed as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, increased urination, and hypotension. ## I take losartan 50mg at noon, I notice it takes at least 6 hrs. before I get a good reading. If I cut the tablet in half and took both halves, would it maybe kick in a bit faster. Seems to have a coating on the pill. ## I'm taking lisinopril 10mg during the day and my readings are perfect, but after 4 or 5 my blood pressure goes up to 150/90 or...

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Amlodipine Besylate coated pill

I have been taking 10 mg ofr Amlodipine Besylate. My problem is that it tastes horrible. Are there any of these in the generic that are coated. I gag every time I have to take this pill. Any information would be appreciated so I can ask my doctor for a pill specific if there is one! ## I don't know of any that are coated, but what I can tell you is that if you are tasting it, then you probably aren't taking it properly. Whenever you take medication, it should be places as far back in your mouth/throat, as possible, without choking yourself and immediately swallowed with a full 8 ounce glass of water. If you are tasting it, there is a good chance that you are either letting it sit in your mouth for too long, or not swallowing it with enough liquid to wash it down. If you are doin...

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Clonidine withdrawal

My diabetic and hypertensive mother (age 88) was recently hospitalized for weakness and frequent falling. She has been on clonidine and a new doctor took her off it. She has been having horrible waves of nausea and diarrhea for about a week and a half now. She has to force herself to eat a couple of bites of each meal, and she weighed all of 92 pounds when she went in. Besides the hell she is going through, I am worried about her wasting away. How long does the clonidine withdrawal process last? ## Are you saying they just abruptly took her off of it? Did they replace it with something else? Are they providing supportive therapy? I doubt that the hospital will really let her waste away, if she starts to lose too much weight and isn't holding anything down, they will force nutrients ...

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my son was prescribed clonidine for sleep disorder, but it says its for blood pressure ## Yes, my son was prescribe clonidine .01 for sleep disorder and it's bothersome with the known fact this is for high blood pressure... Wow, this is my reason for seek natural remdeys to heal the human body... Lord help..? ## Clonidine is an amazing medication that has multiple medical uses, including treating high blood pressure, some sleep disorders, ADHD, and many others. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, insomnia, headache, and mood changes. Are there any markings on the tablets in question? ## ow old is your son? I was prescribed Clonidine by my pediatric neurologist at age 16. At that point I had daily headaches and chronic migraine since the ag...

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