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Amlodipine, Losartan and Atenolol together
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Can you combine 5 mg amlodipine, 50 mg of losartan and 25 mg of atenolol together after heart attacks and stents? Thank you. ## It depends on what the patient's doctor recommends them, sometimes multiple medications are required to help control cardiac conditions, and high blood pressure. Generally, the dosages can be lowered, or some medications eliminated, once the given condition(s) are under control. The FDA lists the typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, increased urination, and hypotension. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 8 hours ago in Amlodipine.
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 10 hours ago in Losartan.
Atenolol changed to Metoprolol Succinate
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I have been taking Atenolol 50mg for about 4 years to treat my hypertension; it was working wonderfully, but I suddenly had to switch to Metoprolol Succ. ER 3 months ago because of a manufacturer shortage of Atenolol. I took it just as I did the Atenolol: which was whenever I woke up/got my day started, I paid no mind to missing a dose here and there (such as when I felt like sleeping all day) or whether or not I was taking it with a meal---so basically totally wrong. I realize now I was not taking the Atenolol exactly as indicated, but it never posed a significant problem. However, my BP levels are basically where they were before I ever started Atenolol now that I have switched to Metoprolol ER (135/85-150/90 something). The day I went to my doctor for my 3 month checkup (which was 2 ...
Updated 10 hours ago in Metoprolol.
Losartan and Valerian root
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I would like to know if I take Valerian root for sleep support, will my blood pressure go up? I take Losartan 100 mg in the morning. ## It is stated that you should not take it, if you have high blood pressure, unless your doctor says it is safe for you to do so, combining them can increased the dizziness, and drowsiness you might experience, according to NIH reports. However, I did not find any dangerous interactions listed. Are you on any other medications? Generally, according to AMA reports, your getting sleep is very important to help control your blood pressure.
Updated 13 hours ago in Losartan.
Atenolol and Metoprolol
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I was taking atenolol until the drug company stopped making them, and my doctor gave me metoprolol as a replacement. Is it ok to take metoprolol when i run out of atenolol? My doctor said it's ok, but I just wanted to double check. ## It is always best to follow your doctor's instructions. While there are no guarantees, it should be a smooth switch from one to the other. The FDA lists the typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, increased urination, and hypotension. However, both of these medications are still available, at least for the moment. Where did you hear that Atenolol was discontinued? I am not saying you are wrong, because such information can change in an instance, sometimes it takes awhile for any given database to update. What I can t...
Updated 21 hours ago in Atenolol.
Inderal propranolol 10mg- hair loss
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please reply if your hair has fallen out and or you have had weight gain. if your hair has not fallen out please also reply. Thank you.......... ## Propranolol is a beta blocker and almost all of the medications in this class are known to cause weight gain and hair loss as side effects in some people that take them. Have you consulted your doctor? You may want to talk to them about trying something different in this class, such as Carvedilol, which is known to cause fewer side effects. ## Yes i've been taking propranolol for about 4 years at 10mg and almost 2 years ago i went all the way up to 160 for migraines. My hair started falling out by the handfulls after the birth of my twins. I thought it was a result of birth and then shortly I went on a 500 calorie diet and blamed my hair...
Updated 1 day ago in Inderal.
Shaking hands and neck only when holding a glass near my mouth +AF
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I did not have any health problems till 2015. The problems mentioned above, started co-currently and were comfortably controlled by medication. I am also taking Betacap TR 80 (1 per day) as suggested by my dr. The effect is nice, but I wish to take it twice a week. Please advise whether this is ok to do? Thanx.
Updated 1 day ago.
diane 35 pill
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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 ...
Updated 1 day ago.
Losartan & Anxiety
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Anyone have anxiety issues/panic attacks while on this med. I have started with Losartan about 2 weeks ago and have been experiencing anxiety. I take doxepin as an insomnia aid and have had to increase the dosage due to the increased insomnia and anxiety. Do this symptoms level off over time. Losartin seems to be helping my BP. ## Yes, the FDA does report anxiety, panic disorder and insomnia as being common side effects of this medication. You may also experience dizziness, headache and increased urination. Side effects are usually transient and will go away, once your body gets used to medication, but that may take about 4 to 5 weeks. If they worsen, or don't go away after that time frame, you should consult your prescriber. Is there anything else I can help with? ## Thanks. The in...
Updated 1 day ago in Losartan.
Took wrong dose of metoprolol
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What should I do? I took 2 metoprolol 50mg but my dose is 1. My other meds are white and looked alike. ## It is always best to check with your doctor to be sure. Did you experience any adverse events? In most cases, doubling up just once isn't a huge problem, according to the FDA, but you may experience lower blood pressure and heart rate than usual, as well as nausea and dizziness. ## I missed my dose at 11pm but took it at 2am. Can i still take my metoprolol tartrate 25mg dose at 11 tonight? ## I've been taking Metoprolol 100 mg 1x daily and just found out that my pharmacy gave me 50mg pills which I've been taking 1x a day and only recently realized the mistake. What will happen when I start back on 100 mg tomorrow?
Updated 1 day ago in Metoprolol.
Atenolol 50mg vs Amlodipine Besylate 10mg
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I was taking Amlodipine Besylate 10mg for about a year or so and my blood pressure is under control now. I have gone to a new doctor who put me on Atenolol 50mg because I was told one of the side effects can slow your heartbeat & I was concerned... Wondering which one is a better medicine when it comes to side effects?
Updated 1 day ago in Atenolol.
lisinopril 80 mg
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Can you take more than 80 mg of Lisinopril in one day? Just curious, to know if there is a higher dosage than 80 mg? ## Hello, Brenda! How are you? While some patients have shown a better response to 80mg dosages, the maximum recommended daily dose is usually only 40mgs, because there is limited data available on the 80mg doses and no, it is not considered safe in doses higher than 80mgs. Lisinopril is an ACE inhibitor that's most commonly used to treat high blood pressure and certain cardiac conditions. Side effects may include nausea, dizziness, headache, frequent urination and stomach pain. What condition is being treated? ## I am on 80 mg but weaning off. Ask your Dr about a diuretic if your BP is still high. Mine was 160/105 for 9 mos. My other Dr put me on diuretic and is is n...
Updated 1 day ago in Lisinopril.
Taking Ridaq for dizziness and headaches
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I am 30 years old and always feeling dizzy with headaches. Do you think I could take Ridaq for relief? Please help because I don't know if I have high blood pressure. ## This medication is listed as containing Hydrochlorothiazide, which is a diuretic that is used to remove excess fluid from the body. The NIH warns that it could actually cause dizziness, and headaches, as side effects, along with nausea, increased urination, and hypotension. Are you on any other medications? Have you consulted a doctor to see what might be causing your symptoms? ## I take ridag tablets been t my bp is 116/67 can I continue taking them even if I suffer from dizziness
Updated 1 day ago.
telma 20 lowering my bp
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I am 78 yrs old. Dr prescribed Telma 40 but by taking Telma 40 my bp drops down therefore i reduced to Telma 20. Now i am maintaining bp as 125/62-65 etc. In case i do not take medicine it increases to 140/90 approximately. Should I ask my dr to change the medicine or stop taking this medicine? Please advise me. ## You should not change your dosage, or stop taking it, without your doctor's approval. There is no actual cure for high blood pressure, it can only be controlled. The NIH lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, increased urination, and hypotension. How low was it falling? ## My BP is 130/60 and pulse rate is 97. I am of 64 years. Is my is normal?
Updated 2 days ago.
metoprolol succinate er tab 50mg
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I would like to know why I have this drug metoprolol succinate ER 25 if it was recalled. Is it now considerred safe? Has the lawsuit been heard yet? I want off of this stuff and am so ticked that my doctor not only put me on it but never explained any symtoms, or how it should be taken. Where does responsibility begin with a Doctor today? ## A doctor is not a pharmacist and does not have the same schooling. Most doctors prescribe medications according to safety and efficacy, they usually know very little about the side effects or any other information on it. That said, the recall ONLY affected tablets manufactured by one company, not ALL! Since it is a generic medication, it is made by several different companies. As to how to take it, you should follow the instructions provided by your...
Updated 2 days ago in Metoprolol.
Metoprolol side effects
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I started Metoprolol Tartrate 25mg being one tab every 12 hours. I was in the hospital with a blood pressure of 200/130, sometimes higher with a high pulse and irregular heartbeat. I experienced tightening in chest, slight difficulity in breathing, and extreme variables in my pressures. Most of the time they are in the normal range, but occasionally my systolic has dropped under 100 and my diastolic was 58. I am monitoring my foods and am also taking Ativan twice daily. I am terrified. Anybody else have these variables in pressures? I have only been on the medicines for four weeks now. I have had diabetes and thyroid neg testing. I was diagnosed with Panic Disorder??? Never heard of it before. All my family including five siblings have high blood pressure as well. ## These types of vari...
Updated 2 days ago in Metoprolol.
Sleep aid safe to take with metoprolol er succinate
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I could not sleep the last two nights and wonder if there is a sleep aid safe to take with the metoprolol er succinate that I have been taking in the morning and evening, 25 mg pills. Been taking these b/p pills for months now. ## Hello, Peg! How are you? The main problem with them is that most sleep aids, such as Tylenol PM, Unisom and etc. use antihistamines, which may not always be safe for someone that has high blood pressure, because they can cause further elevations, according to the FDA. Thus, you should not take them, unless your doctor specifies that it is safe for you to do so. There may also be an issue if someone is overweight, since they may cause more weight gain. I have high blood pressure, as well, and suffered full congestive heart failure several years ago, and given t...
Updated 2 days ago in Metoprolol.
Hair loss Supplement
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I'm 34 year old male suffering for hairloss & thinning. Want to start treatment with I've planned to start some non "DHTInhibitor" treatment for my Norwood 4/5 & thinning hairs with Minoxidil 5% (topical solution) & Ketoconazole-2 % based shampoo but got too confused on vitamins and supplements. My Doctor has proscribed me Follihair. But I've found a cheaper pill Oxivim which constitutes all the composition which Follihair has got + essential vitamins & minerals. Please see the composition below and advice. Or/Else you guys can advice me on any other Cheaper/Better option which is available in India. I can't ask these questions to my doctor for obvious reasons :-) Thank you Follihair Tablet: L- Lysine- 20 mg Niacinamide-50 mg Calcium Pantothenate-...
Updated 2 days ago in Minoxidil.
Alternative medicine to Amlopres AT for hypertension
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I have been taking Amlopres AT for hypertension for the last 5 years. Now I have developed swelling in my feet and ankles. What other suitable medicine can I use instead of Amlopres AT?
Updated 2 days ago.
sandoz pharmacueuticals
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I have been taking lisinopril 10 mg by sandoz for 15 years with good results. My pharmacy said it has been on back order and said they could fill it with what they have in the store. What can I do since I do not want to change companies after all this time. Is there something comparable to the sandoz brand that will not give me side effects?
Updated 3 days ago in Lisinopril.

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