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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.

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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...

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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
Losartan vs Lisinopril re potassium

My doctor took me off Lisinopril 10 MG Tab and put me on Losartan 50-12.5MG Tab because my potassium was too high. Looking at the containers each came in, I see that they both have potassium in them. How is it helping to switch me from one to the other except that the Losartan costs more? I have not been able to find out how much potassium is in each drug. ## These medications don't actually contain potassium, the listing as Losartan Potassium, just designates the precise chemical salt that the drug is derived from, not that it contains potassium in the actual sense. That said, the reason he switched you the Losartan 50-12.5mg is because the second ingredient is Hydrochlorothiazide, which is a diuretic that helps remove excess fluid from the body. By doing so, it also helps lower el...

Updated in Losartan
what is celestamine ns

My wife was prescribed celestamine ns in Mexico because she was experiencing very strong eye and nasal fluid because of a cold condition and she could not take medication off the shelf because she is on high blood pressure pills. Since taking the celestamine ns she has experienced a ton of body pain in her muscles and joints. Could this drug have caused this kind of reaction?

Metoprolol, Amlodipine and Lisinopril

Hello. We are on vacation visiting beautiful panama beach Florida and my husband's blood pressure has gotten as high as 203/110. He was on lisinopril 10mg ER and took a CT head that came back negative. My concern is that his BP is still remaining around 150/98. We just want to make it home to follow up but these blood pressure readings are really scaring me. We also started an 81 mg Aspirin. What else can we do? Should we take both BP pills? ## I am not any type of health pro or in any field, but my husband's cardiologist has him on metoprolol 25mg, atrovastatin 10mg, amlodipine 10mg, lisinopril 5mg with/and aspirin 81mg. So personally I think your safe for now. I am doing research on these meds because he never needed any of this prior to catching the H1N2 virus back in Dec. Of...

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Clonidine HCL O.1 MG

## My husband was recently put on this medication for his blood pressure. Since taking it he has lost 40 pounds in a month, his skin is pale, he has to eat tons of fiber and laxatives to have a bowel movement, he is anxious, he has no appetitie, and he sleeps almost instantly after taking it. This is not near all of the side effects that he has experienced from taking this medication. When he called his physician his physician told him that he may have to reduce his dosage. Reduce his dosage? ! Get him off of this medication, it is killing him ! I have never seen my husband so weak, so thin, so pale. He says he feels like he is dying. So if you cannot go off of this medication without weening off of it, how do I go about getting him completely off of it before it kills him? Tommorrow wh...

Updated in Clonidine
Roxonin Side Effects

Could I take Roxonin while using Hyzaar? ## Roxonin contains the active ingredient Loxoprofen, it is used to treat pain, and inflammation in disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis. Its typical side effects may include nausea, dizziness, headache, increased risk of bleeding, and stomach irritation, according to NIH reports. You may not be able to take it with the Hyzaar (Losartan and Hydrochlorothiazide), if you have high blood pressure, since this medication could cause further elevations in your blood pressure. The FDA warns about this on all medications in the class in the U.S. and Canada Have they both been prescribed for you?

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Gastric or Esophageal disease ## Did you possibly mean Propranolol? Can you please double check and post back? If so, it is a beta blocker that is most commonly used to treat high blood pressure, and some other cardiac conditions, as well as migraine headaches. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, increased urination, hypotension, and slow heart rate.

Updated in Propranolol
Blood pressure spikes while taking Clonidine as directed

I have been taking Clonidine for two weeks now and my BP has been controlled at 135/80, but the last two days my BP has been checking 170/95 160/90 and then it checked back to 135/78. Has anyone experienced anything like this? ## What time of day are you checking it? Has there been anything you've done differently those days, before checking it? Such as being more active, smoking, drinking alcohol, having higher amounts of salt in your foods? Learn more Clonidine details here. There are many things that can affect your blood pressure and it will always fluctuate throughout the day, depending on what you're doing. To get a good average, without anything else affecting it, my doctor has me check mine only a few times a week, first thing in the morning, before I get exercise, drink...

Updated in Clonidine
propan with iron multivitamins side effects

does propan with iron multivitamins makes blood pressure low? ## Nkakapadagdag po ba ng dugo ang propan with iron capsule? ## once a day lang po ba tenetake ang propan???sobrang payat ko po kasi lalo na ng pagkatapos ko manganak. ## Is propan with iron available here in Dubai? ## Can I take Propan with Iron with Myra E 400 iu? For example propan in the morning after bfast then myra e in the evening after dinner? thanks! ## ou nga nakapadagdag po ba ng dugo. ang payat ko kasi baka anemia ako ahahaha ## i am a tb patient... i take propan right now for 4days already... im always sleepy and my back always feel pain. is this normal? my appetite is not good also.... help me..... ## Hi poh.. Pwd poh ba uminom ng propan kht di nag consult sa doc.? Super payat ko poh kasi and abnormal poh ung me...

Doctor says to stop Chlorthalidone 25mg

I am taking multiple medicines for my hypertension. 10mg lisinopril, 50 mg Metroprolol XR and Chlorthalidone 25 mg. In the afternoons, I get very dizzy, have mild chest pain and I have spaced the doses out to determine that it is the Chlorthalidone that is the cause. My cholesterol has also shot up after taking Metroprolol & Chlorthalidone for 4 months. My doctor says it is fine to just stop the Chlorthalidone but I am worried about rebounding edema. I am a 54 year old female. I'm thinking maybe it would be better to wean by skipping one day, then 2 days, then 3 days until I see how I react since this medicine remains in your system so long. Help! I had the sensations in my heart "getting" on this medicine but my doctor told me it was normal. ## Hello, Anita! How are you...

Updated in Chlorthalidone
Can Clonidine cause body odor?

Been taking clonidine for 3 months. Wife says my normal smell is different and she doesn't like it. Can it make you smell? ## It isn't a reported side effect, but being logical, you are adding a chemical to your body that normally isn't present any time you take a medication, so it is possible that it could cause some changes to your normal body chemistry. Learn more Clonidine details here. And from the way you're describing it, that's what it sounds like it's done, it's just made some changes to your usual body chemistry, so you smell a little different than usual. That's not an actual odor, or smelling. However, if it really bothers your wife, then you might want to speak to your doctor about trying a different medication. Has she described what it smel...

Updated in Clonidine
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...

Updated in Catapres
Losartan side effect rash

I've been on losartan for about 6 weeks. About 10 days ago I started having a rash around my mouth. I think it is caused by the losartan as it is the only thing new. Could this be possible? ## Hello, Pete! How are you? It would be very odd for it to appear that long after starting it and extremely odd for it to be localized just around your mouth. What does the rash look like? Is it painful? Itchy? Blistering? The FDA lists the typical side effects of Losartan as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, increased urination and hypotension. ## I’m trying to find out if Losartan could possibly be the cause of my skin rash. Also, I’m wondering if it could be a side effect or allergic reaction from a medication? I just recently realized when I take my blood pressure m...

Updated in Losartan
lisinopril tablets

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 in Lisinopril
coreg side effects

Started taking Coreg approximately 1 yr ago. Started at 10mg daily then increased to 10mg bd for past 5mths. About 1 month now is having increasing fleeting bouts of dizziness. Would like to know if this happened to anyone else. I am also in menopause now 7 yrs on no HRT's. ## Was forced to take Coreg while in hospital for congestive heart failure. Because I have a G6PD deficiency, I had a hemolytic event in hospital. My liver turned red, my skin and eyeballs turned yellow, my stomach and back were in so much pain that they gave me morphine. But they did not stop the drug despite my liver damage. They told me that this is a cardiology unit. Shut up and that your medicine. This drug was taken in tandom with Atacand, which also causes liver damage. Both of these drugs also made me diz...

Updated in Coreg
Doses of neurobion forte daily

I had hearing problem for a few months .I consulted an ENT specialist who cleared wax of my ears and advised me to take Neurobion Forte tablets 3 times daily for 3 months.I have taken the tablets for 9 or 10 days when my blood pressure increase.Are the doses of Neurobion Forte prescribed for me overdoses? Have I to reduce doses? ## Neurobion Forte is a multivitamin supplement. Since it contains a complex of B vitamins, as well as some others, you do have to be careful how much you take, since too much of them can be as dangerous as not enough. Normally this multivitamin is only taken once a day, so three times a day might be too much. Learn more B vitamins details here. Have you talked to your doctor about it? You should really do so, because a blood test should be done to check your le...


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