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How long can it take for my Blood Pressue Meds to work?
I'm panicking, like usual. Last friday my doctor put me on exforge for high blood pressure, my BP was 154/110. Well its still running high it was 145/97 last night. How long does it take to work. I'm worrying myself sick that I'm going to have a heart attack or stroke and die.
  It may be a good idea to take your blood pressure several times throughout the day for several days (at the same times each day) and then contact your doctor with the results. He may want to adjust your dosage, add another agent, or change the medication altogether.
What side effects did you experience being on metoprolol(lopressor)?
I take half of a 25mg in the morning and the other half at dinner time. I've been dizzy, cold, tired, haven't been sleeping well, felt like my heart is racing and sometimes my blood pressure or my pulse are up in between doses. I'm waiting to hear back from my cardiologist.
I have a digital blood pressure monitor that I use to take my blood pressure and pulse. My bp was 130/96 this morning and my pulse was 96 before medication. Usually my diastolic blood pressure is higher.
I have been on lopressor since April 27th. Before that I was on hctz.
  i felt the same way when i was on atenolol (very similar drug, both are beta blockers). you can feel cold, dizzy, and tired because it reduces the amount of blood your heart pumps. your body adjusts some to the side effects after a couple weeks. if you skip a dose or stop taking the medication suddenly, your heart can race, because your body adjusts to having the metoprolol in your system. when the metoprolol is no longer there, your heart rate and blood pressure increase. cutting the tablets into quarters and taking one in the morning and one at night may help, but ask your cardiologist before you do it. also, i know theyre little guys so cutting them into quarters might not work well.

anyway, if you really dont like beta blockers you could see if he'll switch you to another drug like an ace inhibitor. dont just suddenly stop taking it or your problems can get worse. i didnt stay on atenolol very long bc i got too tired when i went jogging or swimming
Has anyone ever taken Adalat cc for high blood pressure during pregnancy?
My doctor prescribed this medicine for me for my blood pressure and because I'll be conceiving soon and this medicine is pregnancy safe. How was the medicine during pregnancy and did you experience any side effects?
  Medicines and their possible side effects can affect individual people in different ways. The following are some of the side effects that are known to be associated with this medicine. Because a side effect is stated here, it does not mean that all people using this medicine will experience that or any side effect.

* Headache

* Flushing

* Dizziness

* Disturbances of the gut such as diarrhoea, constipation, nausea, vomiting, indigestion or abdominal pain

* Swollen ankles caused by fluid retention (peripheral oedema)

* Tiredness

* Awareness of your heart beat (heart palpitations)

* Increased heart rate (tachycardia)

* Shaking, usually of the hands (tremor)

* Skin reactions such as rash, sweating or itching

* Visual disturbances

* Increased need to pass urine

* Impotence

* Depression

* Pain in the muscles (myalgia)

* Pins and needles sensations (paraesthesia)

* Abnormal enlargement of breasts in men (gynaecomastia)

* Enlargement of the gums (gingival hyperplasia)

The side effects listed above may not include all of the side effects reported by the drug's manufacturer.

For more information about any other possible risks associated with this medicine, please read the information provided with the medicine or consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, inform your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine whether it is safe for you to continue taking Adalat or Adalat XL.

* More common side effects may include:
Constipation, cough, dizziness, fatigue, flushing, giddiness, headache, heartburn, heat sensation, light-headedness, mood changes, muscle cramps, nasal congestion, nausea, sore throat, swelling of arms, legs, hands, and feet, tremors, wheezing
Vik V
i have high blood pressure 140 over 98 is Norvasc a good medication to take to treat high bp?
and does bp pills really make you worse and destroy your liver?
What is the drug "Lovaza" used for?
Is it for high cholesterol and high blood pressure? I know someone that has both but doesnt want to take this without any knowledge. When I researched it just mainly referred to "triglycerides." What is that? I know that it is fat consumed right? please help, tell me anything i need to know.

Thank you so much!
baby kakes
  Lovaza is used for treating patients who have very high triglyceride levels, the 'bad' cholesterol. It's not used to correct blood pressure though. has a good page on triglycerides, and how to endeavor to keep them in check. Consuming non-saturated fats is helpful, and avoiding saturated fats, and especially trans-fats is a good idea to decrease bad cholesterol and increase good.
Robert W
What could be the cause of uncontrolled hypertension?
My primary care physician and cardiologist are scratching their heads over my condition. My pressure is ALWAYS around 160/90. They have tried almost every prescription to treat my high blood pressure. Right now I'm on Hyzaar in conjunction with Norvasc, both at the maximum dose and my pressure hasn't budged a millibar. I tried looking for info on uncontrolled hypertension on the Web but I only found vague answers. Maybe someone knows someone that had this. What did they do about it?
  Hyzaar and Norvasc are great medications for treatment of blood pressure, but I agree, a renal sonogram to rule out renal stenosis (or cysts), would be a good start. You may also want to have them do blood work to rule out a Pheochromocytoma by checking for Plasma Free Metanephrine levels; Perform a 24-hour urine collection for creatinine, total catecholamines, vanillylmandelic acid, and metanephrines.

Additionally, you might want to see if the doctors will add an Alpha 2 (like Clonidine) to your regimen, taken 3 times daily. That can usually do the trick.

Hypertension like this is very difficult and trying. I'm certain you've been through a lot dealing with it. I've got a few patients just like you, and it took putting them on Clonidine, and sometimes Alpha 1 meds (like Cardura and Hytrin) before I could get them to goal.

Best of luck to you!!

p.s.: There's a lot of reasons for elevated blood pressure, but eating celery supplements ARE NOT GOING TO SAVE YOU! Anyone here trying to sell Dr. Mercola and his quackery are just fools. He is LESS than received by the general medical population. He makes his money on selling "supplements" rather than sound medical advice.
Can hyzaar replace the toprol and hydrchlorthiozid I take for Blood pressure?
The current combo is causing high blood glucose.
Col O
  Only under the supervision of a medical professional. In some patients, drugs like toprol (beta blockers) can increase blood sugar.
2 catapres in a row to lower BP. safe or not?
my dad has very high blood pressure, we rushed him to a doctor and was advised to take catapres as a temporary solution. the doctor said that if the first catapres doesnt lower his blood pressure after 30 minutes then he should take another. then my dad took another tablet. that time his bp went down. is that a good advise or not? please elaborate your answers, im worried bout my dad.
  Catapres or clonidine is a fast acting BP lowering drug that is relatively safe for immediately controlling extremely high blood pressure. Catapres can be given only for a few doses before the patient is shifted to another anti-hypertensive drug.

Looks like the Catapres did the trick but your Dad needs to go on a maintenance medication. Go back to his doctor and in the meantime your Dad should go on a low salt, low fat diet, stop smoking and reduce alcohol intake and stress.
information on the beta blocker corgard... i was prescribed this med. for headaches and light headedness?
i am 21 years old and in very good shape... my blood pressure is normal...and my doctor decided to try a beta blocker... i dont know a lot about them..except i read they were primarily for high blood pressure.... i would jus like to know if someone could describe for me what his med exactly does.. and how it will help headaches... im takin the med.. so its not a medical questions...more of curiousity .. and i just would like to have the knowledge....thanks.
  beta blockers just deaden the nerve endings, you might as well take 750mg vicadin
Core A
is high blood pressure treatment drugs safe for a 23 years old?
coz i keep hearing that it's not good for young people to take blood pressure reducing drugs, is it just something that people keep mumbelling about, or is it based on facts,
& what exactly about Angiotensin-converting Enzyme Inhibitors coz i read in wikipedia they'r used to treat heart failure (my heart is working fine)
  it is ok if you have high blood pressure

How long does it take for my blood pressure medication (Atenolol)to start working??
My doc just gave me a prescription for Atenolol 50mg.Taken once a day.I just started this medication on Thursday but my blood pressure is still very high with no signs of decrease.Does this stuff take a while to start working or will my doc probably have to raise the dosage?Thanks.
lift&shift 101
  You can expect the full effect on blood pressure after about 1-2 weeks. However, the blood pressure lowering effect of atenolol is limited and most patients need more than one medication to effectively treat hypertension. So, you might need to add another medication to reach your goal.
what over the counter medicine to take when taking ziac for high blood pressure medicine?
what over the counter medicine to take for headaches and sinus problems when taking ziac for high blood pressure
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  I would talk to your pharmacist,because with high blood pressure medicine or any thing like that you have to be so careful about what you take!!
Is severe coughing a side effect to a blood pressure pill called Triamterene?
I recently started taking this drug for high blood pressure and I have started severe coughing and can not stop. I work as a receptionist and switchboard so this is not cool at all. It always feels like my throat is scratchy and if I don't cough this stuff up it just gets worse. I guess I want to know if this could be an allergic reaction to this medicine or something else?
Jennifer W
  It is hard to say whether the coughing is due to triamterene. Although coughing isn't stated as a side effect of triamterene it may possibly be the cause.

The possible side effects of triamterene are:

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using this medication and call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:
numbness or tingly feeling; muscle pain or weakness; slow, fast, or uneven heartbeat; feeling drowsy, restless, or light-headed; urinating less than usual or not at all; shallow breathing; tremors, confusion; or nausea, stomach pain, low fever, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes).

Continue using triamterene and talk with your doctor if you have any of these less serious side effects:
mild nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea; dizziness, headache; dry mouth; or skin rash.

Side effects other than those listed here may also occur.

Talk to your doctor if the coughing persists and is bothersome.
Kate from
i am 5'11" weighing 264. my blood pressure today was 160/100 a am taking:avalide,crestor,and tricor.?
seems that the medication isnt helping me...any suggestions-or any of you out there have the same problem.overall i feel fine..why then if i feel ok is my pressure so high?
i am 41 yrs old -male
Joe A
why would you give minipress to someone otherthan for high blood pressure problems?
Why would you give minipress to someone other than for high blood pressure problems?
d b
  Although these uses are not included in product labeling, prazosin is used in certain patients with the following medical conditions:
Congestive heart failure
Ergot alkaloid poisoning
Raynaud's disease
Benign enlargement of the prostate
I have high blood Prinivil a good med to take?
how about side effects? is there a good med for high blood pressure with few side effects?
im 37, 6 ft 230 lbs
Lisinopril is the lysine-analog of enalapril. Unlike other ACE inhibitors, lisinopril is not a prodrug and is excreted unchanged in the urine. In cases of overdosage, it can be removed from circulation by dialysis.

Clinical use
Its indications, contraindications and side effects are as those for all ACE inhibitors. Its long half-life allows for once a day dosing which aids patient compliance. The usual daily dose in all indications ranges from 2.5 mg in sensitive patients to 40 mg. Some patients have been treated with 80 mg daily and have tolerated this high dose well. Lower dosages must be used in patients with higher grade renal impairment (glomerular filtration rate (GFR) lower than 30 ml/min).

Adverse effects
Rare, serious side effects that would require immediate medical attention include:

chills, infection
dark urine, decreased urination (oliguria)
difficulty swallowing or breathing, allergic reaction (anaphylaxis)
rapid weight gain, stomach pain
yellowing of skin or eyes (jaundice)
Less severe side effects of moderate concern include:

abdominal pain, bloating, vomiting
chest pain or tightness, dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting (syncope)
joint pain
The following side effects are common and likely to improve with time:

diarrhea, loss of taste, nausea
drowsiness, headache, tiredness
Lisinopril causes the kidneys to retain potassium, which may lead to hyperkalemia
anyone know bout high blood pressure med.called triamterene?
This med. has left dark blood vessels on my moms legs and the dr. thinks thats normal and asures us that this med. is the best there is. I want to find out if anyone else has had same problem and if so is there something else you tried or heard about.
  Side Effects of This Medicine

Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur:


For amiloride, spironolactone, and triamterene

Skin rash or itching; shortness of breath

For spironolactone and triamterene only (in addition to effects listed above)

Cough or hoarseness; fever or chills; lower back or side pain; painful or difficult urination

For triamterene only (in addition to effects listed above)

Black, tarry stools; blood in urine or stools; bright red tongue; burning, inflamed feeling in tongue; cracked corners of mouth; lower back pain (severe); pinpoint red spots on skin; unusual bleeding or bruising; weakness

Signs and symptoms of too much potassium

Confusion; irregular heartbeat; nervousness; numbness or tingling in hands, feet, or lips; shortness of breath or difficult breathing; unusual tiredness or weakness; weakness or heaviness of legs

Other side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. However, check with your doctor if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome:

More common (less common with amiloride and triamterene)

Nausea and vomiting; stomach cramps and diarrhea

Less common

For amiloride, spironolactone, and triamterene

Dizziness; headache

For triamterene only (in addition to effects listed above for triamterene)

Increased sensitivity of skin to sunlight

Signs and symptoms of too little sodium

Drowsiness; dryness of mouth; increased thirst; lack of energy

Other side effects not listed above may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your doctor.

The side effects listed above are those I found at one site and at another the following was found:


Adverse effects are listed in decreasing order of frequency; however, the most serious adverse effects are listed first regardless of frequency. All adverse effects occur rarely (that is, one in 1000, or less).

Hypersensitivity: anaphylaxis, rash, photosensitivity.

Metabolic: hyperkalemia, hypokalemia.

Renal: azotemia, elevated BUN and creatinine, renal stones, acute interstitial nephritis (rare), acute renal failure (one case of irreversible renal failure has been reported).

Gastrointestinal: jaundice and/or liver enzyme abnormalities, nausea and vomiting, diarrhea.

Hematologic: thrombocytopenia, megaloblastic anemia.

Central Nervous System: weakness, fatigue, dizziness, headache, dry mouth

Based on those 2 sites, I can't really say whether the side effect your mother is experiencing is a normal one or not (can't see it). However, I think I would ask if she could not be changed over to another medication. There are all kinds of different medications for high blood pressure out there and this side effect does not seem to be desirable.
Is it okay to take Blood pressure med's at night? at the same time as I take my Birth Control.?
I am currently on Birth Control (Yasmin) and I take this at night however .........I am suposed to be taking High blood pressure med (Uniretic) but I always forget so I have not taken for months..........does anyone know if I take them at the same time will it have a negative effect? or will I be okay if I take them at the same time?
i love my dog
  NO NO NO - not at bed time!

Uniretic is a for high blood pressure. it is a Combination drug with Ace I and HCTZ. Hctz is a diuretics. Diuretics work by getting rid of extra fluid in your body by increasing your urine output, and thus decrease your blood pressure. and nobody would want to take a diuretics at night b/c it makes you go to the bathroom!!

if you want to take both together at the same time for Convenience. yes, it is ok, take both of them in the MORNING! don't take the uniretic at night!
Do Benzodiazepines like Clonzepam have an effect on blood pressure - need immediate response?
I take clonzepam and strattera daily. My doctor also prescribed me Vyvanse, lisdexamfetamine dimesylate (correct spelling),as needed. It's basically Adderall that has to process through the liver before turning into Dexamphetamine.
I completely forgot I took my high dose of Strattera.Two 80mg's (doesn't work unless I take two 80's, and even then barely, but vyvanse is expensive), 160mg, this morning. This afternoon I took my dose of 140mg of Vyvanse (feels like 25mg IR, consistent for longer hours than Adderall XR). Now that I realize that I took my Strattera, the high dose at that, I'm worrying - I remember reading that the two can make your blood pressure spike, and my doctor is crap, so it's not suprising he didn't tell me. He tried to prescribe me 40mg adderall 2x a day, and 2mg Xanax 2x a day (Benzo addiction hell, much?), for god's sake.
***continued in notes below, PLEASE READ
I'm having dizzy moments every twenty minutes or so, just sitting in my chair. I can't afford to go to the hospital for this. I made a silly mistake, knowing to not take the two medicines the same day. It was just a matter of forgetfulness.
Does anyone know if my Clonzepam(Klonopin) will lower my blood pressure any? I've not taken it since this morning as my anxiety has not been that bad and I lost a whole bunch a few days ago (some shitty friends) so I have to conserve them. If you think I should take one (.5mg), or another remedy for drug-induced high blood pressure, please respond.I'm panicy right now, also, and I would normally take it now, but I don't know if it will help or hurt, and though I assume it'll help. I am asking advice.
-Freaked Out
**THANKS for the helpful, insightful, detailed, and amazingly thoughtful you all gave me./sarcasm***
I will take my Klonopin and see how it goes.... ugh.
Cavin G
  settle down you are freaking yourself out check your pulse and try to slow it down you are not that bad off you had time in between. the time you took them .Try to control your breathing and slow everything down. You are not in the middle of a stroke or anything. Unless you cause one by panicking
redd headd
Blood Pressure meds for Kidney disease prevention?
I am boarder line diabetic. My doctor recently prescribed a blood pressure medication for kidney disease prevention-however my blood pressure has always been perfect. Is this normal?
PLEASE HELP ME!!!i dont know what to do?
I have had high blood pressure for a few years, im only 19 and they are still trying to find out why as im not overweight etc i take alot of medication to reduce my blood pressure but it remains high normally about 180/140. In the last 15 minutes or so my arm has become very painful and numb for no reason, my pulse is weak and i feel sick.I am supposed to take aspirin but i havent been taking it recently because i read it can be bad for you.please help me :( I also have been tachycardic for the past 2 years pulse usually about 160bpm at rest,sometimes going alot higher. what should i do?
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I do have a heart problem they are just not quite sure what it is, i also have renal artery stenosis, these are the tablets i take every day;

and i have two of the best consultants in england
Joanne Q
Can I take medications while Juice Fasting?
Alright, I myself have actually just finished a 3-day Juice Fasting and my mom wants to do the same. She has a bit of a tummy from having had 3 kids- I'm 20 now. :)
The thing is, she is 50 and taking the following medications:
Ciprofloxacin HCL 500mg (antibiotic)
Diltiazem HCL 360mg (lowering high blood pressure)
Telmisartan or Micardis (lowering high blood pressure)
Pravastatin Sodium (lowering cholesterol)

Most of the medications say to take with food.
She still insists on going through with it. I've done a bit of research and supposedly Juice Fasting should actually improve on things like her blood pressure and cholesterol but she takes her medication every night and is afraid to miss a day or three. Another reason she wants to go through with the Juice Fasting is that she's afraid taking so many medications every night is doing quite the number on her liver.

I've asked her to consult her doctor as well but she's Chinese, very old fashioned, and goes to Chinese speaking doctors that are either new to the concept or shoo away the idea of a juice fast altogether, saying things like that it's baloney.

I guess my question is... should she continue taking her medications during the juice fasting period? Should she cut down to half a tab? Should she take them every other day? Should she not take any medication at all?
Winnie Luo
  She should not stop her medication without her doctor permission.
I just happen to be reading a book by John H. Tobe
The famous Plutarch wrote, "Instead of using medicine, rather fast a day." He says first of all, lets us define fasting. According to the best knowledge that I could gather, it is temporary abstinence from all food, and herein I want to emphasize that this does include water. I fully realize that in some quarters water is regarded as food and I am quite in agreement with that interpretation. However, for the duration of this text we will keep water separate. We will accept it as not being a food and therefore, fasting means the abstinence from all food. Another term, and one that is being widely accepted, is "physiological rest".
The purpose of the fast is to allow the body full range and scope to fulfill its self-healing functions to its best advantage. The body is more capable of self-healing than any other force or forces on the face of the earth.
Please allow me to emphasize that fasting in itself contributes absolutely nothing in a material way to the healing of the body, but it does permit the body to become 100% efficient in healing itself.
At this time I would like to make a positive and definite distinction between starvation and fasting. They are in no way connected or related.
Starvation is denying the body essential food for its maintenance and is positively and definitely injurious and often fatal, whereas sensible fasting is temporary abstinence until the surplus or stored fats are consumed and harmful accumulations are eliminated and it is remedial, restorative and healthful.
While I make it clear and positive that fasting itself dose not cure anything, I wish to point out some of the things that fasting does accomplish simply by enabling the organism to do what it needs to do for itself.
1.Gives overburdened organs rest and time to rehabilitation.
2.Sharpens and accentuates the mental faculties.
3.Improves the intestinal organs' ability to digest and assimilate
4.Conserves essential energy.
5.Promotes the breaking down, absorption and elimination of various
abnormal growths and obstructions.
6.Allows the organs of elimination time to void accumulated matter.
7.Creates a feeling or condition of euphoria.
8.Making the mind receptive to logic and sensible correct way of
9.Promotes the elimination of inorganic chemical accumulations that cannot be divested from the body by any other means.
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Is my new blood pressure medicine worth the side effects?
I am now 30 yrs old and have been on blood pressure meds since I was 19. When I was 19 I was in pretty good shape/5'10 170lbs. I went for a routine doctor's visit back then and my blood pressure was 165/90. Doc put me on meds, meds, and more meds none that really helped much till a few months ago. I was put on Exforge HCT and my blood pressure has been averaging 130/75.
BUT, since being put on Exforge my ankles, especially my left one has been swollen. It has also raised my heartrate, now averaging around 90 BPM at rest and up to 150 while walking or straining.
I'm on Atenolol for that which used to control my tachycardia, not anymore.
I told my Cardiologist and he simply said, "Would you rather have swollen ankles or have a stroke?"
I said, "Well, neither but if I had to choose; swollen of course. But it is getting worse by the week and it hurts to wear shoes anymore. So, my question is. Should I try another medicine and risk dealing with 155/85 blood pressure again without swelling or stay on Exforge and deal with the swelling? Thanks..
  pedal oedema is a side effect of amlodipine, there are many other options, so discuss with another cardio
Can ANYONE describe the action of aldosterone, epinephrine and erythropoetin on blood pressure?
Describe the action of aldosterone, epinephrine and erythropoetin on blood pressure. Can you include which of the 4 regulators of blood pressure are effected by each of these and what happens to blood pressure (up or down)? You will get 11points if you can do all of these things!
  you must be in nursing school

Aldosterone helps regulate sodium and potassium levels in the body. This helps control blood pressure and the balance of fluids and electrolytes in the blood.

The kidney hormone renin normally stimulates the adrenal glands to release aldosterone. High levels of both renin and aldosterone are normally present when the body is trying to conserve fluid and salt (sodium). When a tumor is present, an aldosterone level will be high while a renin level will be low. Usually a renin activity test is done when the aldosterone level is measured.

Other important functions of the kidneys include blood pressure regulation, and the production of erythropoietin, which controls red blood cell production in the bone marrow.

Urinary system parts and their functions:
two kidneys - a pair of purplish-brown organs located below the ribs toward the middle of the back. Their function is to:

remove liquid waste from the blood in the form of urine.

keep a stable balance of salts and other substances in the blood.

produce erythropoietin, a hormone that aids the formation of red blood cells.

When secreted into the bloodstream, it rapidly prepares the body for action in emergency situations. The hormone boosts the supply of oxygen and glucose to the brain and muscles, while suppressing other non-emergency bodily processes (digestion in particular).

It increases heart rate and stroke volume, dilates the pupils, and constricts arterioles in the skin and gut while dilating arterioles in skeletal muscles. It elevates the blood sugar level by increasing catalysis of glycogen to glucose in the liver, and at the same time begins the breakdown of lipids in fat cells. Like some other stress hormones, epinephrine has a suppressive effect on the immune system.[5]

Although epinephrine does not have any psychoactive effects, stress or arousal also releases norepinephrine in the brain. Norepinephrine has similar actions in the body, but is also psychoactive
Can i die from od from zestril high blood pressure pills?

  ask your therapist
Impulse Crab
Can you tell me what vasotec is?
Medication for high blood pressure.
  The people that said it's an ACE inhibitor are correct. The others, well, just guessed. A bad thing in dealing with medicines.
Is it really necessary to take both hydrochlorothiazide and lisinopril for high blood pressure?
  It depends on your blood pressure and your other health conditions (if any).

Your goal could be as low as less than 130/80. As a general rule, if your blood pressure is 20 points or more above goal when you first start treatment you should probably be on at least 2 medications. If you are already being treated, and aren't at your goal, adding another medication is usually necessary.

There are many lifestyle modifications that can be made to help lower your blood pressure and limit the amount of medication you need, so be sure to talk with your physician and pharmacist about them.
Aaron Emmel, PharmD, BCNSP
What is the best Blood Pressure Medication.?
What is the best blood pressure medication with the least side effects ? I have tried Linsinopril, Diovan (valsartan),
Atenolol, Altace. They all bring my blood pressure down some, except for Diovan. It doesnt. The rest have similar side effects. Dizziness, incoherent, lack of energy.
Thank you for your response. I am at risk of a stroke each day.
rob c
  Unfortunately, all those side effects are very common with most BP medicines. If your BP is at stroke level, the simple fact that the medicine is working causes the dizziness. A sudden drop in your BP to normal levels causes all those side effects. They will get better as your body adjusts to a lower BP. It may take as long as 2 weeks for this to happen though. You might try a very low dose of 1 of those that worked & wait a week or so to slowly increase the dose. That way your body can slowly adjust to gradual decreases in your BP.
From a previous answer, Vasotec is in the same family as Altace & lisinopril so it may have the same side effects. It is a good inexpensive choice. The others you have taken are all good 1st line choices. They actually have some of the better side effect profiles compared with other BP medicines.
Good luck.
If i take 60 mg of coreg cr a day for high blood pressure, (a beta blocker) does that mean my HTN is real bad?
i am 25! my bp could go up to as high as 180/130 before meds, but that would only happen every once in a was usually about 140/95-130/90.
i have no organ damage...geez your 14? yours must have been out of controll for a while? is it primary or secondary HTN?
mine seems to be primary.
  Well, its not severe but I guess it's moderate. I take 25mg atenolol(beta-blocker) twice a day, making it 50mg. People someitmes take 100mg a day. Hyperension is different for every person. Im 14 years old and my hypertension and it already caused end-organ damage to my heart.( And I still only take 50mg a day).
Can Nasonex raise your Blood Pressure?
Since I have been taking Nasonex/Astepro for sinus/allergies, I noticed my blood pressure has been going up. (141/97) I do have low blood sugar and I am wondering is there a connection.
John N
  Go to their website, they should carry the symptoms created from the product.

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