Is good to take lotrel and blood pressure response?
Asked by Beverly Allevato 6 months ago.
Lotrel is a combination product containing benazepril hydrochloride and amlodipine besylate. It is a very effect anti-hypertensive medication. Benazepril is an angiotensin 1 converting enzyme inhibitor often referred to as an ACE inhibitor and such drugs are most often considered 'first line' treatment. Amlodipine is a dihydropyridine which is a sub-type of slow channel voltage dependent calcium entry blockers and is often referred to as a CEB. Although I regard CEBs as third line therapy there is no reason not to use a CEB as a second line therapy. If required the next choices would be hydrochlorothiazide (HCT) and / or a beta blocker. One of the reasons that I prefer ACE inhibitors and HCT is that lisinopril (similar to benazepril) HCT is on the $4 list at most major pharmacies and therefore is less expensive than Lotrel. If I may be of further assistance please let me know. I wish you the very best of health and in all things may God bless. Answered by Madelyn Vanbeck 6 months ago.
Unless you like the idea of taking medications for the rest of your life, you should work on correcting the problem at the source and not attacking it at the symptoms the way medications do. Medications are only good to address immediate blood pressure concerns. Beyond that, they do nothing but artificially control the blood pressure so that the numbers (hopefully) stay within an acceptable range. Often, they don't even do this, and so they need to be modified. But medications do absolutely nothing to correct the problem. This must be done at the source of the problem - which is dehydration. Doctors don't recognize dehydration as being the cause of health problems - this is because there is no profit in prescribing water. In the ER, however, it's another story. They'll treat/prevent dehydration by inserting an IV needle in your arm - they charge you $385 for the same water and salt that you could take at home (orally, not intravenously) for free. But they won't tell you how, because they "don't recognize" dehydration as the cause of health problems. Get the picture? They'll admit to dehydration being a problem as long as they can charge you for it, but they won't if you could do it on your own for free. In a quick explanation, when you don't drink enough water, the body will sometimes borrow it from the blood (blood is made up of 94% water and salt). Doing so causes the arteries to constrict and the blood to thicken - much the same way as a sauce thickens on the stove top as the water evaporates. This requires the heart to have to exert more pressure to pump the blood, resulting in the high blood pressure readings. Because the problem was caused when the body had to borrow water from the blood, the way to correct it is to increase your water and salt intake. BTW - another thing that happens when the blood thickens is the salt that was mixed with the water gets concentrated. This is what doctors are calling "excess" salt and why they warn everyone to stay away from salt. But this is nonsense. It isn't "excess" salt - it's the same salt that has always been there, it just has the water removed. Salt does NOT cause high blood pressure - it regulates the blood pressure. Answered by Roselee Eachus 6 months ago.
What is Lotrel and the side of affects of it?
Asked by Clarinda Elhassan 6 months ago.
Lotrel is used to treat high blood pressure. The serious side effects are listed as: an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing, closing of your throat, swelling of the lips, tongue, or face, or hives) chest pain irregular heartbeat severe dizziness or fainting little or no urine production jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes) swelling of your legs or ankles The less severe side effects are: headache or dizziness dry, tickling cough fatigue or tiredness abdominal pain, nausea, constipation, diarrhea impotence anxiety and insomnia flushing, itching or rash If you need further information type in your search bar "side effects of Lotrel" and review the listed sites. Hope this helped! Answered by Tomiko Dove 6 months ago.
Lotrel is a calcium channel blocker used to reduce the workload of the heart and make it easier for it to pump. Side effects are: headache or dizziness; dry, tickling cough; fatigue or tiredness; abdominal pain, nausea, diarrhea, or constipation; impotence; anxiety or insomnia; or flushing, itching, or rash. Answered by Rayna Burney 6 months ago.
What two medications make up Lotrel?
I am currently taking Lotrel 10/40 MG Capsules and I am seaching for a less expensive way to treat me high blood pressure with generic medications.
Asked by Harley Cambre 6 months ago.
Amlodipine and Benazepril -- but Lotrel went GENERIC last year, so you might have to do so "shopping" to find the best possible price. Mail order may be the best option to save money. Still, you can get both medications in separate pills if you like, and may save some money on the cost. Best of luck. Answered by Cristobal Pollot 6 months ago.
amlopidine and benazepril...you just cut your cost in half Answered by Felicita Damms 6 months ago.
Atenolol instead of Lotrel?
I take Lotrel 5/10 in the am and 25 mg Atenolol in pm, why can't I take 25 mg of Atenolol in the am instead of Lotrel as Lotrel is pricey.
Asked by Emil Sauriol 6 months ago.
Ask your doctor. Most high BP patients end up needing more than one type of med. The 2 meds that make up Lotrel should be available separately as generics. Answered by Lesley Hairster 6 months ago.
Googled it. Lotrel is a calcium blocker while Atenolol is a beta blocker. Lotrel and Atenolol are different types of anti-hypertensive drugs. So although they both control your blood pressure, theyre basically doing different mechanisms in your body to achieve that control. You can however change Lotrel with another calcium channel blocker with a cheaper brand. Consult your doctor or pharmacist. Answered by Larae Woltjer 6 months ago.
Is racing heartbeat a side effect of Lotrel?
My husband is taking Lotrel for high blood pressure, which is caused by a tumor on his adrenal gland. He has a constant feeling of a quick, "racing" heartbeat. Could this be a side effect of the medication?
Asked by Joyce Mcclurken 6 months ago.
"Racing" heartbeat is not a usual or common known side effects of Lotrel but rather it could be a primary symptom of overdosage which goes along with a sudden drop of blood pressure. You need to see a doctor immediately for reevaluation of his dosage treatment.♥ Answered by Launa Swiger 6 months ago.
yes it could be, my husband had thyroid cancer- high blood pressure and diabetes, and was put on lotrel- the doc adjusted his dosage and it got better though, his dosage may be too high or he might be having other problems, best to go to the doc and get checked out. My husband had to do a holter monitor test, for the heart, that way the docs could track when his heart rate went up and why. best of luck to you both Answered by Clarisa Seip 6 months ago.
Is it safe to take Hydroxycut while on Lotrel?
Just wondering if anyone knows or knows of a website where I can check the two together.
Asked by Aurora Emmerson 6 months ago.
Yes, it won't increase blood pressure more than drinking coffee. Regular Hydroxycut contains caffeine, obviously the caffeine-free Hydroxycut does not. Caffeine is the only stimulant in the product. The amount of caffeine is rather high, but no more than drinking a couple of cups of brewed coffee. I mention this because stimulants increase heart rate and therefore increase blood pressure. Lotrel is used to lower blood pressure. Hence the reason to avoid stimulants, such as diet pills, decongestants and caffeine. However, despite the claims of its manufacturer, the only way Hydroxycut will help you lose weight is by lightening your wallet. There's no magic pill, prescription or non-prescription. The only effective (and safe) way to lose weight is through lifestyle change - diet and exercise. Sorry. Rick the Pharmacist Answered by Raquel Rizzardi 6 months ago.
im on it and it made me super super sick..so im gonna go with a resounding no. how about that lol Answered by Renetta Voss 6 months ago.
Blood pressure med lotrel 10/40?
Has anyone had any serious side effects from lotrel 10/40? Please share any good results or bad. Just starting this new med and wondering if its gonna help.
Asked by Jovan Dando 6 months ago.
The combination of amlodipine and benazepril is used to treat high blood pressure. Amlodipine is in a class of medications called calcium channel blockers. It works by relaxing the blood vessels so the heart does not have to pump as hard. Benazepril is in a class of medications called angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors. It works by decreasing certain chemicals that tighten the blood vessels, so blood flows more smoothly. Lotrel causes the same side effects as benazepril and amlodipine. Common side of Lotrel include water retention (edema) in legs and arms, stomach pain, nausea, dizziness, fatigue, headache, muscle cramps, sexual problems, and drowsiness. Overgrowth of gums, heart palpitations, anemia, reduced number of platelets, and serious skin reactions also may occur. Answered by Eunice Nang 6 months ago.
What is the dose of lotrel 5/10?
it is for blood pressure
Asked by Audrie Matheus 6 months ago.
When a dose of medication is listed as 5/10 that means it is a combination drug. Lotrel is a combination of two separate drugs, amlodipine besylate and benazepril hydorchloride. The 5/10 means 5mg of the amlodipine besylate and 10mg of the benazepril hydorchloride. The first is an ACE inhibitor and the second is a calcium channel blocker. They are both used to lower blood pressure and each works in a different way. I hope this answers your question. Answered by Margrett Reetz 6 months ago.
The dose should be on the description label. 1x = 1 times a day. Usually this is it. once a day. one pill. and not at night as you can crash by your blood pressure going too low. Answered by Norah Argenziano 6 months ago.
What dose this pill do/lotrel 2265?
Asked by Patrica Wrede 6 months ago.
contains two prescription medicines that work together to lower blood pressure: amlodipine besylate (the active ingredient found in Norvasc®), a calcium channel blocker, and benazepril hydrochloride (Lotensin®), an ACE inhibitor. A doctor will prescribe Lotrel only after other medicines haven't worked. Answered by Jayna Rhatigan 6 months ago.
Check the illustration on the web link to be sure, but it is probably LOTREL 5/20 MG CAPSULE (NOVARTIS) Answered by Aliza Dejulio 6 months ago.
What is lotrel used for?
why would u take lotrel
Asked by Ethan Carreras 6 months ago.
its for blood pressure. Answered by Nova Routt 6 months ago.
It is a blood pressure medication. I have been taking it for years. Answered by Jamey Smoot 6 months ago.