Question for women taking Micardis HCT?
Just wondering if it has affected your sex drive?
Asked by Dusty Milush 6 months ago.
I don't take Micardis but I do know that it may affect your sex drive unfortunately towards the negative... along with other blood pressure meds. It may be a temporary problem as your body adjusts to your dosage if you just started your medicine recently 3-6wks. ( I know that seems like a long time). However if it is ongoing & untolerable you may need to see your physician,, this is a real problem affecting your quality of life & you need to tell your physician exactly that! You may need to consider an alternative medication. If your Dr does not see a problem,, see a different Dr. Best of luck to you. Pharmacy Tech. Answered by Ebony Conville 6 months ago.
Is it better to take micardis or micardis hct?
Asked by Selma Heng 6 months ago.
The only difference between Micardis and Micardis HCT is that the latter is a combination drug, comtaining both Micardis and Hydrochlorothiazide (otherwise known as HCT or HCTZ). HCT is a diuretic. The only reason you would need to take Micardis HCT would be if you are already taking HCTZ, and it just cuts taking two pills down into one. Answered by Delilah Krogstad 6 months ago.
The question on which is better is back to which medication could get you to optimal Bp control of lower then 140/90 You can get medication at low price from Medicationtoyou.com Answered by Nannie Stike 6 months ago.
What is micardis HCT?
Asked by Chi Gnau 6 months ago.
I have read your question very carefully and I felt the frustration of not being able to ask you a few probing questions before answering. However, I would at the very least like to email you a few things to consider that will at least offer a few things to consider and may offer additional aspect for your consideration...with your permission first! MD., 21 years F.A.C.C. Answered by Vanesa Kolenda 6 months ago.
If i am taking micardis hct. could i have alcohol? ty if you know.?
Asked by Leana Goltry 6 months ago.
theoretically no and practically no in short run but for long this will increase your LDL cholesterol the bad one and will disturb renal function and more drugs will be needed it is you who decide Answered by Miguelina Cantey 6 months ago.
Yes, assuming that you can tolerate alcohol alone (so, not if you're on another medicine that says not to drink, like a sedative, or not a recovering alcoholic). Micardis HCT, a combination ARB - diuretic blood pressure pill has no clinically significant effect on or under alcohol. There is no new side effect not created by one or the other alone. Answered by Tim Brasington 6 months ago.
Anyone experiencing a drop in libido/sex drive while taking Micardis HCT 40mg for blood pressure?
I am 35 years old man with a slightly high blood pressure of 134/89 so the doctor put me on Micardis HCT 40mg. The blood pressure dropped to 123./77. But ever since i been taking this med, i have been experiencing a lesser desire to have sex and when i do, my erections are not like before. This is making me very...
Asked by Jann Schoneck 6 months ago.
I am 35 years old man with a slightly high blood pressure of 134/89 so the doctor put me on Micardis HCT 40mg. The blood pressure dropped to 123./77. But ever since i been taking this med, i have been experiencing a lesser desire to have sex and when i do, my erections are not like before. This is making me very frustrated, because i used to have a very high sex drive and libido prior to taking this. I used to have sex 3-4 times a week.. Now it dropped to 1-2 a week.. After explaining this to the doc and a pharmacist, they both tell me that i shouldn't be experiencing this issue with Micardis, specially on a low dose. But i know my body and i know my erections are not very strong. Does anyone have similar issues? Any suggestions how to fix this problem? Would taking Viagra in addition to this help? Answered by Lauren Miera 6 months ago.
"decrease in sexual ability" is listed as one of the SEVERE side effects of that medication and one that you should report to your doctor immediately. Answered by Kathryn Stonehouse 6 months ago.
I can't think of a reason why high blood sugar would cause low blood pressure, but they might have a mutual cause. For example, dehydration can lower blood pressure and raise blood sugar. An illness can do both, too. Have you been sick? Also, have you been diagnosed diabetic? That's a firmly diabetic reading, if accurate. Unless you're on a medication, like a steroid, there's no reason why a non-diabetic should ever be that high. Answered by Ashley Bohac 6 months ago.
I take micardis hct 40/12.5 and Felodipine 5 mg do i need to worry?
Is it normal for people to take 2 meds for blood pressure? Is this because my blood pressure problem very serious? I'm 5"4 and weight 230 lbs. and no exercise.
Asked by Jake Gowing 6 months ago.
Your doctor prescribed them. He/she is the best one to ask. Do you have a reason not to trust him/her? The meds are in 2 different classes. Answered by Earnestine Iheme 6 months ago.
Question about blood pressure medicine?
i am taking micardis hct for high blood pressure (40 mg). I took one pill about an hour ago, but can't remember if I had taken one earlier and now i'm wondering about the effects of taking 2 in one day.
Asked by Lahoma Adelgren 6 months ago.
How in the world can someone give advice like that, generically saying that blood pressure meds are safe to 100mg? That's crazy. As for the blood pressure med in question, it can be prescribed to 80mg a day. But the one in question also has HCTZ, which is a diuretic. Taking twice that will greatly increase not only the effects of the main bp med, but also the water excretion of the HCTZ. Overall, I imagine you'll be okay. But, it's far easier if you take the pill at a set time every day, maybe even write it down when you take it so that you don't have to worry any more. Answered by Kyle Tindel 6 months ago.
Telmisartan is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Telmisartan is in a class of medications called angiotensin II receptor antagonists. It works by blocking the action of certain chemicals that tighten the blood vessels, so blood flows more smoothly. Take the missed dose as soon as you remember it. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one. Answered by Son Kalmen 6 months ago.
Effects are not likely, even if you did take two. People can take up to 100 mg for BP meds and be fine (that's what prescriptions go to). Some side effects you may notice are: dizziness, fatigue, headache, diarrhea, or upset stomach. If these get really bad, which I doubt they will, call your doctor. Answered by Ione Verry 6 months ago.
I started to see black spots about a month ago.At first only at night around lights but now I see them during the day too.I am taking Micardis HCT for blood pressure.I have not found any side effect information about seeing spots while taking this medicine.Just wondering if any one has any idea what is going on?
Asked by Jordon Andrion 6 months ago.
Could be "floaters" in your eyes. Get them checked. I have been on Micardis for a long time with no side effects, but that doesn't mean that you don't have some. Best to get it checked. Good luck. Answered by Cecilia Izumi 6 months ago.
I checked the prescribing information for Micardis and while it did mention "abnormal vision" as a side effect this was in less than 0.3% of the patients it was used on in clinical trials and they can't say for sure that it was related to the medication. So odds are that it's not the medication. High blood pressure can cause some eye troubles, but that's really only after a long time or what is called a hypertensive emergency. You may want to check with an opthamologist. Answered by Maisha Killmer 6 months ago.
I haven't seen this as a side effect although it can cause blurred vision. Are you sure it's not just floaters? Everybody gets floaters at some time in their life and it may be a coincidence that they appeared after you started the meds. It seems like seeing spots is more a function of the high blood pressure than the medications so check with your doctor. Answered by Kandra Frutos 6 months ago.
I don't have an answer for you, I'm sorry, but you might find someone with an answer if you place your question in a section about vision or heart health. You should also probably call your doctor and ask advice. Even the nurses at the office would probably be able to tell you something, and if it's off hours, you can leave a message with your question with the answering service. Answered by Sabina Vranicar 6 months ago.
I seen white spots not sure if their big difference but my eye doctor check my eyes with special glass/test he says its common floaters. Different lighting makes it more pronounce. I see them more under stress, he did says its electrical pulses..... ...I'll leave tech part too doc but since I'm more calm I don't notice them anymore. Their is one condition that somewhere in the eye it tears and this cause floaters which surgery is then needed. See a good old doctor in older community where you live I suggest staying out of the mall(s) clinics they're about numbers not personal care. I hope this helped. Answered by Kate Defosse 6 months ago.
i'd love to help you but sorry never heard of it,it will be much better if you place your question somewhere else than here cause you are in skin conditions right now.take it easy and good luck Answered by Erline Mostoller 6 months ago.
ASK YOUR DOCTOR TO BE SURE BUT HIGH BLOOD WILL CAUSE SORRY not shouting i hit wrong key take care of your self Answered by Daren Catanzaro 6 months ago.
What is a heart murmur and what dose it mean to have a leaking value in the heart should I be worried?
I have high blood pressure and my doctors having a hard time trying to controll it with blood presure med. I am currently taking Lisinopril/hctz 20/12.5mg, Toprol XL 50mg, Micardis hct 80mg/12.5mg,and diltiazem er 180mg. I am 23 years old.
Asked by Kari Aggarwal 6 months ago.
A heart murmur is what is heard through the stethoscope when there is an abnormal turbulance in the normal smooth flow of the blood through the heart and blood vessels. It may be congenital (inborn) or acquired (through diseases). Your murmur ,obviously ,is coming from the leaking valve . It is possible that it is arising from a dilatation of the valve ring as a result of your intractable high blood pressure. If this is the case, you should take your antihypertensive medication very regularly. I will not hesitate to tell you that you may not be very regular ,as has been my experience with young patients like you. Your hypertension gives a completely different perspective to your murmur and you must follow your doctor's orders almost religiously, Good Luck. Answered by Felisa Hunten 6 months ago.
A heart murmur is a particular kind of sound the doc hears with his cold stethiscope. Sometimes you are born with one, and it often can disappear. Not the stethiscope, the murmur. I know more about the leaky valve thing, It's called a "mitral valve prolapse" or "floppy valve' in real techinical terms. If you have one, and I don't know about any of the meds you listed that you are taking but you are young for high blood bressure, then your doctor should make sure you know that every time you visit the dentist even if just for a cleaning, you need to pre-medicate with a specific antibiotic. I was switched to amoxicillin but there may be others. You take a certain dose before, and a certain dose after, so that no germs can spread from your teeth to your heart. This sounds more gross than it is. The truth is, there is a direct connection between tooth health and the heart. You act pro-=actively by using the antibiotics. Floppy valves are nothing to take lightly, but be aware of and be sure to take the antiobiotics as instructed, have your heart listened to at doctor visits, and you'll do okay. But you should know what you are dealing with. Also if you need surgery of any kind it should be on your record that you need to be pre-medicated. Even these floppy valves can stop showing up on tests. This happened to me--I took the antibiotics for nearly 20 years, then got retested with newer better? equipment and was told I no longer had the leaky valve. Anyway, your doc should definitely give you information. As to the high blood pressure, I wouldnt dream of commenting and dont know what relation it might have to the valve issue but think you'd want to check your famiily history of young onset of this, and of course have your blood pressure tested several times and at various times of the day. You can buy a home wrist cuff that will give you approximate readings. You might find more info at mayoclinic.com. Answered by Amos Votaua 6 months ago.
I was never diagnosed when I was young so my first notion that I had what was later diagnosed as moderate aortic regurgitation (leaky valve) was when I went on a vacation to Peru. At 13,500 ft above sea level, I was sweating (it was very cold), couldn't breathe and was unable to move. In fact, I was laying flat on the floor of the bus and probably taking one breath every few minutes. My lips were blue and my skin and nails had no blood. I had no idea what was happening - oh, yeah, I had the worst migraine of my life also. I was in good shape but this was a nightmare. They took me back down the mountain to Cuzco - 10,000 ft asl - where I was quite ill and totally out of it - had a stroke but didn't know that either. I didn't remember my phone number at home in the states until 4 days later so I could call and get some help to get home. I had had serious strep throats and maybe rheumatic fever in childhood and also have been diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis which can cause mitral and aortic valve regurgitation. So, as young as you are, and the meds they have you on, please stay in lower altitudes and watch your breathing. When it becomes labored go immediately to an emergency room. Do not risk your mind by waiting. I was shocked to find out about my leaky valve - they wanted to replace it but I refused since it would have to be replaced again in a few years - 15 or so. I was 50 at the time and decided if I needed heart surgery I would only do it once and that would be later. I take Inderal LA 120 mg to try and control my blood pressure and stay at 50 ft asl and where it is warm. To get my memory and speech back, I played Boggle and other video word games and made serious progress by doing that. I do not keep pushing my body when I have difficulty breathing and I try to control migraines with meds other than the ones that weaken my heart. I cannot imagine taking the amount of meds you are taking and trying to deal with side effects at 23. You are very brave. If you are patient it may happen that your condition will correct itself or improve slightly. Don't worry though since the stress of worry could be worse for you than anything else you may do. I now take 6000 mg Omega-3/6/DHA capsules per day - 2 with each meal and it seems to have helped somewhat since now the tests show mild mitral and aortic regurgitation. Read and research your condition and find natural things to do that will help relieve the pressure and stress on your heart to supplement the plan your doctor has put you on. Of course, check with the doc first to make sure you will not have a conflict with all those meds. Anecdote: I tried to attend a Prince concert about 2 years after the trip to Peru and just the bass coming through those huge speakers was enough so that I could feel my heart valve flopping around and sticking so I didn't even make it through the first song. What a waste. Oh, well, I wasn't the only one in the clinic at the performance so that's how it goes. If all else fails, blame your parents for having bad genes. That's what I did. Take care of yourself and just know that you are special and need to avoid some things - altitude and big vibrations and stress - and follow your doctor's advice. You are too young to have to suffer this - sorry. Answered by Shantelle Boissoneault 6 months ago.
I work in cardiology, a heart murmur means that one of your valves is leaking or thickened, it can be a hole in the septum of your heart. It could be a congenital defect. Some murmurs are innocent murmurs and mean nothing other can be more serious and require a yearly follow-up. Valves that are leaking fall into the trivial to severe range. The best test is a painless echocardioram to check out your heart size, valves and the function of your heart. Not all murmurs and leaking valves are bad but you need to know how significant yours are. Answered by Jessie Popat 6 months ago.
well my sister had a heart murmur and it went away but when she had it the doctor wasn't really too worried about it, i would talk to you doctor about it though because you have high blood pressure too and my sister didn't Answered by Merri Criss 6 months ago.