October 22, 2012

What is Atenolol?

Filed under: high blood pressure,high cholesterol,migraine headaches,migraines — robertprice @ 11:05 am

Atenolol is a type of drug known as a beta-blocker. It works on the body’s natural chemicals that help to regulate the heart and the blood vessels. The result is a decrease in blood pressure and heart rate.

Doctors prescribe atenolol for the following reasons:

  • To prevent heart attacks
  • To prevent kidney problems
  • To prevent strokes
  • To enhance survival after a heart attack
  • To treat chest pains
  • To treat high blood pressure
  • To treat irregular heartbeats
  • To handle symptoms related to alcohol withdrawal
  • To prevent migraine headaches

Using Atenolol

Atenolol is taken as a pill, with or without a meal. It’s taken once to twice daily, or as instructed by your physician.

Dosage can vary, depending on your condition and your physician’s advice. A lot depends on you and your body’s response to the treatment.

Most patients with high blood pressure do not actually feel sick. If this is you, be sure to still take your medication regularly as directed. Even if you feel fine.

If atenolol has been prescribed to you for chest pain, regular use is needed for best effectiveness.

However, atenolol should not be used to treat chest pain when it does happen. Other medications must be prescribed to relieve this condition. Talk to your doctor right away if you have chest pain and are on atenolol.

Side Effects of Atenolol

Some adverse drug effects may include:

  • Cold hands and feet. This happens because of the reduction of blood flowing into these areas.
  • Dizziness.
  • Lightheadedness.
  • Nausea.
  • Tiredness.

Serious side effects, while unlikely to happen, may include:

  • Breathing problems.
  • Extremely slow heartbeat.
  • Fainting.
  • Mood or mental changes.
  • Serious allergic reactions, especially to the face, tongue or throat area.
  • Severe headache.

Seek medical help right away if you feel any of these.

Atenolol: Off-Label

Some doctors prescribe atenolol for anxiety.

While not officially approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), atenolol has been shown to help control the physical effects of anxiety, rapid heartbeat, but not the psychological symptoms that cause the physical effects.

It works by helping reduce an irregularly fast heartbeat and high blood pressure. By controlling these two physical symptoms, the brain can stop providing feedbacks. When anxious, knowing you have a fast heartbeat, feeling your heart race, can intensify your anxiety.

A further advantage in using this medicine for anxiety disorders is the improvement in the quality of a patient’s life that it brings compared to other drugs.  Atenolol was found not to induce functional difficulties as a result of drowsiness. There is also no risk of a patient becoming too dependent on this medicine, which is a danger that comes with other kinds of anxiety medications.

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October 12, 2012

What is Amlodipine?

Filed under: cholesterol,cholesterol check,high blood pressure,high cholesterol — robertprice @ 10:50 am

Amlodipine is a calcium channel blocker that’s metabolized mainly in the liver. It can be taken by a patient at any time. It does not necessarily have to be taken with food.

Amlodipine can affect the amount of calcium in a patient’s heart and muscle cells. It’s used mainly to treat patients who have high blood pressure, but it’s also used to prevent certain types of chest pain and angina.

Blood pressure is lowered by amlodipine by relaxing the blood vessels. This way, blood can flow more easily. This lowering of blood pressure helps to reduce risk of heart attacks, strokes, and kidney disorders.

Commonly, amlodipine is known to help relieve patients of chest or heart pains, which can happen when not enough oxygen gets to the heart muscles. This lack of oxygen may be due to spasms or coronary artery blockage.

Those with a narrow coronary artery may also feel chest or heart pain during strenuous physical activities: heavy physical activity can increase the demand for oxygen in the heart. Taking amlodipine lessens the stress in blood vessels, thereby reducing the amount of work the heart has to do.

Using Amlodipine

Amlodipine comes in tablet form and in dosages of 2.5 mg, 5 mg and 10 mg. It is usually taken once a day. Your doctor will base your dosage on your individual medical condition response to treatments.

It’s important to take this medication regularly. Otherwise, it might not be as effective.

Most patients with high blood pressure do not feel sick, which makes them forget to take the medicine. If you’ve been prescribed amlodipine, try to take the medicine at the same time each day to make it a habit.

Amlodipine is used to prevent angina, not treat it. If angina occurs, a doctor must be consulted. Different medication may be required.

Amlodipine Side Effects

Most people who take amlodipine do not suffer from any side effects. If side effects are felt, risks are usually outweighed by the benefits.

Still, remember to consult a doctor immediately if serious, though unlikely, side effects of the medicine are felt. Here are a few to remember:

  • Allergic reactions: rashes, swelling, or itching of the face, tongue or throat
  • Breathing problems
  • Chest pain
  • Dizziness
  • Fainting
  • Facial flushing
  • Severe fatigue
  • Headache
  • Hearing changes
  • Heart palpitations
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Mouth dryness
  • Sleeping problems
  • Stomach pain
  • Swelling in the legs, ankles or lower extremities
  • Vision changes
  • Vomiting or nausea

Amlodipine Contraindications

Women who are pregnant or trying to get pregnant should not use amlodipine. Neither should breastfeeding women use it.

If you have any of the following problems, amlodipine might not be for you:

  • Allergic reactions to medicines, dyes, foods or preservatives
  • Heart problems like aortic stenosis
  • Liver disease

Additionally, it should not be taken with the following:

  • Certain dietary supplements
  • Local or general anesthetics
  • High blood pressure medicines
  • Prostate problem medicines
  • Rifampin

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July 23, 2009

6 Benefits of Regular Exercise

Daily exercise does wonders to your body and mind. Whether it’s a walk or a run, 20 minutes or an hour, exercising is the best thing you can do to improve your overall health.

1. Healthy Skin – Regular exercise promotes circulation and sends nutrients and oxygen to your skin. Those who exercise find that they break out less often than those who do not exercise.

2. Less Stress – When you exercise your body releases endorphins (feel-good hormones) that give you a feeling of relaxation and happiness.

3. Better Body – By exercising you will develop a toned and defined body. The muscle you build by working out burns fat making you look at feel amazing.

4. Better Immune System – Believe it or not, when we sweat we get rid of the toxins and chemicals that trigger disease. Because exercising improves circulation exercising can improve blood pressure and cholesterol levels.

5. Dessert! – If you exercise regularly you are able to indulge in treats and desserts without having to worry about gaining fat.

6. Confidence – Because you will look and feel more healthy and fit, you will become more confident. Others will see you as a happy, kind, and strong individual. In addition, the feel-good hormones that you give off will make others feel better around you as well.

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March 6, 2009

Ziac

Filed under: bisoprolol,high blood pressure,hydrochlorothiazide,Uncategorized,Ziac — robertprice @ 5:05 pm

Ziac (a combination of Hydrochlorothiazide and Bisoprolol) is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). By lowering high blood pressure, strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems can be prevented.

Ziac is the product of Bisoprolol and Hydrochlorothiazide. Hydrochlorothiazide is a water pill, also known as thiazide diuretic, which helps prevent fluid retention caused by your body absorbing too much salt. It works by increasing the amount of urine your body produces to get rid of the extra salt. As a result, the blood vessels will be relaxed for better blood flow. Bisoprolol is from the class of medicine known as the beta blocker. It blocks the effect of some natural chemicals such as epinephrine in the heart and blood vessels slowing the heartbeat, lowering blood pressure, and reducing strain on the heart.

Before using Ziac, tell your doctor if you are allergic to Ziac or to any drugs, you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant or are breast-feeding a baby during treatment. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, minerals and herbal products that you use. Also, let your doctor know if you have the following medical problems: kidney or liver disease, bronchospastic lung disease, cirrhosis, asthma, allergies, gout, lupus, diabetes, a thyroid disorder, congestive heart failure, and blood circulation problems.

Do not use Ziac if you are/have:

  • Severe or uncontrolled heart failure
  • A heart condition called “sick sinus syndrome” or “AV block” (2nd or 3rd degree)
  • You are unable to urinate
  • You are allergic to sulfa drugs

Precaution, while using Ziac:

  • Ziac does not control high blood pressure.
  • Ziac may cause heart failure or may cause changes in your blood sugar levels.
  • Avoid getting up too fast from a sitting or lying position, or you may feel dizzy. Get up slowly and steady yourself to prevent a fall.
  • If you are diabetic, check your blood sugar carefully. Using bisoprolol can increase difficulty in detecting low blood sugar.
  • If you need to have any type of surgery, tell the surgeon ahead of time that you are using Ziac.
  • Do not stop using Ziac suddenly, or you could have a serious or life-threatening heart problem.
  • Your blood pressure, urine and blood test will need to be checked on a regular basis.
  • Avoid drinking alcohol.
  • Avoid becoming overheated or dehydrated during exercise and in hot weather.
  • Ziac may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be awake and alert.
  • Avoid using other medicines that make you light-headed (especially narcotic pain medication or barbiturates). They can add to the side effects of Ziac.

How do you take Ziac?

Follow the directions on the label of your medication and take Ziac as prescribed by your doctor. You can take this medication with or without food. Avoid taking this medication within 4 hours before you sleep to prevent you from getting up to urinate. Do not stop taking this medication unless you have been advised by your doctor. Do not overdose on this medication. If a dose is missed, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue on your regular dosing schedule.

What are the side effects

Serious side effects:

Swelling, rapid weight gain, feeling short of breath, even with mild exertion; Fast, slow, or uneven, heartbeat; Chest pain; easy bruising or bleeding; Sudden numbness or weakness on one side of the body, problems with vision or speech, chest pain, or Pain in one or both legs; Numbness or tingly feeling in your hands or feet; Feeling weak, drowsy, restless, or light-headed; nausea, vomiting, dry mouth, extreme thirst, headache, confusion, hallucinations, seizure (convulsions); increased urination, leg discomfort, muscle pain or weakness or limp feeling; urinating less than usual or not at all; fever, sore throat, and headache with a severe blistering, peeling, and red skin rash; or upper stomach pain, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes).

Less serious side effects:

Diarrhea, constipation, upset stomach; headache, tired feeling; dizziness, spinning sensation; cough, runny nose; ringing in your ears; or blurred vision.

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December 4, 2008

Can Accupril Treat My High Blood Pressure?

Filed under: accupril,high blood pressure,hypertension,Uncategorized — robertprice @ 3:52 pm

Accuprilis used to treat congestive hyper tension (high blood pressure) or heart failure in adults. It allows for the heart to pump more efficiently by relaxing the blood vessels so that blood can travel throughout the body with minimal resistance. Accupril is often referred to as angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors.

How Can I Prevent or Treat Hypertension?

  • A person’s weight can often contribute to hypertension, losing weight is one of the best ways to lower your blood pressure.

  • Blood pressure can be lowered through aerobic exercise.

  • Maintain a healthy cholesterol level as cholesterol raises blood pressure by clogging arteries and restricting blood flow

  • If you smoke, you are more likely to develop hypertension. Quit smoking to reduce your risk of raising your blood pressure.

  • Stress can restrict a person’s arteries and cause blood pressure to rise. Reducing stress can prevent hyper tension.

  • Constantly check your blood pressure and pulse to see if it is high. If you have high blood pressure, consult your doctor immediately.

  • Look to your own family for their health history as you are more likely to experience hypertension if there are other members in your family with high blood pressure.

  • Eating high-fiber diets that are in low in fat with lots of vegetables and fruit will decrease blood pressure.

What should I be aware of before taking Accupril?

Pregnant women should not take Accupril as it will damage the fetus. If one detects that they are pregnant while they are on Accupril, consult a doctor immediately to discuss the discontinuation of Accupril.

Avoid drinking alcohol. It can further lower your blood pressure. Do not use salt substitutes or potassium supplements while taking Accupril, unless your doctor has told you to.

You should take Accupril regularly for it to be effective. Since blood pressure declines slowly, it may take several weeks before you get the full benefit of Accupril; and you should continue taking it even if you are feeling well. Accupril does not cure high blood pressure; it merely keeps it under control.

What Should I Tell My Doctor?

Tell your doctor if you have any of these issues be fore taking Accupril.

  • kidney disease

  • liver disease, diabetes

  • heart disease or congestive heart failure

  • connective tissue disease (lupus, scleroderma)

  • allergic to Accupril

  • pregnant, planning to become pregnant

  • breastfeeding

  • taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine

What Are the Side Effects of Accupril?

Common mild side effects: Dizziness, light-headedness, skin rash, fever, joint pain.

Less common mild side effects: Abdominal pain, abdominal distention, fever, nausea, vomiting, or chest pain


Severe Side Effects – Seek Immediate medical attention if you experience any of these side effects: Fever and chills, hoarseness, swelling (of face, mouth, hands, or feet), trouble swallowing or breathing (sudden), stomach pain, itching of skin, or yellow eyes or skin, extremely high blood pressure, hair loss, heart attack, heart failure.

If you experience any of these effects, you may have too much Potassium in your blood: Confusion, irregular heartbeat, nervousness, numbness (or tingling in hands, feet, or lips), shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, weakness or heaviness of legs.

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