August 16, 2016

How to Save Over $2300 on Blood Cholesterol Medication

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Rosuvastatin is an oral drug which is commonly used to lower blood cholesterol levels, commonly classified in a group of drugs called statins. It treats many conditions such as hyperlipidemia, mixed dyslipidemia, and hypertriglyceridemia. Rosuvastatin is available as a generic in many pharmacies, but the brand name version, Crestor, is surprisingly cheaper if purchased online.

According to Pharmacychecker.com, “90 pills of Crestor 10 mg cost over $600; at the lowest-priced international online pharmacy it’s only $52.20 — a 92% savings. Over one year, that’s just over $2,300!” [1]

By purchasing for Crestor online you can be saving thousands of dollars each year!

[1] Retrieved from https://www.pharmacycheckerblog.com/how-to-save-92-on-crestor

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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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April 20, 2010

Chocolate is Good for You?

Filed under: blood pressure,chocolate,high cholesterol,Uncategorized — robertprice @ 9:14 am

Dark chocolate, which has 65 percent or higher amount of cocoa, if eaten in moderation has many
health benefits.

It has some of the most influence on the circulatory system. Dark chocolate has the ability to lower both blood pressure and cholesterol. It can actually reduce bad cholesterol, LDL, up to 10%.

For many people chocolate is a feel-good-food. Here’s why. Chocolate encourages the production of endorphin which gives you a good feeling. Due to this quality and because of serotonin, a component of chocolate, dark chocolate even acts as an anti-depressent. So next time you are feeling down, you know what to do.

A common remark that people make about chocolate is that they will gain weight by eating it. This is true. In order to get the benefits from dark chocolate you have to eat it in moderation. You could try convincing yourself otherwise by knowig that only 1/3 of the fat from dark chocolate is actually bad for you. As well, when eating dark chocolate, make sure not to drink milk with it. Doing this rids you of the benefits you would have gotten from the chocolate. This is because the milk can prevent antioxidants from being absorbed, thus make the dark chocolate of no use besides calories eaten.

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