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High Blood Pressure Drugs (Hypertension)

High Blood Pressure Drugs (Hypertension)

How to choose a high blood pressure (hypertension) medicine There are a number of types and classes of drugs available for the management and treatment of high blood pressure (hypertension). Your doctor or other health care professional will prescribe a drug that fits your specific needs based on your medical condition, and any other existing […]

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AHA News: Pumpkin Pulp, Seeds Lower Blood Pressure in Rat Study

AHA News: Pumpkin Pulp, Seeds Lower Blood Pressure in Rat Study

Latest High Blood Pressure News Friday, Sept. 6, 2019 (American Heart Association News) — Incorporating pumpkin pulp or seeds into a healthy diet may help reduce blood pressure levels, according to a new study using rats. The research, presented Thursday at the American Heart Association’s Hypertension 2019 Scientific Sessions in New Orleans, compared the effect […]

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Got High Blood Pressure? Get Your Flu Shot

Got High Blood Pressure? Get Your Flu Shot

Latest High Blood Pressure News SUNDAY, Sept. 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) — If you have high blood pressure, getting a flu shot could save your life, researchers say. A new study found that patients with high blood pressure who got a flu shot had a nearly 18% lower risk of dying during flu season. Previous […]

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Health Tip: Controlling Your Blood Pressure

Health Tip: Controlling Your Blood Pressure

(HealthDay News) — Lifestyle changes are key to controlling your blood pressure, says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Latest High Blood Pressure News By maintaining your blood pressure, you can lower your risk for the damaging effects of high blood pressure, including increased risk of heart disease and stroke. To control your blood […]

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betaxolol, Kerlone (Discontinued Brand)

betaxolol, Kerlone (Discontinued Brand)

What is betaxolol, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Betaxolol is a beta-adrenergic blocking drug (beta-blocker). The nerves of the sympathetic nervous system — a subdivision of the autonomic nervous system — release a chemical related to adrenaline that binds to the heart-rate controlling cells in the heart as well as the muscles […]

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Upping Seniors’ Blood Pressure Meds After Hospital Can Sometimes Bring Danger

Upping Seniors’ Blood Pressure Meds After Hospital Can Sometimes Bring Danger

Latest High Blood Pressure News MONDAY, Aug. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) — For seniors who’ve been hospitalized for non-cardiac conditions, any hike in blood pressure medications as they leave the hospital can prove dangerous, new research shows. That’s because the prescription change may not help and could do harm — putting them at higher risk […]

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benazepril and hydrochlorothiazide (Lotensin HCT)

benazepril and hydrochlorothiazide (Lotensin HCT)

Which drugs or supplements interact with benazepril and hydrochlorothiazide? Combining benazepril with potassium supplements, potassium containing salt substitutes, and potassium conserving diuretics such as amiloride (Moduretic), spironolactone (Aldactone), and triamterene (Dyazide, Maxzide), can lead to dangerously high blood levels of potassium. Combining benazepril or other ACE inhibitors with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) in patients who […]