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Take High Blood Pressure Meds? Exercise Might Work Just as Well

Take High Blood Pressure Meds? Exercise Might Work Just as Well

Latest High Blood Pressure News TUESDAY, Dec. 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) — If you have high blood pressure, hitting the gym may be as helpful as taking drugs to lower your numbers, researchers say. There’s “compelling evidence that combining endurance and dynamic resistance training was effective in reducing [blood pressure],” according to the authors of […]

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doxazosin mesylate (Cardura)

doxazosin mesylate (Cardura)

What is doxazosin mesylate, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Doxazosin is an oral drug used for treating high blood pressure and symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH, a noncancerous enlargement of the prostate gland). It belongs to a class of drugs called alpha-1 adrenergic blockers. Other drugs in this class include alfuzosin […]

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More Blood Pressure Meds Recalled Due to Carcinogen

More Blood Pressure Meds Recalled Due to Carcinogen

Latest High Blood Pressure News FRIDAY, Dec. 7, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Over the past few months, numerous recalls of the popular heart drug valsartan have already occurred. Now, generics maker Mylan Pharmaceuticals is adding more products to the list. The recall involves 104 lots of three medicines: valsartan tablets; combination tablets with the drugs […]

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Two More Blood Pressure Drugs Recalled

Two More Blood Pressure Drugs Recalled

Two more brands of popular blood pressure meds are joining a lengthening list of recalls due to suspected contaminants. Latest High Blood Pressure News All lots of amlodipine/valsartan and amlodipine/valsartan/hydrochlorothiazide combination blood pressure tablets have been recalled by Teva Pharmaceuticals due to higher-than-acceptable levels of a chemical that may cause cancer. The impurity in the […]

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Smoking Bans Might Help Nonsmokers’ Blood Pressure

Smoking Bans Might Help Nonsmokers’ Blood Pressure

Latest High Blood Pressure News WEDNESDAY, Nov. 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Smoking bans in public places might protect more than the lungs of nonsmokers, with new research suggesting a beneficial effect on blood pressure. “We found that nonsmoking adults in the study who lived in areas with smoke-free laws in restaurants, bars or workplaces […]

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Must Blood Pressure Rise Wth Age? Remote Tribes Hold Clues

Must Blood Pressure Rise Wth Age? Remote Tribes Hold Clues

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest High Blood Pressure News WEDNESDAY, Nov. 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Contrary to common belief, blood pressure doesn’t have to rise as you age, a study of two remote South American tribes suggests. Looking at the isolated Yanomami tribe in the Venezuelan rainforest, researchers found their blood pressure remained low […]

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Second High Blood Pressure Drug Recalled Due to Contamination

Second High Blood Pressure Drug Recalled Due to Contamination

Another high blood pressure drug is being recalled due to contamination that could pose a cancer risk, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says. Latest High Blood Pressure News Certain lots of irbesartan are being recalled by SciGen because they contain an industrial chemical that’s a suspected carcinogen, CNN reported. The recalled drugs have “Westminster […]

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Lung Cancer Risk Tied to Common Blood Pressure Drug

Lung Cancer Risk Tied to Common Blood Pressure Drug

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest High Blood Pressure News WEDNESDAY, Oct. 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Millions of Americans take angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors to lower their blood pressure, but a new study suggests they might also increase their odds of developing lung cancer. Among people taking these drugs for more than five years, the […]