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Verelan and Breastfeeding - Zestoretic Uses

This page contains links to eMedTV Blood Pressure Articles containing information on subjects from Verelan and Breastfeeding to Zestoretic Uses. The information is organized alphabetically; the "Favorite Articles" contains the top articles on this page. Links in the box will take you directly to the articles; those same links are available with a short description further down the page.
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  • Verelan and Breastfeeding
    Verelan has been shown to pass through breast milk to nursing babies. This eMedTV page discusses Verelan and breastfeeding in more detail, explaining why the manufacturer of the medication advises that women not take the drug when breastfeeding.
  • Verelan and Dry Mouth
    Some people who take Verelan may develop a dry mouth. This eMedTV resource explains that if you are taking Verelan and dry mouth occurs, there are some things that you can do, such as sipping water or sugarless drinks often and avoiding alcohol.
  • Verelan and Hair Loss
    There are several side effects of Verelan, and hair loss is a rare complaint. This eMedTV segment explains that hair loss is reported in less than 1 percent of people who take Verelan, and discusses what to do if you experience this side effect.
  • Verelan and Impotence
    Some men have reported experiencing impotence while taking Verelan. This selection from the eMedTV Web site discusses the results of clinical studies on Verelan and impotence, and explains what your doctor may do if this becomes a problem for you.
  • Verelan and Pregnancy
    As this eMedTV resource explains, Verelan caused problems such as miscarriages when given to pregnant rabbits. This page offers an in-depth look at Verelan and pregnancy, and explains why the FDA classified Verelan as a pregnancy Category C drug.
  • Verelan Dosage
    Depending on your age, the recommended starting Verelan dosage ranges from 120 mg to 240 mg once daily. This eMedTV segment outlines general Verelan dosing guidelines, as well as tips about when and how to take the medication.
  • Verelan Drug Interactions
    Taking Verelan with medicines such as aspirin, beta blockers, or digoxin could cause drug interactions. This eMedTV page takes an in-depth look at other medications that could cause Verelan drug interactions and describes the problems that can occur.
  • Verelan Medication Information
    The prescription drug Verelan is approved to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). This eMedTV Web page offers a brief overview of Verelan, with information on side effects of this calcium channel blocker, what to discuss with your doctor, and more.
  • Verelan Overdose
    You should seek immediate medical attention if you believe you have overdosed on Verelan. This eMedTV page describes possible symptoms of a Verelan overdose (such as difficulty breathing and fainting), as well as treatment options that are available.
  • Verelan Side Effects
    Potential side effects of Verelan include swelling, constipation, and dizziness. This part of the eMedTV library discusses common and rare Verelan side effects, as well as side effects that you should report to your healthcare provider right away.
  • Verelan Uses
    A healthcare provider may prescribe Verelan to help lower high blood pressure in adults. This eMedTV resource explains how Verelan works to relax the blood vessels and improve blood flow. This page also describes several off-label Verelan uses.
  • Verelan Warnings and Precautions
    This eMedTV page offers a discussion of various Verelan warnings and precautions people should be aware of before they start taking the medication, such as who should not take Verelan and which medical conditions you should tell your doctor about.
  • Verlan
    Verelan is a prescription drug that is used to treat high blood pressure. This eMedTV resource offers a brief description of the drug, including information on how the drug works and potential side effects. Verlan is a common misspelling of Verelan.
  • Visken
    Visken is a beta blocker medicine often prescribed for the treatment of high blood pressure. This eMedTV Web page explains how the medication works and offers a more in-depth look at the drug's effects, dosing guidelines, and potential side effects.
  • Visken Dosage
    The recommended starting dose of Visken for treating high blood pressure in most people is 5 mg twice daily. This eMedTV Web page offers more detailed dosing information, including how to safely stop using this medication.
  • Visken Drug Information
    Are you looking for information on Visken? This eMedTV Web selection gives a basic overview of this blood pressure medication, listing possible side effects and some of the things to discuss with your healthcare provider before starting treatment.
  • Visken Interactions
    Drugs that may cause potentially dangerous interactions with Visken include clonidine and digoxin. This eMedTV segment explores the potential risks of these and other interactions with the beta blocker medication.
  • Visken Side Effects
    Common side effects of Visken include joint pain, muscle pain, and water retention. This eMedTV resource lists other common side effects, rare but possible problems, and potentially serious side effects that require medical attention.
  • Visken Uses
    Visken is approved to treat high blood pressure. This article from the eMedTV Web site discusses the uses of Visken in more detail (including possible off-label uses), describes how the drug works, and explains whether it can be used in children.
  • Visken Warnings and Precautions
    If you have diabetes, tell your doctor before you start Visken. This eMedTV segment lists other warnings and precautions with Visken, including information on who should avoid this drug (such as those with severe heart failure).
  • Warnings and Precautions With Atenolol
    Among the people who shouldn't take atenolol are those with a slow heartbeat or serious heart failure. This eMedTV Web page also lists other warnings and precautions with atenolol, such as the safety of taking the drug if you are pregnant or nursing.
  • Warnings and Precautions With Fosinopril
    This eMedTV article highlights some of the warnings and precautions with fosinopril, including information on topics such as allergic reactions, drug interactions, and liver failure. This page also explains who should not take fosinopril.
  • Warnings and Precautions With Perindopril
    People who have hereditary or idiopathic angioedema should not take perindopril. This eMedTV page lists more warnings and precautions with perindopril, including side effects to be aware of and other people who should not take the medicine.
  • Warnings and Precautions With Quinaretic
    People taking Quinaretic should not drive until they know how the drug will affect them. This eMedTV segment discusses other important warnings and precautions with Quinaretic, including information on who should not take the drug.
  • Weight and High Blood Pressure
    This section of the eMedTV library discusses the link between weight and high blood pressure in detail. For example, lose just 10 percent of your current weight, and high blood pressure can be lowered -- or prevented, if you don't have hypertension.
  • Weight and the Effect on Your Blood Pressure
    As people gain weight, their blood pressure tends to rise. Losing weight can make high blood pressure drop back down.
  • Weight Gain and Norvasc
    Weight gain is a side effect of Norvasc that occurs in less than 1 percent of patients. This eMedTV segment further discusses weight gain and Norvasc, including tips on maintaining a healthy weight during Norvasc treatment.
  • What Causes High Blood Pressure?
    As this eMedTV page explains, what causes high blood pressure is often unknown, but a diet high in fat or salt can increase a person's risk of developing hypertension. Secondary hypertension is diagnosed when the cause of the condition is known.
  • What Does Avalide Do?
    If you have high blood pressure, you may benefit from Avalide. This selection from the eMedTV Web library takes a closer look at what Avalide does and how it works to lower blood pressure. A link to more detailed information is also included.
  • What Is a Good Blood Pressure?
    What is a good blood pressure? The information on this eMedTV Web page explains the factors that affect a good blood pressure reading, including lifestyle and family history. For the majority of people, a good blood pressure is anything under 120/80.
  • What Is Accupril Used For?
    What is Accupril used for? As this eMedTV page explains, Accupril is used mainly to treat high blood pressure and congestive heart failure symptoms. This page also covers off-label uses like treating kidney problems in people with scleroderma.
  • What Is Aliskiren-HCTZ Used For?
    This eMedTV resource discusses how aliskiren-HCTZ is used for lowering high blood pressure in adults. This page further explains aliskiren-HCTZ uses, including an explanation of how the drug works to reduce blood volume and relax the blood vessels.
  • What Is Atenolol Used For?
    This eMedTV resource lists numerous uses for atenolol, including high blood pressure control and relief of chest pain caused by angina. This page also lists some off-label uses for the medication, such as treating migraines or anxiety.
  • What Is Avalide?
    This eMedTV article talks about what Avalide is used for and how it works. As this Web page explains, Avalide lowers blood pressure by improving blood flow and making it easier for the heart to pump blood. A link to more details is also included.
  • What Is Benicar Used For?
    High blood pressure (hypertension) can be managed with the prescription drug Benicar. This article from the eMedTV Web site describes the effects of this medicine in more detail and discusses whether Benicar is used for hypertension in children.
  • What Is Bisoprolol and Hydrochlorothiazide Used For?
    High blood pressure often can be controlled with bisoprolol and hydrochlorothiazide. This page from the eMedTV archives discusses why bisoprolol and hydrochlorothiazide is used for hypertension and explains how the drug works to lower blood pressure.
  • What Is Blood Pressure?
    This video clip talks about blood pressure and how it relates to the heart and blood vessels.
  • What Is Blood Presure?
    Blood pressure is the pressure inside your blood vessels. This eMedTV resource explains why it's important to maintain a normal blood pressure. What is blood presure is a common misspelling and variation of what is blood pressure.
  • What Is Bystolic Used For?
    Part of a class of drugs called beta blockers, Bystolic is used for treating high blood pressure. This eMedTV resource describes the effects of Bystolic on lowering blood pressure and lists possible off-label uses for this prescription drug.
  • What Is Capoten Used For?
    What is Capoten used for? As this eMedTV page explains, the drug is used for the treatment of several conditions related to the heart and blood vessels. It can also be used in an off-label fashion to treat kidney problems in people with scleroderma.
  • What Is Coreg Used For?
    This eMedTV article explains what Coreg is used for. This page explains that Coreg is a prescription medication used to treat high blood pressure and congestive heart failure, and can also improve survival following a heart attack.
  • What Is Diovan Used For?
    This eMedTV article addresses the question, "What is Diovan used for?" This page explains that Diovan is a prescription medication used to treat high blood pressure and congestive heart failure, and can also improve survival following a heart attack.
  • What Is Eprosartan/HCTZ Used For?
    If you have high blood pressure, you may benefit from using eprosartan/HCTZ. This eMedTV page provides information on what this drug is used for, including details on how it works and an explanation of what happens if high blood pressure goes untreated.
  • What Is High Blood Pressure, and How Is It Diagnosed?
    This multimedia video discusses how high blood pressure is diagnosed.
  • What Is High Blood Pressure?
    What is high blood pressure? Despite popular myth, high blood pressure is not nervous tension. This page on the eMedTV site debunks myths about high blood pressure and provides links to detailed information about this condition.
  • What Is Hydrochlorothiazide Used For?
    What is hydrochlorothiazide used for? As this eMedTV segment explains, hydrochlorothiazide is used for controlling high blood pressure and treating water retention. The medication can be used in adults, children, and infants.
  • What Is Isradipine Used For?
    Isradipine is used for treating high blood pressure. This article from the eMedTV Web site describes how isradipine works, explains whether the drug is approved for children, and discusses possible off-label isradipine uses.
  • What Is Labetalol Used For?
    What is labetalol used for? As explained in this section of the eMedTV library, labetalol is mainly used to treat high blood pressure. Although it is only approved for adults, labetalol can be used "off-label" in children to treat other conditions.
  • What Is Lasix Used For?
    As this eMedTV Web page explains, the prescription drug Lasix is used for controlling high blood pressure and treating water retention due to cirrhosis, kidney disease, or congestive heart failure. A link to more information is also provided.
  • What Is Lisinopril Used For?
    What is lisinopril used for? As this eMedTV page explains, the drug is used to lower blood pressure, treat heart failure, and increase survival after a heart attack. This page discusses these lisinopril uses in detail and also covers off-label uses.
  • What Is Lotensin Used For?
    As this eMedTV article explains, Lotensin is used to help control high blood pressure. This Web page talks about how Lotensin works and discusses off-label uses like treating kidney problems in people with scleroderma.
  • What Is Mavik Used For?
    What is Mavik used for? As this eMedTV article explains, Mavik is used for controlling high blood pressure and improving survival and/or decreasing the risks of developing congestive heart failure in people who have recently suffered a heart attack.
  • What Is Monopril-HCT Used For?
    Monopril-HCT is used to lower blood pressure in adults. This portion of the eMedTV library describes how Monopril-HCT works to relax the blood vessels and reduce blood volume. There are no universally accepted off-label Monopril uses at this time.
  • What Is Normal Blood Pressure?
    Many people wonder, "What is normal blood pressure?" This eMedTV page explains that it's not one set number, although many believe that the ideal is an average reading of 120/80 or below. Normal levels actually fall anywhere between 90/60 and 120/80.
  • What Is Norvasc Taken For?
    What is Norvasc taken for? As this eMedTV page explains, Norvasc is a prescription drug that is taken for treating high blood pressure, certain types of angina, and other conditions. This page covers the conditions that can be treated with Norvasc.
  • What Is Norvasc?
    As this eMedTV segment explains, Norvasc is a calcium channel blocker used for treating high blood pressure, angina, and coronary artery disease. This page discusses this medicine, including information on its uses and how it works.
  • What Is Propranolol XL Used For?
    The main use of Propranolol XL is the treatment of high blood pressure. As this page from the eMedTV library explains, many doctors may also occasionally recommend off-label uses, such as for treating chest pain, arrhythmias, and anxiety.
  • What Is Quinaretic Used For?
    What is Quinaretic used for? As this section of the eMedTV library explains, Quinaretic is used for treating high blood pressure in adults; the prescription medication is currently not approved for use in children.
  • What Is Toprol Used For?
    This eMedTV article addresses the question, "What is Toprol used for?" This page explains that Toprol is a prescription medication used to treat high blood pressure, angina, and congestive heart failure. A link to more information is also included.
  • What Is Torsemide Used For?
    What is torsemide used for? This eMedTV page explains that torsemide is used to control high blood pressure and treat water retention in adults by reducing blood volume. This article also explains that there are currently no off-label torsemide uses.
  • Who Makes Avalide?
    Bristol-Myers Squibb Company makes Avalide for sanofi-aventis. This eMedTV Web article explains why no one makes a generic version of Avalide and explains when a generic version might become available. A link to more information is also provided.
  • Who Makes Loniten?
    If you have severe high blood pressure, your healthcare provider may prescribe Loniten. This page from the eMedTV Web site gives a brief overview of Loniten, explaining who makes it, how to take it, and more, with a link to more information.
  • Why High Blood Pressure Is a Health Concern
    One reason why high blood pressure is a health concern is because it increases the risk for conditions such as heart attack and stroke. This eMedTV article explains in detail why high blood pressure is a health concern.
  • Zabeta
    Zebeta is a prescription medicine approved to treat high blood pressure. This eMedTV page explains how the medication works, describes its specific effects, and offers general warnings and precautions. Zabeta is a common misspelling of Zebeta.
  • Zebeta
    Zebeta has been approved to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). This page on the eMedTV Web site describes how this medication works, offers general dosing information, and explains what side effects may occur during the treatment process.
  • Zebeta Dosage
    For most people with high blood pressure, the recommended Zebeta dosage is 5 mg once daily. This eMedTV Web page explains how dosing works for people with certain existing medical conditions and offers tips for those using this medication.
  • Zebeta Interactions
    Reserpine, digoxin, and NSAIDs may cause drug interactions with Zebeta. Such effects can, as this article on the eMedTV Web site explains, lead to dangerously low blood pressure, extremely slow heart rate, or other potentially serious problems.
  • Zebeta Medication Information
    A prescription medicine, Zebeta is approved for the treatment of high blood pressure. This eMedTV page gives an overview of this medication, with information on possible side effects, dosing guidelines, and more.
  • Zebeta Side Effects
    Common side effects of Zebeta include runny or stuffy nose, fatigue, and upper respiratory infection. This eMedTV article lists other possible side effects, including potentially serious problems that should be reported to your doctor.
  • Zebeta Uses
    Zebeta is licensed for the treatment of high blood pressure. This article on the eMedTV Web site explains how the drug works to lower systolic and diastolic blood pressure, lists possible off-label uses for Zebeta, and discusses its use in children.
  • Zebeta Warnings and Precautions
    Talk to your doctor before starting Zebeta if you have asthma. This eMedTV page lists other conditions you should tell your doctor about, and other warnings and precautions for Zebeta, including a list of people who should avoid the drug, are included.
  • Zestoretic
    Zestoretic is a prescription drug used to treat high blood pressure in adults. This eMedTV article offers a more in-depth look at this medication, including information about its effects, its side effects, and its available strengths.
  • Zestoretic and Pregnancy
    Taking Zestoretic during pregnancy can harm the fetus. This section of the eMedTV library discusses Zestoretic and pregnancy, including information about some of the complications that may occur in a fetus or newborn who is exposed to the drug.
  • Zestoretic Dosing
    Zestoretic dosing for those with high blood pressure can start at 10 mg/12.5 mg or 20 mg/12.5 mg daily. As this eMedTV page explains, your doctor may adjust your Zestoretic dosage if side effects occur or if your blood pressure goal is not reached.
  • Zestoretic Drug Info
    This eMedTV article offers some basic information on Zestoretic, a drug used to treat high blood pressure. This Web page covers side effects, safety warnings, and more. A link to more detailed information is also included.
  • Zestoretic Drug Interactions
    When medicines such as lithium or codeine are taken with Zestoretic, drug interactions may occur. This eMedTV article offers a more complete list of drugs that may cause Zestoretic interactions and explains the possible effects of such interactions.
  • Zestoretic Overdose
    Overdosing on Zestoretic may result in low blood pressure, kidney failure, and other problems. This eMedTV segment identifies possible signs of a Zestoretic overdose and discusses various treatment options that are available for such an overdose.
  • Zestoretic Precautions and Warnings
    Some Zestoretic precautions and warnings concern an increased risk for allergic reactions with the drug. This eMedTV segment discusses other warnings and precautions to be aware of with Zestoretic, such as its potential effects during pregnancy.
  • Zestoretic Side Effects
    Common side effects of Zestoretic include such things as dizziness, headache, and fatigue. This eMedTV segment lists other possible side effects, including a list of potentially serious health problems that may occur with the medication.
  • Zestoretic Uses
    Zestoretic uses are focused on the treatment of high blood pressure in adults. This portion of the eMedTV archives explains how Zestoretic works to lower blood pressure. As discussed in this article, the drug hasn't been approved for use in children.
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