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Medicines for High BP - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi.
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   i am a 33 year old filipino who has high blood pressure..can you help me what type of medicines to take?
Doctor :   Ok.
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User :   where are you located doc?
Doctor :   Bangalore, India.
User :   are you familiar with the medicine therablock 100mg?
User :   i am taking this medicine for 2 years now..can you tell me if it has side effects?
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Is it the medicine Flecainide?
User :   its atenolo therablock
User :   atenolol
Doctor :   can you tell me its composition as we might be knowing it with a different brand name?
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Atenolol is a very common drug used it hypertension
User :   i dont know but its for high blood patients
Doctor :   Yes.
User :   yes
Doctor :   It is a relatively safe medicine.
Doctor :   It should not be used in asthmatics
Doctor :   chest pain
User :   but is it ok when my doctor prescribed it for lifetime maintenance?
Doctor :   and in women
Doctor :   who are pregnant and breast feeding
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   it is very commonly used for maintenance
User :   ok but i was just wondering, i am still young to take lifetime maintenance meds
Doctor :   You should get your kidney function checked regularly
Doctor :   as atenolol should not be used in kidney failure.
Doctor :   Its side effects are usually mild and insignificant but in can be a problem if you have asthma.
User :   ok, but what will happen if i forgot to take 1 dose for a day?
Doctor :   I suggest that you get your BP checked regularly, exercise regularly as that checks BP
Doctor :   Nothing significant could happen but, there could be sudden elevation of BP which might be harmful.
Doctor :   There could be a stroke if the BP is markedly increased.
Doctor :   Are you there?
User :   yes im here
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   but is it possible for a bp to get high if i forgot to take my maintenance in one day?
Doctor :   That depends on how well your BP is controlled.
Doctor :   If your BP is well controlled, missing a single dose may have negligible effects but if the control is poor, then there could be problems.
User :   as i have checked on a digital bp machine, my bp is most of time 110/70 but i only checked it twice a month
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   I suggest that you should get the BP checked with a manual machine rather than the
Doctor :   automatic ones as they are less relaible.
Doctor :   A visit to a physician once in one or two months is ideal.
Doctor :   The dose can be adjusted accordingly.
User :   because i havent check my bp from manual machine for several months now..most of time from digital machines..
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Then it is probably time for you to visit your physician.
User :   ok..i thought i can count on from the digital machine cos every time i checked my bp from it its normal and sometimes lower..
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Doctor :   Ok.
User :   this is my first time to visit this it totally free?
Doctor :   Yes.
User :   im happy to hear that..doc, one more thing to ask if its ok
Doctor :   Sure'
User :   i also got vertigo but im not taking maintenance meds from it..most of times i feel dizzy, is it from the vertigo or from my bp?
Doctor :   Is there any ringing sensation in the ear?
User :   nope
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   I suggest that you get a check up from an ENT surgeon.
Doctor :   You may need some special tests called vestibular function tests
User :   ok, i hve done it before and i was already given medication for weeks..then after that i feel ok..that was a year ago and my doctor told me if i experience that again i just have to take the meds he prescribed me before for vertigo..the medicine is moticon
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Then I suggest that you continue using the tablet as prescribed by the ENT specialist
User :   doc, can i ask advice where to consult a stress specialist online..cos i am stressed lately and i feel it also affects my bp..i am doing this cos im living in remote area and doctors are in city..its a bit far from our place..
Doctor :   As of now we dont have this facility.
Doctor :   I suggest that you join a support group, exercise regularly
Doctor :   as that relieves stress
User :   ok for sure il do that..
User :   thank you very much for your time doc..
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting Health care magic. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service.
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