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Missed a dose of antihypertensive medication - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Hypertension and Heart Disease
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   Missed a dose of Azore this morning and I am also taking Bystolic ant night...can I now take them both togrther because it will be another 12 hours before I take my next dose of Azor?
Doctor :   may I know your age and gender?
User :   Male 55
Doctor :   Let me brief you.
Doctor :   Taking 2 medications of antihypertensives at a time(when not required) may lead to hypotension.
Doctor :   I wouldn't suggest you to take them together now.
Doctor :   If you have an access to record your blood pressure, i would suggest you to do that, and if the blood pressure is high, (due to the missed medications) report to your treating doctor.
User :   no it is 131/84
Doctor :   Else you can continue with your usual routine of medications.
Doctor :   Then you don't need both the medications together.
Doctor :   Continue with your usual dose of medications.
Doctor :   It should be fine.
User :   last week I was in the ER with it being 203/125...this medicene has average is 117/77...just did not want something to happen
Doctor :   Watch out for dizziness or headaches.
Doctor :   and recheck your BP,if such symptoms occur.
User :   Thanks
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   My left testicle sometimes has a small discomfort...dull pain
Doctor :   Ok
User :   last psa was perfect
User :   you still there
Doctor :   Yes,
Doctor :   Can you describe the pain?
Doctor :   Since when are you having this discomfort?
Doctor :   May I know your age?
User :   about 6 mo
User :   55
Doctor :   Does the pain increase with urination?
User :   no...just like someone hit me there
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Do you have noticable swelling?
User :   none....
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Have you seen a doctor or are you taking any medications for the pain?
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