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Dizziness, low energy. Taken medicine for neck pain. Concerned

my husband (age 64) is feeling dizzy and has very low energy, which is unusual for him. his bp is 148/78 pulse 48. yesterday he took his first doses of 12.5 mg hydrochlorothzide + 10mg cyclobenzaprine for tightness muscle pain in his neck. we re concerned about the dizziness and the low energy. could they be related to yesterday s doses of meds? he also had a tetnus shot yesterday
Asked On : Tue, 11 Dec 2012
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Dec 2012
I am a little concerned by the bradycardia (48 beats per min). I will like to know if it is permanent or just transitory. If permanent, then that is where our concern lies. The dizziness and fatigue (low energy) maybe as a result of the hydrochlorothiazide as side effects. Non the less, we need to be sure that he doesn't have a bradycardia or an arrhythmia which would require further investigation to determine the cause and establish a proper management. I will advice you see your doctor so he can do a proper evaluation and decide if the dizziness and fatigue are as a result of the HCT or as a result of the bradycardia. Also note that the muscle spasms he had before he was prescribed the cyclobenzaprine might also be a side effect of HCT. So if the HCT is troublesome maybe you will have to switch BP medication.

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Answered: Wed, 12 Dec 2012
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