It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Drug Interactions / Side Effects Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 01-20-2008, 09:25 AM   #1
Senior Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 142
suki1724 HB User
Blood pressure meds and singulair

I have really well controlled asthma - just taking singulair and zyrtec (I go on a q-var inhaler a few times a year) I have high blood pressure and I'm having problems with every drug they've given me. I'm wondering if the singulair is contributing to this? I've tried almost everything in the ARB family (diovan, avapro, cozaar, benicar) I took ONE norvasc yesterday and had such a horrible migraine and dizziness that I thought I'd pass out. They don't want to try me on beta-blockers due to the asthma. I'm going to try another calcium channel blocker next, probably cardizem.

Does anyone take singulair along with BP medicine?

 
Old 01-25-2008, 07:05 PM   #2
Facilitator
(female)
 
MountainReader's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Out West
Posts: 3,694
MountainReader HB UserMountainReader HB UserMountainReader HB UserMountainReader HB UserMountainReader HB UserMountainReader HB UserMountainReader HB UserMountainReader HB UserMountainReader HB UserMountainReader HB UserMountainReader HB User
Re: Blood pressure meds and singulair

I take Advair and Singulair with Dyazide and Norvasc. That has worked for me with no side effects. I am on a low dose of the Norvasc though so that might make a difference.

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 01-27-2008, 07:03 AM   #3
Senior Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 142
suki1724 HB User
Re: Blood pressure meds and singulair

Thanks for the reply. I'm going to try cardizem next. I'm hoping I can tolerate it.

 
Old 03-06-2008, 08:53 PM   #4
Inactive
(male)
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 4,017
Executor HB UserExecutor HB UserExecutor HB UserExecutor HB UserExecutor HB UserExecutor HB User
Re: Blood pressure meds and singulair

You'll need to check with your Doc and/or pharmacist on this one. According to my ENT, he says singulair is one of the safest drugs out there will little to no side effects.

 
Old 03-28-2008, 07:16 PM   #5
Junior Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: San Diego, California
Posts: 26
Laurette HB User
Thumbs down Re: Blood pressure meds and singulair

Your ENT can't be up on the latest side effects from Singulair. He might want to read the latest warning about it. The FDA is investigating it's link between the handful of reports involving mood changes and actual suicides which may be attributed to it's use. Merck has updated it's warning 4 times in the last year to include tremors (which I had) anxiousness, depression and actual suicides. Your ENT is not keeping up with each update on side effects if he's telling you it's one of the safest drugs arouind.

 
Old 03-29-2008, 03:46 PM   #6
Senior Veteran
(male)
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 516
lane413 HB User
Re: Blood pressure meds and singulair

My mom took avapro and reported having dizzy spells and headaches. She took it for a month and finally stop. She was then put on diovan. She started out with the same problem but eventually it got better. The dr. increased the dose of diovan to 325 mgs and she is doing much better.

 
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
My 24 Hour Blood Pressure Averages for 2003 compared with 2008 Machaon High & Low Blood Pressure 16 02-19-2013 01:21 PM
Abdominal Pain, Gall Bladder Polyp & Blood test results ooSTEVEoo Gallbladder 10 08-25-2010 02:26 PM
asthma and blood pressure meds Ginger9708 Asthma 4 10-10-2009 05:51 AM
Example of problems when increasing/decreasing Blood Pressure/Heart meds. Machaon High & Low Blood Pressure 21 08-26-2009 12:13 PM
stress-related high blood pressure Lourage High & Low Blood Pressure 20 03-13-2009 02:34 PM




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Join Our Newsletter

Stay healthy through tips curated by our health experts.

Whoops,

There was a problem adding your email Try again

Thank You

Your email has been added




Top 10 Drugs Discussed on this Board.
(Go to DrugTalk.com for complete list)
Ativan
Effexor
Klonopin Lexapro
Paxil
  Prozac
Tylenol
Wellbutrin
Xanax
Zoloft




TOP THANKED CONTRIBUTORS



Worrybucket (2), WhenItRains (2), cmenok (2), Robocat (2), JJ (1), ShawnaS (1), rush_rulz (1), cam724 (1), kdsl (1), janewhite1 (1)

Site Wide Totals

teteri66 (1180), MSJayhawk (1013), Apollo123 (909), Titchou (856), janewhite1 (823), Gabriel (763), ladybud (755), midwest1 (670), sammy64 (668), BlueSkies14 (607)



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:23 AM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!