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Old 07-29-2001, 02:44 PM   #1
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Xanex for HBP?

Has anyone been treated for HBP with Xanex ONLY? Did it work for you?

 
Old 09-11-2001, 03:11 PM   #2
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Re: Xanex for HBP?

They have gave it to me for HB and for depression. So far I don't see it helping either. Have you noticed a change as yet?

 
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Old 09-11-2001, 04:44 PM   #3
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Re: Xanex for HBP?

I have not tried the Xanex yet. I am currently taking Norvasc 10 mg. but have experienced so many side-effects I was looking for another solution. A friend of mine was prescribed Xanex ONLY for HBP and it got hers under control. Sorry it has not helped you yet.

 
Old 12-07-2001, 11:31 AM   #4
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Re: Xanex for HBP?

I am on meds for BP, but it still elevates at the doctors office unless I take a Xanax prior. Must be that some people's high BP could be worsened by anxiety. The xanax truely helps me.

 
Old 12-07-2001, 12:49 PM   #5
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Re: Xanex for HBP?

Tried massive dosage of Xanax today at the doctors office and BP was higher than ever. DK

 
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Re: Xanex for HBP?

Prescribing xanax for high blood pressure sure wouldn't be done by a cardiologist who knew anything about xanax <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/smile.gif">

There are a few reasons this isn't a good idea:

1) It's addictive. You will have high blood pressure forever and if you need drugs to control it, it wouldn't be an addictive one.

2) Xanax doesn't lower blood pressure in the chronically high patient.

3) There are many drugs/treatment for high blood pressure that work.

4) Xanax is a central nervous system depressant. It's side effects and addictive capacity would be considered to risky for long term control of high blood pressure.

5) It's never had a clinical trial for longterm effects in the treatment of high blood pressure.

I don't think it's a good idea to take xanax in an attempt to lower blood pressure. Diet, healthy weight, no smoking, and approved medications work in most cases. Taking an addictive central nervous system depressant isn't so good. I would even venture to say that a cardiologist would be walking on thin licensing ice for prescribing it.

 
Old 12-31-2001, 05:46 PM   #7
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Re: Xanex for HBP?

xanax has helped me alot

 
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Re: Xanex for HBP?

Mila, I have to agree with Carreen...Xanax is not appropriate for treating high blood pressure. Xanax is basically an anti-anxiety medication. Sure, chronic or extreme anxiety can elevate BP, but even if you have a major anxiety problem that needs to be treated with something like Xanax, it's not the medication to use to treat the high BP.

High BP is usually treated with a beta blocker, a calcium channel blocker, an ACE inhibitor, or a combination of the above (and sometimes a diuretic). You didn't say how high your BP is or how old you are, but those factors can also make a difference in how your BP is treated and what, if any, further tests you may need to determine if there's an underlying cause of the high BP besides anxiety, stress, or the aging process.

 
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