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



High & Low Blood Pressure Message Board
Post New Thread   Reply Reply
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 01-21-2013, 08:40 PM   #1
Newbie
(male)
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Hyderabad
Posts: 2
akmp HB User
Unhappy Hypertension medication and SSRI+Benzos - Interactions?

Hello,

I am 30 year old male. Have been diagnosed with moderate hypertension few years back and have been on Olmesartan H 20 mg. Recently my doctor changed medication to olmesartan 20+amlodipine 2.5 (2 times/day).
I have also been struggling with severe anxiety and depression due to various issues. My psychiatrist has put me on XET CR Plus [paxil/clonazepam (12/0.5)].

My question is - is it safe to take paxil with Olmat AM . I have read some where that SSRI have adverse affect on blood pressure and they will raise blood pressure levels. I am yet to start taking Xet CR Plus as i am scared of any interaction and effect on hypertension. I am desperate to get some relief from anxiety and at the same time have to keep a check on hypertension.

Please suggest. Thanks in advance...

Last edited by akmp; 01-21-2013 at 08:45 PM. Reason: correction

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2013, 08:51 AM   #2
Senior Member
(male)
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: NJ
Posts: 191
soflsun HB Usersoflsun HB Usersoflsun HB Usersoflsun HB Usersoflsun HB Usersoflsun HB Usersoflsun HB User
Re: Hypertension medication and SSRI+Benzos - Interactions?

SSRI's can cause increase in blood pressure for some. Paxil is less likely to, and more sedating than many others in the class. Also, it does not work on norepinephrine, only serotonin, so again...less likely to raise bp.

I would recommend taking Klonopin separately, as needed. Also, just monitor your BP at home a few times a week to be sure you aren't getting raised BP...but remember, the anxiety of starting a new med will likely raise it somewhat until you get used to it. Good luck and feel better!

 
Reply With Quote
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 01-22-2013, 09:19 PM   #3
Newbie
(male)
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Hyderabad
Posts: 2
akmp HB User
Re: Hypertension medication and SSRI+Benzos - Interactions?

Thanks a ton for your insights. I have one more query, that is the interaction between olmat am and paxil, is it safe to take them together?
Appreciate your response.

 
Reply With Quote
Reply Reply

Tags
calcium channel blockers, drug interactions, hypertension, ssri



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)
Atenolol
Benicar
Clonidine Cozaar
Diovan
  Lisinopril
Lotrel
Norvasc
Potassium
Toprol




TOP THANKED CONTRIBUTORS



Machaon (55), atengnr (48), JJ (35), soflsun (29), Flutterbye77 (17), flowergirl2day (16), flitz (16), zuzu8 (15), cartner (12), rudiraven (12)

Site Wide Totals

teteri66 (1182), MSJayhawk (1015), Apollo123 (913), Titchou (862), janewhite1 (823), Gabriel (763), ladybud (760), midwest1 (671), sammy64 (668), BlueSkies14 (607)



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:01 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!