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I am very allergic to Sulfa drugs. I am interested in learning how other people with hypertension have managed to bring their BP down. What meds have worked, not worked, etc.

Also, I am very interest if anyone allergic to Sulfa has effectively used hydrochlorothiazide.

Thanks for the help.

So far, I am using 32mg/day Atacand (an ARB) and am titrating Cardura (an alpha blocker)up to 8mg/day (I'm currently at 4mg/day). This has yet to have any lowering effect on my BP.

[This message has been edited by Tick Tock (edited 09-25-2003).]
[QUOTE=Tick Tock]I am very allergic to Sulfa drugs. I am interested in learning how other people with hypertension have managed to bring their BP down. What meds have worked, not worked, etc.

Also, I am very interest if anyone allergic to Sulfa has effectively used hydrochlorothiazide.

Thanks for the help.

So far, I am using 32mg/day Atacand (an ARB) and am titrating Cardura (an alpha blocker)up to 8mg/day (I'm currently at 4mg/day). This has yet to have any lowering effect on my BP.

[This message has been edited by Tick Tock (edited 09-25-2003).]



im allergic to sulfa antibiotics but i do take lozol (water pill) for the past 5 years. and dont seem to have a problem with it. i got hives from the antibiotic just 2 weeks ago.
[QUOTE=Tick Tock]I am very allergic to Sulfa drugs. I am interested in learning how other people with hypertension have managed to bring their BP down. What meds have worked, not worked, etc.

Also, I am very interest if anyone allergic to Sulfa has effectively used hydrochlorothiazide.

Thanks for the help.

So far, I am using 32mg/day Atacand (an ARB) and am titrating Cardura (an alpha blocker)up to 8mg/day (I'm currently at 4mg/day). This has yet to have any lowering effect on my BP.

[This message has been edited by Tick Tock (edited 09-25-2003).]

Yes I discovered I am allergic to some sulfa drugs, one I believe that is used for bladder infection, ended up with passing a kidney stone and kidneys barely working.As for HCTZ, I can take it, as have been for a long time. I only take 25 mg per day. I tried other diuretics and the electrolites were all depleted in my body, cramps in the muscles, yawning all the time, ect!