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  1. Avapro Side Effect
    ... saw could be caused by 3 things, low pulse rate, low potassium , and high BP, all of which I had on the blood test...

  2. 25 yr old. ?'s about Benicar HCT
    ... as well. I brought up the adrenals & she said that potassium would come up low & that it is extremely rare like...

  3. Question about "No-Salt" (potassium chloride)?
    ... JC, Potassium chloride as an alternative to salt is okay..BUT.. ... in patients with renal dysfunction or those taking potassium -sparing diuretics. A lot of people find the taste...
    ... read on the pi that some bp meds you are not to use potassium or salt substitutes. My dr also told me not to use...
    ... read on the pi that some bp meds you are not to use potassium or salt substitutes. My dr also told me not to use...
    ... concurrent cardiac rhythm disturbance, or are on a potassium sparing diuretic like spironolactone. There are other ... drugs that contraindicate using additional potassium , but at the moment, I can't remember if it's a CCB...
    ... The following drugs may increase the effects of potassium salts (acetate, bicarbonate, and citrate) so it's ... Most ACE inhibitors, and as we already noted, potassium -sparing diuretics such as triamterene (Dyrenium, Dyazide ... KT, Orudis, Oruvail). These may also interact with potassium salts. Jeesh, guess it's best if you are on ANYTHING ... to double check with your physician before using potassium salt-substitutes! zuzu xxx...
    ... were a lot of BP meds that you couldn't take with potassium , but not THAT many. Good to know. Also, when I woke ... list. With drugs such as verapamil and diltiazem, potassium salts should be avoided, too, as both of those drugs ... controls cardiac rhythm is not compatible with extra potassium . While most of those drugs are used only in a hospital...

  4. Norvasc and Eyes
    ... been the problem.Did you have a blood test to check potassium levels while you were on it? Seems to me diuretics...
    ... have finally stopped twitching! I think I was low on Potassium . I started eating Bannanas as result of another...

  5. Natural remedy for HBP
    ... I have read that Potassium plays a role in containing BP.... A medium Banana...

  6. advice? 23 y/o HBP
    ... including a total cholesterol and lipid evaluation, plus potassium , sodium, and fasting glucose. Plus a complete thyroid...

  7. Another BP Med
    ... pill pusher though. She had me on a diuretic but my potassium started dropping which I pointed out so she took me...
    ... with them too... they trashed my electrolytes and potassium especially, even though it was a potassium "sparing ... " combo. My doc even added potassium supplements and STILL my potassium levels plunged...
    ... you have had some problems with diuretics and your potassium levels, has anyone tried something like Spironolactone ... (a potassium sparing diuretic) with you? Just a thought....
    ... I only had the problem once with the potassium . As soon as I got off the meds, it was fine the next...

  8. Extremely low blood pressure
    ... for the results of some blood tests to come back. My potassium might be low as well. I was wondering if anyone else...
    ... the results of the other blood tests which include potassium and blood sugar levels. Also I forgot to mention that...

  9. Question to Diovan Users
    ... been the problem.Did you have a blood test to check potassium levels while you were on it? zuzu xx...

  10. At what point is it a medical emergency??
    ... About a year ago I had a lot of problems with my potassium level being low. It took us several months to get ... my potassium level back where it needed to be without me having ... probably concerned that a diuretic would mess with my potassium level again. I will ask him though. Michele...
    ... expensive drugs. Since you have had a past problem with potassium deficiency they you must take a diuretic with caution...
    ... expensive drugs. Since you have had a past problem with potassium deficiency they you must take a diuretic with caution...

  11. ACCUPRIL, HYDROCLORUTH & FATIGUE

  12. Medicines that WORK - a poll
    ... HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE) It is suppose to keep my from losing potassium , which other water pills cause. So far I just notice...
    ... caution: Even though the triamterene is supposed to be " potassium -sparing", my potassium levels plunged anyway on same ... drug. Doc ADDED extra potassium pill supplements and STILL we couldn't get my potassium ... the drug..I was really getting screwed up..not just potassium depletion but sodium, magnesium et al. So it would...

  13. Question Taking Two BP Meds at Once
    ... lose too much of a particular electrolyte, usually potassium , but the same can happen with a low sodium....low ... thiazide) or chlorthalidone make sure to eat several potassium rich foods each day + a glass of OJ and/or a banana...

  14. How much orange juice per day is too much?
    ... You are DEFINITELY at the top of the range for potassium intake but if it's palatable I doubt you'll OD. Don ... 't take anything " potassium sparing" like triamterene or any of the ACE's or ARB...

  15. What are kinds of Lab Test to maintain
    ... of the panel.) It doesn't take long to get sodium, potassium and magnesium BADLY askew with DIRE symptomatology...

  16. Arbii Causes Dry Skin
    ... properly, or switch you to another medication. Potassium loss and electrolyte imbalance is a possibilty on ... this drug to make sure all is well not with just your potassium but all your blood salts (magnesium, sodium, chlorides...
    ... properly, or switch you to another medication. Potassium loss and electrolyte imbalance is a possibilty on ... this drug to make sure all is well not with just your potassium but all your blood salts (magnesium, sodium, chlorides...

  17. Lisinopril and Maxizde extreme Fatigue?
    ... like your blood electrolytes have gone wonky from the potassium sparing diuretic. Excess potassium (or too little ... orange juice and a banana daily, but if you've got HIGH POTASSIUM that approach isn't wise. (But I'd try it though...
    ... like your blood electrolytes have gone wonky from the potassium sparing diuretic. Excess potassium (or too little ... orange juice and a banana daily, but if you've got HIGH POTASSIUM that approach isn't wise. (But I'd try it though...

  18. Clonidine and taking meds every other day?
    ... tried a straight diuretic. With care to supplement potassium with food and magnesium with a supplement, you can...

  19. HCTZ w/potassium sparing additive
    ... hard to be precise because there are several of the potassium sparing components present depending on which pill ... combining it with a higher dose or higher potency potassium sparing diuretic.)...

  20. Diovan with Norvasc- Help?
    ... never gives me any trouble (as long as I eat some potassium rich stuff daily.) Zuzu gets good numbers with...

  21. Please explain these drugs
    ... I'm on Maxzide (Triamterene) which I know is a potassium sparing diurectic. I've been on this for many years ... . Are the Thiazide diuretics also a potassium sparing diuretic? Are there big differences in...
    ... is that they can cause a profound hypokalemia (low potassium ). While the average pt may be able to tolerate this ... , some people are either very sensitive to the potassium -depleting effects or cannot have low K for other reasons ... say that if your meds are working for you and your potassium is not dropping off too much, there is no reason to...

  22. children with high blood pressure
    ... reduction in obese children, diet control (low salt, high potassium , high calcium & magnesium and low fat diet), exercises...
    ... reduction in obese children, diet control (low salt, high potassium , high calcium & magnesium and low fat diet), exercises...

  23. Questions about diuretics
    ... You're on a med containing 37.5mg triamterene (a potassium sparing diuretic) and 25mg hydrochlorothiazide (a...

  24. Taking Norvasc and feeling awful
    ... however, mainly electrolyte imbalance, particularly potassium loss. But if tolerated well, and potassium levels...

  25. Atacand, anyone ever use it, or Know
    ... and ACE inhibitors can cause hyperkalemia (excess potassium blood levels) so if you intend to take any potassium...

  26. Shall my mum stop taking beta blockers?
    ... this? Gotta watch electrolyte balance, particularly potassium levels on this... but again, it's simple, cheap and...

  27. Dry Mouth Side Effect
    ... been a high sodium eater so I consciously keep my potassium up with bananas, fish, and orange juice and I supplement...

  28. Holistic medicine/Diovan/Lotrel
    ... perspiration. You were probably low on both sodium and potassium . It happens A LOT! I think the DIOVAN (angiotensin...
    ... perspiration. You were probably low on both sodium and potassium . It happens A LOT! I think the DIOVAN (angiotensin...

  29. Magnesium Suppliments
    ... from this as i just read that one should not take potassium suppliments while on diovan i was wondering about...
    ... The magnesium supplementation isn't a problem but potassium supplementation CAN be unwise if on and ARB... ... To be honest I can run a potassium defeciency even with Cozaar (and a low dose thiazide ... ). Last hospital visit they gave me 40 meq. potassium on each of two days in spite of the ARB use. It takes ... a LOT of potassium to OD and I personally think it's almost impossible...

  30. Going off toprol xl
    ... fairly easy on the side effects if you take in extra potassium and magnesium....

  31. Blood Pressure Drops When Standing
    ... disease. Adrenal glands control you BP by regulating potassium and sodium. A drop of the BP upon standing is one...

  32. I just purchased an automatic BP cuff
    ... electrolyte imbalance, with particular problems regarding potassium loss. I'm just going to cut to the chase here. ... to yours and at first was put on diuretics but my potassium plunged to rock bottom even though this particular ... diuretic had a potassium -sparing component already built into it AND I also ... took a separate potassium supplement. Felt lousy. Doc pulled me off it after...
    ... Redfish, Unless you are taking a " potassium -sparing" diuretic like Dyazide, be careful to keep ... your potassium up. With HCTZ, eat the equivalent of a banana AND...

  33. What food/supplement can help lower BP?
    ... bp. also sweet potatoes due to its high content of potassium . I eat 2 a week.I went from 197/106 to 140/70. Of...
    ... lower my bp. also sweet potatoes lower bp due to high potassium ....

  34. Nifedipine
    ... banana or some OJ is taken on adialy basis to keep the potassium levels up.)...

  35. 20 years old and high BP. - PART II -
    ... fact that a blood test revealed the HCTZ depleted my potassium levels and made me dehydrated, also increasing my...
    ... even my gp told me a diet in high calsium, as well as potassium , can lower b/p. Have you tryied acidophilus for your...

  36. Avalide
    ... Together you'll get nice easy control. No need to add potassium because of the HCTZ because the sartans retain potassium...

  37. 20 years old and high blood pressure? - Please Help!
    ... contributes to hypertension. However, it can also lower potassium levels to potentially unsafe levels, so it's always ... do some blood tests to determine its effects on the potassium levels in your body. Having said this, there are now ... potassium sparing HCTZs in the market. A couple of questions...
    ... contributes to hypertension. However, it can also lower potassium levels to potentially unsafe levels, so it's always ... do some blood tests to determine its effects on the potassium levels in your body. Having said this, there are now ... potassium sparing HCTZs in the market. A couple of questions...
    ... should I be eating everyday to combat the drop in potassium from the hydrochlorothiazide? So far today, I've eaten...
    ... urinalysis, measure levels of cholesterol, sodium, potassium , creatinine, glucose, etc... Let us know what the...
    ... should I be eating everyday to combat the drop in potassium from the hydrochlorothiazide? So far today, I've eaten ... preserve the body;s electrical balance must throw off potassium , magnesium and SAVE uric acid, you can really screw ... time. Thus you are eating bananas to replace the potassium . DO NOT WORRY....unless you are using salt subtitutes ... , or taking potassium supplements, it is virtually IMPOSSIBLE to get too ... much potassium via food. Eat as many bananas (and orange juice) as...
    ... NoSpin, Just out of curiosity, What is your potassium reading? Was it low before the meds? Heather W....
    ... came in - everything is fine except for low levels of potassium (from the HCTZ). 3) The cardiologist decided to ... take me off of the HCTZ since it was lowering my potassium levels and making me dehydrated. Instead, she prescribed...
    ... hear your echo was good! Not surprised about your potassium levels being down on HCTZ. Doesn't take much of that...
    ... the health food store. I is suppose to be high in potassium and other great things that our bodies need. Do a...
    ... blood test in over a year, so I don't know whether my potassium levels are low/high, and whether excess salt is being...

  38. Most Of These B/P Meds ....
    ... depression) and Dyazide (trashed my electrolytes and esp. potassium ). Was getting worried I'd never find an answer until...

  39. 220 systolic 110 dyastolic
    ... want to monitor your blood electrolytes (especially potassium ) since sometimes HCT lowers potassium levels. I...
    ... want to monitor your blood electrolytes (especially potassium ) since sometimes HCT lowers potassium levels. I...

  40. Experiences with alternative therapies
    ... can't hurt. I believe it is suppose to be High in potassium . The eggplant idea is interesting. I would like...
    ... works by depleting the body of sodium (along with potassium , magnesium) much like a diuretic. This "water intoxication...

  41. 25 Yrs old and high blood pressure
    ... very seperate and different such diseases. If you potassium is somewhat low then that in fact can cause the urinating...
    ... very seperate and different such diseases. If you potassium is somewhat low then that in fact can cause the urinating...
    ... anything wrong except that all my blood work shows low potassium . I see my doctor again the 14th and i'll ask about...

  42. Potassium Question?
    ... Hi auburn, Diovan is potassium sparing so there's no need to supplement it. Your...
    ... straight re: Diovan HCT. Are you SURE this combo has the potassium sparing agent Triamterene? Hydrochlorothiazide alone ... is not potassium sparing. However, with DIOVAN alone (non-HCTZ) ... greater than 20% INCREASES in serum potassium were observed in 4.4% of patients compared to 2.9 ... include Triamterene, and, as you know, can lower our potassium levels. Hey, if Diovan raises potassium levels and ... visit for your electrolytes to get a baseline on your potassium levels. zuzu xxx...
    ... common mechanism of the ARB which is to conserve potassium ....

  43. Rise in heart beat shortly after starting diuretic
    ... it be the drugs or something else? I can't see my potassium going low, I do eat a banana a day plus was on it...

  44. When is it really high blood pressure?
    ... certain you're getting sufficient magnesium, calcium and potassium . You can purchase these three in liquid form. Take...

  45. low blood pressure & fast heart beat
    ... Some metabolic problems such as high blood levels of potassium or low levels of magnesium. Does your daughter...
    ... doctor to check her Cortisol and ACTH levels. Also her potassium . Low BP and Tachnicardia are also indications of...

  46. How high of BP before Treatment
    ... have the results interpreted by your doctor. While potassium is good for lowering BP, excessive amounts of it may ... Good health is not easy to come by - too little potassium may hypertension, while too much may cause heart problems ... been known to cause gas although it is a food rich in potassium . I don't mean to scare you, but what I'm trying...

  47. My Story of Lowering HBP
    ... excerise. I limit salt and sugar and consume high potassium foods....

  48. My woes with HBP
    ... our electolyte balance (serum salts) particularly potassium , which can become LOW on these meds. Low potassium...

  49. HIGH BLOOD PREASSURE & SEX???
    ... Try daily banana supplementation or some other good potassium source, but even sodium depletion ( the goal of diuresis...

  50. Diuretics Drain my Potassium
    ... I was on Dyazide at one time in the past and my potassium levels plunged. I was feeling horrendous. Abject exhaustion ... and weakness. So my doctor prescribed potassium supplements, to be added to my Dyazide regimen. Two ... later, still feeling awful, blood tests showed that my potassium levels STILL hadn't budged upward, even with supplementatio ... n! Obviously the potassium -sparing agent in many diuretics doesn't always help...
    ... lowering effects than Diovan. How's your BP (and serum potassium ) now on the Dyazide, Norvasc and K supps? zuzu...

  51. anyone taking norvasc??
    ... swelling but it has it own side effects like lowering potassium , increasing CK which is damaging heart tissue causing ... So after adding Dyazide I also need 1800 mg/day K potassium tablets. Norvasc also increases cholesterol so I also...

  52. Zuzu. . .what do you know about Spironolactone?
    ... while on this drug, did your doctor warn you to avoid potassium supplements and foods containing high levels of potassium ... substitutes? (To avoid hyperkalemia ...excess serum potassium ). zuzu xxx...
    ... while on this drug, did your doctor warn you to avoid potassium supplements and foods containing high levels of potassium ... substitutes? (To avoid hyperkalemia ...excess serum potassium ). Yes, he did, and he has been watching my serum ... potassium , which usually tends to be on the low side (at one...
    ... while on this drug, did your doctor warn you to avoid potassium supplements and foods containing high levels of potassium ... substitutes? (To avoid hyperkalemia ...excess serum potassium ). zuzu xxx zuzu8, spironolactone is a firstline...

  53. Dyazide & Norvasc Increase My Glucose
    ... stimulates the kidney to conserve sodium (Na+) and excrete potassium (K+) and hydronium (H+ = H3O+) cations. Aldosterone...

  54. Need Maxzide info, please
    ... ridding the body of extra fluid, without the loss of potassium (hence the expression "potassium-sparing". HCTZ...
    ... since thiazide diuretics tends to rob the body of potassium , triamterene (another diuretic) is added in small ... quantity which has potassium -sparing qualities and in theory helps offset any potassium...

  55. Micardis HCT (telmisartan)
    ... lectrolytes (sodium, chlorides, magnesium, and particularly potassium .)... Make sure you add some potassium rich foods to ... your diet to keep your potassium levels normal. Everyone knows about bananas being...

  56. Anyone have experience with Tarka?
    ... inhibitor. According to the PDR, Tarka might increase your potassium levels so you should not take it with potassium sparing ... diuretics or potassium supplements, both of which I am on. I trust my doctor...

  57. Diltaizem
    ... thiazide since the Lincoln administration and maybe the potassium -sparing triamterene could let me unfixate on my dietary ... potassium .)...

High Cholesterol board

  1. What are you doing to boost HDL Levels?
    ... bring down BP (fish oil, garlic - allium Ursinum, potassium , calcium, chromium, magnesium citrate, biotin, B complex...
    ... 2) Muscle cramps at night (I'm presuming due to a potassium shortage) 3) Extreme fatigue, and a worsening of my...
    ... side effects ACE inhibitors generaly dont cause potassium loss, it coule be somthing else... sodium, magnesium...

  2. High tryglycerides but normal HDL and LDL ????
    ... of potatoes and rice. Potatoes are a big source of potassium , so it's important to substitue foods that are also...
    ... of potatoes and rice. Potatoes are a big source of potassium , so it's important to substitue foods that are also...

  3. Success with diet and exercise...my new numbers
    ... spreadsheet that shows me the amount and percentages of potassium , sodium, protein, fat and calories per meal, per food...

  4. will eating fish several times a week lower triglycerides?
    ... same nutriants. For example, potatoes are high in potassium , therefore it's good to find foods that are also high ... in potassium as a replacement. Rick...

  5. Triglycerides
    ... nutriants. For example, potatoes is a big source of potassium so it's important to plan dietary changes very carefully...

  6. Questions about potassium
    ... are taking an Ace inhibitor you do not want to add potassium to your diet but unless you were going to pig out ... know orange juice, bananas and melons are high in potassium but can be eating in moderation. Will have to ask...
    ... are taking an Ace inhibitor you do not want to add potassium to your diet but unless you were going to pig out ... know orange juice, bananas and melons are high in potassium but can be eating in moderation. Will have to ask ... you mean you will ask your cardiologist how too much potassium affects the heart? Or are you saying that our potassium ... becoming hyperkalemic. Until recently I was on three potassium -sparing meds at one time and lived with constant fear ... of having too much potassium in my system. There are so many fruits and veggies ... (and other foods) containing potassium . And, of course, that's exactly what we are told to ... D I find it almost impossible to keep track of my potassium intake. I saw a great chart on the potassium content ... many other meds besides the ACE Inhibitors affect our potassium levels. Among the meds with the potential to elevate ... our potassium levels, certain beta blockers (Propranolol and Atenolol...
    ... just thought I would ask him about eating things with potassium in general. I just don't think that an avocado needs ... to be avoided because of potassium unless you are eating them with any great regulairty ... years but my friend did when she did not cut down her potassium foods when given an ACE. She was called in to ER after...
    ... think that an avocado needs to be avoided because of potassium unless you are eating them with any great regulairty ... now and then can't hurt. she did not cut down her potassium foods when given an ACE. She was called in to ER after ... I knew I had a good reason to fear excessive potassium ! Your friend was on one medication only that changes ... the potassium levels. I was/am on max dose of the ACE plus two others ... . (just one other potassium sparing med now). And I eat a lot of fruit and do ... not track my potassium intake! I too have breathing problems and had...
    ... was put on the ACE as she had done for years because potassium is good for you. Some of her blood work for kidneys ... if that was a temporary thing because of the high potassium . I have not heard. Actually they called her at 2AM...
    ... Thanks for the warning - we know how deadly high potassium can be! I hope your friend is doing OK. Flowergirl...

  7. Honey and garlic and olive oil
    ... They have proven that foods high in magnesium, potassium , fiber, and Omega-3's, or monounsaturated fat are ... are high in monosaturated fat, magnesium, iron and potassium . They're great in salads ! Kiwis are high in ... magnesium, potassium and fiber. Can't beat that ! Two large apples...

  8. Orange juice and HDL
    ... nutritional facts panel on the juice carton: 1410mg potassium 330% of RDA vitamin C 75 grams sugars Frankly ... mind the potential effects of all that extra sugar, potassium and vitamin C over a longer period of time. Nothing ... study. I guess one would have to watch one's daily potassium intake from other sources and not mind the extra calories...
    ... that even with my 2300 calorie diet. Far better potassium sources im milligrams potasssium PER CALORIE are:...

  9. super high cholesterol (308) and naturopathy
    ... Fat 0 g Cholesterol 0 mg Sodium 170 mg Potassium (as potassium chloride and potassium iodide) 660 ... Phosphorus (as dicalcium phosphate) 500 mg Iodine (as potassium iodide) 75 mcg Magnesium (as magnesium citrate...

  10. Question about Fish Oil Vitamin
    ... with high blood pressure. Cucumbers are also high in potassium (as are bananas and avocados - but diabetics and folks...

  11. Zocor side effects
    ... enough sleep, not eating right, not taking vitamins / potassium deficiency?) I never had all these spasms or...

  12. Natural Alternatives
    ... one reason or another to save some money (Latest was potassium chloride to mix with my Crystal Light for a cheaper...

  13. Quit Lipitor - Cholesterol sky high
    ... I believe the Spiro.. is a potassium sparing diuretic. Still need to have blood test with ... that to see your body is not holding too much potassium . I have seen it suggested (and told by Dr. Mildred...
    ... [QUOTE=NHone;2937812]much potassium .I believe the Spiro.. is a potassium sparing diuretic ... see your body is not holding too I believe in potassium -sparing Spironolactone, too, sort of...when NOT combined ... with Altace, which builds up one's potassium levels! Most of us know how very dangerous high levels...

  14. Hello Everyone
    ... spending 2 weeks in the hospital. They've got him taking potassium , vitamin D, and niacin. For the past 5 days he's...

  15. New Numbers
    ... The profile also included intracellular nagnesium, potassium , and many many more tests that were cultured. Her...
    ... The profile also included intracellular nagnesium, potassium , and many many more tests that were cultured. Her...

  16. My mom's lab results are in and I need help!
    ... sometimes (rarely) it runs up to 200/102. I think her potassium was running low. i am diabetic myself so it is hard...

  17. Medications that can lower Coq10
    ... the list. Avapro says use with extreme caution with potassium sparing diuretics, also avoid with cornary disease...
    ... the list. Avapro says use with extreme caution with potassium sparing diuretics, also avoid with cornary disease ... has come back fine, no problems, in fact I had low potassium levels, that is why they shoved me on the Avapro....

  18. Fh
    ... supplements I saw recommended on this board (fish oil, potassium , magnesium, fiber, aspirin, CoQ10 to name a few.)...