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 Has the longevity of the use of tissue valves for heart valve replacement been proven yet?
It has been known that although tissue valves have lower rates of thrombotic episodescompared with mechanical valves, they are difficult to procure, and their longevity has not yet been proven. Is ...


 heart failure what does this mean?
I have just been discharged from hospital when I was diagnosed Atrial fibrillation, I noticed on my discharge letter I was suffering from heart failure could someone please explain what this means.<...


 Is cardiac arrest a medical term for heart attack?
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 Is it bad to have irregular heart beat?
heart beat skips a beat every now and ...


 What are the symptoms of a heart condition?
I am only 24, but minor heart issues run in my family; and I am having a child with Truncus Arteriosus. I have always been tachycardic when my pulse is monitored at the hospital. (I've been in ...


 When someone's had a heart attack what is the best thing to do while waiting for the ambulance to arrive?
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 Could I have heart disease?
I am only 24, but for the past week I have been having chest tightness (squeezing) on and off, shortness of breath, and broke out into a sweat today while indoors (usually I am always cold). I am ...


 Fast heartbeat after eating?
Everytime for the past couple of weeks i eat and my heart starts going fast.(120 BMP TOPS) It makes me feel very tired and shaky. But like a week ago I had diarreah and mucos in it, now its getting ...


 My 48 Year old Mom is complaining of chest pressure/pain and fatigue, what could be going on?
48 year old mom. Had a minor heart attack in the fall of 2006, she is not overweight. She frequently complains of fatigue and is usually asleep very early on when she is not working. Lately she ...


 Lower Blood Pressure ?
Is there anything over the counter that you can take to lower your blood pressure? I cant get in to see a doctor for two weeks and cant afford to go to the hospital. I have a blood pressure testing ...


 i am going for a second heart op soon just want To know can they use pig valve to replace aortic Valve?
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 Should I be followed by a cardiologist for my mitral valve prolapse and regurgitation?
I was diagnosed with mitral valve prolapse (with regurgitation) almost 2 years ago. My primary care doctor said that there is not any need for seeing a cardiologist or having repeat echocardiograms. ...


 MY BP IS 149/84 IS THIS HIGH?
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 is this blood pressure okay??is the bottom too low?
It is 117 over 60 ..is okay?...im not sure..and the pulse is 101...


 What causes a person to have Ventricular Fibrillation?
Choice # 1 - Being very overweight (100 pounds overweight)
Choice # 2 - Eating Junk food (fast food like hot dogs or pizza)
Choice # 3 - A lot of worry, fear or panic
Choice # 4 - All ...


 which wiccan herbs will alter my state of consciousness?
i know there are herbs that can alter your state of consciousness for spells but does anyone know what they are?? and do u get the effect from tea? smoking it? or just burning as an incense? are ...


 Can a 16 year old girl have a heart attack?
I just got REALLY excited about something, and started hyperventilating. Now I feel funny, sort of dizzy and weak. Is it possible I may have one, or do I just need to calm down?...


 question about my doc?
on wednesday i am having a heart cath done. last week i was discussing it with my doc, and he explained what he was trying to accomplish with the procedure, and the possible risks. now, this guy is ...


 Hypertension question?
Why is it so dangerous?...


 where can i go to find out whats going on with my heart?
i can't go to dr cause i have no insurance. but i'm having severe chest pains and they come and go. sometimes i can't breath when they hit. I've been taking low dose aspirin when ...



Rick w
Can Claritin D give me high blood pressure?
I am a white male 30 years old 180lb @ 5 foot11 inches. I recently went to the Doctor because of a cold. They told me my blood pressure was 140/110. I was taking Claritin D for 2-3 weeks straight at the time. I have been off the Claritin for 4-5 days and my blood pressure, (while sitting at work) is 160/100. Is the claritin still in my system? My blood pressure was checked a month ago and it was normal 126/82. What is going on and when should my BP drop back down to normal levels.
                      









gangadharan nair
Loratadine is used to temporarily relieve the symptoms of hay fever (allergy to pollen, dust, or other substances in the air) and other allergies. These symptoms include sneezing, runny nose, and itchy eyes, nose, or throat. Loratadine is also used to treat itching and redness caused by hives. However, loratadine does not prevent hives or other allergic skin reactions. Loratadine is in a class of medications called antihistamines. It works by blocking the action of histamine, a substance in the body that causes allergic symptoms.
Loratadine is also available in combination with pseudoephedrine (Sudafed, others). This monograph only includes information about the use of loratadine alone. If you are taking the loratadine and pseudoephedrine combination product, read the information on the package label or ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
Consult your doctor or a pharmacist.
Please see the web pages for more details on Loratadine (generic name) Claritin (brand name).


2 cents
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It could be the claritin..you could also be developing high blood pressure. One low reading doesn't eliminate high blood pressure. I suggest reading the link below. If your blood pressure is already slightly elevated...then yes..the claritin could increase it. Keep an eye on your blood pressure. Perhaps discontinue the Claritin and see if it goes back down to normal, with several readings. I have high blood pressure (since my 20's) and cannot take Claritin.


ann
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its true, claritin can increase your blood pressure. i went to the doctor today because i have had a sore throat for a while now, they took my blood pressure and she said it was a little elevated, i told here what i was taking which was advil and last afternoon i took 1 claratin (generic Walgreen's brand) she said claritin can increase your blood pressure especially if you have other medical problems like migraines or hypoglycemia/diabetes.


dcrc93
try going with out it for a week and switch to another kind
your prob figured your problem out with it costing you a office call


Lizza
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The pseudoephedrine in the Claritin D can theoretically raise your blood pressure because it can constrict your blood vessels. This constriction may cause high blood pressure but the effect is usually very slight in most people. The only reason I can think of that the Claritin D would cause prolonged hypertension is if you were taking more than the recommended dose for 2 -3 weeks.
Has your lifestyle changed at all in the last month? Diet? Exercise? Stress? All of these can cause high blood pressure. If your high blood pressure really is due to the Claritin D, it should resolve itself. If you would still like chronic allergy relief, consider the Claritin without the pseudoephedrine.


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