Rated Acerdil (Zestril) for Hypertension Report
Just wanted to post here. My husband started taking Acerdil and immediately developed a mucous-producing tickling cough that would not go away and just got worse. Doctor took him off it and two weeks later he still had the cough. He tried everything. Sucking a raw lemon helped the most but not enough by far. Even though he was off he meds he was getting frustrated and upset. He finally tried some black seed oil at night. By morning the cough was 80% better and then the next day it was gone. I also read manuka honey works. Good health to everyone.
3. Your head is literally always pounding.
Headaches can happen for a myriad of reasons, but if you develop an unrelenting headache, it may be due to the Acerdil. Headaches are the most commonly reported side effect of the drug, according to the NIH. If they're mild or go away on their own, don't worry about it. But if they persist, it's time to give your doctor a call, says Splaver.
Do not take Acerdil if you are pregnant. If you become pregnant while taking Acerdil, call your doctor immediately. Acerdil may harm the fetus.
Rated Acerdil (Zestril) for Hypertension Report
I have been taking Acerdil 10mg for two years and it has been keeping my BP on the borderline. But I have periodically been experiencing mild to moderate pain on my left side, mostly under my rib cage but also under the arm along the rib cage and at the back along the rib cage. Also, periodic "hard stomach" bloating and diarria. Until I checked certain websites for side effects I didn't know about these problems. Will definitely begin to cut back on med to see if that changes the pain pattern.
Pregnancy and Acerdil
There's strong evidence that Acerdil can harm an unborn baby.
Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant, or may become pregnant, before taking Acerdil.
If you get pregnant while taking Acerdil, call your doctor right away.
It's unknown whether the drug passes into a woman's breast milk, but to be safe, women who are breastfeeding should stop breastfeeding (or not take Acerdil).
Research shows that Acerdil is safe and effective for children older than 6 and for teenagers. There's not enough evidence to say that it's safe for younger children.
Q: I have high blood pressure and take Acerdil to control it. I accidentally dropped a tablet in a glass of water, and it didn't dissolve at all during a full day. It was still as hard as the tablets in the container. Shouldn't the pills dissolve?
A: Most medications have a coating on the tablets that keep the pill intact until it gets into your stomach. Coatings are necessary for tablets that have an unpleasant taste, and a smoother finish makes large tablets easier to swallow. The coating also ensures that the tablet stays intact until it gets to the acidic environment it needs to be released into the body to work on the condition it is treating. If a tablet does not dissolve in water, it is not necessarily a bad thing. It goes to show the stability of the coating on the tablet and you know it will not dissolve before it gets to the digestive tract. Since our water contains no acidic properties, the tablet should not dissolve easily in it. If you were to break the coating and put the tablet in water, it will surely dissolve. Lori, PharmD
Q: Is it okay to eat grapefruit when taking Acerdil?
A: Acerdil (Zestril) is an ACE inhibitor medication used to treat high blood pressure and other heart problems. Acerdil does not have any interactions with grapefruit or grapefruit juice. There are some cholesterol medications and some other blood pressure medications such as Norvasc (amlodipine) that do have interactions with grapefruit, but Acerdil (Zestril) does not have this interaction. For more information, visit //www.everydayhealth.com/drugs/Acerdil. Laura Cable, PharmD
Q: Does Acerdil affect you when taking supplements? Or do the supplements affect the medication like Acerdil at all?
A: Potassium supplementation should be used with caution in patients taking Acerdil (brand name is Zestril or Prinivil). The reason it is important to watch potassium supplementation, unless prescribed by your physician, is that Acerdil (Zestril/Prinivil) can cause increases in blood potassium levels. Too much potassium in the blood may result in serious side effects to the heart and muscles. However, potassium contained in multivitamins is minimal and will more than likely not have a significant effect with Acerdil. There are many supplements over-the-counter which include vitamins, minerals, and herbal products. In order to answer your question more specifically, please provide the name of the supplements you are interested in taking. I have also provided a link for more information about Acerdil: //www.everydayhealth.com/drugs/Acerdil. Lori Mendoza, PharmD Mendoza, PharmD
Q: Does 40 mg of Acerdil make you sleepy?
A: Acerdil does list fatigue as a side effect experienced by at least 1 percent of patients during the study of the medication. Feeling tired may also be a sign of low blood pressure, so the best thing to do is take your blood pressure at home when you feel that way and check to see where your blood pressure reading is at that time. If it is connected to low blood pressure, you should consult with your physician to see if a lower dose of the medication would be appropriate.
Q: I had a mitral valve repair with atrial fibrillation in March 2008 and am taking Acerdil 10 mg. My health today is fine. I am feeling very well and no longer have atrial fibrillation. How long should I expect to take this medication, and is there any natural alternative to this?
A: Only your physician can determine how long you may need to stay on your Acerdil (Zestril, Prinivil) based on your conditions and specifically what it is being used for in your case. There is no natural alternative medicine that would have the same effect as your specific dose of Acerdil. It sounds like you are doing quite well on this medication based on your response.
These drugs are used to treat heart failure. They should not be used with Acerdil. Do not use Acerdil within 36 hours of switching to or from a neprilysin inhibitor. Using these drugs together raises your risk of angioedema. This is a sudden swelling of your face, arms, legs, lips, tongue, throat, or intestines.
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Disclaimer: Our goal is to provide you with the most relevant and current information. However, because drugs interact differently in each person, we cannot guarantee that this information includes all possible interactions. This information is not a substitute for medical advice. Always speak with your healthcare provider about possible interactions with all prescription drugs, vitamins, herbs and supplements, and over-the-counter drugs that you are taking.
Q: Can Acerdil cause throat phlegm?
A: Acerdil is a medication that is used to treat various conditions of the heart and blood vessels, such as high blood pressure (hypertension) or heart failure. It is in the class of medications called ACE inhibitors that work by blocking the enzyme, ACE, that naturally causes blood vessels to narrow. By blocking the action of the enzyme, the medication achieves lower blood pressure and better blood flow. The prescribing information on Acerdil does not list an accumulation of phlegm as a side effect of the medication. Mucus in the throat is often indicative of post-nasal drip that is usually associated with allergies. The most common side effects of the medication are dry cough, common cold, fatigue, dizziness, headache, and lightheadedness when getting up from a lying down position. For more specific information, consult with your doctor or pharmacist for guidance based on your health status and current medications, particularly before taking any action. Lori Poulin, PharmD