Generic Name: ANTIHISTAMINES/DECONGESTANTS - ORAL Benadryl-D Allergy-Sinus Oral Precautions
Before taking chlorpheniramine, tell your doctor or
pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This
product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or
other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or
pharmacist your medical history, especially of:
breathing problems (e.g., asthma, emphysema)
a certain eye problem (glaucoma)
high blood pressure
stomach problems (e.g., ulcers, blockage)
overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism)
urination problems (e.g., trouble urinating due to enlarged
prostate, urinary retention)
This drug may make you dizzy or drowsy or cause blurred
vision. Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires alertness
or clear visio...
<p><strong>What Is Hypertension? </strong></p>
<p>Hypertension (high blood pressure) is characterized by a persistent increase in the force that the blood exerts upon the walls of the arteries. It is normal for this force to increase with stress or physical exertion, but with hypertension, blood pressure is high even at rest.</p>
<p>Because blood pressure in the arteries rises and falls with each heartbeat, it is measured with two numbers: <strong>systolic</strong> (the top number in a reading) and <strong>diastolic</strong> (the bottom number). The systolic number reflects the force of blood against the arterial walls each time the heart contracts. Diastolic pressure refers to the pressure within the arteries as the heart relaxes and refills with blood (which explains why the diastolic number is always lower than the systolic measurement).</p>
<p>Blood pressure is measured in millimeters of mercury (abbr...
For some strange reason, people will vigorously deny having high blood pressure. "I'm nervous." "I fought traffic to get here!" "You wouldn't believe the stress I'm under!" or "Wait until I relax a little while and it'll come down." All are common reactions of those advised their pressures are high. Yet high blood pressure, even by relatively lax definitions, is destined to affect the majority of Americans. Succumb to popular food and exercise patterns, and high blood pressure is as inevitable as death and taxes. Even if you're non-hypertensive at age 55, the Framingham Heart Study predicts a 90% likelihood you'll be hypertensive during your lifetime. Added to the inevitability of high blood pressure, conventional blood pressure treatment does not fully erase the risk of cardiovascular events from hypertension (according to the Seventh Report of the Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatme...
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