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Generic Name: PREDNISONE CONCENTRATE SOLUTION - ORALPronounced: (PRED-ni-sone)Prednisone Intensol Oral Precautions
Before taking prednisone, 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:
current/past infections (such as fungal infections,
heart problems (such as heart failure, recent heart
high blood pressure
stomach/intestinal problems (such as ulcer,
bone loss (osteoporosis)
mental/mood disorders (such as psychosis, anxiety,
eye diseases (such as cataracts, glaucoma)
mineral imbalance (such as low...
QuestionI've got high blood pressure. Most of the medication that my doctor has prescribed keeps me from having proper erections. Right now, I've been on Ismelin (guanethidine) for a long time. Are there any lifestyle changes I can make so I can have a proper sex life with my partner? AnswerBy Dr. Owens at Sexualhealth.com Erections are caused by increased blood flow to the penis. Medications against high blood pressure act by lowering the blood pressure in the entire body, also affecting the blood supply to the penis. Therefore it often becomes difficult for men taking this type of medication to achieve the increased blood flow necessary for having proper erections. A good resource book for various medications' sexual side effects is Sexual Pharmacology. Drugs That Affect Sexual Function by Crenshaw & Goldberg (1996). Sexual side effects of guanethidine include impaired erectile function. Preferable alternatives are prazosin or similar alpha1blockers, calcium blockers...
Many people suffer with high blood pressure in America despite the efforts of the American Heart Association's warnings of its potential destruction. Although there are a variety of common risks factors that contribute to its development, Americans do not get their blood pressure checked as often as they should.
It is evident, however, that a combination of lifestyle changes along with a high blood pressure drug are effective against the disease also classified as the "silent killer." If managed properly, Americans have a significant opportunity to reverse the devastation of this severe medical condition.
Managing high blood pressure is essential for the well-being of the hypertensive patient. There are a variety of ways to do so and, if implemented properly, patients are able to live long healthy lives. Evidence has revealed that hypertension can contribute to worsening life-threatening medical conditions such as kidney failure, heart failure and stroke. As ...
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