09-12-2002, 10:19 PM #1
Cardura to bring down Blood Pressure while on a cycle???
i have a box of Cardura pills 1mg 28 pills...it says they are for hypertension on the box...i am 23yrs old, no history of high BP...i am going to start my new cycle pretty soon, and it's pretty potent,IMO
if my BP got abnormally high while on my cycle, would this Rx med help at all? would it be dangerous? TNT????
09-12-2002, 11:30 PM #2
You rang?Originally posted by Big Rush
i have a box of Cardura pills 1mg 28 pills...it says they are for hypertension on the box...if my BP got abnormally high while on my cycle, would this Rx med help at all? would it be dangerous? TNT????
Cardura is an alpha inhibitor which also acts as a diuretic. It is used primarily not for high blood pressure, but for benign prostatic hyperplasia - impeded urinary flow due to enlarged prostate. Treating high blood pressure is its secondary indication.
Cardura is manufactured by Pfizer (the friendly folks that gave us Viagra). For full prescribing information, go to this link and enter cardura as your search term under the Prescribing Information section.
Is it dangerous? Very. At your age, a bit of high blood pressure causd by AS use (assuming you do not already have a history of hypertension or heart disease) is insignificant compared to the hypotention (low blood pressure) that can be caused by Cardura. The drug carries both a slew of warnings and a slew of side effects.
There are many things that can raise your blood pressure naturally, let alone on AS. These include cardio exercise as well as weightlifting. Barring any complications or underlying conditions, a raise in blood pressure during activity is normal; if your blood pressure is increased so significantly when doing AS as to be dangerous, the proper solution is to cut or cease your AS, not to add an anti-hypertensive medication.
Moreover, there are many types of blood pressure medications that include ACE inhibitors, angiotensins, and diuretics; the particular medication prescribed for an individual with high B/P depends on just that - the individual, and it would be impossible, even if you had hypertension normally, to "prescribe" a proper medication for you without a comprehensive physical examination and lab work. There are some things that are best left to doctors who do a face-to-face examination, not to fellow lifters or bodybuilders, regardless of their knowledge, nor to the wacky world of cyber-medicine; this is one of those areas.
09-12-2002, 11:38 PM #3
thank you very much TNT for taking the time to type that out and give me advice...that is all i wanted to know
09-13-2002, 01:16 AM #4
my .02 but garlic is helpful to bring down BP
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