BP Basics

Actonel And High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure in your body can be triggered by any external factor. Blood circulation and heart are sensitive to changes within the body caused due to medicine, food and other things. In our lifetime we come may suffer from a  number of ailments and take regular medicines. These medications may have side effects.

As we age, our bones become weaker. This happens especially in women after menopause due to over use of calcium from the bones in the absence of osteoblast cells which help in replacement or regeneration of calcium in the bones.

In this case, Actonel is the medicine  which is prescribed to prevent the bones from becoming brittle and susceptible to fracture. Actonel may have an adverse affect on blood pressure and may cause it to rise.  The affect it has on blood pressure may be increase over a period of time.

There are ingredients in the medicine which combine with the body metabolism to increase the blood pressure. Studies have found that almost 45 percent of people taking this medicine have readings of blood pressure above the normal range. High blood pressure patients also show a significant increase in the blood pressure. Doctors often ask patients to discontinue the medicine or to take it only under strict medical supervision.

High blood pressure is just one of the possible side effects of the use of Actonel. There are other possible complications. Let’s have a look at some of the very common side effects of Actonel:-

1. First it increases your blood pressure and there are possibilities that you may suffer from a heart attack. Always consult a doctor before taking the medicine.

2. It causes anxiety. As a result there is an increase in the blood pressure.

3. Bladder irritation, abdominal pain. Constipation, depression, diarrhea, chest pain, dizziness, insomnia, flu like symptoms, stuffy nose, ear pain or ringing and weakness are some of the common side effects of this medicine.