I struggle within our home, that is looking more like a nursing environment, as the sole caregiver for my dear spouse. She is afflicted with multiple sclerosis. Caring for her is physically and emotionally stressful, which effects my b/p. This post is to inform of a happy discovery that may benefit those of you with PD plus high hypertension. Yesterday my b/p rose to a dangerous level for me (enlarged aortic arch) and I desperately looked into taking one of her b/p tablets. In referencing a drug interaction app I read that my wife's b/p tablets, amlodipine besylate, interact synergistically with levodopa, yay!
Levodopa and my wife's b/p tab intera... - Parkinson's Movement
What about. Israpadin?
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"Also, low blood pressure is a symptom of PD, and if you don't have hypertension, this medication may exacerbate that condition. There are other side effects, mainly dizziness and swelling, associated with isradipine, too."
?y doctor switched me to Israpidine but my blood pressure gets so low from PD I rarely take it. Maybe every 4=5 days.
How wonderful you both are
I can be guilty of some real doozies and this has been one of those times. I was so worried about my b/p and I think I found out what was causing it, it was me! I forgot that quercetin is a mao-b inhibitor that raises the b/p when taken together with certain supplements. Duuugh. I need to remember not to take certain things together. My b/p is back to its normal~120/70.
Just a thought.....
Yep, it's indicated for anti-hypertensive as well as a treatment for depression. Confounds me that when I take any mao-B inhibitor (history with azilect) it raises my b/p up to around 160/100 and when I quit it my b/p comes back down. I suspect it is the combo of quercetin and something in a supplement I like to use called GABBA-plex. I chose to continue GABBA-plex for it improves mood and I can take it with my levodopa supplements with no problem. That's life.