High Blood Pressure

Get Email Updates

High Blood Pressure Guide

Christine Jeffries

Have a question? We're here to help. Ask the Community.


Health Newsletter

Receive the latest and greatest in women's health and wellness from EmpowHER - for free!

EmpowHER Guest

ask: high blood pressure,high pulse and swollon feet and hands and cough.

By Anonymous
Rate This

I have been taking Atenolol for 15 years and now I am taking Talliton,Ekvador,and Lorazepam2 at nights and one anti histamine,
my blood pressure is now o.k but my pulse is over 90 and coug all the night.

Add a Comment2 Comments


Dear Roza thank you for your comments and your concern about the people who have health problems.
I really appreciate it,
with regards

June 23, 2011 - 8:28am
Rosa Cabrera RN

Hi Anon,

Thank you for your question! Swelling of the hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs is a serious side effect of Atenolol and you should call your doctor if you are experiencing this. Antihistamines can cause a pounding or irregular heart beat and some meds, such as Lorazepam, can cause dry mouth-- which can be a reason for the coughing.

I'm not familiar with Ekvador, but based on your symptoms of swelling and increased heart rate, you should notify your doctor as soon as possible as these are serious side effects that you should not be experiencing.

Best Wishes,


June 23, 2011 - 7:17am
Enter the characters shown in the image.
By submitting this form, you agree to EmpowHER's terms of service and privacy policy

All user-generated information on this site is the opinion of its author only and is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment for any medical conditions. Members and guests are responsible for their own posts and the potential consequences of those posts detailed in our Terms of Service.


2957 Health


1754 Lives


1633 Lives
23 lives impacted in the last 24 hrs Learn More

Take Our Featured Health Poll

Have you joined the IUD trend? What kind of birth control do you use? :
View Results