Lansoprazole and blood pressure

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This is just a warning for those on Lansoprazole. I have been taking 30mg

every morning for the last 8 months and have found it raised my blood

pressure to a very high level. I did not know it was the tablets until I forgot

to take them one day and when I took my blood pressure it had dropped but

when I took my tablet the next day my BP had gone back up. I have

stopped taking it and now found my blood pressure has dropped quite a bit. I

have also found it caused me to feel very very anxious. I had pains in my legs

which has now gone. My acid reflux has now come back so will be going back

to my Dr's for an alternative. So if you are taking Lansoprazole and notice your

BP is high or you feel anxious then it could be the tablets.

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    Hi there

     thank you for the warning!,

    Ive been on this for over a year i was prescribed them simply because I’ve so many other meds I may be sick.

     However after talking to others this is not really what is for!! Also I feel after I’ve taken it a little hyped up  restless.. that’s the blood pressure I thought before. As you’ve found.

     I’m going to stop taking them completely as you well know anything to keep the anxiety down. I don’t really feel too bad when I have the other tablets.

     It’s given mostly for acid reflux and all I have is a bit of a sick feeling. 

    Dont think this is helping me. A chat with the dr is in order I feel.

     I hope they find and alternative for you.

    once again thank you it may help lessen my Anxiety and others.

    Im sure were not the only ones hey 🙂

    Could you let us know what your dr suggest other than lansoprazole good luck 

    vicky🌈

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      Hi Vicky, I would not take Lansoprazole for sickness, which is 

      probably caused by one of your other meds. Perhaps try something

      natural to ease your sickness such as Ginger tea or flat ginger ale.

      I will let you know what Dr gives me when I go to see him.

      Until then I am taking gaviscon.

      I hope you feel better soon!

      Since I stopped taking the Lansoprazole I feel calmer and BP is down.

      Raised BP and being anxious has also been reported by other on this 

      medication.

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    Marilyn09,

    One of the theories behind the increase in BP is that the decreased acidity from PPIs inhibits absorption of essential minerals like Potassium.  It might be worth asking your doctor to check "intracellular" levels of potassium, magnesium and calcium.

    Good luck.

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    Stopped lansoprazole 3 days ago...believe causing my blood pressure to be too high..
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