High blood pressure is not generally considered to be a side effect of finasteride. In fact, one of the side effects sometimes experienced is low blood pressure!
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I took finasteride and with in a few weeks I had to go the the emergency room with a bp of 224/111. After four episodes I finally quit taking the medicine and have not had any extreme episodes since. Doctors never picked up that this was the cause. Am I the only one that has had this side effect?
I go to the gym almost daily and am taking BP and rarely, I experience BP elevation. But when I started taking finasteride my BP averages 155/100. I have read comments from others in this website about their experience of BP elevation when taking finasteride, but lowering it when they stop taking the med. Thus, I will stop taking the medication; hopefully, it'd address the issue.
MY BP is normally about 150/90. I started taking finasteride and it jumped to 180/110 within two days and stayed there. I discontinued it and my BP started going back down after about a week. I waited two more weeks, and then started it again just in case the first high BP was due to something else. MY BP went back to 180/110 within two days. I'm quitting it again, permanently.
Had this happen to me after about a month
On finasteride 0.1 percent. Started having an
Unusual feelings of not feeling well. Being on
BP meds, I checked my BP, my Meds usually
Keeps my BP in check around 122/84 Range
Highs around 140/86. After taking finasteride
A month in, ended up in ER with BP 222/109.
After taking Proscar for 17 years my Urologist told me to quit taking it that my prostate was small enough. I have been taking Blood Pressure meds about the same time line. Three days after quitting Proscar my Blood Pressure and Pulse has dropped so much I had to quit taking the Blood Pressure Meds... Anyone else with this problem ?
I've been on Finasteride about a year now and have had elevated blood pressure that just won't go down. I am on high blood pressure medicines but I find it to be very high at 189/87. This week I am paying more attention to my eating habits, no/low salt and low fat intake and monitoring my blood pressure also starting this week. I take the blood pressure results in the morning, at noon, at 3pm, 6pm and before bedtime. I take Finasteride at 3pm. The blood pressure pills tend to bring it down in the morning, to 143/70, however at 3pm it rises quickly to 189/87. I will stop taking it today and repost results. Hopefully they will add High Blood Pressure to the list of side effects for this medication, as I have not found that on any other website, but seeing all these posts indicate otherwise.
From my experience, I believe it rises my lower pressure by 10 after 2 weeks of finasteride. After stopping the medicine, the effect went away. I measured(luckily, as normally I don't believe I had an issue with this, so never would have done so on purpose) my blood pressure before taking the medicine at a normal128/81, and after about 10 days taking the medicine, I measured 136/94（highest record）and multiple measures at about 135/89.
After finding previous posts of this topic here, I stopped taking the medicine, after just one day, the pressure is back to normal at 122/83(one measure), on the second day, it averaged 122/83(two measure), on the third day, it averaged 123/83. Among these days, now 5 days after, I had readings like 119/71, 123/80, 116/85, 125/82.
Another issue with finasteride is possibly (I suspect after reading some online post) the increased reading of serum CA72-4, and in my case the reading is way higher than normal...
- Finasteride Information for Consumers
- Finasteride Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Finasteride (detailed)
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