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Posted by: Sunflower | 2010/06/14

High Blood Pressure Medication - Spiractin

Good afternoon

I have seen on the " Burger"  news paper website this article today. I believe this is true of another new product, which I am not using. I am using Spiractin currently for the last 11 months cronically, to better my acne, which is caused by a hormonal imbalance, the endocrinologist has prescribed this to me, she says it is the way in which my male hormones react with the stress hormones/kortisol etc, that whole metabolic process (I am a lady though). She said though I cannot use it for very long though. Am I at risk, from below article, or for any other factors? I have never actually suffered from high blood pressure, though my counts were sometimes during stressful times 130 or 135/80, I am 31 years old. My acne is much better though. I have been on all the other acne medication in 20 years span, none with good, long-term results though.
Thank you
(see below Die Burger article)
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Bloeddruk-medikasie veroorsaak dalk kanker
2010-06-14 13:00
Chicago –  ‘ n Bekende medikasie wat veronderstel is om bloeddruk te beheer, mag dalk ‘ n kanker-risiko vir gebruikers inhou.

Navorser in die VSA het ‘ n beroep op wetgewers in die VSA gedoen om die moontlikheid hiervan deeglik te ondersoek.

Volgens beskikbare data wil dit voorkom dat pasië nte wat angiotensin-2-hormoononderdrukkers gebruik, ‘ n 1.2% groter kans het om ‘ n nuwe tipe kanker oor vier jaar te ontwikkel as pasië nte wat nié  die medikasie gebruik het nie.

Meeste van die pasië nte wat deelgeneem het aan die proefneming het Boehringer Ingelheim se Telmisartan, wat verkoop word as Micardis, gebruik.

“ Die verhoogde risiko van ‘ n nuwe kanker is klein, maar merkwaardig,”  het Dr Ilke Sipaha van Case Western Reserve-universiteit in Cleveland gesê .

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Hi Sunflower

Spiractin is NOT an angiotensin blocker and should hold no related risk.

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Posted by: pharmacist | 2010/06/15

Hi Sunflower

Spiractin is NOT an angiotensin blocker and should hold no related risk.

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