Posted by: Meg | 2008/12/05

Low blood pressure

The last time I went to the doctor my blood pressure was 93/60 and my pulse was at 61. I am not sure if that is good for me or not but it has me concerned.

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Dear Meg

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You have nothing to be concerned about. If you do experience symptoms of low blood pressure, like dizziness and nausea, you can ask your doctor about Effortil Perlongets.

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Posted by: Von | 2016/02/29

Is there a replacement for Akrinor yet?

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Posted by: Anonymous | 2015/12/30

where can i get Akrinor or similiar, please i need it urgently , thanks

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Posted by: Anonymous | 2015/11/22

Akrinor is off the market which did well for me, effotil would have been a good alternative if it wasn't off the market as well, the marmite and water version doesn't have the same effect and I still get dizzy when taking it. Is there any hope of akrinor and/or effortils comming back on the market. Tania

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Posted by: Anonymous | 2015/10/13

why is no answering... what are the supposedly side effects because i cant see anything.. what are they hiding from us. seriously this is not fair..

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Posted by: Anonymous | 2015/10/19

try Florinef 1mg

Posted by: Natasja | 2015/05/22

Both, Effortil and Akrinor are apparently off the market, what can we use for low blood pressure, nothing else helps!!

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Posted by: Samantha | 2015/11/11

I also suffer from low blood pressure, Effortil and Akrinor have both been discontinued, doctor recommended a teaspoon on Marmite... I found a natural homoeopathic product by Natura called Angio at Dischem. 10 drops in water 3 x daily (although I prefer fruit juice, tastes better) Seems to be the only other thing that is on the market for low blood pressure.

Posted by: Paola | 2015/04/15

I have the same problem in getting medication for Low blood pressure. Are there any alternatives for Akrinor and Effortil?

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Posted by: Peta Kennedy | 2015/03/13

I am in the same position. My husband need 2 tabs of Akrinor a day. He faints with low pressure therefore unsafe for him to do normal daily duties. Please advise what else to take or, if ever, Akrinor will return to the South African market.

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Posted by: Chad | 2009/03/30

I contacted Ad -|- , the Manufacturer, they said it should be back on the shelves within 2 weeks. The alternative they suggested is an Injection as the Ampules are still available, as per the Rep at Ad -|- , Wayne, the injection would last about a week

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Posted by: Pete | 2009/03/27

Same problem any alternatives?

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Posted by: Carrol | 2009/03/25

When do u think Akrinor will be back on the shelves? Am desperate

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Posted by: MB | 2009/03/23

I have the same problem, and no matter how much marmite and salt I consume it doesn' t maintain my boold pressure. Why is it not taken seriously? I cannot find Akrinor anywhere! And I require two talets a day. What can I do to increase my bp and keep it at that level?

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Posted by: CM | 2009/03/06

Same problem here. My son of 16 has a bp of 90/30. Can' t get Akrinor. Eating lots of liquorice but that is not enough. Any advice on what can cause the bp to be so low?

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Posted by: Justin | 2009/02/27

Hi, I have the same question as the other people, is there a substitute available for Effortil or Akrinor?

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Posted by: HP | 2009/02/02

My daughter is 14 and used Effortil for 2 years, now it is not available, nor Akrinor. Is there a substitute. She could not go to school today and was so nauseus she could not keep the marmite salticrax in. Any other advise, I' m desperate. She can' t miss school every day.

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Posted by: Emma | 2009/01/28

I used Effortil for 28 years, was forced to change to Akrinor and now they have run out! Nobody seems to take low blood pressure seriously - what are we supposed to do?

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Posted by: Buttergin | 2009/01/28

I used Effortil for 14 years. For the past 9 days I haven' t been using anything and I' m still fine. Wondering if the pills really did help? BP still very low, but I' m eating Bovril on toast once a day.

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Posted by: Granny | 2009/01/28

I have been able to obtain Akrinor at a particular pharmacy but my BP still very low. Also drink a teaspoon of Marmite in hot water twice daily. Am also told the liquorice good for low BP. Am in same boat as you.

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Posted by: Retha | 2009/01/26

Is there any alternative medication to Effortil or Akrinor available? I have the same problem in getting medication for Low blood pressure.

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Posted by: Giuls | 2008/12/14

I used Effortil Perlongets (1p/day) for my extremely low b/p with much success. This month I was informed by my pharmacist that Effortil will no longer be available in SA. Why?

Akrinor - the substitute medication is now out of stock indefinitely. What can I do until the Akrinor becomes available again.

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