Re: expensive blood pressure pills panned by Doctors

phil osborn (
Tue, 20 Jul 1999 18:19:24 PDT

>From: Doug Skrecky <>
>Subject: expensive blood pressure pills panned by Doctors
Actually, ergoloid mesylates, "hydergine", is pretty effective in lowering blood pressure for about 50% of people who take it. It also lowers heart rate for about the same number. I get about a 20 point drop in blood pressure and 10 beats per minute drop in heart rate at 20mg. per day. My experience dates from about 1978 to present, with occasional gaps. Unfortunately, although the generic can be gotten at a reasonable price from foreign sources, the U.S. brands are fairly expensive.

>Date: Sun, 18 Jul 1999 20:48:26 -0700 (PDT)
>From July 1999 edition of the National Post (Canada)
>Cheap Pill at Heart of B.C. Research
>By Margaret Munro
> Pills for high blood pressure that cost less than one cent a day appear
>to be
>as good or better at preventing strokes and heart attacks than costly pills
>aggressively marketed by drug companies, says a report in this week's
>Medical Association Journal.

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