Thank you for your kind answer. I had read that Cinnerazine is a Calcium Channel Blocker which must be carefully used in hypotensive patients.
So I concluded that it would bring down the blood pressure slightly, when used in combination with a beta blocker.
I was also using it for infrequent episodes of vertigo and Meniers's disease for the ear. So I thought this would be an ideal combination -- my one beta blocker used with 3 tablets of cinnarezine.
Metoprolol - 25 mg immediate release
Cinnerazine - 25 mg three times a day.
The Cinnerazine actuallu slows down the heart rate when added to the beta blocker and I was hoping that it would lower my exercise blood presssure also.
But I have been using it for two days and my blood pressure after exercise has actually gone up slightly, and it takes ten minutes for the blood pressure to come back to base which is 120/70.
Thus after a 30 minute brisk walk I get the readings below
BP = 160/80 > 150/79 >140/74 >130/74 >120/70
It takes 10 minutes to fall from 160/90 >>>>..120/70.
BEFORE taking cinnerazine, and only with metoprolol 25 mg the BP used to be after a brisk 30 min walk:
BP= 150/80 > 140/78 > 130/74 > 120/72
It used to take only five minutes to come back to normal after the walk. It took 5 minutes to fall from 150/80 to 120/72.
Does this mean that Cinnerazine is actually raising the exercise blood pressure-- and that the fall of BP back to base of 120/70 is slower?
Which is better after a brisk walk -- that the BP should fall rapidly back to base i.e. in about five minutes, or that the BP should fall slowly back to base within 10 minutes?
A Calcium Channel Blocker - if cinnerazine is one -- should dilate the vessels so that that blood pressure should rise less on exercise, and also so that it should fall bac rapidly to base of 120/70.
Should I stop the Cinnerazine and stick only to inceasing the dose of the metoprolol for a better blood pressure control? Or willl the cinnerazine help in the long run, but slowly?
Am I harming myself by combining a beta blocker like metoprolol with cinnerazine? Or can I go on taking them together? As a calcium channel blocker--howsoever mild --cinnerazine should lower the BP a little bit at least.
Thank you in anticipation.
Priya Nath Mehta