A 29-year-old female asked:
My doc and i are tapering off some meds but i can't choose which one first baclofen furosemide lyrica (pregabalin) or mirapex which would you choose?
3 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Donald Alvesanswered
Emergency Medicine 26 years experience
Quite a spectrum: Sorry, but you must choose--would start with area where having the least symptoms (so med least likely helping you function). Once you decide which this is, when off, re-assess for remainders and repeat with next med. Good luck!
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Dr. Dan Fisheranswered
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Depends.: Depends upon why you are taking the meds and any other co-morbidities. Restless legs syndrome?, chronic pain?, muscle cramps, spasm, dystonia, movement disorder, insomnia? Unless you have heart failure or other clear indication, seems like the Lasix (furosemide) could go away without taper. At the end of the day it might not matter which.
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Dr. Parham Gharagozlouanswered
Sleep Medicine 11 years experience
Lyrica (pregabalin)???: Leave Furosemide alone as its dosing is different and related to your internal hydration. Among others Lyrica (pregabalin) is the one with most side effects. It seems you had combination of spasm and pain and discomfort in legs and they avoided opioids that i agree now it is really important what your real pathology is to decide which one.
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Last updated Sep 26, 2020
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