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Alternative To Eliquis
Pretty good, but...: They are essentially equivalent in thinning the blood to replace coumadin (warfarin), (warfarin) but they require twice daily dosing. Yes, you don't have to get your blood tested like you do with coumadin (warfarin), (warfarin) but if you have a bad bleed, there is no antidote for either you mentioned, like there is for coumadin (warfarin). So one must weigh the risks vs. The benefits, as we do everyday in medicine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Drug choices: Both losartan (l) and valsartan (v) are drug of the angiotensin receptor blocker class. Perhaps you were switched due to your BP was not controlled on the dose of the l you were on. Both have few side effects and reduce BP and proteinuria quite well. L should be given twice a day and v can be given once daily for maximum their maximum effect. Check with your physician for her thoughts. ...Read more
Depends: What are the alternative therapies and are these in place of standard treatment? For instance massage and exercise programs are beneficial and safe. Questionable medications, herbal supplements and accupuncture have little evidence to support their use. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there safe alternatives to plavix (clopidogrel) and corvedilol. I would prefer going a more healthier and safer way?
YES, however...: Yes, there are many safe alternatives. If the carvediol is for hypertension, exrercise, weight loss, dietary changes and supps like CoQ10 and magnesium Taurate might help, as well as the Zona device (see www.zona.com). Natural blood thinners like curcumin, fish oil and nattokinase may reduce need for Plavix (clopidogrel). But DO NOT stop meds on your own! I strongly advise you consult a holistic/integrative Dr. ...Read more
Are there traditional chinese medicine(s) to replace amlodopine or atorvastatin or coreg (carvedilol)?
Any selective beta blocker alternatives to metoprolol xr for diabetic patients? Also on lasix (furosemide) that causes hyperglycemia and ototoxicity? Alternatives to ask cardiologist? Any non-nsaid antiplatelet (non- aspirin 81 mg) for ckd patient?
Discuss with your MD: Metroprololxr is a good beta blocker&is very well tolerated.There are other options but they are all have same action and side effects.Only Carvedilol is different as it is both alpha and beta blockerLasix is well tolerated. Can be ototoxic in high doses and if combined with other ototoxic drugs . Ototoxicity is rare. Aspirin is safe asking as no contraindications . Discuss your concerns with MD ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Avoid NSAIDs/Aspirin: Nonsteroidal-antiinflammatory drugs (nsaids-such as motrin/aleve) and aspirin-based analgesic can interact with Plavix (clopidogrel) and increases risk of bleeding/stomach and intestinal ulcers/performation etc..Otherwise narcotic pain killers (some mixed with tylenol) are ok to take while being on plavix (clopidogrel). Like all medicine, use the smallest effective dose for shortest duration possible. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Unfortunately, no.: It is important to stay on medication and have it adjusted as needed with your psychiatrist. If there were a natural alternative, someone would be a billionaire, but it simply is not available. Your psychiatrist can help you try new medictions which have been approved by the FDA, natural alternatives are far too risky for anyone with bipolar. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Basically, no: Gabapentin (US spelling) is an anticonvulsant/pain drug with specific and relatively benign properties. It appears you are using it for a pain syndrome. Pain may respond to many types of treatment, depending upon the person and the condition. You might find something else outside allopathic medicine that works as well for you, for your condition. An alternative for you, maybe not for others. ...Read more
What is the safest alternative, herbal or otherwise, to medicines like Viagra (sildenafil) etc. to treat ED?
Erectile dysfunction: Some men cannot/should not take Viagra & its competitors to treat erectile dysfunction b/c they're also taking nitrates for angina (chest pain) or heart disease. In this avoid, try to avoid herbal options touted as miraculous as these dietary supplements are often laced w/sildenafil or sildenafil-life products. Alprostadil whether intraurethral or intracavernosal is approved. Vacuum pumps & rings ...Read more
It's chief toxicity: Is neuropathy; it is not myelosuppressive. It suppresses the mitotic spindles made up of fibrillary structural piees siilar tto those that make up axons, nerves. Usually distal numbness and tingling of hands and feet. It is easy to blend with other drugs because its toxicty does not overlap with theirs. The alternative is vinblastine. ...Read more