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Is losartan hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) same as valsartan hctz (hydrochlorothiazide)?

Is losartan hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) same as valsartan hctz (hydrochlorothiazide)?

Drug choices: Both losartan (l) and valsartan (v) are drug of the angiotensin receptor blocker class. 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. ...Read more

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Allergy (Definition)

An allergy is an exagerated immune responce to a typically benign trigger. You can have allergic responces to many things like pollens, animal dander, foods, medications, among other things. Symptoms may be bothersome, but benign, or can be fatal. Not all reactions to exposures are allergies and if you think you may be allergic , i recommend being evaluated by ...Read more


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Severe allergy to sulfa drugs as child. Have taken Imitrex and hctz for years off and on w no prob. Would I be ok taking celebrex (celecoxib)?

Severe allergy to sulfa drugs as child. Have taken Imitrex and hctz for years off and on w no prob. Would I be ok taking celebrex (celecoxib)?

Probably: Although the sulfur molecule is in Celebrex (celecoxib), (celecoxib) only a few people with allergies to sulfa antibiotics also react to Celebrex (celecoxib). The allergy appears to be related to a special form of sulfur at the molecular level. This form isn't present in non-antibacterial meds with sulfur in them. But talk to your doc about it & tell him your concerns. See http://tinyurl.com/ohak2hx and http://tinyurl.com/kzu9o6f ...Read more

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Treating Skin Allergies (Checklist)

Use hydrocortisone
2x day
Do not use diphenhydramine topical cream
once
Avoid the offending agent (s)
once
Find out if you are allergic to nickel, as nickel is often the cause of skin allergies
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Losartan hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) gives me fatigue what is substitute?

Losartan hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) gives me fatigue what is substitute?

Discuss with doctor : This is a conversation you should have with your doctor. There are many things to consider when prescribing medication for blood pressure. ...Read more

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Can a person taking risperidone take Allegra-D allergy & congestion?

Can a person taking risperidone take Allegra-D allergy & congestion?

Yes: Not interaction, good that you asked, always exercise caution with multiple medications, good luck ...Read more

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Olmesartan medoxomil hydrochlorothiazide, what is this?

Olmesartan medoxomil hydrochlorothiazide, what is this?

Blood pressure pill: Combination between 2 medicines. Olmesartan is an "ARB" which relaxes blood vessels. Hydrochlorothiazide is a water pill that lowers blood pressure. The two medicines work well together. ...Read more

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Citalopram allergy = hives?

Citalopram allergy = hives?

Very rare: According to fda data less than 1% of individuals develop urticaria (hives) or anaphylaxis with citalopram. Citalopram can be ruled out as the cause of any anaphylaxis, skin rash or hives you develop after you have been on it for over 1 year. ...Read more

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Family member took 13 pills of lisinopril hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) 10-12.5 mg is that an overdose?

Family member took 13 pills of lisinopril hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) 10-12.5 mg is that an overdose?

Blood pressure: 13 pills of lisinopril/hctz combination can certainly cause problems and would qualify as an overdose. Should get to the hospital for observations and treatment if necessary. ...Read more

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Amoxicillin, lisinopril hctz, (hydrochlorothiazide) metoprolol, and Klor-Con safe to take together?

Amoxicillin, lisinopril hctz, (hydrochlorothiazide) metoprolol, and Klor-Con safe to take together?

See answer: I have several patients who have been on these meds at one time or another without any issues. If your dr. Has an emr, they will often be able to assure if there any interactions. The pharmacist would also be able to confirm if there are any interactions. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have diabetes type2 I take amlodipine besylate, lisinopril hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) 20-12,5, medformin. Is it bad to ad simvastatin >?

I have diabetes type2 I take  amlodipine besylate, lisinopril hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) 20-12,5, medformin. Is it bad to ad simvastatin >?

Simvastatin can: help lower cholesterol levels. The HCTZ (hydrochlorothiazide), (hydrochlorothiazide) however, can cause increases in both glucose and cholesterol. There are other blood pressure medications which do not contain HCTZ (hydrochlorothiazide). Discuss w/your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take ibuprofen with metoprolol, lisinopril hctz, (hydrochlorothiazide) and Klor-Con 10?

Is it safe to take ibuprofen with metoprolol, lisinopril hctz, (hydrochlorothiazide) and Klor-Con 10?

Yes: In moderation, Ibuprofen is safe with those medications. Ibuprofen like all nsaids does go through the kidneys as does Lisinopril and hctz, (hydrochlorothiazide) so very prolonged use of the Ibuprofen is not recommended at is may cause kidney damage. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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Hydrochlorothiazide (Definition)

This is a diuretic often used to treat high blood pressure. It can be used alone or often in combination with ...Read more