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Caution!: Should be used with caution. Best course of treatment is to get the WPW ablated. ...Read more
Yes: Resume previous dose without attempting to make up for missed doses. ...Read more
Mildly: They're not actually classified as anti-arrhythmic medications, but are often used for benign arrhythmias such as PSVT and PVCs. ...Read more
Propranolol 20 mg for WPW caused bradycardia & dizziness. Would taking Sectral (acebutolol) have less side effects?
Maybe: Acebutolol (Sectral) is a beta-blocker with something called "intrinsic sympathomimetic activity", or ISA. This may reduce the adverse effects you describe, but may also diminish the effectiveness of controlling your WPW. An empirical trial under the supervision of you doctor may be considered. Good luck! ...Read more
If propranolol works for my SVT, would Sectral (acebutolol) also be a good choice if doctor wants me to switch to Cardio-Selective?
Yes: Yes, both are beta-blockers and work well for that. ...Read more
Can one of my meds can be causing my nose to bleed norpace (disopyramide) or acebutolol or midodrine or Fludrocortisone or can just be dry air?
Nosebleed: nosebleed is a relatively rare but possible side effect of Fludrocortisone. This is probably related to its anti-inflammatory effect. Please do not stop taking any of your medications without first discussing with your doctor! It is more likely that dry air could be the cause of your nosebleeds. Consider trying a little dab of saline gel in each nostril and also use a humidifier. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I'm on acebutolol 200mg and my blood pressure is 98/77 my doctor put me on this 3x day to keep my heart rate down I feel very tied is that normal?
severe daily headache+migraine. On Elavil, topamax, (topiramate) acebutolol. Good BP. Clean CT. Good blood panel (+thyroid) No triggers. No rebound Any options?
Soft tissue injury: 26 y male with headaches resistant to dx and Rx. Muscle tension HA's can cause. Check for asymmetry of mass and tone of superior traps. Head usually slightly tilts to side of the weakest and less toned superior trapezius. Concern for remote shoulder injury on weak muscle side wherein chronic pain resided. ...Read more
There are none...: Even the strongest opiates only "take the edge off" for people in chronic pain. Meds are only one part of dealing with the pain. A useful tool, but pain is so necessary for survival that we are not "allowed" to monkey with it much. In acute pain, the transition from miserable to less miserable can be great. In chronic pain, it's just part of the plan. ...Read more
So call your doc: This is the HT public information site.We are thousands of volunteer docs based primarily in the US who answer medical questions.We do not offer treatments. State medical boards require a physician/patient relationship,a retrievable record,recent exam with vital signs for prescribing.Failure to do so can lead to loss or restriction of license. It may seem minor to you but it is not. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sometimes: Sometimes they are. For the most part, expired drugs simply lose potency once past their expiration date. There are, however, some drugs that actually become harmful if taken after they expire. As such, it is best to throw out any medications you have after a year. ...Read more
ASPRIN: Actually no one has decided on 'safest'. Asprin has been around since before you were born and unless you take too much (yes, too much of anything isnt good) most people are okay with it. If the pain it too severe for asprin you need to know what causes it. Good diagnosis is called for. See the dr. ...Read more