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Aldex Dm Medication
I am hypertensive, missing my medication, and have taken Walgreens Cough DM....should I have concerns?
What HTNsive med?: The DM prob has some anti-HTNsive effect, but that does not mean it is safe to stop your anti-hypertensive med. Some Anti-HTNsive meds can only be gradually reduced, and dangerous otherwise. More info is necessary. ...Read more
I am type 2 DM on oral medication. Now I am preganant. Since I am on tablets instead of insulin can I continue my preganancy?
Yes: Some of the oral meds actually decrease the risk of miscarriage. Others do carry some risk and will need to be changed. There is also a chance that you will need to be put on insulin at some point in the pregnancy but you can with close monitoring have a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby. Best of wishes. ...Read more
I am 39 & with essential hypertension since 18yrs. Also type 2 dm. I am not on regular medications. I am getting occasional left sided chest pain. Why?
Mononucleosis: Mononucleosis often called Mono is an infection caused by the Epstein-Barr virus. Sx fever, sore throat, fatigue, weakness, swollen glands in neck and armpits, loss of appetitie, night sweats. Usually spread by saliva hence kissing disease. Can be spread by exposure to cough sneeze, sharing food utensils. Develop sx after 4-6 weeks exposed to virus. Monospot test. Rx is supportive. No abx. Rest ...Read more
Am on flecainide and lisinopril I have a cold can I take tusinn dm or any other medication for a cold? That is not going to react with my medication
Can I take my Brom-pse-dm Cough syrup with ibuprofen for headach and my anxiety medication all at the same time?
Depends...: Do you mean brom-fed dm? And what anxiety med are you taking? The brom-fed cough syrup can make you drowsy as can some anxiety meds. So, depending on which anxiety med you are taking, you do need to be careful about over-sedation by taking both of these meds at the same time. It would be ok to take the ibuprofen at the same time. Let us know exactly which meds you are taking if this is not helpful ...Read more
Any medication for moderate Microalbuminuria other than tight control of HTN. DM with diet exercise like acetylcysteine Taurine?
Possibly: There appears to be some data supporting the use of acetylcysteine taurine for this purpose. You are already taking the usually recommended medication to prevent kidney damage in diabetes, i.e. telmisartan, an angiotensin receptor blocker. These drugs, along with ACE inhibitors, are the standard of care. Notable side effects of acetylcysteine are reported including rash. Review with your doc. ...Read more
Can I take these two medications together for my cough/congestion and allergies? Allegra (fexofenadine) d and Robitussin-DM
Yes you can.: Take them alternately and not at the same time. ...Read more
Can please explaine systolic dysfunction grade1? mom had echo +had gastric bypass 5mnth ago, lost some weight and stop DM, HTN& cholestrole medications?
Question: Your mom has a complicated story. The most valid answers to your questions will come from her doctor. Answers from out here without complete information aren't necessarily going to be helpful. ...Read more
62 year old aunt is experiencing palpitations. She jus got a nose bleed as well. H/o of htn, dm. Missed her morning medication. Should we rush her to er?
What is the drug of choice for hypertension in middle age male with no history of dm or other chtonic diseases?
Several: Usually we start with one or two drugs. More out now on combination of low dose of two drugs. Usually a combination of an ace inhibitor with low dose hydrocholorothiazide or Chlorthalidone is selected. One may opt for a beta blocker with hctz/chlorthalidone but in males particularly, beta blocker can have untoward sexual side effects. Arb's may be used for ace. It is usually individualized. ...Read more
Is it true that most drug store brands and not derm sold sun screens are not effective bc they don't hv titanium dioxide? Ie elta, that's what dm said
That is not true: In the U.S., there are several ingredients commonly used in today's sunscreens. If the sunscreen protects against both UVA and UVB ultraviolet radiation from the sunlight, then it does work. One can get an idea of how well it works by looking at the SPF number (for example, SPF 8, SPF 15, SPF 30). However, a person may see little difference in effect among high SPF's (SPF 40 is similar to 60). ...Read more
I just took mucinex DM with my Zoloft, looked up drug interactions for my propranolol and found out I just set myself up for SS, what should I do?
Bought some Mucinex dm today for cough and chest congestion. I also take 20mg of Lexapro (escitalopram). Drugs dot com says major interactions. Uhhhh? Can I take?
Ask pharmacist or Dr: This is very troubling indeed. And everything I've read supports what you found. Don't risk a potentially life-threatening interaction but do try to find an alternative to Lexapro (escitalopram) w/ your doctor. It's not the guaifenesin part, so you could take Mucinex pills and gargle w/ salt water for throat pain and drink honey-lemon-tea- (bit of bourbon). Sorry, but you actually may find this to work better! ...Read more
Thirst and urination: Most commonly increased thirst and increased urination as the elevated sugar cause fluid loss from the kidneys. Others are weight changes, wounds that heal slowly, and visual changes that come and go prompting an eye exam. Fatigue or weakness are another sign. Get it checked out! ...Read more
Why you need insulin: Dm1 results because body can't make insulin, possibly due to a viral infections destroying the insulin-producing cells of pancreas, thus Insulin must be given. Little genetic compoment. Dm2 has a high genetic component and is related to Insulin resistance. Fat make body more resistant and the pancreas "tires out" trying to compensate. Diet, exercise, meds, later Insulin usually treat. ...Read more
My 39y/o husband has not been diagnosis with dm or any other condition. He decided to check his bs this morning and it came out 163 fasting. Is this normal?
Blood sugar levels: No, not normal. The normal blood glucose level for non-diabetics, should be between 70 and 100 (mg/dl). Blood sugar levels for those without diabetes and who are not fasting should be below 125 mg/dl. Either way he is too high. One blood sugar reading is not enough to diagnose diabetes, but you should follow up with his primary care doctor. ...Read more
Thought to be...: The causes of DM2 are unclear, but thought to be a mixture of genetics, excess weight, and perhaps certain foods and additives. What is known is that the body becomes resistant to insulin (the hormone that allows cells to absorb glucose) and the pancreas (the producer of insulin) may become "fatigued." Keep your weight within normal limits, exercise, and avoid high carbohydrate foods to reduce risk. ...Read more
Depends. . .: White or dark chocolate? Milk chocolate? Real thing (quite bitter) or fructose-enhanced candy? Real dark chocolate w/more than 70% cacao solids is beginning to look good for many different people. Dark chocolate doesn't have much sugar in it but lots of fiber. Best way to determine impact of food eg various chocolates is to check fingerstick blood sugar after meals & look for correlation. ...Read more