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What causes a salty taste in the mouth? This started about 3 weeks ago. I am hypertensive and take generic medications for all my prescriptions except one. I take aldactone tabs, hydrodiuril tabs , cardura tabs, .Norvasc tabs, Tenormin tabs and tekturna t
I have uncontrollable blood pressure. I am currently on metoporol conodine Benicar and tekturna hct (aliskiren and hydrochlorothiazide). Still can't control it.
Can avapro (arb), tekturna (aliskiren) hctz (dri-hctz) & lotrel (ccb-ace1) be used together for high blood pressure? I know together they can cause hyperkalemia.
Overkill: Ace/arb/ dri all work on the raas system. Novartis recently released the altitude study where they studied the effects of the combination of Diovan and tekturna (aliskiren) in diabetics with renal disease. Renal function worsened. Due to that I have stopped using those together. Now novartis is no longer promoting the tekturna (aliskiren) family of products and will be laying off 60% of their sales force in april. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Taking tekturna hct (aliskiren and hydrochlorothiazide) 150 mg + benicar+clonodine+metoprol 100mg per day. Have muscle pain in both arms. Can any of these be causing muscle pain.
Unlikely: But you & your physician may be interested in looking at other causes that would be more common starting with musculoskeletal. ...Read more
I have uncontrolled high blood pressure and today my doctor put me on tektirna hct. 300 mg. I am in also taking other BP meds. Is this safe.
Depends: Depending upon the combination of medicines u are taking and your medical history is needed for proper judgement of the safety ! ...Read more
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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
Applies to skin: Topical just refers to how a medication is applied. In this case to the skin and is meant to treat local skin problems. Some meds are applied to the skin but are meant to be absorbed into the body in which case we use the term "transdermal" since it is meant to pass through the skin to affect the whole body. ...Read more
Why R you depressed?: If your depression is affecting your life and/or those around you and you have trouble dealing with it or not knowing how to etc..It is very reasonable to seek help, either from a therapist, your physician/nurse, or both. Psychotherapy may be adequate for some, others may need both meds (many choices, depending on your symptoms/needs) and therapy. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Antacid: An h2 blocker (like Pepcid (famotidine) or its generic) once or twice daily, provides relief for many after about a week. If this fails, a proton pump inhibitor (ppi--like Prilosec or its generic) will often work where h2's have failed. If both fail after at least one week trial of each, see your dr or a GI dr for eval. ...Read more