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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.
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 more
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
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
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 more
RSD, or: Complex regional pain syndrome can be difficult to treat and each patient needs to be treated differently. Opioid medications are definitely not the first option. Consider medications that affect nerve pain most, like neuromodulators such as gabapentin. Clonidine has been found to help some as well. Stellate ganglion blocks can be diagnostic/therapeutic. Consider topical ketamine creams as well. ...Read more
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
Elimiron: Elmiron (pentosan) is a medication that is fda approved for ic (interstitial cystitis). The main way it works is not truly known, but it may help with coating the lining of the bladder. In ic, inflammation may be the main cause of pain. Have you seen a doctor in regards to this? Hopefully, you can get the proper testing and see if this med would work well for you. ...Read more
Some people do: ADD medications, stimulants in particular may change the way you feel. Some feel calmer or less restless or agitated. Some feel more focused. Some feel increased restlessness. But in short, yes, stimulants can make you feel differently than prior to taking them. ...Read more
Clarify, please!: Do you want to know how to treat addiction? There are many addicting drugs out there and the medical treatment is different for all of them. But for all of them Narcotics Anonymous or Alcoholics Anonymous are extremely helpful and can often be the only treatment required. Often these programs, which are free, have success rates equal to many inpatient and outpatient costly rehab programs. ...Read more
Drug reaction: If you are having an adverse reaction to a medication, stop the medication and call your doctor. ...Read more
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