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Is it safe to take letairis (ambrisentan) while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take letairis (ambrisentan) while pregnant or breastfeeding?

No: Letairis or ambrisentan has been assigned to pregnancy category x by the fda. It is expected to cause fetal harm if administered to pregnant women. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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Does Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) contain monoamine oxidase inhibitor?

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Does Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) contain monoamine oxidase inhibitor?

Dexilant (dexlansoprazole): This is a proton pump inhibitor for treating gerd. It does not contain MAO inhibitor. ...Read more

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Beta blocker with diuretic (timolide) effective?

Beta blocker with diuretic (timolide) effective?

Modestly: Most beta-blocker and diuretic combinations we're formulated for use in mild hypertension. ...Read more

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Azd 6244- mek inhibitor- a selective mitogen-activated protein kinase (mek) inhibitor. Mk 2206- akt inhibitor. Why prescription for me? It ? Nsclc/mets

Azd 6244- mek inhibitor- a selective mitogen-activated protein kinase (mek) inhibitor.    Mk 2206-  akt inhibitor.  Why  prescription for me? It ? Nsclc/mets

Molecular targeting: These agents are designed to selectively knock out key pathways your tumor may use to grow. Presumably you already had your tumor tested for these different mutations. Ask the doctor offering these options to explain their rationale. These are investigational studies and many of the treatment costs may be covered-ask. ...Read more

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Is calmepan contraindicated with proton pump inhibitor?

Is calmepan contraindicated with proton pump inhibitor?

No problem: These two medications should have no significant interactions. ...Read more

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Enalapril, benazepril are both ACE inhibitors?

Enalapril, benazepril are both ACE inhibitors?

ACE inhibitors: Yes: I specialize in high blood pressure and happy to do 2nd opinion. Live. ...Read more

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Is coreg (carvedilol) an alpha beta blocker?

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Is coreg (carvedilol) an alpha beta blocker?

Yes: Carvedilol is an excellent medication that has Alpha & beta blocking properties. ...Read more

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Pregnenolone and aromatase blocker uses?

Pregnenolone and aromatase blocker uses?

Specific & limited: Pregnenolone is an adrenal hormone made from cholesterol, and is the pre-cursor for sex-steroid hormones. It is said to 'improve mood, ' but no strong data support. To my knowledge there is no role for it's use as a supplement. Aromatase inhibitors are for treatment of some breast cancers; they're also used off-label for ovulation induction in women. No other appropriate uses to my knowledge. ...Read more

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Taking viagra (sildenafil) is safe?

Taking viagra (sildenafil) is safe?

Not everyone: Doesn't help females. Only helps males w/erectile dysfunction. Don't take if you have cardiac disease, etc. Don't take with certain other medication such as Alpha blockers (given for high blood pressure and/or prostate problems). Check w/your doctor. There are some side effects as well. ...Read more

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Is parnate (tranylcypromine) effective?

Is parnate (tranylcypromine) effective?

Absolutely: While no med works for everyone, historically maois including Parnate (tranylcypromine) are considered to be the most effective class of antidepressant, as they increase the amounts of all three major neurotransmitters thought to be involved in the treatment of depression. They are often only used when multiple agents have failed, thus they are working against a more difficult to treat illness, tempering this claim. ...Read more

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Why tyramine contraindicated with mao inhibitor?

Why tyramine contraindicated with mao inhibitor?

Will cause severe BP: Tyramine in large doses can raise your blood pressure, that can cause a stroke and death. Small doses don't do that because there is enough MAO in your intestinal tract to metabolize the tyramine. When you take a MAO inhibitor, tyramine is no longer metabolized in the gut, so it is free to raise your blood pressure to a very high level. This is less likely to happen with topical MAO called emsam. ...Read more

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Nitrates are potent antianginal agents, why?

Nitrates are potent antianginal agents, why?

Nitrates: They lower the preload on the heart as well as a bit of the after load, they also mildly dilate the heart arteries. All this adds up to help. ...Read more

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Is tarka (trandolapril and verapamil) a statin drug?

Is  tarka (trandolapril and verapamil) a statin drug?

Tarka (trandolapril and verapamil): Tarka (trandolapril and verapamil) is a medication for the treatment of high blood pressure or hypertension. Statin drugs are used to lower cholesterol. ...Read more