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Can Amiodarone (Cordarone) cause acid reflux?

Can Amiodarone (Cordarone) cause acid reflux?

It is not: known to be a side effect per the prescribing information and medication literature. ...Read more

Dr. Lynne Weixel
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Amiodarone (Definition)

Amiodarone is an antiarrhythmic. It is a medication used to normalize the heart rhythm and prevent ...Read more


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Nasal steroid sprays for rhinitis/thick PND, give me perioral dermatitis. Tried antihistamines, montelukast, ipratropium, PPIs as alternative. Ideas?

Nasal steroid sprays for rhinitis/thick PND, give me perioral dermatitis. Tried antihistamines, montelukast, ipratropium, PPIs as alternative. Ideas?

Saline: Irrigate 2-3 times daily with saline (via neti-pot or squeeze bottle). This is step one. Otherwise, physical exam and history are needed to determine rhinitis subtype (allergic, vasomotor, infectious, etc.). Good luck! ...Read more

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Could 3-4 yearlong daily nasal spray addiction (xylometazolin) cause post nasal drip, and coughing/ constant airways irritation. Which mimic asthma?

Could 3-4 yearlong daily nasal spray addiction (xylometazolin) cause post nasal drip, and coughing/ constant airways irritation. Which mimic asthma?

No: not directly ...It sound like you should ask your PCP for a referral to a Board Certified ENT (Ear Nose Throat) Specialist!! Hope this helps BE WELL! Dr Z ...Read more

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Tonsillectomy1yrago. Stillgetsorethroat, earaches weekly. chronic post nasal drip. sometimes ringing in right ear. claritin/otc allergy meds dont work?

Tonsillectomy1yrago. Stillgetsorethroat, earaches weekly. chronic post nasal drip. sometimes ringing in right ear. claritin/otc allergy meds dont work?

? Sinusitis: tonsillectomy wouldn't help, except removal of infected tonsillitis, and that again won't help not getting sore throat, visit your doctor, who might refer you to an allergist, check aaaai.org or acaai.org for an allergist in your area, good luck ...Read more

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Allergic ; mucus buildup of the airways, bronchial Meds Advair 500, Qvar 80mcg, Singular, Zyrtec , nasonex, Zocor, Nexium (esomeprazole)?

Allergic ; mucus buildup of the airways, bronchial Meds Advair 500, Qvar 80mcg, Singular, Zyrtec , nasonex, Zocor, Nexium (esomeprazole)?

Ashma/COPD: It looks like you are on quite a lot of medications for your asthma or COPD. The important thing about asthma/COPD is that you need to take medication religiously everyday to prevent flare ups or worsening lung function. It is a chronic disease requiring taking medications chronically. If you have done all of that and still have symptoms like you say, you need to come back to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can allergic rhinitis w/ severe post nasal drip and painful swollen l-neck gland bring on high blood press. prescription zyrtec, singulair, (montelukast) flonase, motrin?

Can  allergic rhinitis w/ severe post nasal drip and painful swollen l-neck gland bring on high blood press. prescription zyrtec, singulair, (montelukast) flonase, motrin?

Probably not: Allergic rhinitis is an immunological disease caused by mast cell degranulation and the release of mediators of inflammation, especially histamine. I suppose it is possible that mast cell inflammatory mediators could alter blood pressure. Also another possibility is anxiety caused by the presence of severe allergic response. In general most cases of hypertension are not caused by nasal allergy. ...Read more

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Rebound effect Zicam sinus relief nasal spray 3 days in a row?

Rebound effect Zicam sinus relief nasal spray 3 days in a row?

Beware!: Otc decongestant sprays such as zicam, afrin, etc (oxymetazoline) can definitely cause rebound congestion typically after 5 to 7 days of use. This condition is called rhinitis medicamentosa, and long-term use of such medications can be difficult to treat. For severe cases, an allergist or ENT physician can recommend weaning protocols in conjunction with proper rhinitis therapy. ...Read more

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Using low dose afrin for chronic nasal stuffiness. What side effects?

Using low dose afrin for chronic nasal stuffiness. What side effects?

Nasal Stuffiness: Afrin (oxymetazoline) works wonders for stuffiness but the nose can become addicted quickly so it is advised to not use afrin (oxymetazoline) more than three days in a row. See your doc. If you have not been allergy tested that would be helpful. Diet can lead to chronic stuffiness as well. You deserve a good evaluation. ...Read more

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Does atarax 10mg cures post nasal drip?

Does atarax 10mg cures post nasal drip?

No, unavailable: Atarax (hydroxyzine) is an antihistamine, more commonly used for preoperative sedation in the past, however it is no longer available for use in the usa. ...Read more

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If a72yr hypertensive with paroxysmal Afib kept in sinus rhythm by cordarone (amiodarone) 200(rh,control) take aspirin&plavix,is changing to anticoagulant amust?

If a72yr hypertensive with paroxysmal Afib kept in sinus rhythm by cordarone (amiodarone) 200(rh,control) take aspirin&plavix,is changing to anticoagulant amust?

Atrial Fibrillation: The rationale for anticoagulating a patient with Afib is to reduce the chance of having a "stroke" or cerebrovascular accident. Generally, a patient with medical problems or a high "CHADS" score will benefit from anticoagulation. ...Read more

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Dr. says I have non-allergic rhinitis. IgE tests negative to allergens. Bad sticky PND. Thoughts on mucinex, (guaifenesin) azelastine spray & singulair combination?

Dr. says I have non-allergic rhinitis. IgE tests negative to allergens. Bad sticky PND. Thoughts on mucinex, (guaifenesin) azelastine spray & singulair combination?

Interesting: IgE testing is not perfect and the results do not effectively rule out allergic rhinitis. More history would be needed to agree with the diagnosis. Also, the meds listed are used effectively in some forms of non-allergic rhinitis, but not together in this combination for any particular subtype. Consider seeing a rhinitis specialist (allergist or ENT) comfortable in identifying rhinitis subtypes. ...Read more

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Zyrtec, claritin, (loratadine) allegra, clarinex. Other allergy pill options? Year-round, persistant allergies. Wet in ears, post-nasal drip (sore throat).

Zyrtec, claritin, (loratadine) allegra, clarinex. Other allergy pill options? Year-round, persistant allergies. Wet in ears, post-nasal drip (sore throat).

Before you go : Looking for another allergy medication, i would keep the one that works best for you and take it diligently everyday with a steroid nasal spray twice daily for a month to see a big difference with just burst of meds here and there and only when you feel like it. If you have already done this, then it is time to see your doctor, possibly referral to allergist or ENT depends on what the problem is. ...Read more

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Does Beconase nasal spray (beclometasonr dipropionate) and Benylin (Guaifensin & Pseudoephedrine) cough mixture interact with each other?

Does Beconase nasal spray (beclometasonr dipropionate) and Benylin (Guaifensin & Pseudoephedrine) cough mixture interact with each other?

Not likely: Steroid nasal sprays work locally and there is some systemic absorption (varying from 1% -17%). There are no known interactions between these medicines. ...Read more

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Nasal drip & coughing for 5 weeks. Taking atrovent & antihistimines. I?

Nasal antihistamine: You probably need a nasal antihistamine, it will dry it up, if not, a combination nasal steroid and antihistamine should also help. Oral antihistamine will not do much for you, at 81 i suspect you have vasomotor rhinitis rather than allergic rhinitis. Best to see an allergist. ...Read more

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How many days is amiodarone drip good for?

Amiodarone : We generally give an IV loading dose and then switch either to PO or a small IV maintainence dose as amiodarone is a long half time drug. You can use it IV for a long time if necessary because of pt. Status but that isn't usually the case. ...Read more

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How does amiodarone first work?

How does amiodarone first work?

Beta blocker: The first effect of amiodarone, seen in the first hours or days is the betablocking properties, slowing the heart rate. ...Read more

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How should I go off of amiodarone?

How should I go off of amiodarone?

Quickly.: If you have been recommended to stop amiodarone, there is no need for a "wean" or for a taper. You can stop the drug suddenly. It has a very long half-life, so will be in your system even months after you stop taking the pills. ...Read more

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What are some alternatives to amiodarone?

Slow Down There: Antiarrhythmics are, as a rule, complicated drugs with a lot of side effects and a ton of potential contraindications. They are not easily interchangeable. At the very least a cardiologist and better still an electrophysiologist should help you decide which are eligible for you specifically. That said, dofetilide, sotalol, flecainide, propafenone, verapamil and dronedarone are some freq. Choices. ...Read more