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Any drugs out there to break up plaque in coronary arteries rather than all invasive stuff? Clot buster drugs but nothing for plaque?

Any drugs out there to break up plaque in coronary arteries rather than all invasive stuff? Clot buster drugs but nothing for plaque?

No.: The various kinds of plaque that build up in the arteries have been building up for years, in some cases even decades. There is no medicine that will undo the remodeling due to years or decades of high blood pressure, smoking, cholesterol, etc. The best strategy is to modify the modifiable risk factors (and hope you have good genes). ...Read more

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I am taking atorlip (10mg) regularly-once in a day at bed time. Is there any side effect of taking this drug?

I am taking atorlip (10mg) regularly-once in a day at bed time. Is there any side effect of taking this drug?

Atorvostatin(LIPITOR: Atorlil, atorvostatin known by brand name Lipitor in us.Side effects commen one is muscle weakness, tenderness, pain 2 nausea or vomiting 3liver toxicity, thats while we monitor liver function tests 1 month after startin the drug 4mucl pain along with dark coloured urine is a serios side effect and is an emergency called rhabdomyolysis can be fatal. ...Read more

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Can generic drugs cause side effects whereas the brand name would not?

Can generic drugs cause side effects whereas the brand name would not?

Generics: This is a good question and generally no, but, if the generic maker uses an additive not present in the brand, it can potentially cause a side effect that the branded medicine did not. For example, flavoring for the medicine or the slow release mechanism can change from one drug maker to another. ...Read more

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Please help! what happens when someone has a drug overdose?

Please help! what happens when someone has a drug overdose?

That depends on: How serious it is and what drugs or medications were taken. Overdoses are often treated initially in an emergency room. The person is monitored and often they have intravenous fluids. If they stopped breathing - a tube can be inserted to assist with breathing. Sometimes they are given charcoal to absorb the drugs and sometimes their stomach is "pumped". They may need to be given medications. ...Read more

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Any drugs out there to break up plaque in coronary arteries rather than all invasive stuff? Clot buster drugs but nothing for plaque?

No.: The various kinds of plaque that build up in the arteries have been building up for years, in some cases even decades. There is no medicine that will undo the remodeling due to years or decades of high blood pressure, smoking, cholesterol, etc. The best strategy is to modify the modifiable risk factors (and hope you have good genes). ...Read more

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What is a difference between calcium channel blocker and clot buster?

What is a difference between calcium channel blocker and clot buster?

Apples vs. oranges: They are both cardiac medicines. They are however used for totally different reasons. Calcium blockers are most commonly used to treat high blood pressure. They may also be used to treat chest pain or to slow the heart. Clot busters are used to dissolve a clot in the arteries that supply blood to the heart itself and therefore to limit the amount of heart damaged by removing the blockage. ...Read more

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How long do anticlotting drugs stay in someone's system?

How long do anticlotting drugs stay in someone's system?

Depends on meaning: This is a bit complicated, since any given drug has a "half-life" that is a measure of how long that drug, or its metabolites or by-products, can be detected in the blood. Then there is the biologic or physiologic half-life which is a measure of the "function", or in your example, how long the effect lasts. Once you know the "half-life", figure on approximately five half-lives to minimal effect. ...Read more

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Can i tell me how i can deal with drug addicts that bully you?

Can i tell me how i can deal with drug addicts that bully you?

Report the behavior: to the police, along with the facts that lead you to say that the people threatening you are drug addicts. ...Read more

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What symptoms to expect after four days of quiting drugs?

Be careful: It depends on the drug. Getting off some just will make you miserable. Stopping some cold turkey can kill you. Check with your doctor before stopping any drugs legal or not. ...Read more

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