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Do any medications cause bradycardia?

Do any medications cause bradycardia?

Yes: A number of medications can cause bradycardia including beta blockers, calcium channel blockers, antiarrhythmic medication, and digoxin. ...Read more

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Dr. Kerrie Pinkney
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Slow Heart Rate (Definition)

Slow heart rate, also called bradycardia, is defined as a resting heart rate (pulse) less than 60 beats per minute. Having a heart rate less than 60 is not necessarily abnormal. In fact, people in good cardiovascular shape have a low heart rate. People with certain heart conditions may take medications which lower the heart rate as one of ...Read more


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What arrhythmia medications cause edema?

What arrhythmia medications cause edema?

Calcium Blockers: Edema or swelling of the feet may be caused by many things including venous insufficiency, obesity, heart failure and medication. The type of medicines used for rhythm disturbances which cause edema are the calcium channel blockers. The most common is Diltiazem (cardizem, diltia). There are other alternatives to this type of medication and you should talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Are there any other medications apart from ß-blockers that can treat supraventricular tachycardia?

Are there any other medications apart from ß-blockers that can treat supraventricular tachycardia?

SVT: Yes, there are other drugs that can treat SVT. Calcium Channel Blockers and a cardiac glycoside called Digoxin can be used to treat SVT besides beta blockers. ...Read more

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Can statins or any diabetic medication cause pulptation?

Can statins or any diabetic medication  cause pulptation?

Not generally.: Statins and antidiabetic meds are not generally associated with palpitations. Very high ( uncommon) or low blood sugars ( more common) could cause palpitations. ...Read more

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Are there any safe anti-diarrhea medication without lead or aspirin?

Are there any safe anti-diarrhea medication without lead or aspirin?

Safe: To my knowledge anti diarrheals do not have either Aspirin or lead. ...Read more

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Can valsartan cause bradycardia?

Can valsartan cause bradycardia?

Probably not: Valsartan, also called Diovan (valsartan) is an "arb" (angiotensin ii receptor antagonist) typically used for the management of hypertension and congestive heart failure. The most common side effects are dizziness and lightheadedness, but not bradycardia. Another cause of bradycardia is more likely. ...Read more

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Do any medications exacerbate Mass Cell Activation Syndrome? Can any meds actually CAUSE it? Pseudoephedrine maybe?

Do any medications exacerbate Mass Cell Activation Syndrome? Can any meds actually CAUSE it? Pseudoephedrine maybe?

Yes: NASIDs , opioids, and alcohol can all do it. Attached is a response from expert:There are precautions with the ingestion of narcotics, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and alcohol with underlying mast cell disorders. These precautions are not contraindications and risk and benefits have to always be discussed and considered in clinical management. Reactions to these substances ...Read more

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What risks are attributed to untreated bradycardia or tachycardia?

It depends: In some cases, these can be normal states (an athletic person with bradycardia) or due to another condition (tachycardia with overactive thyroid, too much alcohol, or anemia) that needs to be treated. Otherwise, either can cause dizziness or fainting, fatigue, and inadequate blood flow (which can cause heart damage or even a stroke). The safest approach is treatment. ...Read more

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Can blood pressure medications cause certain sexual side effects?

Can blood pressure medications cause certain sexual side effects?

Talk to your Doctor: If you have problems with erections during sex, talk with your doctor. Some high blood pressure medications can cause this problem. Reducing the dose or changing to another type of medication may help. But high blood pressure itself can also cause erectile dysfunction. ...Read more

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Can stimulant drugs cause svt?

Can stimulant drugs cause svt?

Yes and no: Stimulant drugs don't "cause" svt. To have svt there usually needs to ba an abnormal electrical circuit in the heart. However, stimulant drugs can sometimes cause extra beats, like pac's or pvc's which can trigger svt in someone who has this abnormal circuit. For this reason, they should be avoided if possible. However, the need for stimulant medications needs to be balanced against the side effec. ...Read more

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Can alcohol cause tachycardia?

Can alcohol cause tachycardia?

Could: There are many reasons why alcohol consumption may be associated with tachycardia. Alcohol withdrawal can cause tachycardia. If it causes significant weakening of the heart muscle it can cause tachycardia. Dehydration can cause tachycardia. ...Read more

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Can there be any kidney related side effects?

Can there be any kidney related side effects?

Many medications: Antibiotics like gentamicin, vancomycin; non-steroidal anti inflammatory drugs (nsaids) such as aspirin, tylenol, (acetaminophen) Ibuprofen & other types of medication such as Methotrexate can cause all cause kidney damage & add to any pre-existing damage. Some can cause kidney stones when improperly used like diuretics-lasix or chlorthiazides, excess laxative use, antacids like magnesium triplicate & others. ...Read more

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Are there any other medications to treat chronic diarrhea like motofen (difenoxin and atropine)?

Are there any other medications to treat chronic diarrhea like motofen (difenoxin and atropine)?

Not heard of this...: Motofrin is not a product with which i'm familiar. Yes there are agents for chronic diarrhea. But the cause of the chronic diarrhea must be determined first, in order to avoid harm. ...Read more

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What is ototoxicity? Can certain medications cause deafness?

What is ototoxicity? Can certain medications cause deafness?

Ototoxicity: Toxicity to ear structures (Auditory nerves, Cochlea, or Vestibular system). Some causes are Antibiotics such as Gentamycin, Diuretics such as Lasix, (furosemide) Cancer treatments such as Cisplatin, Heavy metals, Lead, Mercury, high dose Aspirin, etc. ...Read more

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What drugs can cause heart failure?

What drugs can cause heart failure?

Drugs and HF: There are several drugs used to treat specific types of cancer that are associated with the development of heart failure. The most common are doxorubicin, cyclophosphamide, and trastuzamab. This doesn't mean that they should not be used but that their use should be carefully monitored. Alcohol, cocaine, and amphetamines can also cause heart failure. ...Read more

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Can high blood pressure medication cause nervous system side effects? Can any docs explain?

Can high blood pressure medication cause nervous system side effects? Can any docs explain?

Depends: It depends on the exact med you're taking and the dose. Dizziness, especially when first standing, is a relatively common side effect . Beta blockers can cause fatigue but blunt panic and prevent migraine headache. Clonidine often causes fatigue. ...Read more