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Can statin drugs increase creatinine level?

Can statin drugs increase creatinine level?

Yes: While very uncommon, all of the statin drugs have been known to cause muscle injury. The release from injured muscle of a substance called myoglobin can plug up the kidneys and cause the creatinine to rise. However, under those circumstances there is usually significant muscle pain or weakness and often the urine has a reddish appearance. Also a muscle enzyme (CPK) will be strikingly elevated. ...Read more

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Is alcohol adviced while taking cholesterol drugs?

Is alcohol adviced while taking cholesterol drugs?

Usually OK: Modest intake of alcohol has been shown to improve cardiovascular outcomes, as well as HDL cholesterol. In the setting of normal liver function and normal triglyceride levels, there is no problem with modest alcohol intake while taking cholesterol lowering drugs. In the setting of high triglyceride, care should be taken as alcohol intake can worsen triglyceride levels. ...Read more

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Is apo clindamycin safe?

Is apo clindamycin safe?

Yes, but...: Clindamycin is safe, but there are always some patients who get a few side effects or allergic reactions to their medications. More importantly is how the Clindamycin is used, how much, for how long, and for what reason. In pediatrics, Clindamycin is usually prescribed as a gel for teen acne. ...Read more

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Are azt (zidovudine) type meds safe?

Are azt (zidovudine) type meds safe?

That depends: Azt (zidovudine) ishas a lot of side effects and toxicity, which is why it's less often used in the U.S. And other resource-rich countries these days. The more commonly used drugs in this class (the nucleoside analog reverse transcriptase inhibitors, or nrtis) are tenofovir, abacavir, lamivudine, and emtricitabine. These drugs are safer, more convenient, and more potent. ...Read more

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Does ondansetron 4 mg interact with azor (amlodipine and olmesartan)?

Does ondansetron 4 mg interact with azor (amlodipine and olmesartan)?

Fine together: These medications are not known to not negatively interact, so taking them together should be fine. ...Read more

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Xanax (alprazolam) and xl-3 drug interactions okay?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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Xanax (alprazolam): xl-3 cold & cough medicine added to Xanax (alprazolam) can cause more sedation. Please consult your doctor first. ...Read more

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What antihypertensive drug belongs to the beta-blocker class of drugs?

What antihypertensive drug belongs to the beta-blocker class of drugs?

Many: Beta blockers include: metoprolol, carvedilol, bisoprolol, nebivolol, atenolol, nadolol, sotalol, esmolol, acebutolol are a few. Some of them are more useful in CHF, others for angina, arrhythmias and most for hypertension ...Read more

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Percription drug help.?

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Percription drug help.?

It's available: I apologize in advance for the self-aggrandizement but i put together a webpage listing low cost, even free, options for health care & medications at http://alvinblin.Blogspot.Com/p/low-cost-medicaldentalpharmacy-options.Html. Good luck! ...Read more

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What class of drugs does pradaxa belong to?

What class of drugs does pradaxa belong to?

Oral anticoagulant: it is a blood thinner that you take by mouth. More specifically, it is a direct thrombin inhibitor. ...Read more

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Under various BP medication like -Olmesarten, Amlodipine and Metoprolol. Would taking CoQ10 (Ubiquinol) interact with these prescription drugs ?

Under various BP medication like -Olmesarten, Amlodipine and Metoprolol. Would taking CoQ10 (Ubiquinol) interact with these prescription drugs ?

CoQ10: 35 F from down under notes on olmedartan amlodipine metro pro lol wants to take CoQ10. Asks: interaction with BP MEDS. ANS:: prob not but waste of money. You should also be on diuretic for BP is not at goal. If blood K evern low ask test to test for primary Aldo. I specialize in HBP happy to do 2nd opinion. ...Read more

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What drugs interact with zantac (ranitidine)?

What drugs interact with zantac (ranitidine)?

Many drugs can: interact with zantac. Check this site for full list: http://www.drugs.com/drug-interactions/ranitidine,zantac-150.html ...Read more