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Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Drug Interaction (Definition)

When the combination of two agents cause an effect, intended or unintended, that would not have otherwise ...Read more


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What to do if I have hypertension and take avalide (hydrochlorothiazide and irbesartan) which is part diuretic?

What to do if I have hypertension and take avalide (hydrochlorothiazide and irbesartan) which is part diuretic?

Hypertension: Avalide (hydrochlorothiazide and irbesartan) contains same blood pressure medication (Irbesartan) as in Avapro plus weak diuretic (water pill), Hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ). HCTZ may lower potassium while Irbesartan may increase potassium, thus canceling out each other's potential side effect. Monitor your blood pressure at home (after resting/keeping still) at least 5 minutes) and bring in BP cuff for calibration. Go see ur family doc ...Read more

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Will avalide (hydrochlorothiazide and irbesartan) cause you to have muscle cramps ?

Will avalide (hydrochlorothiazide and irbesartan) cause you to have muscle cramps ?

Possibly: Almost any medicine can cause almost any side effect. Although muscle pain is a reported side effect of avilide, muscle cramps are not reported in the literature. ...Read more

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My insurance will only pay for diovan, yet the doctor prescribed avalide (hydrochlorothiazide and irbesartan). What is the difference?

My insurance will only pay for diovan, yet the doctor prescribed avalide (hydrochlorothiazide and irbesartan). What is the difference?

The price.: Avalide (hydrochlorothiazide and irbesartan) and Diovan are similar drugs from the same class called "angiotensin receptor blockers"; the only real difference is the price (Avalide (hydrochlorothiazide and irbesartan) (hydrochlorothiazide and irbesartan) is more expensive). Ask your doctor if there is a reason that he/she prescribed Avalide (hydrochlorothiazide and irbesartan) instead of diovan, and if so, does it justify the higher price? ...Read more

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Is a pharmacist aware of your drug interactions?

TYPICALLY, THATS: Part of what they do, as long as you are not going to different pharmacies for different meds. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about drug interactions- can a pharmacist answer?

Can you tell me about drug interactions- can a pharmacist answer?

Your question is too: general to answer in 400 characters or less. Please ask a more SPECIFIC question. Here is a resource for excellent drug interaction information: http://www.drugs.com/drug_interactions.html ...Read more

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Vitamin drug interactions?

Vitamin drug interactions?

Vitamin drug: There are many interactions between supplements and medications. There are many interactions that medications have blocking the absorption or efficacy of vitamins and supplements too. Refer to an online source to look for potential interactions. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: drug interaction?

Bad combination: When the combination of two agents cause an effect, intended or unintended, that would not have otherwise occured if taken seperately. ...Read more

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What is the best online or app drug interaction checker? drugs.com, rxlist, medscape, healthline or epocrates app? or is there a better choice?

What is the best online or app drug interaction checker? drugs.com, rxlist, medscape, healthline or epocrates app? or is there a better choice?

In general: All the interaction checkers are pretty reasonable. Usually when deciding which one to use, depends on what other resources you are going to use from the respective site/app. Once we know what resources you'd like to use, it would be easier guide you. ...Read more

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

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

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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Any drug interactions between risperodene and androcur?

Any drug interactions between risperodene and androcur?

Tried: Could not find these drugs in the literature. Can u check the spellings? Also include their market names if possible. Also you can try to find your own answer on drugs.com. ...Read more

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Are there drug interactions between caduet and provengil?

Are there drug interactions between caduet and provengil?

Caduet and provigil?: all have hepatic metabolism - so can interfere with metaolism of ea other. ...Read more

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What the best statin without side effect &drug interaction?

What the best statin without side effect &drug interaction?

You have to try: Which gives you less side effects as some tolerate one brand better than other , all 'statins' have identical side effects ; interactions as their mode of action is identical if they are 'statins'. ...Read more

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Drug interactions between ranexa (ranolazine) and diltiazem?

Drug interactions between ranexa (ranolazine) and diltiazem?

Yes: Diltiazem interacts with Ranexa (ranolazine) in the liver and increases its level in the blood stream. Can prolong qt and cause rythm disturbances. Other side effects from renexa likely: constipation, dizziness, headache, nausea., palpitations, dizziness and blurred vision. These are more likely with this combination, but many people on this combination of drugs. Double check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can drug interactions be treated? If so what is the treatment?

Yes: Well depends the most obvious is to stop the offending drug. If the reaction has occurred stop the drug and treat the symptoms. ...Read more

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Questions about possible drug interactions for 12 prescription drugs?

Drug Interactions: Well for 12 medications, that is going to take longer than the 400 characters allowed on HealthTap. I suggest you schedule a long, yes a long consultation with your doctor or your pharmacist to discuss possible interactions. ...Read more

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"is ketamine injections safe to take for pain? Any serious drug interactions or allergic reactions?"

"is ketamine injections safe to take for pain? Any serious drug interactions or allergic reactions?"

Depends: Ketamine has a number of uses. Its most common is as an intravenous analgesic. It is almost never used by itself because may cause hallucinations, nightmares and dysphoric reactions. It also increases blood pressure, causes nausea and has other side effects. ...Read more

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