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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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