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Beta blocker overdose fatal?

Beta blocker overdose fatal?

Can be, not usually: Beta blockers can slow the heart, decrease blood pressure, cause abnormal heart rhythms (even fatal ones), cause bronchospasm (asthma/wheezing), heart failure, mental status changes, rash, allergic reactions. May require aggressive medical rx, especially if taken with other meds. ...Read more

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Irbesartan (Definition)

Originally marketed under the trade name, avapro, (irbesartan) Irbesartan is now sold in generic form, produced by various manufacturers. It falls into the category of angiotensin receptor blockers or arbs. Dosages include 75, 150, and 300 mg tablets, as well as various combination forms with both 12.5 and 25mg doses of hydrochlorothiazide (hctz). Blocks a kidney mediated ...Read more


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Antidote for beta blocker overdose?

Antidote for beta blocker overdose?

Answer: If severe or symptomatic, intravenous pressers (drugs that mimic adrenaline) and/or temporary pacing is needed. This is not to be tried at home kids! if not severe and patient young/healthy, might only need close monitoring and IV fluids in icu. I hope this person is in a hospital! ...Read more

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Levothyroxine overdose side effects?

Levothyroxine overdose side effects?

Hyperthroidism: Taking too much levothyroxine causes hyperthyroidism. This can cause your metabolism to be too fast, causing you to lose weight, have a fast heart rate, lose your hair, and feel like it is too hot all of the time. It is definitely not recommended you take too much of your medication. ...Read more

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Family member took 13 pills of lisinopril hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) 10-12.5 mg is that an overdose?

Blood pressure: 13 pills of lisinopril/hctz combination can certainly cause problems and would qualify as an overdose. Should get to the hospital for observations and treatment if necessary. ...Read more

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Diphenhydramine overdose antidote?

911: Although death by Diphenhydramine overdose is uncommon, dangers associated with an overdose include cardiac arrhythmias, delirium, respiratory suppression, short-term memory loss, and urinary retention. The specific antidote for Diphenhydramine poisoning is physostigmine, usually given intravenously in a hospital. If you suspect Diphenhydramine overdose, contact emergency services (911). ...Read more

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Amoxicillin, lisinopril hctz, (hydrochlorothiazide) metoprolol, and Klor-Con safe to take together?

Amoxicillin, lisinopril hctz, (hydrochlorothiazide) metoprolol, and Klor-Con safe to take together?

See answer: I have several patients who have been on these meds at one time or another without any issues. If your dr. Has an emr, they will often be able to assure if there any interactions. The pharmacist would also be able to confirm if there are any interactions. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is taking accupril (quinapril) 10mg, Norvasc 5mg, and zocar 20mg too much?

Is taking accupril (quinapril) 10mg, Norvasc 5mg, and zocar 20mg too much?

No: The proper dose is enough. Enough to control your blood pressure and to lower your cholesterol. And you are on fairly low doses of the medications. ...Read more

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Telmisartan ( micardis) side effects?

Telmisartan ( micardis) side effects?

Generally well: Tolerated. Side effects include: low blood pressure, lightheadedness, kidney impairment, elevated potassium, back pain, diarrhea. Less common is angioedema and rarely anaphylaxis. ...Read more

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Please tell me, are avapro (irbesartan) and lisinopril comparable?

Please tell me, are avapro (irbesartan) and lisinopril comparable?

Avapro and Zestril (lisinopril): Avapro (irbesartan) (a) is a member of the angiotensin receptor blocker (arb) class of drugs. Lisinopril (l) is a member of the angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor (ace-i) class of drugs. They act at different sites of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system. Both reduce proteiuria and blood pressure. Ace-i's have a higher incidence of cough. Ask your physician for more information about them. ...Read more

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Side effects to Chlorthalid 25 mg. headaches??

Side effects to Chlorthalid 25 mg. 
headaches??

Possibly: but rare- please check with private physician for a dose adjustment or change of medication. ...Read more

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Depression from taking uniretic (moexipril and hydrocholorthiazide)?

Depression from taking  uniretic (moexipril and hydrocholorthiazide)?

Some diuretics: Seem to be able to cause depression. Talk with your doctor about this happening with you. ...Read more

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Depression from taking uniretic (moexipril and hydrocholorthiazide)?

Depression from taking uniretic (moexipril and hydrocholorthiazide)?

Probably not: Not a common side effect but could cause medical problems (ie liver failure) that could present as depression--run it by your doc. ...Read more

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Can naloxone substitute for oxycodone overdose?

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No: Naloxone is the antidote to an oxycodone overdose. Naloxone is an opiate-receptor competitive antagonist, which means it blocks the receptors that oxycodone needs to bind to in order to exert its effect. ...Read more

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Could you take hydrochlorothiazide, amlodipine besylate and bisoprolol fumarate together?

Yes u can.: They belong to different classes of BP meds- diuretic, calcium channel blocker and beta blocker. Ask ur dr if u have heart, thyroid, kidney or adrenal conditions contributing to ur hypertension, considering u r still young to be taking 3 BP meds.Take care! http://www.M.Webmd.Com/a-to-z-guides/hypertension-complementary-alternative-treatments. ...Read more

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Is toprol (metoprolol) 50 mg XR a safe drug?

Is toprol (metoprolol) 50 mg XR a safe drug?

Can be: Yes. All meds are safe if used properly and with frequent monitoring by your doctor. S/he also needs to know all your meds including otc, herbs, alternative meds, and vitamins that you use to make sure there are no interactions as well as all medical conditions, including past ones. ...Read more

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Is a clonidine overdose lifethreatning?

Is a clonidine overdose lifethreatning?

Could be: Clonidine lowers blood pressure, slows heart rate, and decreases breathing, so overdose can be potentially fatal. All overdoses of any medications should be evaluated by a medical professional, and if the overdose was taken on purpose, also by a mental health professional. Overdoses may require treatment in the er to pump the stomach or to reverse effects of meds already absorbed. ...Read more

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Avapro (Definition)

Avapro is an angiotensin II blocker which is a kind of blood ...Read more


Overdose (Definition)

When the maximum dose of medication ...Read more