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Anticoagulant (Definition)

Anticoagulants are any of a variety of drugs which decrease the body's ability to make or sustain blood clots. They fall, generally, into two categories. Drugs like Aspirin and clopidogrel (plavix) prevent platelets from forming the initial stages of a clot. Drugs like warfarin (coumadin) and dabigatran (pradaxa) block the later process ...Read more


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Is clonidine typically used for very high blood pressure or can it be used for stage 1 hypertension, as well?

Is clonidine typically used for very high blood pressure or can it be used for stage 1 hypertension, as well?

Anti-hypertensive: It can be but usually not recommended or used for stage i hypertension. Typically betablocker, acei or arb, thiazide diuretics, or calcium channel blockers are recommended used as first line agents. ...Read more

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Which pain reliever is not a blood thinning agent?

Which pain reliever is not a blood thinning agent?

Many: Muscle relaxants (i.e. Skelaxin, (metaxalone) flexeril), neuropathic agents (gabapentin, lyrica), opiates (morphine, hydrocodone), Lidocaine and other local anesthetics, tyelenol, along with many other drug classes do not thin the blood. Aspirin is the most commonly used pain killer that will act as a blood thinner. ...Read more

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Is there a way to be easily tested for renal hypertension as a possible cause of secondary HTN? Why is it such an involved procedure?

Is there a way to be easily tested for renal hypertension as a possible cause of secondary HTN? Why is it such an involved procedure?

Screening?: You can be screen for renal hypertension using an Ultrasound study with doppler to evaluate artery flows and renal artery stenosis. This test is easily done in most hospitals with no pain and no preparation. ...Read more

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Is tramadol can be used as an antidepressant?

Is tramadol can be used as an antidepressant?

No it should not: Tramadol is a medication used for pain management. It does not have properties related to symptoms of depression. It does not have FDA approval for depression and you should consider discussing with your psychiatrist medication such as an SSRI (serotonin reuptake inhibitors) which are first line treatment for management of depression. ...Read more

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Can there be a such thing as a person having heart disease without a high blood pressure?

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Can there be a such thing as a person having heart disease without a high blood pressure?

Absolutely: Hypertension just one, albeit important, risk factor in a plethora of identifiable risk factors that can contribute to heart disease. Lower bps are better, but not absolutely protective. Diabetes, cigarette exposure, blood fat abnormalities, obesity, genetic markers, etc., are among many risk factors that place one at risk beyond high blood pressure. ...Read more

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If blood pressure is often 139/83 should a person be taking hypertension meds?

If blood pressure is often 139/83 should a person be taking hypertension meds?

Average: If that's your average BP while not taking any meds, then you don't need to start any medication. ...Read more

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Which anti depressant medications would be best for a patient with multiple sclerosis? Would Percocet be a safe medications to take?

Which anti depressant medications would be best for a patient with multiple sclerosis?  Would Percocet be a safe medications to take?

Many choices x perco: Many antidepressants may be helpful for a person with multiple sclerosis. Sometimes they are used for symptoms of depression, sometimes they are used for pain symptoms. Percocet is an opioid pain medicine - it is short-acting, and it is not normally helpful for depression or for people with MS. It is quite helpful for someone with a broken leg or root canal. ...Read more

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Is amitriptyline used to treat a stomach issue, such as a hyperactive bowel?

Is amitriptyline used to treat a stomach issue, such as a hyperactive bowel?

It can be: Amitriptylene is an antidepressant medication that has strong anticholinergic features that can slow the bowel, as well as other effects. When being given to help a hyperactive bowel, lower doses are usually used than when giving it for its antidepressant properties. ...Read more

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Is there a drug that is less expensive and can be used as a alternative to humira (adalimumab)?

Is there a drug that is less expensive and can be used as a alternative to humira (adalimumab)?

No: Humira (adalimumab) is a biologic? Infliximab is more expensive. Other medications may be an option, but this should be discussed with ourngastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Is it safe/ok to have either 200 mg ibuprofen or a baby aspirin a day for general maintenance such as reducing inflammation, etc?

Is it safe/ok to have either 200 mg ibuprofen or a baby aspirin a day for general maintenance such as reducing inflammation, etc?

Maybe....: If you have an inflammatory condition that requires it then yes. But for general purposes I say no. There has been no studies to show low dose NSAIDs are beneficial for "general inflammation reduction". These medications can also be rough on the stomach and cause ulcers and although small but there is a real risk of major bleeding even with 81mg ASA. It's a risk vs. benefit kind of thing. ...Read more

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Why can drug addiction be considered a disease?

Why can drug addiction be considered a disease?

Illness: Addiction process rewires brain reward pathway and is an illness vs disease. ...Read more

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Is Excedrin as good a blood thinner as aspirin?

Is Excedrin as good a blood thinner as aspirin?

No: Most excedrin formulations contain 250 mg aspirin, with Acetaminophen and caffeine. Aspirin for prevention of cardiovascular events, is usually dosed at 81mg or 325 mg. The other ingredients are unnecessary and carry their own risks. Caffeine, in particular, may raise blood pressure. Aspirin has risks also. Make sure you really need it by discussing the risks and benefits with your doctor. ...Read more

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Oxycontin (Definition)

Treats moderate to severe pain. Rapid-release oxycodone is a narcotic that is used ...Read more