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Can Oxycontin Be Considered As A Blood Thinning Agent
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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
Is clonidine typically used for very high blood pressure or can it be used for stage 1 hypertension, as well?
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
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?
Since alcohol is is a depressant, in high enough doses could it be effectively used as a general anesthetic for surgery?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can fever be a side effect of new meds such as gabapentin clonazepam? , would it be more necessary to try and track temps as accurately as possible?
Anything: Is possible but these would be unusual side effects. ...Read more
Taking into account the side effects, is it possible to use stevia as a fully sugar substitute? Or should it only be used as a complement?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Average: If that's your average BP while not taking any meds, then you don't need to start any medication. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Celebrex (celecoxib): either is fine . depends what you are taking it for ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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