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Doctor insights on: Can You Take Mucinex Dm If You Have Congestive Heart Issues

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Congestive Heart Failure (Definition)

Otherwise known simply as heart failure, is a condition in which the heart muscle is weakened. It may be receiving inadequate blood flow, its valves might be malfunctioning or the heart muscle might have thickened or stiffened. As a result, the heart, which is a pump, cannot supply the body with ...Read more


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My grandmother was on a vent after weakening from congestive heart failure. Why treat breathing if heart problem?

My grandmother was on a vent after weakening from congestive heart failure. Why treat breathing if heart problem?

Resting the heart: Breathing involves a lot energy and muscle work; if your heart is not strong enough to perform the work that is involved in breathing then you try to rest the heart by having a machine breathe for you. ...Read more

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Is a heart rate of 140-150 an acceptable heart rate for a 5 year old with a fever of 102.5 and cough? He's taken mucinex and albuterol 2 hrs ago.

Is a heart rate of 140-150 an acceptable heart rate for a 5 year old with a fever of 102.5 and cough? He's taken mucinex and albuterol 2 hrs ago.

Yes: Expect an increase of 10-15 BPM for every increase in 1 degree Fahrenheit from normal. Albuterol will also increase the heart rate by a significant amount as long as it is in his system. The numbers you list are well within the expected and well tolerated at his age. ...Read more

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Please help I am very scared will Mucinex (guaifenesin) increase my anxiety or heart rate I have COPD and afib I am very concerned about the Mucinex (guaifenesin) I need it to?

Please help I am very scared will Mucinex (guaifenesin) increase my anxiety or heart rate I have COPD and afib I am very concerned about the Mucinex (guaifenesin) I need it to?

No: Regular Mucinex (guaifenesin) should not cause an increase in heart rate. Other decongestants such as sudafed (pseudoephedrine) or those with "D" (Allegra-d, Claritin-D, etc) can cause an increase in blood pressure or heart rate and should be avoided. ...Read more

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I have heart issues. My boss throw tantrums, or reams me out, which cause stress. They won't let me take vac or sick day?

I have heart issues. My boss throw tantrums, or reams me out, which cause stress. They won't let me take vac or sick day?

Counseling, group Rx: Doctors, like psychiatrists, can provide counseling on issues like this. Self-help groups, and supervised group therapy might also help. ...Read more

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I am 53 year old male. I take lisintipril no heart issues. I have left side headaches, cannot sometimes put words in sentence together when overstress?

I am 53 year old male. I take lisintipril no heart issues. I have left side headaches, cannot sometimes put words in sentence together when overstress?

Neurologist: This is not an appropriate forum for your urgent medical condition. You need a thorough and urgent workup with your Neurologist. Your family doctor can help you get directed to the right care. But, please sign off of the internet and get to medical care today. ...Read more

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When is the best time to take aspirin for preventative heart issues?

When is the best time to take aspirin for preventative heart issues?

Any time: It absolutely doesn't matter at all. The antiplatelet effect of Aspirin lasts for the life of the platelet (10 days) and is irreversible. By taking an Aspirin each day, you assure that all platelets are affected. The timing doesn't matter since 90% of your platelets are affected on any given day. ...Read more

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If you are experiencing shoulder pain from heart issues, how long would it take to progress into heart attack?

If you are experiencing shoulder pain from heart issues, how long would it take to progress into heart attack?

Shoulder issues: Most shoulder issues have nothing to do with the heart. When shoulder pain is caused by myocardial ischemia, it does indicate the possibility of a future heart attack. If the heart problem isn't treated, the likelihood of an event is higher than if it is aggressively treated. Timing prediction relates to the frequency and severity of the symptoms. This should be discussed with your doctor. ...Read more

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My Rhumathologist gave me predinsone 5 mg daily for my Sjögren's and lupus. Is that ok to take with heart issues?

My Rhumathologist gave me predinsone 5 mg daily for my Sjögren's and lupus. Is that ok to take with heart issues?

Unable to answer: You should trust your own rheumatologist and not rely on the internet answers from doctors who have no access to your medical records. You do not even mention what specific heart issues you have. ...Read more

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Coq10 helps my heart issues and fibromyalgia but what dose should I take? I've been taking 1200mg but how much can my liver process? Its expensive.

Coq10 helps my heart issues and fibromyalgia but what dose should I take? I've been taking 1200mg but how much can my liver process? Its expensive.

Placebo: Prior to the 20th century, traveling peddlers sold tonics that were touted to treat just about everything. See this list for coenzq10 from the mayo clinic: http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/coenzyme-q10/ns_patient-coenzymeq10/dsection=evidence
there is no proof that coq10 treats anything. No dose has been shown to be effective. 1200 mg daily is the most that's ever advised however. ...Read more

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It is possible that a person diagnosed with stage 4 congestive heart failure take a long car or train trip?

It is possible that a person diagnosed with stage 4 congestive heart failure take a long car or train trip?

Yes, but: Yes, but they need to take precautions. They should move around, stretch, and walk every 2 hrss to avoid a blood clot. If travel is prolonged, Lovenox (enoxaparin) should be considered. One must be sure to have enough of all of their medicines and, if necessary, oxygen. Their diuretic may be inconvenient and a urine bottle can be helpful. However, it's just as restful to sit in a car or train as in a bedroom. ...Read more

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Why do I sometimes feel like my heart stops and I need to take deep breaths? Is it a heart problem or anxiety?

Why do I sometimes feel like my heart stops and I need to take deep breaths? Is it a heart problem or anxiety?

Anxiety shows itself: In may ways. Once can mentally obsess over things that frighten the person or do behaviors to keep danger away, e.g., ritual behaviors, checking and re-checking. Physically there can be heart palpitations, shortness of breath, sweating, sleeplessness, etc. See doc to rule out medical conditions and see a mental health professional for support if you think you have an anxiety disorder. ...Read more

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How strong can pvcs get? I have something I feel that takes my breath away and makes me cough. Family history of heart issues.

How strong can pvcs get? I have something I feel that takes my breath away and makes me cough. Family history of heart issues.

PVCs matter!: Too many pvcs with accompanying symptoms are somewhat worrisome. The presence of it prevents accurate diagnosis via ECG gated tests such as nuclear stress, i.e. Mpi. A better and perhaps the only choice for you is multifunction cardiogram. It may save your life! Http://en. M.Wikipedia. Org/wiki/multifunction_cardiogram. ...Read more

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What happens if someone has congestive heart failure and takes medicine how long do they have to live?

What happens if someone has congestive heart failure and takes medicine how long do they have to live?

It varies: Death in the first year can vary from 10% to 25% depending on the cause of the heart failure, the severity of the heart dysfunction, the age of the patient and the presence of co morbidities such as kidney failure, diabetes, etc. The natural history of heart failure which is progressive can be altered by medications and intervention such as bi ventricular pacing or resynchronization ...Read more

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I often like to eat pizza, how to make sure to eat in a healthy way so to avoid any heart problem. Need tips like don't take coke with pizza etc?

Eating: Pizza in moderation, avoid sugary beverages, eat pizza with unsweetened tea or water, exercise, eat lots of vegetables before the pizza ...Read more

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Is there any way to make sure to eat pizza (except making at home) in a healthy way so to avoid heart problem Need tips, eg: don't take coke with pizza?

Is there any way to make sure to eat pizza (except making at home) in a healthy way so to avoid heart problem Need tips, eg: don't take coke with pizza?

Limited consumption: You should eat veggie pizza only occasionally (like 1-2x a month). And very little cheese, if any. No meat. Pizza is not a healthy food no matter what you read or anyone else says. However, it is better than most other fast foods. Try to get pizza made with whole grain not white flour. Never drink soda/coke - it is never healthy. Drink water or tea. Exercise regularly (don;t need to do aerobics). ...Read more

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Are there any supplements to take for congestive heart failure?

Are there any supplements to take for congestive heart failure?

Maybe: Co enzyme Q and Omega 3 have been the most studied supplements in many conditions including cardiovascular disease and the common condition where the 2 supplements have a possible positive benefit is heart failure. The effect in survival is minimal at best and likely due to a reduction in sudden cardiac death specially Omega 3 ...Read more

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I just want to ask what dry cough medicine should I take I have heart problem thank you?

I just want to ask what dry cough medicine should I take I have heart problem thank you?

You haven't told: Us what your cardiac problem is. Consider resubmitting with more information. ...Read more

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I am 67. Is it better to take 200 mg Ubiquinol daily rather than only 100mg? Have hypertension but no heart problem.

I am 67. Is it better to take 200 mg Ubiquinol daily rather than only 100mg? Have hypertension but no heart problem.

Unknown: The safety and efficacy have not been established so no one can reliably answer your question. The reported doses that are used are: heart protection after heart attack: 60 mg twice a day, cardiomyopathy: 100-600 mg a day; Parkinson's Disease: 300-1200 mg a day. It's your choice, your risk. ...Read more

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If you have heartburn, and take pantoprazole and it completely stops, does that mean the problem didn't originate from a heart problem?

If you have heartburn, and take pantoprazole and it completely stops, does that mean the problem didn't originate from a heart problem?

No.: Theoretically someone can have a heart problem and GERD at the same time. And chest pain from a heart source could be intermittent, so "improvement" with Pantoprazole could just be coincidental. I would not use this exclusively to rule out the possibility of heart disease. ...Read more

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I was reading on internet that viagara is the house of heart attack in few ppls I don't have any heart problem can I take half pill of 25 mg to start?

I was reading on internet that viagara is the house of heart attack in few ppls I don't have any heart problem can I take half pill of 25 mg to start?

Here are some...: Known to us and common sense, nothing is free and no drug is free of adverse side effects on certain people, which are unpredictable by any medical professionals; so, always use a drug with care and responsibility. The only surest way to avoid adverse effect from a drug is not use it. But most initial question is why you need to use a Viagra (sildenafil) or just to push your reasonable sex ability beyond limit ...Read more

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Is arnica Montana safe? It says online to not take oral. But my surgeon seems to think it's fine. Can it cause heart issues? Already have pvcs.

Is arnica Montana safe? It says online to not take oral. But my surgeon seems to think it's fine. Can it cause heart issues? Already have pvcs.

See below: Arnica Montana is a useful anti-inflammatory herb when used as a cream, but it is toxic when taken internally. Arnica is also sold as little white Homeopathic pills which are safe to ingest because in the popular 30X dilution they contain no Arnica, just plain water. There is no scientific basis for the claims of Homeopathy that despite having no molecules of the substance the "essence" remains. ...Read more

Mucinex (Definition)

Guaifenesin is a cough suppressant which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common ...Read more