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Dr. Harinder Gill
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Cardene (Overview)

Cardene is a calcium channel blocker which is a kind of rhythm control drug (cardiovascular drug).


Dr. Harinder Gill
5 doctors shared insights

Cardene (Overview)

Cardene is a calcium channel blocker which is a kind of rhythm control drug (cardiovascular drug).


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Is it okay to take l-arginine while taking losartan, nicardipine & metropolol? I saw on dr. Oz that l-arginine was a good supplement to take if one has high blood pressure. I also saw that hibiscus tea was good for lowering blood pressure. Is it ok to tak

Is it okay to take l-arginine while taking losartan, nicardipine & metropolol? I saw on dr. Oz that l-arginine was a good supplement to take if one has high blood pressure. I also saw that hibiscus tea was good for lowering blood pressure. Is it ok to tak

This : This should be fine, but with a few caveats. First. L-arginine is an unproven dietary supplement. It may be helpful, but there is no convincing evidence. And just because it is a natural supplement does not mean it is necessarily safe. If you haven't already, a more effective and natural way to help your blood pressure would be to cut out sodium and increase your intake of fresh foods. Your combination of drugs indicates to me that you have a substantial blood pressure problem. You should discuss these supplements with your physician and your pharmacist to be sure there are no interactions, and always let healthcare professionals know what supplements and over-the-counter medicines you are taking in addition to your prescriptions. Although uncommon, in some cases these ordinary supplements and otc meds can cause negative drug interactions with your important prescriptions. ...Read more

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Do polytar (coal tar) bar soap actually works for psoriasis?

Do polytar (coal tar) bar soap actually works for psoriasis?

Not really.: Tar products are sometimes helpful when used as a supplement to more basic treatments, such as topical corticosteroids, vitamin d derivatives, and uv light. But by itself, tar soap is ineffective in all but the very mildest cases. ...Read more

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What is pine tar soap used for?

What is pine tar soap used for?

Inflamed skin.: Pine tar has been used in soaps, shampoos, ointments and shaving products to sooth inflamed skin conditions. ...Read more

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It's okay to use listerine instead of peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) right?

It's okay to use listerine instead of peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) right?

Not Really: Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) is an Rx rinse that is recommended and is more effective than Listerine due to its lasting effect after the rinse has been used. Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) actually continues to kill bacteria for up to 60 minutes after rinse. ...Read more

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What is silver sulfadiazine cream used for?

What is silver sulfadiazine cream used for?

Burns: This is a wonderful antiburn, antibiotic cream that stimulates granulation tissue to heal over burned areas, diabetic ulcers, common scrapes of the skin... ...Read more

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How likely is aluminum poisoning from carafate (sucralfate)? I use prescription strength anti-persperent that contains aluminum also.

How likely is aluminum poisoning from carafate (sucralfate)? I use prescription strength anti-persperent that contains aluminum also.

Not likely but ?: Sucrafate and Anti-perspirants both contain aluminum which is absorbed and stored in bodily tissues. Chronic may cause toxicity, most particularly for patients with chronic renal disease or who are on dialysis. I would advise switching to an anti-perspirant that doesn't contain aluminum such as Arm and Hammer. Ask your physician if there is an alternative to Sucrafate for your condition. ...Read more

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I bought an eye-liner with: synthetic beeswax, dimethiconol behenate and sucrose acetate isobutyrate.Are them dangerous for my skin?I have atopic derma

I bought an eye-liner with: synthetic beeswax, dimethiconol behenate and sucrose acetate isobutyrate.Are them dangerous for my skin?I have atopic derma

Not likely: They are no more likely harmful to your skin than anyone else's. Having said that, people with ad are more likely to develop allergic contact reactions presumably due to a defect in the skin barrier function allowing allergens to penetrate the skin more readily. ...Read more

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Cardizem or tiazac (diltiazem) --are both good?

Cardizem or tiazac (diltiazem) --are both good?

Cardizem: Same generic medication with different drug delivery system and probably equivalent in lowering blood pressure and possibly heart rate. ...Read more

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Kirkland Aller-tec (Zyrtec/cetrizine) bottle smells like vinegar? Is it expired???

Kirkland Aller-tec (Zyrtec/cetrizine) bottle smells like vinegar? Is it expired???

Return to Kirkland: Our nose helps us to sense spoilage. Although some medications do emit some chemical scent, a strong vinegar odor suggests that the product might have been contaminated (chemical or moisture). Return the bottle to Kirkland . ...Read more

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Is silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) over the counter?

No: See your doctor if your skin is infected. It could go to cellulitis if you ignore it. It is is usually used for burns and they can cause scarring. ...Read more

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Which shampoo is better: polytar (coal tar) or oilatum?

For dry scalp or...: For psoriasis, seborrhea, and bad dandruff, i'd take the polytar (coal tar). For dry scalp alone, i'd take the oilatum. Both can be used on different days. ...Read more

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Could I use listerine instead of peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate)?

Could I use listerine instead of peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate)?

Not recommended: Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) is a Rx rinse that is recommended and is more effective than Listerine due to its lasting effect after the rinse has been used. Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) actually continues to kill bacteria for up to 60 minutes after rinse. ...Read more

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Why is a prescription required for silvadene (silver sulfadiazine)?

Rx: silvadene (silver sulfadiazine): Prescription medications require a prescription because they are considered to be potentially harmful if not used under the supervision of a licensed health care provider. The silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) is one of the prescription drugs. ...Read more

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Can you use silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) cream on eczema?

Can you use silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) cream on eczema?

Yes: Silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) cream is useful as an antibiotic and occlusive agent. The occlusion will help eczema. Eczema is helped greatly by not drying the skin and by moisture. Some additives such as fragrances and formaldehyde (in dryer sheets) can worsen eczema. ...Read more

Dr. James Dukelow
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Nicardipine (Definition)

Nicardipine is a calcium channel blocker which is a kind of rhythm ...Read more