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Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Cardene (Overview)

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


Dr. Suzanne Galli
6 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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Where to buy silver sulfadiazine cream otc?

Not in USA: Silver sulfadiazine is available only with your doctor's prescription. ...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

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Why flavedon mr35mg used what is the side effect?

Why flavedon mr35mg used what is the side effect?

Flavedon: Read this article first===>http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/trimetazidine. The drug is principally used now for patients with angina (heart pain) and has been shown to be effective. It should not be used if you have any movement disorders such a s restless leg syndrome or parkinson's-like neurologist symptoms. Rad the side effects and you and your doctor van decide whether its right for you. ...Read more

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Thinking of doing the abc diet, no what to do and all that, but what are the side effects?

Thinking of doing the abc diet, no what to do and all that, but what are the side effects?

Agree w Dr. McGee: With the Ana Boot Camp Diet would anticipate possible side effects like malnutrition, fatigue, overly rapid weight loss, dizziness, low energy level, loss of large % of muscle mass – including heart muscle, problems with sleep, electrolyte imbalances, cold sensitivity, depression, paranoia etc. It may also be the start of a pattern of unhealthy eating. ...Read more

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Please help! what happens when someone has a drug overdose?

Please help! what happens when someone has a drug overdose?

That depends on: How serious it is and what drugs or medications were taken. Overdoses are often treated initially in an emergency room. The person is monitored and often they have intravenous fluids. If they stopped breathing - a tube can be inserted to assist with breathing. Sometimes they are given charcoal to absorb the drugs and sometimes their stomach is "pumped". They may need to be given medications. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Cardene (nicardipine) allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Cardene (nicardipine) allergy?

Nicardipine allergy: An allergy to meds usually involves a systemic reaction such as a rash, nausea and vomiting or anaphylaxis after taking a medicine. There are other intolerance reactions that are not severe but would also result in stopping the medicine. ...Read more

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What is the standard IV dosage of cardene (nicardipine) for a hemorrhagic stroke?

What is the standard IV dosage of cardene (nicardipine) for a hemorrhagic stroke?

Cardene (nicardipine) dose: Cardene, the sustained release nifedipine pill, is usually given as 30, 45, or 60 mg twice per day. The prescribed dose may vary with metabolism and efficacy. IV forms of nifedipine or nicardipine are given as different (smaller) doses, on a continuous intravenous basis. ...Read more

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Why is Nicardipine so rarely prescribed? It improves cerebral blood flow...

Why is Nicardipine so rarely prescribed? It improves cerebral blood flow...

HTN: Nicardipine is usually used for Hypertension and depending on the practice sometimes used more frequently than others ...Read more

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What meds can I not take if I have POTS, Verapamil, Nicardipine, Prazosin or Carvedilol safe to take?

What meds can I not take if I have POTS, Verapamil, Nicardipine, Prazosin or Carvedilol safe to take?

Nothing safe: POTS has a number of causes, and one can be the use of almost any anti hypertensive, including the ones you list. So, because of the Postural Orthostatic part of the disorder, if you have high pressure lying down and low standing, its hard to find an agent that will help. Definitely need to consult your primary practitioner and get a referral to a specialist, usually a cardiologist. ...Read more

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Nicardipine better CerebralVasodilator than Verapamil?Anything help w/ vasoconstriction of the eyes?Vision hasnt de-blurred since takingVasoconstictor

Nicardipine better CerebralVasodilator than Verapamil?Anything help w/ vasoconstriction of the eyes?Vision hasnt de-blurred since takingVasoconstictor

What's the reason?: To answer your question more information is needed. Why are you, at 29 years of age taking a vasoconstrictor? I don't think taking a vasodilator is a quick fix for your blurred vision. You should speak further with the prescriber of the medication you currently take. ...Read more

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Nifedipine vs Nicardipine for Cerebral Vasodilating and Cerebral Blood flow? The literature says Nicardipine but it's not prescribed often right?

Nifedipine vs Nicardipine for Cerebral Vasodilating and Cerebral Blood flow? The literature says Nicardipine but it's not prescribed often right?

Nicardipine: These two meds are from the same class. Both vasodilate arteries and arterioles, both drop blood pressure, both are designed to have little or minimal effect on myocardial muscle contraction and cardiac conduction systems. Mg vs mg, nicardipine is slightly more potent in these vasodilating actions. The formulations account for this difference, as hypotension is the chief risk and hazard. ...Read more

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Acute antihypertensive therapy in pregnancy-induced hypertension: is nicardipine the answer?

Acute antihypertensive therapy in pregnancy-induced hypertension: is nicardipine the answer?

Not my first choice: Nicardipine is pregnancy category c. Typically we use IV labetolol, Hydralazine and PO nidepine as first line agents. There is some data using nicardipine i v . It is alternative to other agents. I would use if other agents contraindicated or did not work. ...Read more

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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

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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Am I dying?

Am I dying?

We all are: A 3-word question with no details... well, life is short on Earth, regardless of whether a person lives 3 days, 3000 days, or 30,000 days. It is not length of one's life that matters, but the quality of the life lived. The goal is not to live a long life, but to live a good life. Even if a person makes it all the way to age 82, that's only 30,000 days. ...Read more

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I have cold?

I have cold?

Symptoms?: The most common symptoms of a cold are sneezing, running nose, congestion and scratchy throat. Additional symptoms can be coughing, headaches, mucus dripping down the back of the throat, loss of appetite and fever (in children). ...Read more

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I have cold?

I have cold?

Cold: Tips: sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea.. Fever/ pain – Acetaminophen / nsaid’s rest! ...Read more

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What is asp?

What is asp?

In acupuncture an: Asp is an acupuncture semi-permanent needle. They are made in germany & come in stainless steel, gold, silver & titanium. They are used for auricular (ear) acupuncture. They are usually referred to as "asp's". ...Read more

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Pls help me?

Help: In order to assist you - you need to provide us with more information. Please re-ask and clarify the question that you need help with. Take care. ...Read more

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Am i dying ?

I don't know: I don't know, john. Technically, every person who is alive will die someday, yes. But unless you have been diagnosed with some untreatable illness, then no, you are not actively dying. If this is something you worry about a lot, mention it to one of your parents, a close adult friend, or a school counselor. A lot of people have these kinds of worries and you can get help to not worry so much. ...Read more

Dr. Ana Adelstein
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Nicardipine (Definition)

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