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Hydralazine side effects?

Hydralazine side effects?

Fatigue, see below: Most side effects are rare, but of the ones that patients are more likely to experience with this med, fatigue/tiredness, diarrhea, and upset stomach are more common. It rarely, and i mean rarely, can cause symptoms similar to systemic lupus erythematosis (sle or lupus). This drug induced lupus is reversible when the med is stopped. I think Labetalol during pregnancy is a better option. ...Read more

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Side effects of bisoprolol?

Side effects of bisoprolol?

Some side effects: Headache and nausea are some of the side effects I have seen in my patient. Of course if the dose is too much for you it can cause low BP and very low heart rate. ...Read more

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Side effects of altace?

Side effects of altace?

Side effects: Common: cough; dizziness; headache; tiredness. Uncommon side effects include allergic reactions, chest pain, low blood pressure, jaundice, loss of appetite, seizures, and others. If you have concerns ask your doctor. ...Read more

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Telmisartan effects & side effects?

Telmisartan effects & side effects?

Micardis (telmisartan): Is an angiotensin ii receptor antagonist. (arb) very effective BP agent with very few side effects. ...Read more

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Cipralex side effects?

Cipralex side effects?

Lexapro (escitalopram) side effects: Common Lexapro (escitalopram) side effects may include: drowsiness, tired feeling; sleep problems (insomnia); mild nausea, gas, heartburn, upset stomach, constipation; weight changes; decreased sex drive, impotence, or difficulty having an orgasm; or increased sweating. Source: www.Drugs.Com best wishes. ...Read more

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Side effects of norvasc (amlodipine)?

Side effects of norvasc (amlodipine)?

Many possible: According to webmd, the most common side effects of Norvasc (amlodipine) include: fluid retention in the legs, feet, arms or hands/visible water retention/head pain//infrequent side effects: dizziness/heart throbbing or pounding/drowsiness/low energy/temporary redness of face and neck/feel like throwing up//rare side effects: depression/yellowing of skin or eyes from liver problems/heart attack/angina. ...Read more

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Mirtazapine side effects?

Mirtazapine side effects?

Most Common: In my clinical experience, the most commonly reportrd are a 10 to 15 poind weight gaiin, sedation and next day somnolence. Interesting enough, the higher the dose of the medication, the less sedation one experiences. Hence, is someone is taking 30mg and is reporting they are too groggy to get up in the morning, increasing to 45mg may easily correct the problem; whereas, lowering the dose to 15mg w. ...Read more

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Side effects of donazepil?

Side effects of donazepil?

Med side effect: The most common side effect that pt's complain about with donazepil is GI upset like nausea. Several of my pt's have decreased the nausea by taking it with food at night. ...Read more

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Side effects of pravastatin?

Pravastatin: More serious side effects include: unexplained muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness;fever, unusual tiredness, and dark colored urine;chest pain;swelling, weight gain, urinating less than usual or not at all; or nausea, upper stomach pain, itching, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes) and others perhaps less signficant. ...Read more

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Side effects of alprazolam?

Side effects of alprazolam?

Go to:: http://www.webmd.com/drugs/drug-9824-xanax+oral.aspx?drugid=9824&drugname=xanax+oral&source=1.

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Side effects of taking mirtazapine?

Side effects of taking mirtazapine?

More sleep & weight: While numerous side-effects are possible with mirtazepine (remeron), as with all other antidepressants, by far the most common issues are sedation/sleepiness, and weight gain. These are so common that prescribers generally count on them -- as in using this medication when insomnia and lack of appetite accompany depression. ...Read more

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Digoxin side effects like digitalis?

Digoxin side effects like digitalis?

Yes: Digitalis is the layman's name for digoxin or digitoxin (rarely used anymore). They are the same medicine. ...Read more

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Cardizem - side effects - pros and cons?

Cardizem - side effects - pros and cons?

Slow heart rate/: Cardiezem is a calcium channel blocker that lowers BP and slows heart rate. Its a fairly safe drug and has few side effects. As always doctors should weigh risk vs benefit when placing pts on a medicine ...Read more

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I have an afib and i'm looking for a medicine with less side effects & stress. So far i have 2 choices the carvidilol and cardizem. Which is better?

I have an afib and i'm looking for a medicine with less side effects & stress. So far i  have 2 choices the carvidilol and cardizem. Which is better?

Either one: Side effects from medications are often idiosyncratic - anyone can get any of them from any medication. Both these medications are usually well-tolerated. ...Read more

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How safe is it to take cardizem for fast heart rate with low bp. Side effects?

How safe is it to take cardizem for fast heart rate with low bp. Side effects?

Depends: Cardizem is a good rate controling agent and usually a fairly mild BP medication. Unfortunately untill you try it wont really know. Would start at low dose and work up to higher doses as tolerated. If you feel light headed or dizzy on the medication stop it and notify your doctor so they can make a change. ...Read more

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Who should not take Cardizem?

Who should not take Cardizem?

Cardizem: "CARDIZEM is contraindicated in (1) patients with sick sinus syndrome except in the presence of a functioning ventricular pacemaker, (2) patients with second- or third-degree AV block except in the presence of a functioning ventricular pacemaker, (3) patients with hypotension (less than 90 mm Hg systolic), (4) patients who have demonstrated hypersensitivity to the drug, and (5) patients with acute ...Read more

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Does cardizem help with stage fright?

Stage fright: Beta blockers are used for stage fright. Cardiazem (diltiazem) might work but i've never seen any evidence for it. ...Read more

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What is cardizem ER and what does it do?

What is cardizem ER and what does it do?

Cardizem: Cardizem er ( extended release) are calcium channel blockers most often used for hypertension and also given for atrial fibrillation, flutter and sometimes for supraventricular tachycardia. ...Read more

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What cold medications are safe to take while on cardizem?

What cold medications are safe to take while on cardizem?

Decongestants: Be careful of taking decongestants - either nasally or orally- if taking meds to lower your blood pressure. These decongestants can cause your blood pressure to go up or increase. Drinking lots of fluids, hot steam inhalation and using saline nasal sprays are all appropriate. ...Read more

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Is diltiaz ER 180/24 the same as cardizem cd 180? Please advise!

Yes: They are the same! (it's a shame they make the names so confusing!). Both are diltiazem (the active ingredient) in an extended release formulation that lasts 24 hours. How they came up with "CD" is anybody's guess. ...Read more

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If I miss my morning dose of Cardizem-120 mg in the morning what is the latest I can take it before waiting til the next day?

If I miss my morning dose of Cardizem-120 mg in the morning what is the latest I can take it before waiting til the next day?

Depends on you: Can't speak for you individually, but understand: 120 mg is a very small dose. Many people take 240 mg twice a day and tolerate it well. So, it's possible that you could take it anytime you remember it and be okay, but it depends on your specifics so it's always best to run it by the prescriber who knows you. ...Read more

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Haven't took my cardizem about a week due tolack of funds, but will have funds tomorrow, what are somethings I should be aaware of?

Haven't took my cardizem about a week due tolack of funds, but will have funds tomorrow, what are somethings I should be aaware of?

Alternatives!: Unlikely to have any problem with resuming the dose which you were previously taking although watch out for possible dizziness or light-headedness. With this drug, however, funds should not be a problem. At Target, for example, you can get 90 of the 120mg tablets for only $10. There are also other even cheaper drugs for hypertension which might serve as alternatives. Ask your doctor. ...Read more

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I take cardizem cd 120mg and vytoryn 10/20 -it comes up as major interaction-should i notify my dr's about this.They are prescribed by 2 different drs?

I take cardizem cd 120mg and vytoryn 10/20 -it comes up as major interaction-should i notify my dr's about this.They are prescribed by 2 different drs?

Yes, notify: In general, any doctor prescribing for you needs to know all other medications that you are taking. Cardizem (diltiazem) can increase the level of Simvastatin in your blood (one of the components of vytorin). However, you are on a very small dose of the Simvastatin so the chance of a significant problem is extremely low. Blood tests of liver function would pick up a problem. ...Read more

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Can pregnant women take Cardizem?

Can pregnant women take Cardizem?

Cardizem: Cardizem is FDA Pregnancy Category C. Discuss with OB. ...Read more

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Is there danger of taking viagra (sildenafil) and cardizem together?

Is there danger of taking viagra (sildenafil) and cardizem together?

Careful: Viagra (sildenafil) in combination with nitrates are dangerous as they potentially can drop the blood pressure to dangerous levels. Though Cardizem not known to do this as much, one needs to be careful regarding drop in bp. ...Read more

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Which one is better metoprolol or cardizem? What are the pros and cons?

Which one is better metoprolol or cardizem? What are the pros and cons?

Depends: It depends. Both treat angina, palpitations, and high blood pressure. Cardizem has fewer side effects. Metoprolol can make you tired, depressed, and worsen asthma. Metoprolol is less expensive. Both come as once a day extended release formulations. The combination of both is especially good for treating angina. ...Read more

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What is the difference between cardizem la, cardizem cd and diltiazem HCl sa?

What is the difference between cardizem la, cardizem cd and diltiazem HCl sa?

Diltiazem: read this Diltiazem (Oral Route) - Drugs and Supplements - Mayo Clinic www.mayoclinic.org/drugs-supplements/diltiazem-oral.../drg-20071775 US Brand Name. Cardizem; Cardizem CD; Cardizem LA; Cartia XT; Dilacor XR; Dilt-CD; Diltia XT; Dilt-XR; Diltzac; Matzim LA; Taztia XT; Tiazac ... ...Read more

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Can losartan 50 mg be taken at noon(lunch) and Cardizem cd 120 mg be taken at 5pm(supper)?

Long acting: They're both long acting meds - as long as you take them each once a day at around the same time each day, it should work for you. ...Read more