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What is the drug cartia xt (diltiazem) used for?

What is the drug cartia xt (diltiazem) used for?

Blood pressure: It is long acting medication used for BP control. Also used for heart rate control. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: cartia xt (diltiazem)?

What is the definition or description of: cartia xt (diltiazem)?

Diltiazepam sustaine: It is diltizepam a calcium channel blocker drug used to treat hypertension as it relaxes the muscle of your hear and blood vessel. Xt is a formulation in sustained release form. ...Read more

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Can cartia xt (diltiazem) help treat dental pain?

Can cartia xt (diltiazem) help treat dental pain?

No: Cartia is a calcium channel blocker used to treat high blood pressure and angina pectoris (chest pain). It has no effect on dental pain that I am aware of. If you are experiencing dental pain, your best option is to see a dentist for exam, diagnosis, and treatment. ...Read more

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Taking Cartia XT 180 MG, I heard there's an interaction with NSAIDS and Calcium Channel Blockers?

Taking Cartia XT 180 MG, I heard there's an interaction with NSAIDS and Calcium Channel Blockers?

A study from 2001: Demonstrated no significant difference between patients taking CCB or not with regard to NSAID adverse effects. There was a slight but not significant decrease in the incidence of GI bleeding in the CCB cohort vs. placebo. ...Read more

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Help can cartia xt (diltiazem) 120mg cause throat to close up?

Help can cartia xt (diltiazem) 120mg cause throat to close up?

You can have: A reaction to any medication. If you are having any breathing difficulty, you should go to ER. Even if you are not, and if you are suspecting a reaction to this medication, notify your doctor so you can take another one to treat your problem. ...Read more

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Should I take these medications (imdur, Cartia, metoprolol) in the morning with breakfast or at night for most benifit?

Should I take these medications (imdur, Cartia, metoprolol) in the morning with breakfast or at night for most benifit?

Depends...: Not sure why you are on Cartia and metoprolol -- 2 medicines that both lower heart rate while controlling BP. Having said that, I would take Cartia and metoprolol at opposite times of day (one at night and the other in a.m.) Imdur at night. These are serious medicines for a young persons like yourself of 36. ...Read more

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For coronary artery spasm, which medication is more effective, CARTIA or CARDIZEM?

For coronary artery spasm, which medication is more effective, CARTIA or CARDIZEM?

Should be the same: Both Cartia XT & Cardizem are diltiazem, a calcium channel blocker. These drugs relax your heart muscle & coronary arteries. Cartia XT is a longer acting/sustained release preparation. Often this is prescribed in order to simplify your drug taking regimen, having to take Cartia XT only once a day. But? More expensive. It probably is a choice between convenience & cost:) ...Read more

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I took a extra cartia blood pressure pill within 2hrs of the 1st one what shoul I do?

I took a extra cartia blood pressure pill within 2hrs of the 1st one what shoul I do?

Monitor BP: May not have any side effects. Monitor your BP every hour. If any symptoms like light headed ness see a doctor
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Any interactions plaquenil methotrexate motrin800 Tylenol500 folic acid prilosec aspirin lopressor cartia imdur ambian singulair xyzal (levocetirizine) melatonin?

Any interactions plaquenil methotrexate motrin800 Tylenol500 folic acid prilosec aspirin lopressor cartia imdur ambian singulair xyzal (levocetirizine) melatonin?

Too many: You are taking so many drugs that it is difficult to tell whether drug interaction may occur. Even if you run a profile in Epocrates, it is impossible to tell whether a combination with another drug may lead to interaction. Thus you will require close monitoring by your doctor and be on the lookout for any adverse effects. ...Read more

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What are the best tolerated blood pressure medications without side effects? What about diltia xt (diltiazem)?

What are the best tolerated blood pressure medications without side effects? What about diltia xt (diltiazem)?

All hav side effect: All blood pressure medications have some side effects. Some of the perceived symptoms are drug specifics, while many symptoms are related to blood pressure lowering (ie, dizziness, fatigue). In general, diuretics, ace inhibitors and angiotensin receptor blockers are well tolerated. Common symptoms of diltia XR are constipation; dizziness; facial flushing; headache; lightheadedness; tiredness. ...Read more

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Why did my medication make me fat?

Why did my medication make me fat?

Meds made fat: You ate more calories than you burned. Usually they stimualate appetite. ...Read more

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What medication can I take for pile?

What medication can I take for pile?

Steroid like cream: Check with your pharmacist as their are steroid like creams that can help with hemorrhoids. Increase fiber and fluids so as not to get constipated, which can increase your risk of hemorrhoids. If severe, you may need to see a dr. For treatment. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How exactly does pain medication work?

How exactly does pain medication work?

Two ways: Pain medication can work at the site of the pain like a anti inflamation medication or at the central nervous system like the opioids. Depending on the necessity for the doctor will prescribe the appropriate medication. ...Read more

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What is the best medication for a cold?

What is the best medication for a cold?

Cold: Most of the medications don't really work and in fact may make the cold last longer. Tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen for aches and fever. Mucinex to thin out secretions. Lots of fluids and rest. ...Read more

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How can I start taking less medication?

How can I start taking less medication?

Not sure about less?: If you are taking drugs for a chronic condition like heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, then this a difficult question. If you are concerned about how many pills you are taking in a day, maybe combinations or long acting drugs can reduce the number. Either way, this is to be discussed with your physician since these alternatives are not for everyone. Good luck. ...Read more

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I took the wrong medication by accident?

I took the wrong medication by accident?

Wrong medication: You can call the poison control # at 1-800-222-1222 if you are worried about the impact of the medication that you took. ...Read more

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Any medication for decrease my appetite?

Any medication for decrease my appetite?

Yes, but: There are many appetite suppressants on the market but you must be very careful. Do not try any of them without first speaking to your physician. They can often raise your blood pressure which would be a problem with hypertensives. Ask first before you do anything.
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Is there ways to grow without medication?

Is there ways to grow without medication?

Not sure: If you mean "bulking up" there are many supplements in nutrition stores that may be considered. Of course you should talk this over with your physician as they may effect you in other ways. If you mean height, I am not aware of anything for this. ...Read more

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What medications are used to relieve pain?

What medications are used to relieve pain?

Otc: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) can help with both pain relief and in reducing inflammation. Examples are ibuprofen (like Advil, Nuprin or Motrin), Naproxen sodium (like Aleve, (naproxen) Naprosyn, Anaprox) or Asprin (such as Bayer, Ecotrin, Ascriptin). Avoid NSAID's if pregnant or allergic to them. In that situation can consider acetaminophen. ...Read more

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What is the best anti diarheal medication?

What is the best anti diarheal medication?

Loperamide: Best depends upon the underlying cause. Best treatment for diarrhea due to cancer is to treat the cancer and best treatment for diarrhea caused by lactose intolerance is to stop the lactose, but in general loperamide is a good agent. ...Read more

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How do I know if my medication is too high?

How do I know if my medication is too high?

Dose??: If you mean is the dose too high we must narrow it down to what type of medication. All medications have side effects- many of which are associated with excessive dosing. Speak to your primary physician or pharmacist about the specific medication. ...Read more

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What medication should one use for clymydia?

What medication should one use for clymydia?

Doxycycline: doxycycline is the drug of choice to treat chlamydia, it should be prescribed by a licensed health care provider. The treatment is seven days. Azithromycin one dose may also be used to treat chlamydia infections ...Read more