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Cartia Xt Medication
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
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
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
My dad has low Hemoglobin 13.1 normal rbc. Medications are amoxyclin for Bronciastasis, Cartia for a fib, azulafidine, Omeprazole for gerd. Cause?
May not have any side effects. Monitor your BP every hour. If any symptoms like light headed ness see a doctor
My wife has been off cartia for pvcs for the last 4 weeks. She is asymptomatic. Can she go 2 more weeks before seeing her dr?
Sure: Sure unless pvcs return then she could restart. ...Read more
My blood pressure meds CARTIA n IMDUR are controlling my BP n hr. But I still have a problem when I lay down 2 sleep I feel flip flopping n beat skippin that keeps me awake n not sleep. How 2 treat it?
It has been almost 3 weeks since or maybe month since I stopped on my own Cartia and lopressor (metoprolol tartrate). Now I have angina and chest burning and BP slightly up?
Have had my period twice this month (1 week apart), still bleeding, been 6 days, on digoxin, cartia, protonix (pantoprazole). Why is there a 2nd period?
Nv: Sometimes it is normal variant. None of these meds is offending agent. ...Read more
Very reduced semen volume or output. Is it a side effect of my meds, Cartia, Imdur, Neurontin, Plaquenil, Xyzal, Oysco, Singular?
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
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
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
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
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