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I am hypertensive, missing my medication, and have taken Walgreens Cough DM....should I have concerns?

I am hypertensive, missing my medication, and have taken Walgreens Cough DM....should I have concerns?

What HTNsive med?: The DM prob has some anti-HTNsive effect, but that does not mean it is safe to stop your anti-hypertensive med. Some Anti-HTNsive meds can only be gradually reduced, and dangerous otherwise. More info is necessary. ...Read more

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Can you take musinex dm while om bloid pressure medication?

Can you take musinex dm while om bloid pressure medication?

Yes, but…: Avoid mucinex-d which conyains Pseudoephedrine can affect BP & has potential interaction with many BP meds. Guaifenesin & dextromethorphan (mucinex (guaifenesin) dm) does not affect BP or BP meds. ...Read more

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I am type 2 DM on oral medication. Now I am preganant. Since I am on tablets instead of insulin can I continue my preganancy?

I am type 2 DM on oral medication. Now I am preganant. Since I am on tablets instead of insulin can I continue my preganancy?

Yes: Some of the oral meds actually decrease the risk of miscarriage. Others do carry some risk and will need to be changed. There is also a chance that you will need to be put on insulin at some point in the pregnancy but you can with close monitoring have a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby. Best of wishes. ...Read more

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What is mono? They switched my medication to Mucinex (guaifenesin) DM

What is mono? They switched my medication to Mucinex (guaifenesin) DM

Mononucleosis: Mononucleosis often called Mono is an infection caused by the Epstein-Barr virus. Sx fever, sore throat, fatigue, weakness, swollen glands in neck and armpits, loss of appetitie, night sweats. Usually spread by saliva hence kissing disease. Can be spread by exposure to cough sneeze, sharing food utensils. Develop sx after 4-6 weeks exposed to virus. Monospot test. Rx is supportive. No abx. Rest ...Read more

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Can dm, copd, htn or its medications cause rise in sgot and sgpt level?

Can dm, copd, htn or its medications cause rise in sgot and sgpt level?

Yes: Some medications for dm are metabolized in the liver. Most inhaled meds for COPD can also affect liver function.

Some diseases of the lung, like Alpha one antitrypsin disease present as both COPD and liver enzyme elevation. ...Read more

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Can I take my Brom-pse-dm Cough syrup with ibuprofen for headach and my anxiety medication all at the same time?

Can I take my Brom-pse-dm Cough syrup with ibuprofen for headach and my anxiety medication all at the same time?

Depends...: Do you mean brom-fed dm? And what anxiety med are you taking? The brom-fed cough syrup can make you drowsy as can some anxiety meds. So, depending on which anxiety med you are taking, you do need to be careful about over-sedation by taking both of these meds at the same time. It would be ok to take the ibuprofen at the same time. Let us know exactly which meds you are taking if this is not helpful ...Read more

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Any medication for moderate Microalbuminuria other than tight control of HTN. DM with diet exercise like acetylcysteine Taurine?

Any medication for moderate Microalbuminuria other than tight control of HTN. DM with diet exercise like acetylcysteine Taurine?

Possibly: There appears to be some data supporting the use of acetylcysteine taurine for this purpose. You are already taking the usually recommended medication to prevent kidney damage in diabetes, i.e. telmisartan, an angiotensin receptor blocker. These drugs, along with ACE inhibitors, are the standard of care. Notable side effects of acetylcysteine are reported including rash. Review with your doc. ...Read more

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Can I take Robitussin-DM with high blood pressure medications?

Can I take Robitussin-DM with high blood pressure medications?

Yes: However, I would avoid cough medicines if you are ill, coughing helps clear out the mucus or phlegm in your airway. Only take it if you can't sleep. ...Read more

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Can please explaine systolic dysfunction grade1? mom had echo +had gastric bypass 5mnth ago, lost some weight and stop DM, HTN& cholestrole medications?

Can please explaine systolic dysfunction grade1? mom had echo +had gastric bypass 5mnth ago, lost some weight and stop DM, HTN& cholestrole medications?

Question: Your mom has a complicated story. The most valid answers to your questions will come from her doctor. Answers from out here without complete information aren't necessarily going to be helpful. ...Read more

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Robitussin dm (guaifenesin and dextromethorphan) with blood pressure medication, is this okay?

Robitussin (guaifenesin): Plain Robitussin dm, (guaifenesin and dextromethorphan) not the cough and cold form, is ok. The cough and cold form can raise bp. ...Read more

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62 year old aunt is experiencing palpitations. She jus got a nose bleed as well. H/o of htn, dm. Missed her morning medication. Should we rush her to er?

62 year old aunt is experiencing palpitations. She jus got a nose bleed as well. H/o of htn, dm. Missed her morning medication. Should we rush her to er?

Yes: Palpitations should prompt you to go to the er, regardless of the rest of your story. The nosebleed may be a problem or not, as it is common with this time of year. Blood thinners matter, however, and you do not mention those. ...Read more

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How does gastroenteritis affect children with type 1 DM more than regular children?

How does gastroenteritis affect children with type 1 DM more than regular children?

Management problems: Their blood sugar usually rises because of the stress of illness, making anticipating their insulin needs a bit hard. Close monitoring of BS during the illness can help avoid going into DKA. Fluid intake must be kept adequate. ...Read more

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What is the drug of choice for hypertension in middle age male with no history of dm or other chtonic diseases?

What is the drug of choice for hypertension in middle age male with no history of dm or other chtonic diseases?

Several: Usually we start with one or two drugs. More out now on combination of low dose of two drugs. Usually a combination of an ace inhibitor with low dose hydrocholorothiazide or Chlorthalidone is selected. One may opt for a beta blocker with hctz/chlorthalidone but in males particularly, beta blocker can have untoward sexual side effects. Arb's may be used for ace. It is usually individualized. ...Read more

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Does Robitussin-DM have drugs in it?

Does Robitussin-DM have drugs in it?

Yes: All medications are drugs, meaning active components that has an effect.
This medication has Guaifenesin a mucolytic and dextrometorphan a cough suppressant. ...Read more

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Is it true that most drug store brands and not derm sold sun screens are not effective bc they don't hv titanium dioxide? Ie elta, that's what dm said

Is it true that most drug store brands and not derm sold sun screens are not effective bc they don't hv titanium dioxide? Ie elta, that's what dm said

That is not true: In the U.S., there are several ingredients commonly used in today's sunscreens. If the sunscreen protects against both UVA and UVB ultraviolet radiation from the sunlight, then it does work. One can get an idea of how well it works by looking at the SPF number (for example, SPF 8, SPF 15, SPF 30). However, a person may see little difference in effect among high SPF's (SPF 40 is similar to 60). ...Read more

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What is the difference between dimetapp dm and brotapp dm for children age 4? Are there any harmful side effects with brotapp dm in this age group?

What is the difference between dimetapp dm and brotapp dm for children age 4? Are there any harmful side effects with brotapp dm in this age group?

No important ones: For at least the last decade we have recommended parents not use these cough/cold medications in kids before school age if then. They were once a prescription med that eventually made it to OTC status. Over time we realized more kids were self medicating and ending up in the ER with toxic overdoses. The research eventually showed they don't do much, other than give parents something to do. ...Read more

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Could Robitussin-DM max show up in a drug screen as an illegal drug?

Could Robitussin-DM max show up in a drug screen as an illegal drug?

Yes: If the drug screen is crude enough, dextromethorphan can appear as a stimulant. Most drug screens are sophisticated enough to correctly identify this but mis-identification does occur. ...Read more

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I just took mucinex DM with my Zoloft, looked up drug interactions for my propranolol and found out I just set myself up for SS, what should I do?

I just took mucinex DM with my Zoloft, looked up drug interactions for my propranolol and found out I just set myself up for SS, what should I do?

Drink water: Drink plenty of water and eat a meal. You are unlikely to get serotonin syndrome after one dose of mucinex DM but you do need to avoid dextromethorphan if you are taking the zoloft. If you develop a fever, muscle pains or other symptoms see a doctor right away. ...Read more

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Bought some Mucinex dm today for cough and chest congestion. I also take 20mg of Lexapro (escitalopram). Drugs dot com says major interactions. Uhhhh? Can I take?

Bought some Mucinex dm today for cough and chest congestion. I also take 20mg of Lexapro (escitalopram). Drugs dot com says major interactions. Uhhhh? Can I take?

Ask pharmacist or Dr: This is very troubling indeed. And everything I've read supports what you found. Don't risk a potentially life-threatening interaction but do try to find an alternative to Lexapro (escitalopram) w/ your doctor. It's not the guaifenesin part, so you could take Mucinex pills and gargle w/ salt water for throat pain and drink honey-lemon-tea- (bit of bourbon). Sorry, but you actually may find this to work better! ...Read more

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Is it safe take children Mucinex (guaifenesin) multi symptom cold nighttime with prescription bromphenir-pseudoephed-DM together?

Is it safe take children Mucinex (guaifenesin) multi symptom cold nighttime with prescription bromphenir-pseudoephed-DM together?

No: I have always hated these combination and multi symptom products due to the risk of overdosing. Straight Mucinex (guaifenesin) would be ok, it only has the expectorant, but the combo is likely going to have compounds that overlap with the Bromfed dm. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of type 2 dm?

What are symptoms of type 2 dm?

Thirst and urination: Most commonly increased thirst and increased urination as the elevated sugar cause fluid loss from the kidneys. Others are weight changes, wounds that heal slowly, and visual changes that come and go prompting an eye exam. Fatigue or weakness are another sign. Get it checked out! ...Read more

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What's glycosylation in dm?

What's glycosylation in dm?

Glucose modification: Of proteins. Elevated blood glucose level in diabetes modifies all proteins and the process is called glycosylation or glycation. Hb A1c is one example of hemoglobin modified due to glucose binding to hemoglobin. ...Read more

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What is the causes of DM type 2?

What is the causes of DM type 2?

Thought to be...: The causes of DM2 are unclear, but thought to be a mixture of genetics, excess weight, and perhaps certain foods and additives. What is known is that the body becomes resistant to insulin (the hormone that allows cells to absorb glucose) and the pancreas (the producer of insulin) may become "fatigued." Keep your weight within normal limits, exercise, and avoid high carbohydrate foods to reduce risk. ...Read more

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Why do people with DM get thinner?

Why do people with DM get thinner?

Diabetic weight loss: Essentially por controlled diabetis loose weight because they are starving. The sugar is in the blood but not getting to the cells that need it ...Read more

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Can I have chocolate? I am DM patient.

Can I have chocolate? I am DM patient.

Depends. . .: White or dark chocolate? Milk chocolate? Real thing (quite bitter) or fructose-enhanced candy? Real dark chocolate w/more than 70% cacao solids is beginning to look good for many different people. Dark chocolate doesn't have much sugar in it but lots of fiber. Best way to determine impact of food eg various chocolates is to check fingerstick blood sugar after meals & look for correlation. ...Read more

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What is the percentage to develop type 2 dm if I have gdm?

What is the percentage to develop type 2 dm if I have gdm?

13 percent: The population study showed that incidence of type 2 diabetes in women who had gestational diabetes was 13.1% at 5 years postpartum. ...Read more

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How to strength memory performance for dm patient female 45 years old?

How to strength memory performance for dm patient female 45 years old?

Memory: Observational studies suggest that eating right, exercising regularly, keeping sugars, blood pressure & cholesterol under control, etc are associated w/least memory loss or dementia. Also using your brain is key eg do crossword puzzles, play musical instrument, learn a new language, etc. Currently there are no rct demonstrating cause & effect memory improvement. ...Read more

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Type2 DM women can have second child. Probability of second child getting diabetes?

Type2 DM women can have second child. Probability of second child getting diabetes?

Diabetes: If you have good control of your type 2 diabetes you should have no issues with a second child.

To make sure this is the way it will be please do what you can to keep your blood sugar under control.

PS: My mom had diabetes after she had 3 children and her youngest son, now age 65, has never had diabetes, Neither have I. ...Read more

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What is the causes of high blood triglyseride blood triglyserride =555mg/dm ln53 yr old man?

What is the causes of high blood triglyseride blood triglyserride =555mg/dm ln53 yr old man?

Type 2 diabetes: Hi. There are many causes of high triglycerides, both genetic and environmental, and a mix of genetic and environmental. However, considering all risk factors, your MOST LIKELY would be metabolic related to type 2 diabetes and/or metabolic syndrome. It is usually also associated with low HDL, elevated non-HDL (VLDL + LDL), and small, dense LDL (pattern B). Responsive to diet and drugs. Good luck! ...Read more

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DM 2 for10 yrs-Every 4 mos. My FBS and A1C are tested & I'm told if these results are good (and they are), that I don't need to test @ home. Is this OK?

DM 2 for10 yrs-Every 4 mos. My FBS and A1C are tested & I'm told if these results are good (and they are), that I don't need to test @ home. Is this OK?

Testing glucose: Yes, this is a good approach. You can test at home if you want, but it will not tell you much more than your 4 month FBS and A1C, and it can get expensive. ...Read more

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I have what I think is peyronie disease. I also have dm?

I have what I think is peyronie disease. I also have dm?

Could be: See your doctor or a urologist to determine if you have it. ...Read more