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What cough medicine is best for patients that have CHF congestive heart failure?

What cough medicine is best for patients that have CHF congestive heart failure?

No perfect answer: Probably best to avoid combination medicines which contain pseudoephedrine, which many do. This speeds up your heart. Diphenhydramine (benedryl) can dry up secretions. However, it is important to understand that the cough may be due to the chf. Also medications commonly used to treat CHF (ace inhibitors - often end with. Pril) can sometimes cause a chronic dry cough. Talk to your md. Read more

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Cough (Definition)

The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more


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I just want to ask what dry cough medicine should I take I have heart problem thank you?

I just want to ask what dry cough medicine should I take I have heart problem thank you?

You haven't told: Us what your cardiac problem is. Consider resubmitting with more information. Read more

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Which cough syrup should a heart patient take?

Which cough syrup should a heart patient take?

As prescribed: Take the amount prescribed or, if an over the counter remedy, as directed. Always ask your doctor if you have a question. Hope this helps! Read more

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Cough syrup for heart patient age40years?

Cough syrup for heart patient age40years?

Cough syrup: I am not sure what the question is about cough syrup. Usually, it's OK but I guess it depends on the specific ingredients and your heart condition. Read more

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What should dialysis and heart patients use for cough?

What should dialysis and heart patients use for cough?

Depends: Depends on the cause of cough which would be best evaluated by a physician. For cough suppression, combination of Guaifenesin and dextrometorphan or Codeine may be used. Read more

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My father is a heart patient who had 4 bypasses September last year. Last week he developed dry cough which is so irritable.

My father is a heart patient who had 4 bypasses September last year. Last week he developed dry cough which is so irritable.

See doctor...: There are many possible causes for a cough. If it is of recent onset, it could be due to acute bronchitis, post-nasal drip, etc. A more chronic cough could be due to bronchospasm, GERD, post-nasal drip, etc. In this case, heart failure would be a concern as well especially if he is also complaining of shortness of breath, leg swelling, coughing pink sputum, etc. Take him to a doc for diagnosis. Read more

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My father is a heart patient who had 4 bypasses do e last year around September. Lately he has had dry cough which is so irritable. I worry about him.

My father is a heart patient who had 4 bypasses do e last year around September. Lately he has had dry cough which is so irritable. I worry about him.

On an ACE-I: Is your father on an Angiotensin Converting Enzyme-Inhibitor drug? (there are many and the names used in New Guinea will differ from the USA). This class is regularly prescribed after heart surgery and causes cough in 10% - if so, he must stop it. Also, ask for a chest x-ray to rule out heart failure and many other causes of cough. Read more

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My father is a heart patient, he had 4 bypasses done last year on September. Since last week he has had dry cough which bis irritable which is a worry?

See doctor...: There are many possible causes for a cough. If it is of recent onset, it could be due to acute bronchitis, post-nasal drip, etc. A more chronic cough could be due to bronchospasm, GERD, post-nasal drip, etc. In this case, heart failure would be a concern as well especially if he is also complaining of shortness of breath, leg swelling, coughing pink sputum, etc. Take him to his doc for diagnosis. Read more

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Good day, doctors I need Ayurvedic medication colds, mainly cough, am 60, heart patient undergone bypass in 1998, implants icd in 2009 now stable?

Good day, doctors I need Ayurvedic medication colds, mainly cough, am 60, heart patient undergone bypass in 1998, implants icd in 2009 now stable?

Please ask a questio: Go see a homeopath for ayurvedic medicine. The doctors on here give Western medicine /and psychotherapeutic advice based on research. Hope this helps. Good luck. Read more

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A friend of mine is 42 year old heart patient who also suffers from impotency. Is there any medicine except viagra (sildenafil)?

A friend of mine is 42 year old heart patient who also suffers from impotency. Is there any medicine except viagra (sildenafil)?

Viagra (sildenafil): Viagra (sildenafil) is only contraindicated in heart patients who take nitroglycerin. Many men with impotency are heart and vascular disease patients and have good success with pde5 type drugs. The next step would be penile injection therapy or a vacuum erection device if viagra-like drugs can't be tolerated or are not helpful. Read more

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What medicine should be taken, if patient have palpitation due to heart rythm problem?

What medicine should be taken, if patient have palpitation due to heart rythm problem?

Depends: There are many types of arrhythmias that can give palpitations. On the same token palpitations can be caused by fear, caffeine, stress, drugs, medicines, diet pills, etc. Best approach is to document heart rate and rhythm of the heart while it is occurring. A dr. May order a holter monitor to see what happens in one typical day in the heart. Seldom needed:lab test to check cathecolamines. Read more

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What are some drugs which may be used in the management of the patient with heart failure?

What are some drugs which may be used in the management of the patient with heart failure?

Heart failure meds.: Heart failure medications include beta blockers, diuretics, ace inhibitors, digoxin. These are used in various combinations to achieve better heart function and control of symptoms. Read more

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How does a phycisian decide which anti-arrhythmic drug is best for patients abnormal heart rhythm?

How does a phycisian decide which anti-arrhythmic drug is best for patients abnormal heart rhythm?

Depends: Depends on the rhythm being treated, the underlying condition of the heart, and co-morbid conditions like kidney or liver disease. Read more

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IN CASE OF EMERGENCY. How to control heart rate in COPD bronchiectasis patient. Pulse 145. plz suggest a drug.?

IN CASE OF EMERGENCY. How to control heart rate in COPD bronchiectasis patient. Pulse 145. plz suggest a drug.?

High pulse rate: Or tachycardia could be caused by Albuterol inhalation. If so, you may change this to Ipratropium and/or inhaled steroids. Please discuss with your provider the side effects of your medications. Read more

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I am a heart attack patient. There are many medicines I consume. Help me to reduce its intake and avoid its side effects?

I am a heart attack patient. There are many medicines I consume. Help me to reduce its intake and avoid its side effects?

Need help: Your pcp, and cardiologist need to work with you. It is possible to reduce if you make some choices. Stop smoking lose weight regular exercize. Read more

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