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Cough Medicine Approved For Heart Patients
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
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
You haven't told: Us what your cardiac problem is. Consider resubmitting with more information. ...Read more
Use antihistamines: May use antihistamines without a decongestant!Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
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
What does wheezing means to a patient with ischemic heart disease. What does it signifies. Cough is also there. Should I increase the dose of diuretic.
Wheeze: Wheeze can be due to fluid in the lungs or an asthmatic condition. Either way see your doc. ...Read more
Am diabetic heart patient on medicine, suffering from urine urgency can't hold. Any advice please?
A cardiologist has told me that consumption of liquor (limited) is a good medicine for a heart patient. How true is this?
Red wine: There is some data to suggest that a glass of red wine a night can help but far from definitive. ...Read more
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
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
Are there alternatives using novocain (procaine) if the patient has a problem with "...Cain" drugs? Patients heart rate spikes when given novocain (procaine)
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
IN CASE OF EMERGENCY. How to control heart rate in COPD bronchiectasis patient. Pulse 145. plz suggest a drug.?
I am a heart attack patient. There are many medicines I consume. Help me to reduce its intake and avoid its side effects?
Generally, are there any chemotherapy drugs out on the market that are proven safe for heart patients with existing arrhythmia?
Yes, many!: There are very few chemotherapy drugs that can not be used due to a heart condition. So your oncologist can easily find and use an alternative chemo drug. But you need to tell us your diagnosis, both of the Cancer type and the name of your heart condition. Then we can guide you even better. ...Read more
Can hypoxia and dementia in a middle-aged patient be the result of a heart condition? Could they be caused by a minor stroke or a drug overdose?
Am diabetic heart patient on oral medicine. My last hba1c was 6.7. My fasting sugar is less than 100 normally. Can I be put on insulin.
Diabetes: Insulin requires much more strict attention to eating timing and blood sugar and symptom monitoring than dietary control and exercise and is usually reserved for those who cannot keep fbss in range.. You didn't say if you were on statins.Your a1c is not bad at 6.7, so if you're trying to lower it by adding insulin, it is best to consult carefully with your provider and weigh the pros and cons. ...Read more
? and Beta-blockers: Treatment for migraines can be divided into abortive and preventative categories. Abortive migraine treatment is given at the onset of symptoms. Preventative treatment is given on a regular basis to reduce the frequency and severity of migraines. In patients with frequent migraines, beta blockers are the safest medications used to prevent migraines in patients with arrhythmia and/or heart disease. ...Read more
Patients with heart arrhythmias or tachycardia are often prescribed a type of drug called a "beta-blocker". Should I be?
Arrhythmia: Individuals with rhythm disturbances that are fast, tachyarrhythmias, are sometimes given beta blockers as a first agent. These are blood pressure meds that act by lowering the heart rate and can prevent some arrthymias. These are used if someone has symptoms from the arrhythmia and overall are safe and well tolerated meds. ...Read more
Hcv +with CLD, cholecystitis, cirohsis, heart patient, with stent done in 1996, MVR in 2006, Hepatic encephalopathy stage1, can new medicine cure my hcv?
No: Stent if indicated may improve ur jaundice, not cirrhosis. ...Read more
What LOCAL anesthetic agent/medicine is safest for Long QT heart patient? Neck (thyroid) biopsy coming up, local anesth. Will need to be used.
Lidocaine should be: Fine in the very small amount utilized. If absolutely necessary Lidocaine with Epinephrine could be utilized but is probably unnecessary. If you are extremely worried it could probably be done nearly painlessly with a skinny needle and no anesthetic. Your own anxiety and intrinsic catecholamine release is probably of greater risk than anything else. Mild sedation might be in order. ...Read more
What's the drug of choice for peptic ulcer in patients with heart disease, hypertension and diabetes!??
PPI’s: The class of drug is Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPI’s). ...Read more
Can a 75 years old man with diabetes and heart problems can take steroids for non stop cough? As no medicine effecting
Depends: Hi. Prednisone is not a cough suppressant, and will most assuredly whack his diabetes control. Coughing may result from asthma and COPD, so if the cough is a result of such conditions, prednisone may be helpful and worth taking. If he's having difficulty breathing, he needs close medical attention. If he has fever (or pneumonia), prednisone is not the treatment unless also treating reactive airway ...Read more
Can zinc cause heart irregularities? My hubby has been taking a lot of zinc cough drops, vitamins and cold medicine all together.
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