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Decongestant And Diabetes
Sometimes: Sometimes this can be a conflict and you need to check with your physician. ...Read more
Ok: Mucinex (guaifenesin) DM contains Dextromethorphan a cough suppressant and Guaifenesin an expectorant. The combo is used to treat cough and chest congestion caused by common colds, bronchitis, sinus infections. Should not elevate blood pressure. Avoid decongestants; names like pseudoephedrine, ephedrine, phenylephrine, naphazoline and oxymetazoline which can increase blood pressure ...Read more
Can metformin and lisinopril and anthenol mess with memory. I take these meds for blood pressure and diabetes.?
Usually no: Generally those meds are tolerated very well. Atenolol can cause depression in some people which may be leading to memory issues. You should mention this to your doc and see if you need blood work done to evaluate any possible medication side-effects. Medications should always be considered as the cause of new or unusual symptoms, so you are right to think about these issues being due to meds. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Increase blood sugar: Increase blood sugars is a side effect seen with niacin.( a dose-related effect). Close blood glucose monitoring is advised for diabetics/ potentially diabetic patients during treatment with niacin; adjustment of diet and/or antidiabetic therapy may be necessary. See your physician for evaluation and care. ...Read more
I have high blood pressure, is there a good over-the-counter medicine for allergies and sinus headaches and pressure?
Do statins have any role in increasing serum creatinine? I well controlled DM type2 on oral antidiabetics and Hypertension controlled Ca channel block
Maybe at high doses: LIMITED data has suggested that statins at higher doses, i.e. more than 40 mg simvastatin a day, might contribute to acute renal failure. This is counter intuitive because, in general, the effects of statins would be very favorable for those at risk for renal failure, such as yourself, with Type2 DM & hypertension. Most experts still recommend statins in this situation unless pt on dialysis. ...Read more
Psin in both calf and ankle muscles. I am diabetic with high BP controllef by medication .Diabetes controlled by insulin.I also have spinal stenosis .
My husband takes lisinopril and HCTZ (hydrochlorothiazide) for blood pressure. Which ingredients in cough and cold preps should he avoid specifically?
A Comprehensive Plan: Controlling Diabetes and hypertension can be challenging. Usually multiple doctor visits with sugar and blood pressure logs are necessary to achieve desired goals. A special diet and regular exercise are important. Medications are almost always necessary, and there are diabetes education resources available at the local clinic to educate on lifestyle changes necessary to take care of yourself. ...Read more