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Gonna take 20 of Ativan (lorazepam) 0.5mg is it dangerous? SAttempt (last SAtempt 4/17/13) PCOS HTN G.A.D Depressive Disorder

Gonna take 20 of Ativan (lorazepam) 0.5mg is it dangerous? SAttempt  (last SAtempt 4/17/13)  PCOS HTN G.A.D  Depressive Disorder

Wanting to Die: Are you reaching out here for help or just telling the world that you have had it? Please call 911 or your family doctor or the local county hotline for suicide. I understand how painful it can be to feel like you want or should die. But, Ativan (lorazepam) will not in any way help you feel better, treat the underlying depression, or cure your anxiety. Now that you have reached out make the call to 911. ...Read more

Dr. Matthew Whitbeck
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Digoxin (Definition)

It is a heart drug...A purified product of the foxglove plant. It has effects which include strengthening the contraction of the heart muscle, slowing conduction of the heart's electrical impulse through the av node and thereby helping to slow the heart rate during atrial fibrillation. Because of potential toxicity, its use has been largely replaced ...Read more


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83 yrs f; stable diastolic hf; rate controlled a-fib. Meds: cardizem, coumadin, (warfarin) lasix, inderal, spiriva (mild copd). Would a cardioselective betablocker be better than inderal ?

83 yrs f; stable diastolic hf; rate controlled a-fib.  Meds: cardizem, coumadin, (warfarin) lasix, inderal, spiriva (mild copd).  Would a cardioselective betablocker be better than inderal ?

Theoretically yes: In patients with COPD or asthma , cardioselective beta blockers like atenolol are felt to be superior to Inderal (propranolol) which also has possible harmful effects on the bronchial tree and could produce wheezing(bronchospasm). This may be a concern in someone like you who has copd. Your physician is best to advise you, however especially if you're doing well on inderal (propranolol). ...Read more

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Antidote for beta blocker overdose?

Antidote for beta blocker overdose?

Answer: If severe or symptomatic, intravenous pressers (drugs that mimic adrenaline) and/or temporary pacing is needed. This is not to be tried at home kids! if not severe and patient young/healthy, might only need close monitoring and IV fluids in icu. I hope this person is in a hospital! ...Read more

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How effective is digoxin (Lanoxin) for managing atrial fibrillation?

How effective is digoxin (Lanoxin) for managing atrial fibrillation?

Digoxin: we have used it for hundreds of years, recently it has been falling into disfavor. It needs to be used with great care and this may be why recent usage problems are seen. It is an ancient poison so it can't be taken lightly. ...Read more

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Mvrin 2006, operated due2heart leekage in1965, 1995 stent, takingwarfarin, diuretic 5mg, hepc, cirohsis pulserate130-142, taking metropolol 25mg twice.Advice?

Mvrin 2006, operated due2heart leekage in1965, 1995 stent, takingwarfarin, diuretic 5mg, hepc, cirohsis pulserate130-142, taking metropolol 25mg twice.Advice?

Fast heart abnormal: A heart rate at rest of 130-140 is not normal and can cause bigger problems if not treated. You should see your doctor and get an ekg so your heart rhythm abnormality can be diagnosed and treated. ...Read more

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How rare is sca (sudden cardiac arrest) in people with anxiety/depression taking setraline 50 mg?

How rare is sca (sudden cardiac arrest) in people with anxiety/depression taking setraline 50 mg?

Sertraline: About 2% of 21000 pts on sertraline had sudden death. Can reference this: http://www.Ehealthme.Com/ds/sertraline/sudden+death. ...Read more

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Can luvox (fluvoxamine) stop suicide thoughts?

Can luvox (fluvoxamine) stop suicide thoughts?

Yes it can: Luvox (fluvoxamine) is a typical ssri antidepressant and like any antidepressant , it treats all symptoms related to depression including negative , suicidal thoughts ...Read more

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Christian suicide hotline number? Help. Please?

Christian suicide hotline number? Help. Please?

Christian suicide #: 1-800-273-talk (8255) or tty 1-800-799-4tty (4889) please consider calling 911 or going to your nearest emergency room as well. Remember that you always have god's unconditional love and blessing. ...Read more

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Beta blocker overdose fatal?

Beta blocker overdose fatal?

Can be, not usually: Beta blockers can slow the heart, decrease blood pressure, cause abnormal heart rhythms (even fatal ones), cause bronchospasm (asthma/wheezing), heart failure, mental status changes, rash, allergic reactions. May require aggressive medical rx, especially if taken with other meds. ...Read more

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Family member took 13 pills of lisinopril hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) 10-12.5 mg is that an overdose?

Blood pressure: 13 pills of lisinopril/hctz combination can certainly cause problems and would qualify as an overdose. Should get to the hospital for observations and treatment if necessary. ...Read more

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Would this make a lethal combination? Family suicide attempt. 30 trazodon 4 quetapine 6 lithium 450 4 lorax 3 300mg bupropione 5 Lexapro (escitalopram) 15mg

Would this make a lethal combination? Family suicide attempt.

30 trazodon
4 quetapine
6 lithium 450
4 lorax
3 300mg bupropione
5 Lexapro (escitalopram) 15mg

Possibly: The likelihood of permanent harm is high, if not death then damage to vital organs directly from the medications (kidney failure from lithium, may require dialysis) or from the body's response to them. Suicide can have tragic consequences even when survived. There is always another option; in the US, call the suicide hotline at 1-800-273-8255, or 911. UK: Samaritans at +44 (0) 8457 90 90 90. ...Read more

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Heart pomputations from wellbutrin (bupropion) is this ok?

Heart pomputations from wellbutrin (bupropion) is this ok?

Palpitations wellbri: This can be a side effect of wellbritin and you should consult your doctor and see if you can stop it and switch to an alternate drug. ...Read more

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Benefits of the selective beta blocker toprol (metoprolol) for heart failure/ cardiomyopathy?

Benefits of the selective beta blocker toprol (metoprolol) for heart failure/ cardiomyopathy?

Reverses Ht Failure: Toprol xl (specifically that formulation, not metoprolol tartrate) and Carvedilol (generic or Coreg (carvedilol) brand name) have been shown in large, well controlled clinical trials to slow and sometimes reverse the damage of heart failure. They operate by blocking a malfunctioning feedback loop of hormones and signaling molecules, ultimately by blocking the effect of adrenaline on the heart. Good question! ...Read more

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For someone taking 50 mg of Beta Blocker Toprol (metoprolol) daily, is a resting heart rate of 52 to be concerned about?

For someone taking 50 mg of Beta Blocker Toprol (metoprolol) daily, is a resting heart rate of 52 to be concerned about?

Beta-blockade & HR.: That heart rate is an acceptable target given the use of a beta-blocker, as long as there are no symptoms of lightheadedness or undue fatigue. ...Read more

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How effective is diltiazem (Cardizem) for managing atrial fibrillation?

How effective is diltiazem (Cardizem) for managing atrial fibrillation?

Effective: Controlling the heart rate is an important part of treating atrial fibrillation. This can be done with a calcium channel blocker, such as diltiazem or verapamil, or a beta-blocker. Also important is anticoagulation, and consideration of restoring sinus rhythm. ...Read more

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Daughter has major depress., suicide thoughts.Had ED @16, age now 19.On 225 mgs Effexor ER for long time, not working anymore. Add Abilify (aripiprazole) or Remeron?

Daughter has major depress., suicide thoughts.Had ED @16, age now 19.On 225 mgs Effexor ER for long time, not working anymore. Add Abilify (aripiprazole) or Remeron?

Talk with MD: It sounds like ur involved ur dtrs care; w/ her consent, you cld schedule a meeting with her & her doc or encourage her to c her doc ASAP. Doc needs to be made aware of ongoing sxs, particularly suicidal thoughts, so that the most effective tx can be selected. A back up plan for active suicidal plan/intent should be discussed. The best med is the 1 that works best 4 ur dtr. Work closely w her md. ...Read more

Dr. Bernard Seif
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Lanoxicaps (Definition)

Lanoxicaps is a rhythm control agent which is a ...Read more


Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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Lanoxin (Definition)

Lanoxin is a rhythm control agent which is a ...Read more