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Diuretic Vs Ace Inhibitor
By strict definition, a diuretic is any medicine causing increased urination. More practically, a diuretic is a medicine causing the kidney to secrete excess fluid by blocking the re-absorption of either water itself or electrolytes like sodium (primarily), potassium, chloride and bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate). These medicines are effective treatments for many disorders including ...Read more
No Difference: Ace and arb both are used to treat hypertension by similar mechanisms. They decrease blood flow to part of the kidney that causes an overall decrease in total blood pressure. The only difference is that with an ace you can develop a persistent dry cough. Once this occurs, you have an allergy to the ace. The arb treats the BP without the cough. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Relaxes vasc muscle: Angiotensin i is a hormone that is converted to angiotensin ii with the help of the angiotensin converting enzyme (ace). Angiotensin ii is a very powerful constrictor of vascular muscle and in doing so increases the pressure inside the vessels (the blood pressure). If you inhibit (or neutralize) the ace then you don't produce as much angiotensin ii and the BP does not increase. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Names say it all: Angiotensin converting enzyme(ace) inhibitor vs angiotensin receptor blocker(arb). The names really say it all. Angiotensin which raises blood pressure needs to be activated to work. Aces prevent that activition. Arbs directly block the activity of angiotensin. Both have similar effects but there is more evidence for heart protection with aces than arbs but slightly more side effects with aces. ...Read more
Azd 6244- mek inhibitor- a selective mitogen-activated protein kinase (mek) inhibitor. Mk 2206- akt inhibitor. Why prescription for me? It ? Nsclc/mets
Molecular targeting: These agents are designed to selectively knock out key pathways your tumor may use to grow. Presumably you already had your tumor tested for these different mutations. Ask the doctor offering these options to explain their rationale. These are investigational studies and many of the treatment costs may be covered-ask. ...Read more
Clonidine as an anti-hypertensive---is it an ACE inhibitor, arb, beta blocker? What class of medication is it in for hbp?
How long do hypertension medications (diuretics vs ACE inhibitors vs Ca channel blockers vs etc.) take to achieve full effect?
Hours to weeks: The oral medications for treating high blood pressure start to work as soon as they are absorbed and the full effect of a single dose occurs within hours. Most blood pressure drugs sustain the reduction in BP for 24 hours so they can be taken once daily. When starting medication or changing dose there may be some further blood pressure reduction over the next several weeks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Non-diabetic:ace inhibitors:nephrotoxic or protective.?Nephrectomy 87.Hptn.On toprol, (metoprolol) zestril, hctz, hydralazine;which to dc?/ckd 3a/age 69.
Depends: Amer heart assoc recommends both. If you have diabetes, an ace inhibitor is a good choice since it may protect against diabetic kidney disease. You & your doctor should discuss alternative treatments for htn. If you have certain kinds of heart disease, then a beta blocker or diuretic may be a better choice. Thats why it's best to discuss treatment with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Combination of meds: The answer to your question is a resounding "yes". These drugs combined have no interaction and may be needed to treat a patient's hypertension. ...Read more
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