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Do I Need To Take Potassium Supplements When I Take Hydrochlorothiazide
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Hypertension: Blood pressure medications now number over one hundred in the U.S. Pharmaceutical market. "water pills" are very unlikely to be the choice of your physician. You want medication that works effectively without side effects and medication that will not interact with other medications you might be on. The myth that water pills are also products to help one lose weight is 100% false if that why. ...Read more
It depends...: You need to tell us the reason why you are using enoxaparin? What is your medical condition/diagnosis. One missed dose is not a big deal but you may lose the benefit if you keep missing additional doses. Set a time of the day that is most convenient like before going to bed or when you take your other daily use meds ...Read more
I know im not getting enought potassium in my diet so i take supplements. How much potassium should I take a day?
It's ok: You should be relaxed and have lower BP afterward. ...Read more
Medication: Losartan is a commonly used blood pressure medication. 100 mg is the highest dose used for blood pressure management. Lisinopril is a similar medication from a related class of medication to Losartan. But 10 mg is a low dose and usually not enough for blood pressure management. You should discuss with your doctor regarding changing your medications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will I die if don't take levothyroxine? I don't ever take it bc I take to much medication already and I need to take my depression meds before thyroid
Hypothyroidism: I understand of getting tired of taking too much medications. At age 21, problems and conflicts with parents, relationships with separations, work, Alcohol use and finances can cause Depression Not taking levothyroxine has led to increase in your depression See Endocrinologist, have blood test for Thyroid, get his advice. See Psychiatrist for Therapy and discuss not to take depression med. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If I have high blood pressure should I take suphedrine i take 40mg of prinivil (lisinopril) and want to know if it's ok to take 2 30mg of suphedrine
Most can: Magnesium is freely excreted by the kidneys, so if you have normal renal function it won't bother you. But if you have kidney disease your levels could increase with supplements. Also magnesium supplements aren't needed unless your level is low, which could also cause low potassium levels. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
May I take L-glutamine if I have high blood pressure? I want to take it after a work out. Currently taking lisinopril 20mg and atenolol 25mg
Maybe (not) . . .: Good news: I couldn't find any drug-drug interaction btwn L-glutamine, Lisinopril & Atenolol (http://www.drugs.com/interactions-check.php?drug_list=273-0,3011-0,1476-0). Even better news: I couldn't find any reason not to take glutamine in those w/high blood pressure (http://www.drugs.com/mtm/glutamine.html). Still, it's best to monitor BP for several wks before starting glutamine. Then recheck on ...Read more
What to do if I am taking cipro (ciprofloxacin) 500mg and it says not to take antacids, iron or vitamins, do you think its okay to take nght time sleep aid with this medication?
Cipro (ciprofloxacin) & sleep aid?: well, it says no antacids, iron, or vitamins. While you dont specify which sleep aid you take, it's unlikely to contain antacids, iron, or vitamins. To be certain, however, check the label of your sleep aid & obtain the name or active ingredient & ring ur pharmacist and/or MD. Always tell each of ur prescribers all meds ur taking, including over the counter meds/supplements for proper counsel! :) ...Read more
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