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Do You Have To Taper Lasix
Furosemide is a potent diuretic which increases dramatically urine output in most patients. It is most frequently used in patients who are fluid overloaded such as in congestive heart failure. Potassium , sodium and magnesium can be lost in excess with the use of Furosemide and must be closely monitored. It is much stronger than other diuretics used for ...Read more
Depends on whether: you are in a Methadone treatment program, in which case the counselor, nurses and doctors in the program should be helping you gradually taper, or are being treated for pain, in which the prescribing pain physician should be the one assisting you in coming down off the medication. If you have been on for a long while, it takes a long while to come down- go slow. Other meds may help sometimes too. ...Read more
Is it ok to stop amlodipine abruptly.? If you need to wean off, can you provide scenario how many days weaning you normally suggest to your patients..
In general: your do not need to weaned off nasal / inhaled steroids. the levels of systemic absorption is usually minimal and therefore your Adrenal glands will do just fine without them. However, in advance, you should always tell your Doctor when you are getting off medications however. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pacerone (amiodarone): Without knowing about your condition, the answer is no. ...Read more
difficult question: Not sure what you mean by addiction. If you are on chronic pain medications this can be a very difficult, though not impossible issue. If they are psych medications for depression, anxiety, etc this may as equally difficult. To answer your question, more info on the drug(s) is necessary. Good luck. ...Read more
How long do you normally tell your patients to taper off ssris? Do larger doses need to be tapered longer?
Depends...: Kind of depends on the one you're taking. Zoloft, prozac, Paxil (paroxetine) seem to cause people a bit more distress when stopping too quickly. I might have them taper down 50% per week for 2-3 weeks if i feel they are doing well with depression or anxiety at the time. We sometimes go faster if transitioning to a different medicine. We always stay in close contact with patients tapering in case of trouble. ...Read more
Pacerone (amiodarone): Pacerone (amiodarone) lasts a long time in the body 1/2 out in ~2 weeks and the other 1/2 over the next several months as it is stored in your fat cells. When the drug is stopped the electrical effects continue for a period of time. Many md's decrease the dose over time to find the lowest dose that is effective for the abnormal heart rhythm to reduce potential side effects. ...Read more
Opioids and driving: This really depends if you have benn on opioids for a short or long time. I typically tell my patients to wait at least 24hrs. Those that have been on medication long term i will see them first after they have stopped the medication before i instruct them in driving. ...Read more
Do you and how to taper or wean off amlodipine. Can you stop abruptly when switching to spironolactone, ? Thanks.
Doctor's advice: Starting and stopping medications can be complex. The proper way to stop a medicine depends on the reasons that the medicine is being used, and the effects that the medicine is having. It is impossible to answer your question without more detail and you should ask your doctor for advice. Amlodipine and spironolactone are not similar medications and one does not replace the other. ...Read more
Can you get on treadmill to exercise if you have tmj? i have high bpressure but take meds. will exercisse make it worse for me? i need to exercise!!
No: If some one is dehydrated simply consumiing water will do . If needed in fluids can be given. ...Read more
Cold turkey: It's safe to stop all at once. ...Read more
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No: But you can not stop the medication abruptly, this can cause seizures, delirium and sometimes death. Decrease your dose slowly over time. Something like decreasing your total daily dose by 0.5mg every 3 days would be a place to start. If you can't do this on your own, then it's time to consider residential treatment. ...Read more
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