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Fluticasone (Definition)

Fluticasone is a nasal preparation which is a kind of ...Read more


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Can Flonase cause rapid heart rate and higher blood pressure?

Can Flonase cause rapid heart rate and higher blood pressure?

No: These are not effects expected from Flonase which has few minor side effects. ...Read more

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Can I take both Flonase And Zyrtec (cetirizine) at the same time to treat allergies? Would there be other side effects, particularly heart related?

Can I take both Flonase And Zyrtec (cetirizine) at the same time to treat allergies? Would there be other side effects, particularly heart related?

Yes: It is quite common to use flonase and zyrtec (cetirizine) together for treatment of seasonal allergies. There is noincreased risk from using both together, theya re a different class of medication. ...Read more

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I had to take flonase (corticoSTEROID)for about 10 years due to non allergic rhinitis. Should I be tested for heart issues? Due to 10 years steroids

Not an issue.: Flonase has shown to be quite safe (as all nasal steroids are) if used with the proper technique and in the recommended dose. It will unlikely cause any systemic side effects. No special monitoring is needed. ...Read more

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I have had post nasal drip for the past few months. I am taking Zyrtec. And Flonase. I cannot take pseudoephedrine it makes heart race. What can I do?

I have had post nasal drip for the past few months. I am taking Zyrtec. And Flonase. I cannot take pseudoephedrine it makes heart race. What can I do?

See allergist: If you have not responded to Zyrtec (cetirizine) or Flonase, it is time to consult an allergist. Pseudoephedrine provides decongestion but will not reduce the post-nasal drips. ...Read more

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Is it true that advair diskus (salmeterol and fluticasone) can/could cause heart problems & that it can/could cause someones heart to stop?

Is it true that advair diskus (salmeterol and fluticasone) can/could cause heart problems & that it can/could cause someones heart to stop?

Unlikely: Advair is a combination inhaler for asthma that contains fluticasone and salmeterol. While salmeterol component can lead to side effects of tremor and increase heart rate, heart block/heart problems are not the concern. Inhalers that contain salmeterol or other laba medications have been associated with increased risk of having severe or life threatening asthma attacks rarely. ...Read more

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I was recently switched from the advair diskus (salmeterol and fluticasone) 100/50 to the hfa 115/21 and my tremors and racing heart seem much worse. Is this possible?

I was recently switched from the advair diskus (salmeterol and fluticasone) 100/50 to the hfa 115/21 and my tremors and racing heart seem much worse. Is this possible?

Possible: Would discuss with your doctor. Do you need to be on combo medication or can a steriod prep alone with lets say singulair (montelukast) work as well. Only your doctor can answer this. ...Read more

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I keep getting this pain in my heart and I don’t know what it is?

I keep getting this pain in my heart and I don’t know what it is?

See your physician: This needs clarification it could be coming from your heart, your chest come in your abdomen, your gallbladder among a variety of locations. That's why you need to see your physician ...Read more

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I got really shaky then I fell don't remember how just relized I was on ground is this my heart?

I got really shaky then I fell don't remember how just relized I was on ground is this my heart?

Syncope: You passed out if you do not remember hitting the ground. Generally requires interruption of circulation to the brain. Could be arrythmias either fast or slow maybe very serious seek urgent medical attention. ...Read more

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What to do if can't sleep, heart anxiety?

What to do if can't sleep, heart anxiety?

Difficulty falling: Asleep is often associated w/anxiety while waking up early and not returning to sleep is associated w/depression. Periodic waking is associated w/overall light sleep. Please see you doc who may order a sleep study. A psychologist can help w/stress management. Peace and good health. Try not to nap in daytime or limit it to a cat nap of 15 minutes. ...Read more

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What if it isn't 'athletic heart syndrome'?

What if it isn't 'athletic heart syndrome'?

What do you mean?: My heart is big and I have an extra sound on the left-bottom side of my sternum because I'm in training for an endurance swim. This is a good thing. If you're an athlete and can keep up and your physician has said something nice about your heart, and you're having no chest pain or passing out ; are normotensive, then stop worrying and embrace your achievement. ...Read more

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What are some heart conditions that start with a t?

What are some heart conditions that start with a t?

Crossword puzzle?: Tachycardia, Takayasu's arteritis, Tamponade, Thoracic aortic aneurysm, Thromboangiitis obliterans, Thrombosis (coronary), Torsades de pointes, Total anomalous pulmonary return, TIA, Transplantation (cardiac), Transposition of the Great Arteries, Tricuspid valve disease, Trifasicular block, Truncus arteriosus, Troponin elevation, T wave inversion, -- that's all I can think of!! ...Read more

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Can having asthma mean your heart isn't in good shape?

Can having asthma mean your heart isn't in good shape?

No: Having asthma, in and of itself, does not mean one's heart is not in good shape. Asthma is a disease of the lungs. ...Read more

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I'm curious what occurs if a heart murmur doesn't heal?

I'm curious what occurs if a heart murmur doesn't heal?

Depends.: A murmur is caused by turbulent blood flow in the heart. Many murmurs are benign. Some are caused by valve disease. Ultimately, the consequences are from what caused the murmur. Valve disease can progress, but sometimes stabilizes for a long time. You should talk to a doctor to get a good history and physical. ...Read more

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I can't breathe and my heart area hurts sometimes in high humidity?

I can't breathe and my heart area hurts sometimes in high humidity?

Airway vs cardiac: Humid air typically can exacerbate airway spasm producing tightness in the chest consistent w asthma. In pts with preexisting or congenital heart disease it makes the task of oxygen delivery more difficult acting as a stressor on cardiac physiology. ...Read more

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What happens if a heart murmur doesn't heal? What are the next steps?

What happens if a heart murmur doesn't heal? What are the next steps?

Too vague: A murmur is a sound your provider hears through a stethoscope, and may me associated with a normal heart. If the murmur is related to valve pathology, the severity of the condition will have to be evaluated and followed, usually with an echocardiogram. If the valve condition is severe and produces symptoms, or changes in the hearts function, repair or replacement of the valve may be needed. ...Read more

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What happens if a heart murmur doesn't heal? What are the next steps?

What happens if a heart murmur doesn't heal? What are the next steps?

Murmur: Heart murmur is noise caused by turbulent blood flow in and around the heart. In timing there are systolic, diastolic and continuous murmurs. By cause there are too many to enumerate here. ...Read more

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Can you still smoke mirijuana with an inverted t wave heart condition?

Can you still smoke mirijuana with an inverted t wave heart condition?

Marijuana: You shouldn't be smoking anything if you have a heart problem. Marijuana in particular isn't a great drug for hearts. ...Read more

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How come when I hyperventilate (on purpose) my heart rate doesn't rise?

How come when I hyperventilate (on purpose) my heart rate doesn't rise?

Not sure: Perhaps you do not hyperventilate long enough or hard enough to make heart rate rise. Why do you hyperventilate in the first place would be my question to you? What causes you to do so? Is this an issue that can be addressed for you? I would not be so worried about your heart rate not rising and more interested in what causes you to hyperventilate and how to address that issue. Dr R ...Read more

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My heart is racing so fast I don't know what to do I'm shaking as well?

My heart is racing so fast I don't know what to do I'm shaking as well?

Still?: If it's continuing, go to an emergency room. IF it has abated, testing is indicated to see if it recurs in briefer bursts and to see if there is any underlying structural heart disease. ...Read more

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My heart is biting very fast after I have drank cold drink I don’t know why?

My heart is biting very fast after I have drank cold drink I don’t know why?

Caffeine-induced: I suspect you might have consumed a cold drink with caffeine. Caffeine is a stimulant, and it affects the way your brain and nerves work. This in turn may affect several systems in your body and lead to increased heartbeat, sweating, fast breathing, etc. Your body is probably very sensitive to caffeine, and it would be advisable to avoid any beverages that contain caffeine in future ...Read more

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I was wondering what would happen if I had a heart attack and didn't get help?

I was wondering what would happen if I had a heart attack and didn't get help?

Heart Attack: You could die, you could suffer lasting damage to the part of your heart where the blood flow was blocked, or you could possibly recover completely. It's not worth the risk. If you suspect you might be having a heart attack, seek emergency medical attention. ...Read more

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Why can't you take anti-depressants with heart medications, such as cardizem la?

Why can't you take anti-depressants with heart medications, such as cardizem la?

Drug Interactions: Some antidepressants, like prozac, (fluoxetine) etc, interfere with the metabolism of Cardizem and other calcium-channel blockers. So, any side effects could worsen because more drug is staying in you longer. ...Read more

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What does it mean when heart fluttering is strong and painful and I can't relax?

Heart flutter: Most importantly it means you should bring it to the attention of your physician who can arrange the testing you need to know if it is important or not. ...Read more

Flonase (Definition)

Flonase is the brand name of a nasal steroid spray ...Read more