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Losartan (Definition)

A blood pressure reducing medicine from the class of drugs called arbs. Acts on an enzyme in the kidney and lung to reduce the blood pressure. Can have some protective effects on the kidneys in high blood pressure and diabetes. Not recommended for patients ...Read more


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49 YO male on Crestor (rosuvastatin) & Losartan. Is it safe to take: • Bee Pollen • L-Arginine/L-Ornithine • L-Isoleucine/L-Leucine/L-Valine • Creatine • Selenium?

49 YO male on Crestor (rosuvastatin) & Losartan. Is it safe to take: • Bee Pollen • L-Arginine/L-Ornithine • L-Isoleucine/L-Leucine/L-Valine • Creatine • Selenium?

Possibly, but why?: 1st 2 have been extensively studied in clinical trials with known usual human responses, though Crestor (rosuvastatin) suppresses cholesterol production every cell & only indirect effect to? LDL-particles (correct issue). Remaining OTC agents=no such clinical trials or evidence of beneficial responses. Items 4-8 are animo acids (pre-digested 5 of the 20 of which all proteins are made). Marketing, marketing. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take l-arginine while taking losartan, nicardipine & metropolol? I saw on dr. Oz that l-arginine was a good supplement to take if one has high blood pressure. I also saw that hibiscus tea was good for lowering blood pressure. Is it ok to tak

Is it okay to take l-arginine while taking losartan, nicardipine & metropolol? I saw on dr. Oz that l-arginine was a good supplement to take if one has high blood pressure. I also saw that hibiscus tea was good for lowering blood pressure. Is it ok to tak

This: This should be fine, but with a few caveats. First. L-arginine is an unproven dietary supplement. It may be helpful, but there is no convincing evidence. And just because it is a natural supplement does not mean it is necessarily safe. If you haven't already, a more effective and natural way to help your blood pressure would be to cut out sodium and increase your intake of fresh foods. Your combination of drugs indicates to me that you have a substantial blood pressure problem. You should discuss these supplements with your physician and your pharmacist to be sure there are no interactions, and always let healthcare professionals know what supplements and over-the-counter medicines you are taking in addition to your prescriptions. Although uncommon, in some cases these ordinary supplements and otc meds can cause negative drug interactions with your important prescriptions. ...Read more

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I take adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). I also workout. I started some supplements. Are there any interactions, please be specific. Supplements are creatine monohydrate, l-arginine, and whey protein with glutamine.

I take adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). I also workout. I started some supplements. Are there any interactions, please be specific. Supplements are creatine monohydrate, l-arginine, and whey protein with glutamine.

Generally none: Supplements with Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) should have no problem but some people have problems with supplements. Start with one supplement at a time give it at least one month then add another if no problems with your body. Looks like your trying to build muscle mass. Good luck. ...Read more

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Which of the drugs/over the counter supplements have blood-thinning effects? L-arginine, pentoxifylline, Coq10, Vitamin-e? Read e, pentox arg all do.

Which of the drugs/over the counter supplements have blood-thinning effects? L-arginine, pentoxifylline, Coq10, Vitamin-e? Read e, pentox arg all do.

A large number: There are a lot of OTC medications and herbal supplements can 'thin the blood'. Medications like aspirin, ibuprofen, Naprosyn, (naproxen) fish oil, all can have this effect. Herbal supplements such as borage, ginko, garlic, ginger can also have some effect. If you are on a prescription. Blood thinner, then discuss the use of OTC and herbal medications with your physician before taking anything new. ...Read more

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Is l-arginine safe to take long term?

Is l-arginine safe to take long term?

Unknown: L-arginine has been used safely for up to 3 months. There are no long term studies to verify safety for long term use. ...Read more

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Benefits of taking L-Arginine? What's the best time to take it in relation to exercise?

Benefits of taking L-Arginine? What's the best time to take it in relation to exercise?

Unknown: At this time there insufficient evidence to show a positive relationship between L arginine supplementation and improvements in athletic performance / strength. It is found naturally in the food you eat (meats). At this time, I'd save your money over using it as a supplement ...Read more

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Will l-arginine help me get a strong erection n make me la s t longer n be more excited. Thanks?

Will l-arginine help me get a strong erection n make me la s t longer n be more excited. Thanks?

Maybe not...: To assess if one's erections have weakened, he should visit a primary doctor, who can check for possible causes: stress, depression, diabetes, high blood pressure, low testosterone, artery disease, high cholesterol, smoking, older age, etc... Causes found can be treated to help make erections stronger, firmer, longer lasting. A urologist can evaluate. Meds like viagra, cialis, or Levitra (vardenafil) may help. ...Read more

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I have recently bought L-arginine (1000mg) at GNC because I was informed it had something in it that helped height growth?? I am currently 17 being 5'9

I have recently bought L-arginine (1000mg) at GNC because I was informed it had something in it that helped height growth?? I am currently 17 being 5'9

A fool and his money: Are soon parted-an old parable but as true today as the day it was written. Many search for fixes to issues that are long term and have no treatment. You will be as tall as your genes allow, and not more. No special diet, exercise, shots, etc will change that. Most males stop growing at 17. An x-ray of your wrist/hand can tell if you have open growth centers and could grow more. If closed, you are done ...Read more

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Can I take l-arginine when taking lisinopril?

Can I take l-arginine when taking lisinopril?

Cautiously: L-arginine lowers BP and is additive with Lisinopril be careful using them together to avoid an excessive lowering of your bp. ...Read more

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Can glaucoma patient use l-arginine supplementation?

Can glaucoma patient use l-arginine supplementation?

Uncertain benefit: I found this from the Cleveland clinic: "Arginine is made by the body, supplementation is sometimes required. Arginine is a precursor of nitric oxide, which causes vasodilation (blood vessel relaxation). Laboratory evidence suggests that arginine may be useful in the treatment of medical conditions that are improved by vasodilation, including glaucoma." You should also discuss this with your MD. ...Read more

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Is l-arginine for sexual enhancement or maintain erection?

Is l-arginine for sexual enhancement or maintain erection?

Erections: It is felt that l-arginine can help to enhance erections. But this has never been proven in a clinical study. But some male enhancement supplements contain it that are advertised to help improve erections. ...Read more

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I want to know about relation between L-arginine and fat burning.

I want to know about relation between L-arginine and fat burning.

L-Arginine: L-Arginine has many important functions in the human body, but its most relevant effects for weight loss are boosting levels of nitric oxide (NO) and HGH (human growth hormone), ...Read more

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Is it safe to take l-arginine and atenolol 25mg at the same time?

Is it safe to take l-arginine and atenolol 25mg at the same time?

Yes: As long as it doesn't make you dizzy (ie. BP falling too low), you're fine to use them together. ...Read more

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Can l-arginine lower blood pressure & if so what is recommended dosage?

Can l-arginine lower blood pressure & if so what is recommended dosage?

Possibly beneficial: In some people. Arginine is converted to nitric oxide, which has a relaxing effect on blood vessels & can thus reduce blood pressure somewhat. No standardized dose has been recommended. Be advised that arginine can also trigger or worsen viral infections like herpes. Discuss this supplement with your doc before taking it. ...Read more

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Is it safe for me to take L-Arginine and Tribulus if I have Polycythemia?

Is it safe for me to take L-Arginine and Tribulus if I have Polycythemia?

Probably: L arginine increases nitric oxide and tribulus might increase some sex hormones in animals but nothing definite in humans. Both likely shouldn't have An adverse effect on you if you have polycythemia though as with many neutraceuticals, there are no clear clinical trials guiding treatment. Why are you taking them? ...Read more

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Can taking l-arginine supplements cause herpes if you don't have it already?

Can taking l-arginine supplements cause herpes if you don't have it already?

NO: If you have acute or chronic herpes it's long been thought that l-arginine will aggravate it, but it can not make herpes grow if you don't have herpes already. However, the evidence that arginine actually aggravates herpes is surprisingly slight, so it is probably safe to take even if you have herpes! See http://www. Metametrixinstitute. Org/post/2011/10/31/should-herpes-patients-avoid-arginine. Aspx. ...Read more

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I take geodon (ziprasidone) is it safe to take l-arginine for erictile dysfunction?

I take geodon (ziprasidone) is it safe to take l-arginine for erictile dysfunction?

Safe but ineffective: Don't know why you want to take l-arginine, it can have no effect on ed. ...Read more

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What to do if I m 16 years old boy and I take l-arginine. My question is:can I get allergic reaction?

What to do if I m 16 years old boy and I take l-arginine. My question is:can I get allergic reaction?

Allergic reaction: Potentially any supplement or medication can cause an allergic reaction in a susceptible individual, but why do you ask? Are you having unusual symptoms? ...Read more

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Hi, I'm 17 right now and I want to take some pre workout and it contain 1000 mg of L-arginine, is it safe to take?

Hi, I'm 17 right now and I want to take some pre workout and it contain 1000 mg of L-arginine, is it safe to take?

Safe: Although the jury's still out on whether L-arginine actually helps with exercise performance, the 1 gram amount is probably similar to what you can get from your diet, so it should be a safe amount. ...Read more

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Does l-arginine work for erectile dysfunction?

NO: See your doctor lots of options are available, l arginine is not one of them ...Read more

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Is it safe to take l-arginine while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take l-arginine while pregnant or breastfeeding?

It's probably safe: L-arginine is a naturally occurring Amino Acid (one of the building blocks of protein) and is found in lots of food. Taking moderate amounts is probably ok. But there doesn't seem to be any proven benefit to take extra l-arginine. Since anything beyond a healthy and balanced diet has the potent for harm, supplements and medicine should only be taken if recommended by your trusted health provide. ...Read more

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Drug Interaction (Definition)

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Cozaar (Definition)

Cozaar is an angiotensin II blocker which is a kind of blood ...Read more