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Give me drug profile of valsartan including it's uses, side effects?

Give me drug profile of valsartan including it's  uses, side effects?

Lower blood pressure: Valsartan is an angiotensin receptor blocker and blocks angiotensin ii, a potent constrictor of arteries and veins. It lowers blood pressure and as a result, lowers the workload on the heart. ...Read more

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Give me drug profile of valsartan including it's uses, side effects?

Lower blood pressure: Valsartan is an angiotensin receptor blocker and blocks angiotensin ii, a potent constrictor of arteries and veins. It lowers blood pressure and as a result, lowers the workload on the heart. ...Read more

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Give me drug profile of magnesium sulfate including dose, therapeutic uses, side effects?

Give me drug profile of magnesium sulfate including dose, therapeutic uses, side effects?

Several uses: Magnesium sulfate is commonly used to stop premature labor, and to prevent eclamptic seizures, and may also be beneficial for a baby born prematurely. Typically a "loading dose" of 4-6 grams is used, followed by 2-3 grams per hour given intravenously. Side effects including flushing, dry mouth, blurred vision, and nausea, and are usually worse for the first 24 hours a woman gets the medication. ...Read more

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Which is a safer, lower side effect profile drug, topamax (topiramate) or oxcarbazapine (in general terms, obv individuals vary)?

Which is a safer, lower side effect profile drug, topamax (topiramate) or oxcarbazapine (in general terms, obv individuals vary)?

Don't 2nd guess: Neither is w/o risk and they are Rx'd for different (w/ overlap) conditions. You need to work w/ your Dr on selecting the best for you - say clearly that safety is impt to you. Know what they expect it to for your condition. Side EFX are pretty similar for both - your other health issues might be the swing vote. ...Read more

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Sunburn type body rash except not on face, see profile, dermatologist says drug allergy to drug she has been on for 9 months. Is that reasonable she?

Sunburn type body rash except not on face, see profile, dermatologist says drug allergy to drug she has been on for 9 months. Is that reasonable she?

Supportive care: Quit the medicine asap, mild caladryl lotion all over skin, stay away form sun( might be photosensitive reaction ) lot of water as this is like 1st degree burn, put cortisone oint 1% at p.M , Benadryl (diphenhydramine) twice a day, extreme cases Prednisone for 3 days. ...Read more

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Lipid profile, cholestrol 211, VLDL 17,LDL 142,HDL 62,trigylcerides 84, age 31, is drug therapy required? Or just diet

Lipid profile, cholestrol 211, VLDL 17,LDL 142,HDL 62,trigylcerides 84, age 31, is drug therapy required? Or just diet

Diet and exercise: Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco in any form and do not take any alcohol. ...Read more

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Please explain how warfarin contributes to arterial calcification, despite great lipid profile, in patient who has taken drug for 27 years.

Please explain how warfarin contributes to arterial calcification, despite great lipid profile, in patient who has taken drug for 27 years.

Some articles: I hope these studies help: http://goo.Gl/vnjyg http://goo.Gl/xwwh3 http://goo.Gl/yymu8 there are others, but i hope these help. Would be difficult to explain in this limited space. ...Read more

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What's substance or drug misuse?

What's substance or drug misuse?

Definition: The dsm-iv-tr has very specific criteria for substance abuse or substance dependence. Substance misuse, however, is not well defined but often the term is used when a person is engaging in maladaptive behaviors with regard to a substance that does not meet full criteria for abuse or dependence. Getting help before the problem worsens is key. Aa/na and sponsor and getting treatment for the problem. ...Read more

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How bad is taking the drug acid?

How bad is taking the drug acid?

Psychologic effect: By acid, I assume you mean LSD. LSD can produce psychological effects and altered sense of reality. Remember the Beatles song Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds? The song is reportedly describes the effects of LSD. While it is not physically additive, using LSD on a regular basis, the hallucinogenic effect of drug can make it difficult for the user to have any normal sense of reality. So avoid use. ...Read more

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Do you hyprrtensive drugs forever.

Do you hyprrtensive drugs forever.

Yes most of the time: It depends but after life style modification like loosing weight, salt restriction.Dash diet, exercisising regularly do not help control elevated blood pressure.Once drugs are started and tolerated they need to be taken all your life in most cases.Of course there are rarely exception as life style modification may be successful and drugs may be reduced in dosage or stopped under medical supervision. ...Read more

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