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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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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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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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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.

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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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How many drugs are counterfeit now?

How many drugs are counterfeit now?

Serious problem: There are many entry points into the drug distribution channels and the fda cannot be everywhere. Many drugs are so expensive that unethical manufacturers have produced ineffective imitations that can be either dangerous or have no drug in them. We have to trust our pharmacists and the good work of regulators but there is a risk. The actual percentage is only a guess. ...Read more

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Who has cheaper drugs--us or canada?

Who has cheaper drugs--us or canada?

Usually Canada: Typically drug prices for non generic medications are lower in canada than in the us. ...Read more

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Wat is de best drug for losin weight?

Wat is de best drug for losin weight?

No such thing: There are no medications, supplements, or other products that lead to real or lasting weight loss. ...Read more

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Is it okay to split drug pills in half?

Is it okay to split drug pills in half?

Generally yes: Any solid pill can be split in half and some actually have a score built in for this purpose. This can be a way to lower the cost as the larger pill frequently costs less than two smaller pills. Capsules cannot be split, as the contents spill out uncontrollably although capsules can be opened and the contents put in a slurry for ingestion if the capsule cannot be swallowed. ...Read more

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What drugs affect the skeletal systems?

What drugs affect the skeletal systems?

Meds affect bones: Many meds affect the skeleton. Some drugs may thin the bones as an unwanted side effect (steroids such as cortisone and the anti-seizure meds are most famous for doing this). Also, smoking and longterm alcohol use thin the bones. But there are other meds we use specifically to build bone in people with osteoporosis. Bones are changing all the time, and are affected by what we put in our bodies. ...Read more

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What is meant by the term an orphan drug?

Seldom needed: The term "orphan drug" is usually applied to products that have such a small market of potential consumers that it is unlikely the drug companies would invest in drug development. Getting a drug through the fda approval process takes hundreds of millions of dollars. By creating an orphan status, fda costs are less & a company could develop a drug quicker for the rare diseases & make a profit. ...Read more

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How can I stop using a drugs like morvin?

How can I stop using a drugs like morvin?

There is no drug: Named morvin. Do you mean morphine? If you have an opiate addiction you should get help from a rehabilitation facility. Call a hot line or social service agency for local recommendations. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how the drug nor-tz works?

Nor-tz: I would read the package insert you got with meds or go to Drugs. Com. Or let's do 2nd opinion. ...Read more

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How risky is buying perscription drugs online?

Very dangerous: Unless these are purchased from a reputable pharmacy such as a mail order that is associated with your prescription plan, it can be very dangerous. One has no idea about strength and purity of these meds. For all one knows, they could have been made in a warehouse in any third world country or just be a sugar pill. ...Read more

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What the most active drug in lowering triglycrile?

What the most active drug in lowering triglycrile?

Triglycerides: There is little to do medically for triglycerides. There are some supplements that people try and some cardiologists will recommend stuff like gemfibrizil. But, the best way to lower triglycerides is to eat less carbs (no more than 25% of the total calories) and to participate in daily exercise that burns sugars and not protein. This is moderate exercise with a heart rate 120 to 130 bpm. ...Read more

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How safe is the drug Idomethacian? I take. 25mg 3xd

How safe is the drug Idomethacian? I take. 25mg 3xd

Indocin (indomethacin): Indomethacin is a dangerous medication if taking for long periods as it has a track record of causing erosions and bleeding from the stomach and duodenal areas. In my opinion it should only be taken for a day or two with food and then discontinued to avoid complications. It can relieve acute gout or tendonitis. Less dangerous antiinflammatories can then be given. ...Read more

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How harmful is the synthetic drug spice: "potpurri"?

How harmful is the synthetic drug spice: "potpurri"?

Can be very harmful: "spice" is not a single chemical; it is a term used to refer to several synthetic cannabinoids, or drugs that affect the same receptors as marijuana, and that are marketed under many names. However, the drug/s in "spice" have never been tested in humans and can be 1000x more powerful than marijuana. They can cause seizures, dissociation, severe anxiety, panic, psychosis, etc--sometimes chronic. ...Read more

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Is there a drug that can make you not feel any pain?

Is there a drug that can make you not feel any pain?

Several!: Systemic anesthesia, local nerve blocks, narcotics in large doses. Obviously, none of these is a long term fix! ...Read more

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Are there any positive effects of taking hard drugs?

NOPE: Nope. There's no hope for dope. Ok, it doesn't rhyme very well. The message is that hard drugs are harmful drugs. ...Read more

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Did a lot of famous writers trip on drugs? Which ones?

Did a lot of famous writers trip on drugs? Which ones?

Some: J cocteau, a huxley, ws burroughs, hs thompson, c baudelaire, j kerouac to name a few. Many drank or did drugs because they wrestled with inner demons. Drugs and alcohol ended lives prematurely and did not enhance their writings. Ut may have soothed some of their inner turmoils. ...Read more

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Are there any websites to see the interaction of drugs?

Are there any websites to see the interaction of drugs?

GREAT question, Dino: There are many: Drugs. Com, Epocrates, Medscape, Webmd to name just a few. They're what I use when answering lazy HealthTap posters' interaction questions here. I enthusiastically encourage you to use them. A DIY approach to cross-checking your medications for interactions will make you a better patient & put you in better control of your care because you'll learn, understand & remember more. ...Read more