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Enalapril And Diltiazem (Overview)

Enalapril|diltiazem is a combination blood pressure agent which is a kind of blood pressure drug (cardiovascular drug).


Enalapril And Diltiazem (Overview)

Enalapril|diltiazem is a combination blood pressure agent which is a kind of blood pressure drug (cardiovascular drug).


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Please describe the medication: diltiazem hydrochloride?

Please describe the medication: diltiazem hydrochloride?

Diltiazem: Diltiazem is a medicine which lowers the blood pressure but also lowers the heart rate. This gives it an extra advantage but also means that people on this drug should be monitored by a cardiologist for slow heart rates. There are also multiple drug interactions with this drug. It is quite safe when prescribed by an eerie need doctor. ...Read more

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Im 32yr m, taking diltiazem sr 90mg 1 daily for bp, earlier i took losartan 50mg 1 daily, now i suffer fr impotence (ed), kindly prescribe me a alter?

Im 32yr m, taking diltiazem sr 90mg 1 daily for bp, earlier i took losartan 50mg 1 daily, now i suffer fr impotence (ed), kindly prescribe me a alter?

ED: A lot of BP medications have ed as a side effect but most of the time the reason for ed is the damage and spasm of the small vessels in your body, including the penis that lead to hypertension as cause of the ed. ...Read more

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How many times have you seen Stevens-Johnson syndrome caused by prescribed Diltiazem?

How many times have you seen Stevens-Johnson syndrome caused by prescribed Diltiazem?

Very rare: the syndrome alone is very rare - one person per million kinda rare. can occur with any drug but usually a sulfa based drug and very very rare with diltiazem. Probably would have to do a world litature search to find even a few cases related to this drug. ...Read more

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Can melatonin be used if I take diltiazem for mvp without regurgitaion? I toke one night and woke up in the middle of the night, feeling very cold!

Can melatonin be used if I take diltiazem for mvp without regurgitaion? I toke one night and woke up in the middle of the night, feeling very cold!

Yes: There is no known interaction between these drugs. It should be noted, however, that there is also no known benefit in taking diltiazem, or any other drug, for mitral valve prolapse in the absence of mitral regurgitation. ...Read more

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Which calcium channel blocker is most effective for severe raynauds, digital ischemia and exercise-induced pulmonary hypertension? I take 7.5 mg amlodipine but now wondering if diltiazem was better.

Which calcium channel blocker is most effective for severe raynauds, digital ischemia and exercise-induced pulmonary hypertension?  I take 7.5 mg amlodipine but now wondering if diltiazem was better.

Unsure. But: You can always try and see which one works best for you, with the support of you doc. There are many issues that vary the results among different calcium blockers including different absorption and metabolism from a patient to another. We usually use amlodipine but you can tell better if Diltiazem feels more effective for you. Would discuss with my doc regarding a possible switch trial. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take enalapril while pregnant?

Is it safe to take enalapril while pregnant?

No: Generally, ACE inhibitors like Enalapril are not recommended in pregnancy due to some adverse animal studies and very limited human studies. Most blood pressure problems in pregnancy can be addressed with medicines that have a more known effect on baby. ...Read more

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Ped. Neph. Missed night dose of enalapril, one of three daily 0.8 mg doses. Should i wake up baby? Concerned about dangerous BP but also hate waking

Ped. Neph. Missed night dose of enalapril, one of three daily 0.8 mg doses.  Should i wake up baby? Concerned about dangerous BP but also hate waking

Depends on...: ...How severe the hypertension had been in the first place. If it rose to dangerous levels before starting enalapril, i would go ahead and wake for a night dose. ...Read more

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How many diltiazem 180mg pills are fatal? What are the symptoms of overdose? How long van you survive without medical attention?

How many diltiazem 180mg pills are fatal? What are the symptoms of overdose? How long van you survive without medical attention?

Unknown: The toxic dose in man is not known. Due to extensive metabolism, blood levels after a standard dose of Diltiazem can vary over tenfold. There have been 29 reports of Diltiazem overdose in doses ranging from less than 1 g to 18 g. Sixteen of these reports involved multiple drug ingestion. 22 people recovered with doses up to 10 g. If you're considering it, please seek help. This isn't a good idea. ...Read more

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