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Dr. Ana Adelstein
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Epoprostenol (Overview)

Epoprostenol is a blood pressure agent which is a kind of cardiovascular drug.


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Can capoten (captopril) be administered sublingual?

Can capoten (captopril) be administered sublingual?

Don't: In general, unless your doc specifically prescribed it that way, avoid sublingual administration of oral medicines. This route can bypass the pill's time-release formulation, releasing too much medicine all at once, or can result in higher/faster absorption than the pill-in-stomach route as carefully tested by the drug company. ...Read more

Dr. Ana Adelstein
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Epoprostenol (Overview)

Epoprostenol is a blood pressure agent which is a kind of cardiovascular drug.


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Why is Flolan (epoprostenol) for inhalation mixed with Glycine specifically as opposed with something else?

Pharmaceutical: This is not a question for a doctor, but rather a chemical formulation issue to be answered by the pharmaceutical company that manufactures this. They usually have a phone line to answer questions of this nature. ...Read more

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Taking viagra (sildenafil) is safe?

Taking viagra (sildenafil) is safe?

Not everyone: Doesn't help females. Only helps males w/erectile dysfunction. Don't take if you have cardiac disease, etc. Don't take with certain other medication such as Alpha blockers (given for high blood pressure and/or prostate problems). Check w/your doctor. There are some side effects as well. ...Read more

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I'm using 2 rotacaps for asthma (salbutamol sulphate& ipratropium bromide, fluticasino propionate& formaterol fumarate). Is the long term use safe?

I'm using 2 rotacaps for asthma (salbutamol sulphate& ipratropium bromide, fluticasino propionate& formaterol fumarate). Is the long term use safe?

Yes and no: The last drug you mentioned formaterol is a long acting beta agonist (laba). In the us, labas alone are used in treating copd. When used in asthma and to reduce their potential serious side effects, they must be combined with a steroid like fluticasone. ...Read more

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Is vamio amlodipine besilate?

Dr. Ted King Dr. King
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Is vamio  amlodipine besilate?

Not that I can find: Norvasc if the most common brand name that is associated with amlodipine besylate. ...Read more

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Is alprostadil cream effective?

Is alprostadil cream effective?

Maybe but for what?: Alprostadil cream is undergoing fda required studies sponsored by apricus biosciences which wants to market it as vitaros for the treatment of erectile dysfunction or impotence. ...Read more

Dr. Alvin Lin Dr. Lin
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Has anyone heard of erectile prescription called muse (alprostadil)?

Dr. Alvin Lin Dr. Lin
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Has anyone heard of erectile prescription called muse (alprostadil)?

Yes: It is an alternative treatment to the oral drugs. It is placed inside your pee hole when you want sex. Go to http://www.Muserx.Com/hcc/about-muse/how-to-use-muse.Aspx for instructions on use. Talk to your doc about all your options (and side effects of each). ...Read more

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Is Cialis safe?

Is Cialis safe?

Generally yes: Very popular medication; very effective in many people with erectile dysfunction. Cannot be used with any form of cardiac nitrate. Can cause headache, nasal congestion, muscle pain. ...Read more

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Drug-coated cardiac stents safety?

Drug-coated cardiac stents safety?

Watch your platelets: You need two anti platelet drugs to protect from the stents getting thrombosis with blood clots. The length of time required keeps getting shorter and shorter. A thrombosed stent is a heart attack. ...Read more

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Is voltaren (diclofenac) ophthalmic drops effective?

Is voltaren (diclofenac) ophthalmic drops effective?

It depends: It depends on why it is being used. It can be effective for bacterial infection. ...Read more

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Beta blocker with diuretic (timolide) effective?

Beta blocker with diuretic (timolide) effective?

Modestly: Most beta-blocker and diuretic combinations we're formulated for use in mild hypertension. ...Read more

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Which is safer: nifedipine or norvasc (amlodipine)?

Which is safer: nifedipine or norvasc (amlodipine)?

Both: Both are safe when appropriately used. The main difference between the two is lipid solubility, and thus, time to onset. Nifedipine is water soluble and has reasonably quick onset, but also the levels will waver through the day. Amlodipine (or norvasc) is lipid soluble, takes about a week to ramp up in effect, and has a nice steady state effect. ...Read more

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What is nitrostat (nitroglycerin) used for?

What is nitrostat (nitroglycerin) used for?

Nitroglycerine: Nitrostat is short acting nitroglycerineNitrostat & is a powerful vasodilator & is frequently used for an final relief. ...Read more

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Is the ED drug muse better than Cialis and viagra (sildenafil)?

Is the ED drug muse better than Cialis and  viagra (sildenafil)?

Maybe: These 2 classes of medications work completely different. Depending on your comorbid conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, etc. One class may work be better than another. There is also variability with these medications from person to person. The only way to know how they will work is to try each class and see how your body reacts. ...Read more

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What is nipride (nitroprusside) used for?

What is nipride (nitroprusside) used for?

Nitroprusside/niprid: In the us, nipride (nitroprusside) is indicated for lowering blood pressure in cases of hypertensive crisis, for acute congestive heart failure, & for lowering blood pressure to decrease bleeding. In other countries it has additional indications for use. ...Read more

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What drugs is sildenafil citrate?

What drugs is sildenafil citrate?

Sildenafil is Viagra (sildenafil): This is the generic name for the famous e.D. Medication known as viagra (sildenafil). ...Read more

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Can levitra (vardenafil) cause atrial fibrilation?

Can levitra (vardenafil) cause atrial fibrilation?

No: But if you have paroxysmal atrial fibrillation, it may act up during intercourse (or any other time, for that matter). ...Read more

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Pregnenolone and aromatase blocker uses?

Pregnenolone and aromatase blocker uses?

Specific & limited: Pregnenolone is an adrenal hormone made from cholesterol, and is the pre-cursor for sex-steroid hormones. It is said to 'improve mood, ' but no strong data support. To my knowledge there is no role for it's use as a supplement. Aromatase inhibitors are for treatment of some breast cancers; they're also used off-label for ovulation induction in women. No other appropriate uses to my knowledge. ...Read more

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Why is Flolan (epoprostenol) for inhalation mixed with Glycine specifically as opposed with something else?

Pharmaceutical: This is not a question for a doctor, but rather a chemical formulation issue to be answered by the pharmaceutical company that manufactures this. They usually have a phone line to answer questions of this nature. ...Read more

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Am I dying?

Am I dying?

We all are: A 3-word question with no details... well, life is short on Earth, regardless of whether a person lives 3 days, 3000 days, or 30,000 days. It is not length of one's life that matters, but the quality of the life lived. The goal is not to live a long life, but to live a good life. Even if a person makes it all the way to age 82, that's only 30,000 days. ...Read more

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I have cold?

I have cold?

Symptoms?: The most common symptoms of a cold are sneezing, running nose, congestion and scratchy throat. Additional symptoms can be coughing, headaches, mucus dripping down the back of the throat, loss of appetite and fever (in children). ...Read more

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I have cold?

I have cold?

Cold: Tips: sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea.. Fever/ pain – Acetaminophen / nsaid’s rest! ...Read more

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What is asp?

What is asp?

In acupuncture an: Asp is an acupuncture semi-permanent needle. They are made in germany & come in stainless steel, gold, silver & titanium. They are used for auricular (ear) acupuncture. They are usually referred to as "asp's". ...Read more

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Pls help me?

Help: In order to assist you - you need to provide us with more information. Please re-ask and clarify the question that you need help with. Take care. ...Read more

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Am i dying ?

I don't know: I don't know, john. Technically, every person who is alive will die someday, yes. But unless you have been diagnosed with some untreatable illness, then no, you are not actively dying. If this is something you worry about a lot, mention it to one of your parents, a close adult friend, or a school counselor. A lot of people have these kinds of worries and you can get help to not worry so much. ...Read more

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Is it free ?

Is it free ?

Yes, this is free if: If you did not ask for premium, paid services, then this HealthTap BASIC is free. Post your question in English, with good grammar and spelling, and one or more of the thousands of volunteer doctors will answer it. They might skip repetitive questions, or ones that have too many abbreviations, or are otherwise hard to understand. (HealthTap's premium services include virtual medicine appointments) ...Read more

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What is art?

What is art?

Yes: Ivf is art(assisted reproductive technology) that allows egg and sperm to be placed together in a petri dish either conventionally or with icsi where the sperm is placed directly into the egg. ...Read more

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Why am I fat?

Why am I fat?

110?: The general answer is eat too much and exercise too little, BUT at your age it makes little difference. Eat what you want and be happy! ...Read more

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What is love?

What is love?

A small word: with a universe of meanings. "In love" is an obsessive infatuation. It feels great but it's overrated as being 'true love.' Mature love is different. The object of love is priceless, greater than your most valuable possession. But you don't cling or control- you want the beloved to have the best, even if it costs you. The great teachers agree: Love yourself and love the other just as much. ...Read more

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What is life?

What is life?

How about BigSchool?: AKA, Kindergarten for our Souls, AKA Practice Heaven, Practice Hell, split-second by split-second, what we each decide is more vs. less important? Who determines what we are going to pay attention to school? We each do individually, no one else. Do we understand anything without comparisons, direct experience? Could it be lonely at the top & our Creator would like company, but ONLY good company? ...Read more

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Is this free?

Is this free?

Yes, this is free if: If you did not ask for premium, paid services, then this HealthTap BASIC is free. Post your question in English, with good grammar and spelling, and one or more of the thousands of volunteer doctors will answer it. They might skip repetitive questions, or ones that have too many abbreviations, or are otherwise hard to understand. (HealthTap's premium services include virtual medicine appointments) ...Read more

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What is etoh?

What is etoh?

ETOH is ethanol: Etoh is ethanol, which is the type of alcohol in our alcoholic beverages. ...Read more

Dr. Julie Abbott
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Flolan (Definition)

Flolan is a blood pressure agent which is a ...Read more