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How long should someone take blood presure medication? What is the difference between exforge and exforge htc? And for how long should some one be takten it. Should they continue even if the BP goes down to normal?

How long should someone take blood presure medication? What is the difference between exforge and exforge htc? And for how long should some one be takten it. Should they continue even if the BP goes down to normal?

2 or 3 ingredients: Exforge is a combo of amlodipine and valsartan. Exforge hct (amlodipine and hydrochlorothiazide and valsartan) is the same plus hydrochlorothiazide. One needs lifetime BP control. Whether with Exforge or different medicine: whatever it takes. If BP normalizes (let's say, with weight loss), then the medicine can be reduced or even stopped as long as BP stays normal. Let me add: Exforge is insanely expensive. There are far cheaper effective meds. ...Read more

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What exactly is a mental health check?

What exactly is a mental health check?

Wellness screen: A mental health check is brief screening of emotional, social and occupational functioning that is often done as a part of a annual medical check-up. Mental health checks are a good way of identifying people who have undiagnosed but very treatable mental health concerns. ...Read more

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Define health is wealth?

Definition: Good health, mental , physical & spiritual, leads to enjoyment of life to its fullest. Wealth without good health cannot provide any quality to your life. Thus goes this saying! health leads to wealth, but not vice versa! ...Read more

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How long does it take for exforge (amlodipine and valsartan) to work ?

See below: Onset of action-within the first 24 hours. Time to peak action: several weeks. ...Read more

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Can od prescribe medicine?

DO?: Did you mean a do, doctor of osteopathy? If that's what you meant, then yes they can prescribe medicine. ...Read more

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Dr.Prescribed me today high blood pressure tablet"exforge hct 10mg/160mg/12.5mg " how is this tablet .

Dr.Prescribed me today high blood pressure tablet"exforge hct 10mg/160mg/12.5mg " how is this tablet .

Excellent but: This is an excellent BP med but expensive. It combines 3 ingredients: amlodipine (sold separately as norvasc), valsartan (diovan) and hydrochlorothiazide (a generic diuretic). It's very effective and well tolerated but pricey. ...Read more

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When you are hypnotised and it works does it stay that way for good or does it go away?

When you are hypnotised and it works does it stay that way for good or does it go away?

Depends: When hypnosis works, it can be long lasting and for others it is the beginning of the changes and needs further work. The positive work that has happened is great and i would let that help you lead a better and healthier life. If you need it again, go back until you feel comfortable again. ...Read more

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My insurance/TRICARE doesn't kick in until SEP so my child will be almost 6MO by the time he gets his 4MO shots. Is that alright?

My insurance/TRICARE doesn't kick in until SEP so my child will be almost 6MO by the time he gets his 4MO shots.  Is that alright?

Should be : That should be fine although some entities are very solidly behind an arbitrary immunization schedule and that will put your little one behind on the schedule. Obviously if delayed the shots don't work until later so try to avoid exposing the little one to others that might be contagious with anything. Could pose increased risks with certain (especially foreign) travel. Try to stay on schedule ...Read more

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Is exforge (amlodipine and valsartan) safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is exforge (amlodipine and valsartan) safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Depends: This is another combination drug. It is probably safe in breastfeeding although we have no clear studies to say so. One of the medications though has been shown to cause renal and heart problems when taken in the second and third trimesters. We don't recommend taking while pregnant. If you are on this med and get pregnant, call your doctor right away but don't come off of it until they say so. ...Read more

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My two year olds temperature is 104...When does high temp become dangerous?

My two year olds temperature is 104...When does high temp become dangerous?

Condition not temp: Kids febrile response to illness is more a gauge of how well their body rejects the germs than how serious the illness.I've had kids with 105 giggling & running down the hallway while some with 100.4 couldn't move without pain.Any kid with sustained t >102 for >12hrs deserves a dr visit.I am more concerned about taking fluids, wet diapers & play.A 7yo with 107 last yr with flu did quite well. ...Read more

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What's a good resource for trace elements and heavy metal toxicity?

What's a good resource for trace elements and heavy metal toxicity?

Be VERY careful: Most of the outfits offering "heavy metal testing" are scams, charging outrageous prices for"tests" intended to get you to buy their nutritional supplements, have your fillings removed, and generally suck you into a expensive racket. They exude warmth and this is the one thing that may make you feel better. ...Read more

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Is whipple's disease usually deadly?

Is whipple's disease usually deadly?

No, but must dx & rx: Whipples disease is a very rare condition, often found in middle age men, that is also called lipodystrophy. It a bacterial-caused disease that leads to malabsorption of mostly fats and certain sugars into the bloodstream. It will lead to nutritional deficiencies among other problems. Need rx with antibiotics, usually at least a year, herbs and supplements. If left untreated, it can be fatal. ...Read more

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Why flavedon mr35mg used what is the side effect?

Flavedon: Read this article first===>http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/trimetazidine. The drug is principally used now for patients with angina (heart pain) and has been shown to be effective. It should not be used if you have any movement disorders such a s restless leg syndrome or parkinson's-like neurologist symptoms. Rad the side effects and you and your doctor van decide whether its right for you. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of valsartan and amlodipine(exforge) on kidney?

What are the side effects of valsartan and amlodipine(exforge) on kidney?

Kidney side effects: V has a renal protective effect on patients who have proteinuria (p) as it reduces it. A increases blood flow (ibf) to the kidney and can cause, because of this ibc, more proteinuria. V cannot be given in patients with a renal artery stenosis, as it causes an elevation of creatinine which is reversible once v is stopped. V and a work well together in most patients with no loss of kidney function. ...Read more

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What is the systems of phmonia?

What is the systems of phmonia?

Pneumonia?: Assuming you mean Symptoms of Pneumonia, they may or may not include shortness of breath, cough, fever, painful respirations, mucus production, wheezing, chest tightness, a fast heart to name a few. ...Read more

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What is letdown, and how long does it last?

What is letdown, and how long does it last?

Milk ejection reflex: As the baby latches on and suckes, the body releases a hormone called oxytocin. This hormone signals the muscles in the ducts to contract and move the milk out of the breast to the baby. Moms may experience tingling at the onset that may last about a minute. Let down will last as long as you nurse. ...Read more

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How long does the effect of a fluphenazine injection last?

How long does the effect of a fluphenazine injection last?

Depends . . .: Fluphenazine is an antipsychotic that can be given as a normal injection w/half-life of 15hrs or a long-acting injection w/half-life of 6-10 days depending upon the chemical formulation. We typically guesstimate that a chemical takes 5 half-lives to get out of your system, so the effect of an injection could be anywhere from a few days to two months. ...Read more

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Is there some kind of all day mouthguard that i can wear around all day?

Is there some kind of all day mouthguard that i can wear around all day?

DEFINITELY: A less thick, soft, clear lower mouthpiece can be worn during the day. But it needs to be custom made by a dentist. Best to have it on the lower teeth! ...Read more

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