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Hi, with my current medical conditions i.e hypertension & on simvastatin, HCTZ (hydrochlorothiazide) & losartan medications, is it safe for me to try Garcinia Cambogia?
Not really because: Alternative medications have no safety profile and are not rigorously tested for safety by any agency. It has nothing to do with your blood pressure meds. If your goal is weight loss (usual reason why people want to take garcinia), there is no better method than a proper diet and regular exercise. Try cutting your food portions in half and see how that goes for a month. I'm sure you'll see results ...Read more
Would it be safe for me to use Preparation H Hemorrhoidal Ointment while on the blood pressure medication Metoprolol-HCTZ?
YES: Perfectly safe- no interaction.Get a more detailed answer ›
What could be the HTN medication with the least amount of many common side effects, with the exception of hctz (hydrochlorothiazide)?
They are different: Hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) is a mild diuretic that removes sodium from the body causing an increased volume of urine and lowers blood pressure by reducing the volume of 'salt water' in our circulatory system. Lisinopril inhibits a certain specialized chemical reaction in our bodies that leads to a reduced retention of sodium in our bodies but also a reduced tension on our blood vessels, thus lowering blood pressure. ...Read more
Could these medications be taken together to treat hypertension if not which combinations is the best? Metoprolol 10mg, triamt/hctz, amlodipine 10mg
Yes, but...: The metoprolol dose you describe is too low, but beta-blockers are not great hypertension drugs to start with anyway. There may be another reason you're on one. The amlodipine and the combo diuretic are good choices, but other agents can be added as needed. Some racial factors may impact drug choices, so keep looped in with your doc. Good luck! ...Read more
Are the following medications harmful past their expiration dates?
I have high blood pressure, and I take Lisinopril/Hctz Tab 20/12.5 I don't have any side effects. Is this a good medication to take,for the next few years. My blood pressure is great.
I've lupus (sle), r.A., raynaud's syndrome, anemia, &hypertension. I take methotrexate, plaquenil, (hydroxychloroquine) Neurontin & lisinopril/hctz. I'm told i've decreased kidney function.Is that because of the medication?
Probably not: Lupus usually damages the kidneys and hypertension always does to some extent. Not all "decreased kidney function" picked up by today's lab screenings is real kidney damage -- any guy who lifts weights will get a warning from the creatinine from his muscles -- but i'd keep with your rx. Good luck -- this is a challenging disease. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Severe allergy to sulfa drugs as child. Have taken Imitrex and hctz for years off and on w no prob. Would I be ok taking celebrex (celecoxib)?
Probably: Although the sulfur molecule is in Celebrex (celecoxib), (celecoxib) only a few people with allergies to sulfa antibiotics also react to Celebrex (celecoxib). The allergy appears to be related to a special form of sulfur at the molecular level. This form isn't present in non-antibacterial meds with sulfur in them. But talk to your doc about it & tell him your concerns. See http://tinyurl.com/ohak2hx and http://tinyurl.com/kzu9o6f ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was just prescribed lisinopril/hctz (20/12.5) for my htn. Is Losartan a better drug than this combination with their combined side effects?
Either will be: appropriate for your use. One will be cheaper than the other. The important issue is which will be more effective for your treatment and tolerated by you. Trial one and see if it works well then consider alternatives if it is not effective or poorly tolerated. ...Read more
Really .. well I'm currently on 70 mg Prozac, 15g XL Wellbutrin, Ritilian 60mg, 3 mg clonazapam, and lisinopril/HCTZ? Are those safe, my doctor prescribes them to me and said all was safe all together. When I look at the drug interaction checker the Well
Interaction Risk Etc: Multiple interactions possible and though the side effects are usually mild they can become severe. Risks include Serotonin Syndrome (see Wikipedia), fluid accumulation, and even seizures. Your combination of activating, antidepressant, and sedating/tranquilizing meds is worth a close review. For e.g. clonazepam 3 mg daily is quite high in combo with the others. In psychotherapy too hopefully? ...Read more
Taking tamsulosin, finasteride, triamterene -hctz, norvasc, benicar (olmesartan). Am 68 yrs old. Having tenderness in breasts. Could drugs be a cause?
Feel like heart is pounding sharp on off chest pain w/o P.E doesn't radiate, no drugs/alcohol/lightheadness/SOB Cause? HTN PCOS provera (medroxyprogesterone) lisinopril hctz
Cardiac: I recommend that you seek medical attention immediately. No chest pain or symptoms should be viewed lightly even in a young person in your age group. More so i see that you are on two anti-hypertensive regimens, that also adds to my concern. It seems to me that diagnostic work up was began. But if this is not the case please seek medical attention immediately. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Yes, it's fine.Get a more detailed answer ›