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What to do if I have hypertension and take avalide (hydrochlorothiazide and irbesartan) which is part diuretic?

What to do if I have hypertension and take avalide (hydrochlorothiazide and irbesartan) which is part diuretic?

Hypertension: Avalide (hydrochlorothiazide and irbesartan) contains same blood pressure medication (Irbesartan) as in Avapro plus weak diuretic (water pill), Hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ). HCTZ may lower potassium while Irbesartan may increase potassium, thus canceling out each other's potential side effect. Monitor your blood pressure at home (after resting/keeping still) at least 5 minutes) and bring in BP cuff for calibration. Go see ur family doc ...Read more

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Will avalide (hydrochlorothiazide and irbesartan) cause you to have muscle cramps ?

Will avalide (hydrochlorothiazide and irbesartan) cause you to have muscle cramps ?

Possibly: Almost any medicine can cause almost any side effect. Although muscle pain is a reported side effect of avilide, muscle cramps are not reported in the literature. ...Read more

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My insurance will only pay for diovan, yet the doctor prescribed avalide (hydrochlorothiazide and irbesartan). What is the difference?

My insurance will only pay for diovan, yet the doctor prescribed avalide (hydrochlorothiazide and irbesartan). What is the difference?

The price.: Avalide (hydrochlorothiazide and irbesartan) and Diovan are similar drugs from the same class called "angiotensin receptor blockers"; the only real difference is the price (Avalide (hydrochlorothiazide and irbesartan) (hydrochlorothiazide and irbesartan) is more expensive). Ask your doctor if there is a reason that he/she prescribed Avalide (hydrochlorothiazide and irbesartan) instead of diovan, and if so, does it justify the higher price? ...Read more

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What happens if my baby doesn't want to wean?

What happens if my baby doesn't want to wean?

Look into reason: Breast feeding is more than nutrition. Some babies will look forward to "nurture time" more than others & it may what they don't want to lose. If baby is up chaseing you down to feed, lingering after 15m/side & hard to put down after feeds, they may be nurture needy. Dad can help you drop some feeds (bottling) while trying to maintain nurture time. You can offer nurture time apart from feeds. ...Read more

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How to wean off amiodorone?

How to wean off amiodorone?

The body will wean: off Amiodarone all by itself. The half life of Amiodarone is in the range of 57 days so if you stop it today it will take two and a half months before 60% of it is out of your system. There really is no specific weaning process. Just stop and it will wean itself over several months. ...Read more

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How do I wean off klonopine?

Klonopin (clonazepam) tapering: It depends how long you have been on klonopin (clonazepam).To wean off Klonopin (clonazepam) you need to gradually reduce the dose and then stop. ...Read more

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How to wean off roxycodone ir?

How to wean off roxycodone ir?

Depends: On how long you've been taking it and how much you've been taking. If a pain management doctor was prescribing it, it it best to have him/her work with you and develop a plan to get you off. Withdraw symptoms can be severe and you need a physician by your side to help you through it. ...Read more

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Will weaning make me more fertile?

Will weaning make me more fertile?

Usually: Breast-feeding mistakingly has been said to stop ovulation. Ovulation may still occur for some individuals during breast-feeding. Pregnancy chances will improve after stopping breast-feeding though. ...Read more

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