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How To Wean Off Avalide
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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