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Is It Ok To Take Bp Right After Eating
Is it ok to take your birth control pill 10 min before a meal? Also, is it ok to take it a few hours early one day? I usually take it between 11-1pm.
Is it okay to take pills without food if the bottle says it should be taken with food? I forgot to take it when I was eating.
Medications: What is done is done. Don't know which medication you took. Some may be taken with food to improve absorption. Other medications may be taken with food to reduce side effects. Without knowing the medication - can't provide a specific response. Try to take with food in the future. Take care. ...Read more
Is it okay to take a xanax (alprazolam) after drinking then sleeping betweenow 4-5 hrs? I woke up and felt back to my normal self again. Is it safe to take one?
Not SAFE!: “Using ALPRAZolam together with ethanol can increase nervous system side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, and difficulty concentrating. Some people may also experience impairment in thinking and judgment.” per Drugs.com. See: http://www.drugs.com/food-interactions/alprazolam,xanax.html ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it ok to keep 16 hrs fast(due to my faith)about 15 hours after MRI with contrast.I m alowd to skip though if it is medicaly necesary.to skip fast.
Oral or IV contrast?: Oral contrast is sometimes given in MRI (e.g., MRCP) - in which case it shouldn't be considered "breaking fast" because it had a medical purpose. If the contrast was given intravenously, it's best to drink water & stay hydrated to help the kidneys flush it out. You don't need solid food, only liquids. Why was MRI done? Was eating advised based on the MRI diagnosis? Use HealthTap Prime since unsure ...Read more
Not desired: Most medications are best absorbed on an empty stomach or just before eating. There a few that are work best with food. Some medications are not well tolerated on an empty stomach so it is best to take with small amount of food or meal. Propanolol needs to be absorbed well to work & generally would advise to take before eating or meal. ...Read more
Yes but...: Make sure it doesn't bother your stomach and you don't have a history of peptic ulcer disease. Use the lowest dose possible for pain/fever and for the shortest duration possible. Some newer evidence is not showing a major lipid change between fasting and non-fasting values in relation to LDL and HDL values but fasting is still standard of care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long should it take a heart rate to normalize after activity? I have ANS dysfunction/IST. Hours after exercising a bit, HR is around 120-140 bpm.
Tachycardia: People with normal heart function after vigorous exercise have their heart rates return to normal or baseline within 10-20 minutes of rest. Your heart rate of 120-140 hours after exercise is very abnormal and if over 120 suggests that its not simple sinus tachycardia but probable svt,atrial flutter,atrial fibrillation,nodal tachycardia or even ventricular tachycardia. ?Echo,thyroid, Holter,stress ...Read more
Is it ok to take FLEXARIL only as needed? Meaning: if I don't need it one day is it ok to skip a dose? This is for lower back pain..advice needed
Try to call first.: Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) is usually taken along with rest, physical therapy and sometimes other pain relievers. If you miss a dose, you can certainly continue later, with the next prescribed time. If , however you feel that you may no longer need the flexeril, (cyclobenzaprine hcl) it would be best to notify your physician. Treatment effectiveness becomes muddled when the patient starts self dosing without the physicians knowledge. ...Read more
How long do omeprazole 20mg take to work? Am on 2nd day an stomach is still raw an can't eat as it irritates it
Why is it that fasting is ok & even after eating reasonable PP shoots..though take medicines too.Why so much fluctuation & how to get PP controlled?
Is it right that the cocoanut oil is healthy to eat it row if it is so how much a day and isit ok for breastfeeding ? Thanks
Depends on type: Many tests require you to be fasting (blood glucose for one), but there are many others that do not. If you do draw blood of eating all of the fatty molecules and triglycerides form a layer that can precipitate out other substances that need to be evaluated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Am taking atenolol 50mg is it good if I take in alcohol and what hours interval should it be pls?
Alcohol and BB: Discuss with your prescriber please.Get a more detailed answer ›
Why should potassium be avoided when taking meds for high bp? Is it safe to eat 1 banana a day when taking 25mg atenolol and 20mg of lisinopril a day
Is it normal for blood pressure to be higher after you eat and after it digest then it should lower right?
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