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Isoptin Sr Medication
Isoptin allergy: Isoptin (Verapamil) is a calcium channel blocker and antihypertensive medication. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. For potential adverse effects see: http://www.webmd.com/drugs/2/drug-5499/isoptin-oral/details ...Read more
Not dangerous: As long as it is prescribed at the right dose for the appropriate conditions. ...Read more
I ve noticed 2weeks when I take isoptin every morning after I feel dyspnea difficulty to swallow and breath and tension . Also very often urination .
Unrelated: It's hard to relate any of your symptoms to verapamil/isoptin, but a reasonable test is to temporarily stop it and see if your sx resolve in 2 or 3 days. If so, do they promptly return if you restart it? That would make causation highly probable. If not, I would look for another cause. ...Read more
Wife is on Eltroxin 0.1mg (from 2015) due to RAI for Graves’ disease. She has sporadic episodes that scare me like psychosis. Is this Graves’ disease? She’s also on Eprolep Cr 300,
Isoptin 80mg & Topalex 50mg for cluster headache (2017)
Drug/Lab monitor: Routine or regular TSH levels are required to monitor thyroid hormone supplement therapy. Normal TSH levels can rule out Grave's disease. Abnormal thyroid hormone levels may cause mood and behavioral changes besides physical. Routine blood electrolyte level are also required to monitor antidepressant, antihypertensive and antieplilpetic which may cause electrolyte imbalance and mood changes. ...Read more
Which is best? Verapamil hydrochloride extended-release lescol XL zocor (simuastatin), augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) XR or cefpodoxime?
Apples to Oranges: Irrelevant.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can you tell me about verapamil hydrochloride extended-release lescol XL zocor (simuastatin) augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) XR cefpodoxime any of them?
Sustain release: Sustain releaseGet a more detailed answer ›
Are there other medications for ADD? Currently taking Ritalin (methylphenidate) SR 20mg x3. Doesn't seem to work as well as it used to
Well sealed: Most medicines are good for a year if kept fresh in a tightly sealed container. ...Read more
3rd week on bupropion sr 300mg. Depression is getting much worse. Is it typical for the medication to make things get worse before it gets better?
Talk with prescriber: There are many reasons why depression can get worse at the start of therapy. This sort of question really is best addressed one on one with the prescriber. I am concerned that more support is indicated particularly now that you state the depression is even worse than when treatment was started! effective care is out there but one has to be assertive..Hard when one is depressed. ...Read more
I am a 69 year old hypertensive. Besides my regular medications, I was recently prescribed glycomet sr 1000 mg at night. My blood sugar was 90 in fasting and 130 in pp. Is this medication required?
Check with doctor: Glycomet (metformin) is for treatment of Insulin resistance, diabetes, non-alcoholic fatty liver, polycystic ovary syndrome, etc... As with any medication, the doctor and the patient have to balance the benefits of the medication against it's side effects (so, one must discuss this with the doctor). Metformin helps prevent the cardiovascular complications of diabetes, and somewhat lowers LDL & tg. ...Read more