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Losartan Increased Urination Will Creatine Return To Normal
I have increased urination since taking Losartan. Is this common and does it mean my creatine levels are increased?
Will levels return to normal?
Losartan acts: indirectly to increase blood flow to the kidneys, increasing kidney efficiency. If you were retaining body fluid, in theory, you may experience a temporary increase in urination as your fluid balance is restored. Creatinine, not creatine, is an indirect measure of kidney function. If your kidney function was normal b4 starting losartin, it shouldn't be affected by your BP med. ...Read more
What action should Lipitor (atorvastatin) patients take if their legs start cramping presumably due to elevated ck levels?
Lipitor (atorvastatin) side effects: The best action to take is to stop lipitor, (atorvastatin) and report it to the prescribing physician. You should make an appointment with him for evaluation, possibly to check for some labs. The worst case senario is rhabdomyolysis, which could lead to renal failure. You could take some coenzyme q10 and vitamin d supplements in the meantime. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will someone with altered mental status from high potassium return to normal once potassium is lowered?
Possibly..: If the altered mental status is due to a high potassium level, then yes. It is possible, however, that the high potassium level could be a manifestation of some other underlying issue, such as a kidney issue, high blood sugar, etc. If that is the case, then the underlying issue would likely need to be resolved as well. If someone has a change in mental status, they should be seen in the ER. Best. ...Read more
High BP with normal bw, thyroid, echo, ekg, and kidneys. Taking norvasc (amlodipine). Readings range from normal to 150/95 up to 180/120 daily. Why so many spikes?
Ambulatory BP: BP normally varies throughout the day, but if you are having variations of more then 20 then you need better BP control. An ambulatory 24hour BP monitor may be helpful. Your doctor may also want to do a duplex ultrasound or mra to check the arteries of your kidneys. ...Read more
Is it okay to consume combination of coaprovel 300mg and amlodipine 5mg to keep my blood tension in normal condition? Will it make creatinine increase
Common regimen: Your three drug regimen for the treatment of high blood pressure is a very common one, used world wife. Yes there is often a small one time increase in creatinine after starting coaprovel because of the irbesartan. Your creatinine though should not be rising every time in a usual scenario. If you're experiencing side effects you should talk to your doctor. ...Read more
Creatinine: Very unlikely.Get a more detailed answer ›
BP normally 115/66 with 25mg Losartan but recent appt. showed 152/94 probably due to white coat effect. Scheduled for surgery. Should I increase dose?
No: Never self medicate. Ur prob right bout the WC HTN but any medication adjustments need to be done/recorded by ur doctor. The medications have effects on different organs that need monitoring. ...Read more
The nephrologist added extra lasix despite the creatinine level increase, can aldactone be less harmful than lasix? Any way to figure out water retention levels to prevent overuse of lasix at homr? Patient already maintaining 500ml fluid restriction
Can I take ic atenolol at 11 weeks of pregnancy to prevent pre-eclampsia? Blood pressure is normal, Cardiac output at the top of normal scale, HR 85.
Pregnancy and BP: Pre-eclampsia features protein in the urine and high blood pressure. Atenolol is a very good BP lowering medication but is not a first choice medication in pregnancy. Labetalol is safer. Preventing pre-eclampsia requires careful diet, low salt, rest, and low stress. Talk to your obstetrician about taking aspirin also. Don't take any medication without OB clearance. ...Read more
Increase of Abilify (aripiprazole) caused severe sedation. Need to be able to focus on school but can't function. Can i skip a dose and resume at lower dose to reduce serum levels quickly? Doc auth dose decrease.
Get details from doc: When it comes to these types of questions no one on a network such as this should be looked at as more authoritative than your own physician. There are far too many variables in something like this for anyone to tell you "what" or "how" to make a medication change. Call your doctor's office and ask them for the detail on how to reduce dosage. You will be glad you did. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long does it take for the blood level to return to normal after blood transfusion due to 500 ml blood loss?
When txfsn done: The BP should improve during transfusion if no other "issue" at play, so by shortly after completion of unit, should see at least some improvment. If not, ask dr what else is / may be going on. ...Read more
Can u have kidney failure bec of urination frequency while ur kidney ultrasound resulted to normal and creatinine result is low? Appreciate help.
When taking cabergoline, will my testosterone levels return to normal as well? If high prolactin was the cause of lower testosterone.
Does taking metformin cause bun to increase? My fathers' is at 24Also how can it be decreased to normal?
No: Doctors often hold or stop metformin when someone's kidney function is too low because of the potential for a lactic acidosis. The metformin itself does not cause kidney injury, part of which may be suggested by a higher BUN. In Florida, I've found that people tend not to drink much fluid during the day, so that may be one thing to explore. He'll need to see his PCP or nephrologist for context. ...Read more
In general, should people with high normal heart rate not be prescribed ssri's due to increased norepinephrine effect?
No -- incorrect: Ssri's affect serotonin reuptake only. There are some like effexor, cymbalta, and pristiq, (desvenlafaxine) which have additional effects beyond serotonin -- these are technically "snris" (serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors). Reports of tachycardia are rare with ssri's, and can happen with snri's. BP can also be affected with snri's. These effects need monitoring, but ssri's ; snri's can be safe. ...Read more
Bisoprolol up from 5mg to 6.25 due to continued svts. Drug normally for high blood pressure. Mine fine so is this wise? Also if side effects what next
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