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Losartan Used On Older People
Is Prozac (fluoxetine) safe for use in cardiac patients who are on aspirin -losartan-plavix and cardizem cd?
Yes: Many patients are on this combination without a problem. ...Read more
I am doing a reseach on heart meds on young adults are there common meds that most heart patients take?
Yes: Hydrochlorothiazide, lisinopril, metoprolol, Furosemide are probably the 4 most commonly prescribed meds. Others would include amlodipine, atenolol, diltiazem, clopidogrel, and losartan. Less commonly prescribed might include propranolol, spironolactone, flecainide, nadolol, & verapamil. Good luck! ...Read more
Depending on their availability in our market (vietnam), can I switch from Diovan (valsartan) to Benicar and vice versa without any problem, since both are arbs ?
Yes, but watch BP: Benicar (olmesartan) might give you a better BP control and depends on dosing. You have to watch out for your BP control and advoid switching to and fro if you can prevent. You have to also know the dose equivalent which your pharmacist can assist you with that. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Which medications are the most commonly used and real effective for ADHD inattentive type ? I heard that efficacy depends on ADHD type .
Actually trial and : Error. Actually, a lot depends on the individual rather than the type that they have. One medication may work extremely well for one person but not at all for another. For that reason it becomes very much a trial and error process. Best wishes. ...Read more
Why are ACE inhibitors usually not the first line of drug therapy in newly diagnosed cases of hypertension among elderly (55+years)?
Which is the most safest, effective, popular, and least side effect class BP medicine used long terms: ccb, bb, diuretics, arb, ACE or other. Thanks.?
Cannot answer: That cannot be answered. All of these classes of anti-hypertensives have side effects. It all depends on your other co-morbidities, your other medications for all other conditions, response to individual classes of medications, and side effects you may display to a class of medication based on genetics. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can propafenone be used in young patients to suppress disturbing pvcs when metoprolol and verapamil don't work as expected?
Can be used carefull: Can be used carefully under the supervison of an internist or cardiologist! ...Read more
BP in pregnancy: Drugs of the ACE-I class, Enalapril and the angiogtension receptor blocker class, losartan cannot be used in pregnant women. They must be taken off those drugs as soon as they find out that they are pregnant. Other drugs can safely be used to treat hypertension in pregnancy other than those. ...Read more
Yes: Aside from being used for high blood pressure, the uses are often highly specific and technical (apologies in advance) - here is just a partial list of health conditions for which children are sometimes treated with Cozaar: aortic-root dilation with Marfan’s syndrome, and Alport syndrome-like hereditary nephritis. There are others as well. ...Read more
Are Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) and Adderall used together in some patients? I've heard this is done for some ppl who don't work well with Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) alone?
Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) & adderall r: Both stimulants used to treat ADHD, and may both b prescribed to the same pt though its more common to see only 1 stimulant type used in a single pt. vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) is a derivative of Dexedrine, while adderall is amphetamine salt. Keeping below total daily recommended doses would require converting one to another, which could lead 2 incr errors or a more complex med regimen. Talk 2 ur doc re: best tx 4 u ...Read more
Kidney: No they are considered kidney protective.Get a more detailed answer ›
How come some people take more than one type of antihypertensive medication? Isn't that dangerous?
No: Each anti-hypertensive medication, regardless of class, lowers BP by 10-15 points on average. If BP is high, multiple drugs, judiciously chosen, working by different mechanisms are routinely administered to reach target BP. ...Read more
Taking Benicar (olmesartan) /HCT VS Spironolctone .Are they equivalent in lowering or controlling blood pressure.Any advantiage of Benicar (olmesartan) over just Spironolacton?
Perhaps: A side effect can happen at any time while taking a medication, but for something like accupril, (quinapril) the most common side effect of coughing should happen relatively early, within the first few months of being on the medication. Certain items like a rash, or swelling may occur after years on any medication. ...Read more
Which is better for controlling blood pressure in elderly patients with CKD cynt(moxonidine) or (chlorthalidone) witch is more safe?
Best BP Rx CKD elder: 28M Iraq asks which is better/safer 4 BP control n elderly with CKD? Moxodine or chlorthalidone(CTD). ANS: moxodine inot used in US so have no experience & have been doing HBP 4 50 years. Depends on degree of CKD. CTD has long Hx of being the best BP med in the elderly . The famous SHEP study of HTN in the elderly showed that it reduced stroke, heart failure, & death. Low salt diet is also key. ...Read more
Comparing bystolic (nebivolol) 5 mg vs 80 mg propranolol. Whic bb is better for BP control, side effect, popularity of usage, and more helpful for cad. Thanks?
1st gen vs 2nd gen: Propranolol is a first generation bb and effective for heart rate control, panic attacks, migraines, angina and blood pressure control. It's very inexpensive. Bystolic (nebivolol) is new and expensive. They share the same potential adverse effects. Neither is a first line BP medicine. There are many better choices than a bb for BP control but both are good for cad. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can one become dependent on the cialus/viagra type drugs being prescribed for temporary erectile disfunction.?
No.: There is no evidence that taking erectile dysfunction medications like viagra (sildenafil) and Cialis make you dependent on them to get natural erections. In fact, these medications are used in 'penile rehabilitation', where patients who lose their ability have erections after prostate surgery are given these medications on a scheduled basis to regain natural erectile function. ...Read more
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