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Any selective beta blocker alternatives to metoprolol xr for diabetic patients? Also on lasix (furosemide) that causes hyperglycemia and ototoxicity? Alternatives to ask cardiologist? Any non-nsaid antiplatelet (non- aspirin 81 mg) for ckd patient?

Any selective beta blocker alternatives to metoprolol xr for diabetic patients? Also on lasix (furosemide) that causes hyperglycemia and ototoxicity? Alternatives to ask cardiologist? Any non-nsaid antiplatelet (non- aspirin 81 mg) for ckd patient?

Discuss with your MD: Metroprololxr is a good beta blocker&is very well tolerated.There are other options but they are all have same action and side effects.Only Carvedilol is different as it is both alpha and beta blockerLasix is well tolerated. Can be ototoxic in high doses and if combined with other ototoxic drugs . Ototoxicity is rare. Aspirin is safe asking as no contraindications . Discuss your concerns with MD ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Edema (Definition)

Fluid in the tissues, either caused by something local to the swollen area like an injury or inflammation, or from the body's retention of water. Gravity brings the fluid to the feet & legs in that case. As a general rule, if one foot is swollen, something is wrong with the foot. If both feet are swollen, it's not the feet, but water ...Read more


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What is maintenance medication for hypertension?

What is maintenance medication for hypertension?

Maintenance: The amount of medication(s) needed to keep blood pressure under control without unacceptable side effects. ...Read more

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mycophenolate mofetil and prednisolone are used for treating chronic kidneydisease is this correct treatment along with BP medicines

mycophenolate mofetil and prednisolone are used for treating chronic kidneydisease is this correct treatment along with BP medicines

See below: Those drugs are used to prevent rejection after kidney transplantation and for lupus nephritis. If you have either of these conditions, the treatment is appropriate. You mention that you smoke. The incidence of heart attack is much increased in these conditions and made much worse by smoking-I urge you to stop. ...Read more

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What medication is prescribed for inflammatory arthritis?

What medication is prescribed for inflammatory arthritis?

Many.: Steroids like prednisone, methotrexatedoxycycline, sulfasalazine, methotrexate, hydroxychloroquine, oral gold, leflunomide, azothioprine, cyclophosphamide, tnf-alpha inhibotrs, rituxan, orencia, (abatacept) and on and on. Some are used alone. Many in comination, and a rheumatology (arthritis) specialist is in the best position to know which ones to use! ...Read more

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What is the medication for hypertention?

What is the medication for hypertention?

Blood pressure: There are lots of medications for hypertension. Your doctor can choose the best for you. ...Read more

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Is 20 mg lasix (furosemide) appropriate daily maint dosage for ckd 4 to help with swelling due to proteinuria, or it should be as needed? Effects on kidney funct?

Is 20 mg lasix (furosemide) appropriate daily maint dosage for ckd 4 to help with swelling due to proteinuria, or it should be as needed?  Effects on kidney funct?

It may vary: The suggested dose may vary but when doses which exceed 80 mg/day are given for prolonged periods, careful clinical observation and laboratory monitoring are suggested. Please talk to the prescribing doctor about this. ...Read more

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What is the best longterm treatment for drug induced GERD and epigastric pain if someone take meds for chronic conditions,&name of drug please?

What is the best longterm treatment for drug induced GERD and epigastric pain if someone take meds for chronic conditions,&name of drug please?

Depends: The best drug for you depends on many factors, including what other medical conditions you have and medications you take. An antihistamine acid blocker or a proton pump inhibitor are most commonly prescribed to treat GERD. (examples are ranitidine or omeprazole) ...Read more

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How effective is furosemide for treating hypertension?

How effective is furosemide for treating hypertension?

Not Very Effective: Furosemide is loop diuretic and is good as a diuretic but not very effective in lowering BP in patients with Hypetension ...Read more

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What medication can reduce swelling for osteoarthritis?

What medication can reduce swelling for osteoarthritis?

NSAIDs: Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like Aleve or advil may help. Other nsaids are prescription meloxicam, nabumetone, celebrex, (celecoxib) etc. These rx will only reduce swelling due to inflammation and will not reduce swelling that is due to bony enlargement. ...Read more

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Which diuretic is best for elderly: furosemide or spironolactone?

Which diuretic is best for elderly: furosemide or spironolactone?

They're different: They're apples and oranges! Lasix (furosemide) is a potent diuretic. Spironolactone is a weak diuretic that is usually used with Furosemide or hydrochlorothiazide because it helps counteract the loss by the kidneys of potassium those diuretics cause. Moreover, it counteracts a hormone that make heart failure worse and that effect is independent of its diuretic effect. ...Read more

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Which is better drug amlodipine or telmisartan for controlling BP with less side effects.

Which is better drug amlodipine or telmisartan for controlling BP with less side effects.

BP med side effect: Some once a day BP meds may put too much medication into the body quickly causing - dividing the dose into half twice a day or taking with food helps. Potential class side effects include: beta-blockers: fatigue, wheezing , breathlessness, depression; calcium blockers: fluid retention; acei: cough (also rarely for arbs), diuretics: cramps, low potassium or magnesium; all: sexual dysfunction. ...Read more

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Which is better for hypertension termisartan or irbesartan(approvel)?

Which is better for hypertension termisartan or irbesartan(approvel)?

My choice: Is olmesartan (benicar) or the newer Edarbi (azilsartan): all of these 4 meds are "arb's" = angiotensin receptor blockers which as a class i much prefer over the similar ace i's (angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors). Hrs, md www.Thepmc.Org. ...Read more

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What is the best over-the-counter medication for severe psoriasis to stop/relieve itching? Currently undergoing light therapy, condition worsening

What is the best over-the-counter medication for severe psoriasis to stop/relieve itching? Currently undergoing light therapy, condition worsening

There is none.: If your psoriasis does not respond to light therapy, it is time to consider starting tnf agents. These almost always are dramatically effective. Discuss this with your dermatologist. ...Read more

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Which is the best treatment for hbp: exforge (amlodipine and valsartan) or diltiazem and lisinopril?

Which is the best treatment for hbp: exforge (amlodipine and valsartan) or diltiazem and lisinopril?

Everyone is diffrent: . The key is to get your patient to goal. If you can get the blood pressure to 130/80 or less with either program then it really doesnt matter. In my experience Exforge (amlodipine and valsartan) performs better but you have to taylor the meds to the pt. ...Read more

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How to treat ankle edema as a side effect of amlodipine plus if the hypertensive pt.Had been changed frm ACE inhibitor to a calcium channel blocker?

How to treat ankle edema as a side effect of amlodipine plus if the hypertensive pt.Had been changed frm ACE inhibitor to a calcium channel blocker?

Ankle edema: You could go back on the ace inhibitor, or try another medicine, but the ankle edema is a side effect of the amlodipine. It may also be seen with other calcium channel blockers. ...Read more

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Husband is new to taking Lasix, (furosemide) due to afib. Experiencing severe tiredness. Is there a different diuretic with less side effects?

Husband is new to taking Lasix, (furosemide) due to afib.  Experiencing severe tiredness.  Is there a different diuretic with less side effects?

Hypokalemia: Your question suggests that the patient may be losing too much potassium as a result of Lasix (furosemide) and that may be making him weak. Low potassium makes muscles weaker. A second possibility is that the Lasix (furosemide) is causing too much water and sodium to be lost, causing dehydration and that is why he is weak. I suggest meeting with a cardiologist. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What arrhythmia medications cause edema?

Calcium Blockers: Edema or swelling of the feet may be caused by many things including venous insufficiency, obesity, heart failure and medication. The type of medicines used for rhythm disturbances which cause edema are the calcium channel blockers. The most common is Diltiazem (cardizem, diltia). There are other alternatives to this type of medication and you should talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more