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Medicine For Raised Collestrol
My dad (50) is taking clonazepam 0.5 mg for anxiety for 20 years..Now it's not well effective..Please prescribe any other medicine for him?
Suggestions: Will need to talk to doctor where you are for prescription, but glad to make suggestions. Clonazepam is a benzodiazepine which leads to tolerance meaning dose needs to be increased for ongoing effect. 0.5 mg is a very low dose, but increasing dose is not the answer. Many alternatives: buspirone, paroxetine, citalopram, venlafaxine, duoxetine, just to name a few. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Take chinese herbal medicine together wif diabetes med.(injection n oral) high blood med. , cholesterol med. , and other regard bones med. . Is it ok?
Be careful: "chinese medicines" are often not what they are supposed to be. "chrysanthemum petals" may be potent steroids or even fungal poisons. Do your best to find out what you are really taking -- and this may be difficult. There are a variety of interesting supplemental / complementary medicines for diabetes available from reputable sources; discuss this with your physician. ...Read more
Sir, my BP is remain 135/94mg generally and after take Ayurvedic medicine name muktavati, it is 112/82 , still distolic is high in compare of systolic?
Good reading: Your BP is in good control now stay with the current treatment ...Read more
My dad(50) is high BP patient and he takes clonazepam 0.5 mg for past 20 years..Now that medicine is not effective..Please prescribe any other dose?
Is family medicine n preventive medicine r same? I think family medicine in us is parallel branch of preventive n social medicine in india. It's true?
What is the best medication for hbp and ED for a 73 year old with slightly enlarged ptostate?I am corrently on aldomet (methyldopate) 250gm twice daily
Many options: Other option is to use doxazosin (Cardura) or Hytrin (terazosin) that are good for both HTN and enlarged prostate. Remember that hypertension requires three, four or more different medicines (once, twice, three or four times a day) to achieve good control over several months. So it is very likely to add others like acei, arbs. , betas or ca blockers.Aldomet (methyldopate) is currently not commonly used in the US. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I do not know: That is a large dose. Consider additional ideas like- stopping dairy and going gluten free. Seek the help of a chinese medicine practitioner (i have great results!) as that can help reduce the amount of vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) he takes. Try cod liver oil pills to increase omega three fatty acids. Reduce video game playing (if he plays) spend more time outside. Native remedies.Com- bright spark- check it out. ...Read more
Lets make it simple: You are looking for answers related to coronary artery disease. Although the tests you are searching for are sometimes utilized, a better set of tests would be to find out your blood lipids which include: your LDL level(should be 40mg) triglyceride (. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
ALLERGIC RHINITIS : YES:Allergic rhinitis causes Swelling of nasal mucosa/itchy eyes /post nasal drip. You can do nasal irrigation with Neil Med system. Zaditor (ketotifen) Eye Drops and Claritin & Flonase are all effective. If symptoms persist follow up with your doctor for exam and labs ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
More than 25 years I am taking medicine for high BP. Is there any other option than this medicine ?
Yes,many options but: Many other options may reduce BP. The best-proven is the Zona, a device that lowers BP an ave. of 15/8 in 9 of 10 who use it 12 min./day (see zona.com).. Other options include CoQ10, magnesium (esp. glycinate or taurate), Maitake mushrooms,Hawthorne extracts & Resveratrol. Reducing lead levels,weight loss, vegetarian diet, exercise & meditation help. But some need meds even if they try all those! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've taken Clonazepam for exactly 1 yr. 0.5 mg and 0.25 for 4 mos. of that year. Is it likely for someone to see addiction spec. for this low dose?
Is niacin 500mg daily a safe dose for LDL reduction therapy before prescribing a statin for high cholesterol? Patient is 29 yr old male
Yes: That is the regular starting dose for niacin. Have exercise, weight loss and diet already been tried? That would be my first recommendation. If Niacin is ineffective, statins my be considered. Niacin and statins were routinely used together in the past but this has fallen out of favor after the results of the recent aim-high trial. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer