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Metoprolol And Aspirin
How many aspirins a day is it safe to take on a regular daily schedule? I take four 325mg tablets every day.
Aspirin Dose: This is a difficult question to answer without knowing why you are taking it. If you are taking Aspirin for its cardioprotectant effect, the dose is considerably lower than what you are taking on the other hand, if you are taking it as an anti-inflammatory agent for osteoarthritis, the dose seems a little low. The doctor who prescribed your Aspirin therapy is the best person to answer this ...Read more
Have hypertension and currently on simvastatin, metoprolol, low dose aspirin, Benicar (olmesartan) hct. Is it ok to take Cialis will it conflict with any of these.
I'm on toprol (metoprolol) 25mg xr. 2 times daily. Benicar. Ativan. Omeorazole. I took an aspirin today. 81 mg baby aspirin is this ok?
What natural alternatives are available for a regiment of plavix aspirin lopressor (metoprolol tartrate) and cholesterol meds for a male of 60.
Although not specified, that particular combination of medications is common for patients with a heart attack or stent placement.
There are no natural equivalents or even close players for patients with significant heart disease.
Red yeast rice sold in the us, although may have a tiny amount of statin, can not have enough of a concentration to provide a clinical benefit, per the fda. ...Read more
Call 911: If you suspect a heart attack, the first thing you should do is call 911.However, in regards to your Coumadin (warfarin) use, you should still also take an Aspirin 325 mg. Although both are blood thinners, they work differently and Aspirin is the only one of the 2 found to decrease mortality with heart attacks. If you have angina, nitroglycerine is also good to have as needed at home. See your cardiologist. ...Read more
I'm on metoprolol 25 mg 2 a day my blood pressure was today 126/80 puls 110 so I took Bayer (aspirin) 81 mg now is about 87 to 90 puls is safe take 2 on at nigh?
No do not double dos: Please do not double your dose. Talk with your doctor to establish acceptable goals for your care. Extra medication may cause you more harm with increase risk for drug side effects. Keep a log of your blood pressure and pulse then talk with your doctor. Depending of your activities pulse/blood pressure will vary but does not necessary mean you must treat each reading. Please see your doctor for care. ...Read more
I took metoprolol 25 mg in morning and a 2 one at 3. Bc blood pressure and puls was high and one Bayer (aspirin) 81 mg so if its back up at night can take both?
Call your doctor: Depends on what is being treated. Metoprolol can be used to treat high blood pressure and palpitations/rapid heart rate. The maximum daily dose for metoprolol is more than what you have taken, however I would strongly advise against taking any prescription medication other than as prescribed without consulting with your treating physician. ...Read more
How far apart to safely take Prednisone, Aspirin, Plavix, Metoprolol, Pepcid (famotidine) in AM? And Prednisone, Pepcid (famotidine), Metoprolol in PM?
Combination of meds: pepcid (famotidine) blocks the acid receptors in the stomach and may interfere with the breakdown and therefore absorption of some of the medication you have mentioned...i would suggest taking the pepcid (famotidine) a few hours after your other medications but I know may patients who safely take all of these medications together ...Read more
On losartan 25 mg 1 day, alprazolam 0.5 mg 3 time if need it, buspirone 15 mg 3 time a day if need it. Metoprolol 25 mg 2 aday. And Bayer (aspirin) 1 a day. Like to know if it ok to have 3-4 glass wine?
Can I as an 18 year old male with high blood pressure take a baby aspirin everyday? I'm on toprol (metoprolol). Omeorazole and Synthroid daily
I'm on benicar, toprol (metoprolol) xr, ativan and omeprazole. I took a baby aspirin (81mg) today. Will it affect my kidneys. Heart or hurt anything?
Not likely: A single 81 mg aspirin is not likely to cause you the problem about with you are concerned. ...Read more
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
I am currently on warfarin, 81 mg baby aspirin, and metoprolol after two open heart surgeries. I have a horrible sore throat/cold. What can I take?
I had my coronary angioplasty one year back. I am on clopidogrel 70mg bd, atrovastation 40 mg od, metroprolol 25 od and aspirin 150mg od. Should I reduce my medication?
Reduce medication?: Your interist or cardiologist are the best qualified professionals to accurately answer that question for you. They will be most intimately in touch with your past and current medical condition. ...Read more
Why would my urine test show neg. For Xanax (alprazolam) 0.5mg nightly I have severe depression and panic anxiety attacks, I take plavix75mg, celexa40mg, metoprolol er50mg, pravastatin sodium40mg 81mg asprine, and Prilosec otc
Low dose: That is a very small dose of xanax, (alprazolam) and your urine, especially if you drink lots of fluids, may be dilute enough that the results fall below the limits of detection of the specific test and will be reported as negative. In general, the first morning urine of the day is the most concentrated, and that specimen is more likely to be positive. ...Read more
Could apo mopropol type l or asperin cause red dot on arms and stomach or is it aspirin I had open heart surgery 6 months ago could it be the medication.?
Is conjugated linolenic acid safe to take while on a beta blocker, low dose aspirin? Adverse effects on LFT's / blood sugar?
My dad has "40% stenosis at it's origin" in LAD & 40% plaque in the OM1 of LCx. He takes aspirin, beta blocker & chol. Drugs. His heart attack risk?
Manageable: If he has no symptoms, the recommended medical regimen includes the medications he is taking. The only addition, based on his risk factors, would be an ACE inhibitor (highly recommended for diabetes, but may also be helpful otherwise). He should not smoke and all around him should not smoke. If he can be active in moderation, that's good! He should be aware of symptoms and notify his doc ASAP! ...Read more
I'm allergic to nsaids including aspirin, and the antibiotic keflex. Also, taking beta blocker. Considering all this, is Monistat safe? Yeast infectn.
Most likely: Monistat has nothing to do with the above. The risk of being allergic to it is very low. ...Read more
Therapist told mom to take citalopram. Had heart angio and stents 2 months ago! Uses plavix (clopidogrel) metaprolol and asprin! Is it ok to use citalopram? Dosage?
Celexa (citalopram): The usual starting dose is 20mg once daily. I feel that collaboration between the cardiologist and the psychiatrist is advisable in this case in view of your mom's cardiac condition as high doses of citalopram have been associated with cardiac rhythm disorders. There is probably no harmful cardiac effects in the low doses, however. ...Read more
What to do if I am curious to know since they say asprin helps would propranolol (beta blocker) be better in saving a life during a heart attack situation?
Not "either-or": Both are given during a heart attack. Both have been shown to be beneficial. ...Read more
I had a heart attack 6 years ago and currently I take lisinopril, clopidogrel, ecotrin (aspirin) and metoprolol and atorvastatin at night. Can I take melatonin?
Yes, but. . .: While there's some debate regarding prolonged combined use of aspirin & clopidogrel, your combination of meds is pretty much standard of care despite mention of interactions at http://www. Drugs. Com/interactions-check. Php? Drug_list=243-0, 276-0, 705-0, 1476-0, 1548-0, 1615-0, tho luckily none w/melatonin. More important fact is for you to discuss all meds w/your prescribing doc or Family Doc. ...Read more
Dose dependent: Aspirin is good for mild pain, treats fever, and acts as an anti-inflammatory agent when used chronically. As the dose is increased, there is progressive issue with upset stomach and peptic ulceration. Codeine is good for moderate pain. As the dose is increased, it causes nausea and constipation. It is addicting. The drugs are combined to get a better total effect at lower doses. ...Read more
No, it does not: Hi. Lodine is an NSAID called etodolac. Aspirin is also an NSAID, but there is no aspirin in any of the Lodine preparations. Note that aspirin and etodolac can have some similar side effects, particularly GI irritation. If you have an aspirin allergy, be sure you mentioned this to your doctor before he/she prescribed etodolac. To your health! ...Read more
Aspirin: I could if I knew what you were asking. Let's do 2nd opinion and discuss. ...Read more
Aspirin: That depends on the dosage & what your doctor prescribed it for. Best to talk to the doctor first. ...Read more
I have asked asked this before, md placed me on aspirin 81mg daily, can I take q2 days safely for tia?
Daily: It is advised to take Aspirin daily. Taking it every other day may decrease it's efficacy. ...Read more
Can you tell me for instance, what enzyme is inhibited by aspirin and what function does this enzyme carry out?
Thromboxane: Aspirin also has an antiplatelet effect by inhibiting the production of thromboxane, which under normal circumstances binds platelet molecules together to create a patch over damaged walls of blood vessels ...Read more
Having a nuclear stress test Tuesday. Dr told me not to take my metoprolol for 48 hrs prior. What will the test consist of, what to expect?
A nuclear stress test typically invovles the injeciton of a pharamacologic agent to increase the heart rate or drop the blood pressure followed with imaging of the heart.
The reason you are asked to stop your metoprolol is that this medication prevents you heart rate from increasing and may mask the results of the stress test. ...Read more
Ihave pains in the left of my shoulder, I take metoprolol tart for rapidpulse, but my BP is lowfor me it's 108/80 and pulse is 50. Isthis okay?
Probably OK, but...: Not sure the question. Your BP and pulse both look OK for your age. They may be a little low as the result of the meds, but hard to say what effect since we do not know your pre treatment numbers and I am not sure what your rapid pulse was due to. You may require the metoprolol. Best to talk to the prescribing physician. ...Read more
Should I be takin a 81 aspirin and eatin sweets. I have diverticulitis. I started aspirin on my own, took for years. Docs. Never told me to go off of it?
Ask your doc: Talk to your primary care doctor about it. There are conflicting reports about how much benefit daily, low dose aspirin provides. Don't be shy, and let your doctor know that you feel more comfortable taking it. Won't be a problem with the diverticulitis. It should be a discussion in the context of your entire clinical situation. Hope this helps! ...Read more