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Can be: Yes. All meds are safe if used properly and with frequent monitoring by your doctor. S/he also needs to know all your meds including otc, herbs, alternative meds, and vitamins that you use to make sure there are no interactions as well as all medical conditions, including past ones. ...Read more
Atenolol and cozar: Not at all these are used together all the times and there is no problem. ...Read more
Is virectin safe if i, m taking heart medication? (coreg, plavix, zocor, (simvastatin) and benicar)
Web site: I visited the virectin web site: it's nauseating marketing of half naked women and grinning men. The ingredients are a mish-mash of common vitamins and minerals plus some herbal items that are not fda approved or regulated. Bottom line: no one can say with confidence that, with your heart issues, this is safe. Controlled studies haven't been ; never will be done. "let the buyer beware!". ...Read more
Mixed: Pros: effective in lowering BP; effective in treating and preventing fast heart rhythms; effective in patients who have Heart Failure at high doses. Cons: can cause fatigue, lethargy, and slow heart rate; can cause dizziness; can cause depression or worsen depression in some patients. I would not recommend it as first line therapy in an otherwise healthy person unless there are other issues. ...Read more
Currently taking 25mg metoprolol tartrate and 10mg crestor (rosuvastatin). Is it harmful to dring alchololic beverages while taking these meds?
How good bystolic vs propranolol, toprol (metoprolol) or other bb medicines? Benefits or side effects please ? Thanks
No: It's an irrational combination. One is long acting and the other is short acting. Use one once a day or the other twice a day. ...Read more
Propranolol safety in 18y/o male with tachycardia & high bld. Press? Life expectancy decreased? Side effects? Toprol (metoprolol) vs propranolol?
This is so common: That i despair of accurate diagnosis. Your heart and BP at 18 are controlled by the limbic system of the brain---a computer that organizes your ability to adapt to environment. Defective oxidative metabolism causes the computer to send out unnecessary signals through the sympathetic nervous system. Commonest cause is vitamin b1 and magnesium deficiency from ingestion of sugar and sweeteners. ...Read more
Define doses used: Dangerous? You mean as in "can kill a person?" Or do you mean to the point where you could pass out, hit your head and have to go to the hospital for a few stitches? There's a potential blood pressure could be lowered more than expected seeing as how atenolol lowers pressure & Xanax (alprazolam) is a sedative type of drug. However, strictly speaking there are no significant interactions betwixt them. ...Read more
I am sure there : Are short and long term effects of any medication including toprol (metoprolol). But your doctor has determined that its benefits outweigh its side effects. It is a complex decision when your doctor starts a medication, based upon extensive education, training, and experience. If you have any doubts about his judgment, you should ask him to clarify why he chose this med for you, or get another opinion. ...Read more
Lipitor/Toprol XL: There are so many side effects of these medication that we can't enumerate here. Most common are: lipitor: muscle aches, fatigue, liver problems toprol: wekness, slow heart beat, sleep problems, sexual dysfunction, depression etc. Consult your physician about stopping medications. Without that, don't stop your medications. ...Read more
To what extent is angioprim to replace lipitor, (atorvastatin) metropolol & ramipril considered safe?
Chelation: Why would you think of replacing evidence based therapy with something with weak supporting evidence at best? ...Read more