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Dr. Thomas Inwood
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Nicardipine (Overview)

Nicardipine is a calcium channel blocker which is a kind of rhythm control drug (cardiovascular drug).


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Is it okay to take l-arginine while taking losartan, nicardipine & metropolol? I saw on dr. Oz that l-arginine was a good supplement to take if one has high blood pressure. I also saw that hibiscus tea was good for lowering blood pressure. Is it ok to tak

Is it okay to take l-arginine while taking losartan, nicardipine & metropolol? I saw on dr. Oz that l-arginine was a good supplement to take if one has high blood pressure. I also saw that hibiscus tea was good for lowering blood pressure. Is it ok to tak

This : This should be fine, but with a few caveats. First. L-arginine is an unproven dietary supplement. It may be helpful, but there is no convincing evidence. And just because it is a natural supplement does not mean it is necessarily safe. If you haven't already, a more effective and natural way to help your blood pressure would be to cut out sodium and increase your intake of fresh foods. Your combination of drugs indicates to me that you have a substantial blood pressure problem. You should discuss these supplements with your physician and your pharmacist to be sure there are no interactions, and always let healthcare professionals know what supplements and over-the-counter medicines you are taking in addition to your prescriptions. Although uncommon, in some cases these ordinary supplements and otc meds can cause negative drug interactions with your important prescriptions. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Inwood
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Nicardipine (Overview)

Nicardipine is a calcium channel blocker which is a kind of rhythm control drug (cardiovascular drug).


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What is the standard IV dosage of cardene (nicardipine) for a hemorrhagic stroke?

What is the standard IV dosage of cardene (nicardipine) for a hemorrhagic stroke?

Cardene (nicardipine) dose: Cardene, the sustained release nifedipine pill, is usually given as 30, 45, or 60 mg twice per day. The prescribed dose may vary with metabolism and efficacy. IV forms of nifedipine or nicardipine are given as different (smaller) doses, on a continuous intravenous basis. ...Read more

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Why is Nicardipine so rarely prescribed? It improves cerebral blood flow...

Why is Nicardipine so rarely prescribed? It improves cerebral blood flow...

HTN: Nicardipine is usually used for Hypertension and depending on the practice sometimes used more frequently than others ...Read more

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What meds can I not take if I have POTS, Verapamil, Nicardipine, Prazosin or Carvedilol safe to take?

What meds can I not take if I have POTS, Verapamil, Nicardipine, Prazosin or Carvedilol safe to take?

Nothing safe: POTS has a number of causes, and one can be the use of almost any anti hypertensive, including the ones you list. So, because of the Postural Orthostatic part of the disorder, if you have high pressure lying down and low standing, its hard to find an agent that will help. Definitely need to consult your primary practitioner and get a referral to a specialist, usually a cardiologist. ...Read more

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Nicardipine better CerebralVasodilator than Verapamil?Anything help w/ vasoconstriction of the eyes?Vision hasnt de-blurred since takingVasoconstictor

Nicardipine better CerebralVasodilator than Verapamil?Anything help w/ vasoconstriction of the eyes?Vision hasnt de-blurred since takingVasoconstictor

What's the reason?: To answer your question more information is needed. Why are you, at 29 years of age taking a vasoconstrictor? I don't think taking a vasodilator is a quick fix for your blurred vision. You should speak further with the prescriber of the medication you currently take. ...Read more

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Nifedipine vs Nicardipine for Cerebral Vasodilating and Cerebral Blood flow? The literature says Nicardipine but it's not prescribed often right?

Nifedipine vs Nicardipine for Cerebral Vasodilating and Cerebral Blood flow? The literature says Nicardipine but it's not prescribed often right?

Nicardipine: These two meds are from the same class. Both vasodilate arteries and arterioles, both drop blood pressure, both are designed to have little or minimal effect on myocardial muscle contraction and cardiac conduction systems. Mg vs mg, nicardipine is slightly more potent in these vasodilating actions. The formulations account for this difference, as hypotension is the chief risk and hazard. ...Read more

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Acute antihypertensive therapy in pregnancy-induced hypertension: is nicardipine the answer?

Acute antihypertensive therapy in pregnancy-induced hypertension: is nicardipine the answer?

Not my first choice: Nicardipine is pregnancy category c. Typically we use IV labetolol, Hydralazine and PO nidepine as first line agents. There is some data using nicardipine i v . It is alternative to other agents. I would use if other agents contraindicated or did not work. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take l-arginine while taking losartan, nicardipine & metropolol? I saw on dr. Oz that l-arginine was a good supplement to take if one has high blood pressure. I also saw that hibiscus tea was good for lowering blood pressure. Is it ok to tak

This : This should be fine, but with a few caveats. First. L-arginine is an unproven dietary supplement. It may be helpful, but there is no convincing evidence. And just because it is a natural supplement does not mean it is necessarily safe. If you haven't already, a more effective and natural way to help your blood pressure would be to cut out sodium and increase your intake of fresh foods. Your combination of drugs indicates to me that you have a substantial blood pressure problem. You should discuss these supplements with your physician and your pharmacist to be sure there are no interactions, and always let healthcare professionals know what supplements and over-the-counter medicines you are taking in addition to your prescriptions. Although uncommon, in some cases these ordinary supplements and otc meds can cause negative drug interactions with your important prescriptions. ...Read more

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Am I dying?

Am I dying?

We all are: A 3-word question with no details... well, life is short on Earth, regardless of whether a person lives 3 days, 3000 days, or 30,000 days. It is not length of one's life that matters, but the quality of the life lived. The goal is not to live a long life, but to live a good life. Even if a person makes it all the way to age 82, that's only 30,000 days. ...Read more

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I have cold?

I have cold?

Symptoms?: The most common symptoms of a cold are sneezing, running nose, congestion and scratchy throat. Additional symptoms can be coughing, headaches, mucus dripping down the back of the throat, loss of appetite and fever (in children). ...Read more

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Dr. Ana Adelstein
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Cardene (Definition)

Cardene is a calcium channel blocker which is a kind of rhythm ...Read more