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Dr. Erik Borncamp
68 doctors shared insights

Nitro Bid (Overview)

Nitro-bid is a nitrate based agent which is a kind of chest pain drug (cardiovascular drug).


Dr. Erik Borncamp
68 doctors shared insights

Nitro Bid (Overview)

Nitro-bid is a nitrate based agent which is a kind of chest pain drug (cardiovascular drug).


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Can nitro-bid be used to help in getting a firmer erection?

Can nitro-bid be used to help in getting a firmer erection?

No.: Despite numerous claims, there is no evidence that use of a topical agent such as nitro-bid can significantly enhance erections. It is an off-label use of the medication that can be dangerous for both you and your partner. Combining it with established erection drugs, such as viagra and Levitra (vardenafil) is dangerous. ...Read more

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Should i take isosorbide dinitrate or isosorbide mononitrate?

Should i take isosorbide dinitrate or isosorbide mononitrate?

You should take: whichever your health care provider has recommended. Mononitrate has a longer half life and less likely to develop tolerance. Used more commonly in stable angina patients. Ask your health care provider this questions as s/he has your medical history available. ...Read more

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Does ranitidine 300 mg po Qhs same with ranitidine?

Does ranitidine  300 mg po Qhs same with ranitidine?

Ranitidine: 300 mg po QHS - means you are taking a dose of 300 milligrams of ranitidine at each bedtime. ...Read more

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Is carvedilol 25mg 1 tab twice daily equal to bystolic (nebivolol) 10mg once daily?

Is carvedilol 25mg 1 tab twice daily equal to bystolic (nebivolol) 10mg once daily?

Not known: Exact conversion to my knowledge not there. They both work on seperate set of receptors. Ask you pcp as to what set pf end points: indication for the drug and they should be able to optimize your dose over the next upcoming weeks. ...Read more

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Propranolol 60 mg ER vs toprol (metoprolol) 25 mg er. Which lowers blood pressure most?

Propranolol 60 mg ER vs toprol (metoprolol) 25 mg er. Which lowers blood pressure most?

Ford v Chevy v Dodge: This is a question best addressed w/your doctor. Both are good blood pressure lowering medications that also keep your heart from beating too fast (beta blocker class). Toprol (metoprolol) has more studies recently regarding benefit in heart failure. Of course, cost can play into decision, too, although both are available as generics for $4/mo (http://i.Walmartimages.Com/i/if/hmp/fusion/customer_list.Pdf). ...Read more

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Does Cipro (ciprofloxacin) 500mg BID treat MRSA?

Does Cipro (ciprofloxacin) 500mg BID treat MRSA?

No: Antibiotics for MRSA are: Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) DS 1 tab BID x 5-10 days( 2 tab BID if BMI >40);Clindamycin 300 mg Q8 hours (450 mg if BMI > 40); Doxycycline 100 mg Q 12 hours x 5-10 days; Minocycline 100 mg Q 12 hours x 5-10 days. If the infection is just a boil or a small abscess >Just incision and drainage alone, without antibiotics ...Read more

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Is it ok to use atenolol 25 mg and diltiazem 30 mg together?

Is it ok to use atenolol 25 mg and diltiazem 30 mg together?

Yes, however....: This combination of medicines both affect heart rate as they both target the av node. Many times serial ekgs will be used to make sure you are tolerating this combination. I will say that this combination (especially immediate release diltiazem) is unusual. ...Read more

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Is 80 mg omeprazole equivalent to 60 mg dexilant (dexlansoprazole)?

Is 80 mg omeprazole equivalent to 60 mg dexilant (dexlansoprazole)?

Ppi dosing: The maximum doses of each ppi are equipotent in reducing acid. Going higher than these doses impart no greater benefit and should not be exceeded. Prilosec/omeprazole: 20 BID. Prevacid/lansoprazole:30 BID. Nexium/esomeprazole:40 bid. Protonix/pantoprazole: 40 bid.Aciphex/rabeprazole:20 bid.Zegerid 40 daily. and Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) 60 daily. So to answer Dexilant (dexlansoprazole)60=omeprazole40, ...Read more

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Does ondansetron 4 mg interact with azor (amlodipine and olmesartan)?

Does ondansetron 4 mg interact with azor (amlodipine and olmesartan)?

Fine together: These medications are not known to not negatively interact, so taking them together should be fine. ...Read more

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Can i take cinnarzine tabs. Togther with my deppresion therapy(10 mg escitalopram+25mg amitriptyline)&my hypertension therapy (10 mg zestril)?

Can i take cinnarzine tabs. Togther with my deppresion therapy(10 mg escitalopram+25mg amitriptyline)&my hypertension therapy (10 mg zestril)?

Interactions: Escitalopram and Elavil (amitriptyline) may cause a rare problem known as seritonin syndome. Elavil and Lisinopril (zestril) may lover your blood pressure at the beginning of treatment or with any dose increase, causing dizziness; they may also increase your heart rate. Be careful when you stand up and do so slowly at first. ...Read more

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Amoxicillin, lisinopril hctz, (hydrochlorothiazide) metoprolol, and Klor-Con safe to take together?

Amoxicillin, lisinopril hctz, (hydrochlorothiazide) metoprolol, and Klor-Con safe to take together?

See answer: I have several patients who have been on these meds at one time or another without any issues. If your dr. Has an emr, they will often be able to assure if there any interactions. The pharmacist would also be able to confirm if there are any interactions. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take toprol (metoprolol) xl 25 mg and smoke maijuana?

Is it safe to take toprol (metoprolol) xl 25 mg and smoke maijuana?

Opposing effects: Marijuana is a beta stimulant, hence it will raise your heart rate whereas metoprolol is a beta receptor blocker. When drugs have opposing effects it is rarely symmetrical and sometimes unmasks other effects of one of the drugs. While probably not dangerous, there will be interaction and modified effects. We thought beta blockers and cocaine were dangerous but were wrong, we know less about THC ...Read more

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Out of Trokendi XR 50mg (1 po q hs), can I take my previously rx'd topamax (topiramate) 25mg (1 po bid) instead? If so, how should I take it? 2 po q hs or 1 po bid

Out of Trokendi XR 50mg (1 po q hs), can I take my previously rx'd topamax (topiramate) 25mg (1 po bid) instead? If so, how should I take it? 2 po q hs or 1 po bid

Topamax (topiramate) 25mg bid: Hello. You are safe to take short acting Topamax (topiramate) 25mg bid or stack the dose so that it is 50mg po q HS. You should not experience any side effects from going back to taking short acting Topamax (topiramate) after being on long acting Trokendi XR. ...Read more