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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Amlodipine Besylate (Definition)

Amlodipine besylate is a diabetes-related agent which is a kind of ...Read more


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I'm on the following medications: crestor (rosuvastatin) norvase prestiva (sp). Are these safe together?

I'm on the following medications: crestor (rosuvastatin) norvase prestiva (sp). Are these safe together?

See your doctor: Do you mean Darunavir (Prezista)? Although in one study, lipid effects did not change over a few weeks of adding Darunavir to rosuvastatin (crestor), the FDA has released a warning about several statins in combination with protease inhibitors, including an increased risk of rhabdomyolysis. I would discuss your options in detail with your doctor! ...Read more

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Does exforge (amlodipine and valsartan) 160/5 has any side effects on kidney?

Does exforge (amlodipine and valsartan) 160/5  has any side effects on kidney?

Kidney side effects: V has a renal protective effect on patients who have proteinuria (p) as it reduces it. A increases blood flow (ibf) to the kidney and can cause, because of this ibc, more proteinuria. V cannot be given in patients with a renal artery stenosis, as it causes an elevation of creatinine which is reversible once v is stopped. V and a work well together in most patients with no loss of kidney function. ...Read more

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Taking tenoretic (atenolol and chlorthalidone). Any known dangers for the elderly?

Taking tenoretic (atenolol and chlorthalidone). Any known dangers for the elderly?

Yes: The elderly are more prone to swings in blood pressure . If the blood pressure drops too low a potential problem is passing out. Tenoretic (atenolol and chlorthalidone) also can cause a slow heart rate which potentially could be problematic in the elderly. ...Read more

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Can you take bystolic (nebivolol) ( bb) along with amlodipine (ccb).? Any interactions or contradictions?

Can you take bystolic (nebivolol)  ( bb) along with amlodipine (ccb).? Any interactions or contradictions?

Low blood pressure: Both can cause lower blood pressure. Of course, if the reason they have been prescribed is high blood pressure, this is a good thing. Beta blockers and calcium channel inhibitors are often prescribed together and should be fine. ...Read more

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I'm in toprol (metoprolol) xr, synthroid, vitamin d and miralax daily. Are their any interactions between these?

I'm in toprol (metoprolol) xr, synthroid, vitamin d and miralax daily. Are their any interactions between these?

Not realy: Orthostatic hypotension, limb discomfort, dysarthria. In about 3 people from a group of 80 patients study especially female above the age of 50 years old. Good luck. ...Read more

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I was wondering did risperdal's manufacturer provide insufficient warning labels regarding its adverse effects?

I was wondering did risperdal's manufacturer provide insufficient warning labels regarding its adverse effects?

They did provide: Medication side effects are supposed to be revealed by the drug developer. However, it may take several years of use in real life settings before certain side effects are fully appreciated, evaluated and understood. ...Read more

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Under various BP medication like -Olmesarten, Amlodipine and Metoprolol. Would taking CoQ10 (Ubiquinol) interact with these prescription drugs ?

Under various BP medication like -Olmesarten, Amlodipine and Metoprolol. Would taking CoQ10 (Ubiquinol) interact with these prescription drugs ?

CoQ10: 35 F from down under notes on olmedartan amlodipine metro pro lol wants to take CoQ10. Asks: interaction with BP MEDS. ANS:: prob not but waste of money. You should also be on diuretic for BP is not at goal. If blood K evern low ask test to test for primary Aldo. I specialize in HBP happy to do 2nd opinion. ...Read more

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Black box warning Zoloft (sertraline) effects to wear off?

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Black box warning Zoloft (sertraline) effects to wear off?

Zoloft (sertraline): Warning exists while taking the medication.

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Are the following medications harmful past their expiration dates? Lisinopril/Hctz 10/12.5 Triamterene/Hctz 37.5/25 Hctz 25mg

Are the following medications harmful past their expiration dates?
Lisinopril/Hctz 10/12.5
Triamterene/Hctz 37.5/25
Hctz 25mg

Medications: are UNLIKELY to be HARMFUL after their expiration dates which are usually estimated very conservatively...HOWEVER much more commonly are NOT AS EFFECTIVE! Short answer is DO NOT USE THEM! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Anybody taking vytorin (ezetimibe and simvastatin) 10/20 notice any side effects?

Anybody taking vytorin (ezetimibe and simvastatin) 10/20 notice any side effects?

Muscle aches: Vytorin (ezetimibe and simvastatin) combines Zetia with simvastatin, and the most likely side effects would be muscle ache from the statin component. This is not common at a low dose, but can occur. Rarely, people complain of vague fuzziness of thinking. ...Read more

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Taking lisinopril 20mg and amlodipine 5mg daily. BP has been in the high 130's/90's for a month. Any recommendations?

Taking lisinopril 20mg and amlodipine 5mg daily. BP has been in the high 130's/90's for a month. Any recommendations?

TAlk to your Doctor.: Good keep the BP log. It does varies from morning to evening and day to day also with activities .Normal BP should range from 110/70 to 140/80. Limit salt, Be as close to Ideal weight as possible and stay physically active to keep BP under control. So bring the BP log to your Doctor, he/she will give you correct advise, as he/she knows your full medical history. ...Read more

Norvasc (Definition)

Norvasc is a diabetes-related agent which is a kind of ...Read more