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Cardiomyopathy-EFnow40-45;dec holter isolatedAPDs(17);Jan holter-isolatedAPDs1 couplet,occasionalVPDs-562& 5 trigeminy events&16trig beats;treatment?
Sinus tachycardia treatment: which is better, ibravadine or bisoprolol? Avg resting HR 90-115, normotensive, no other comorbidities, exercise daily!
Sinus tachycardia: Inappropriate sinus tachycardia (IST) is a syndrome characterized by excessive resting heart rate or disproportional increase in heart rate during exercise. Metoprolol and ivabradine a new drug which effects the sinus node exert similar effects on resting heart rate but ivabradine is more effective in relieving symptoms during exercise or daily activity. ...Read more
Take lopressor (metoprolol tartrate) 100mg for arrythymia-sometimes arrythymia very bad. Does magnesium/potassium help-also have hypertension-take atacand 12mg daily?
Ask your doctor. : Magnesium (mg) and/ or potassium (k) supplements would be useful if you are prone to deficiencies which can lead to arrhythmias, but check with your doctor first. Other medical problems like kidney disease may increase levels of mg & k, making supplementation risky. Also, Atacand (candesartan) can increase your serum k level. Best to ask your doctor who is measuring your electrolytes. ...Read more
Svt, endurance athlete. Prescribed 50mg metoprolol. Took 25mg, had symptomatic hypotension (low BP in general). Prescribed diltiazem er, 120mg. Safe?
Not completely safe: The trigger for svt needs to be determined. Stress ; holter. Metoprolol comes in 3x/day ; once daily forms. Daily form at doses of 12.5-25 mgs unlikely to lower BP in a young hydrated person and may control svt. Diltiazem er has some blood pressure lowering properties but is a good choice for svt. Diltiazem sa 120mgs is anti-inotropic, but this is a low dose. Both but may reduce endurance mildly. ...Read more
Took metoprolol 25mg 7:30pm. Drank sangria 10pm. Pvcs bad/resting hr is now 85bpm, norm is 65bpm. Perscribed 3x a day as needed. Take another? 2:30am
Effexor (venlafaxine) 225mg hs, Neurontin 200mg bid, lisinopril 5mg ac, Prilosec 20mg ac, hydroxyzine 50mg hs, ativan .5 mg prn, too many rx's daily- liver damage?
Probably Not: Especially for someone who is young. Neurontin (gabapentin) doesn't even get metabolized by the liver. That being said, it makes sense to monitor you liver w/regular lab-work & to ask yourself if exercise, nutrition, & meditation can help your symptoms & reduce your pill burden. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Old electric burn, deep 60%.Pain high, loss mobility.Now high bp, high hb, border high potass.Oxicodon, inderal, (propranolol) spironolactone(hirsutism).Ideas?Pain+hair..
Hypertension: Hypertension is caused by age related stiffening of the vascular system, worsened by excess weight, excess sodium intake, lack of exercise, use of tobacco or illicit drugs. It may be related to kidney or hormone related issues which can be evaluated if initial treatment with life-style changes and medications do not control the bp, further evaluation may be needed. ...Read more
Must my family stop Cordarone (amiodarone) 100mg 2x per day before AF Ablation? how many days before Ablation?
That is a : Question to directly ask the cardiologist who will be doing the procedure. ...Read more
Metoprolol: Tartrate is shorter acting drug than succinate so can be additive for about 12 hours if taken simultaneously. ...Read more
I take Gabapentin 900mg per day, Tizanidine 4mg as needed, Levothyroxine 75mcg, Nitrofurantoin temp) and Adipex-P. Interactions?
Took 30 mg Adderall & Zofran (ondansetron) ODT 8 mg. Resting heart rate between 100-125bpm. Breathing heavy, pupils dilated, dizzy, some tremors. Is this normal?
Short PR interval no delta wave, short paroxysmal aFib, IRBBB, different types of extrasystoles and tachycardias plus night bradycardia. Diagnosis?
Lown-Ganong-Levine: Same family as WPW with concern for accessory pathway connecting atria directly to ventricles. BUT unlike WPW, LGL is more benign, and the AV node still possesses decremental conduction. ...Read more
Are betapace (sotalol) and Zoloft safe together? Always had normal qt interval. Betapace (sotalol) is 40 mg twice daily. Zoloft 100mg. I heard some ssri increase qt
Speak to your doctor: Hello, The combination of Betapace (sotalol) and Zoloft can prolong Qt interval which increases the risk of cardiac arrhythmia. The risk of an individual or combination of drugs is not predictable and depends on factors such as heart disease, electrolytes and drug dosage. Consult your doctor about these medications. Do not stop or change your medications without speaking to your doctor. ...Read more
Pressure in center of breast two weeks after stent. Taking Brillanta, Lopressor, Protonix, (pantoprazole) Lipotor, baby asprin. Normal?
83 yrs f; stable diastolic hf; rate controlled a-fib. Meds: cardizem, coumadin, (warfarin) lasix, inderal, spiriva (mild copd). Would a cardioselective betablocker be better than inderal ?
Theoretically yes: In patients with COPD or asthma , cardioselective beta blockers like atenolol are felt to be superior to Inderal (propranolol) which also has possible harmful effects on the bronchial tree and could produce wheezing(bronchospasm). This may be a concern in someone like you who has copd. Your physician is best to advise you, however especially if you're doing well on inderal (propranolol). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Taking 50mg-zoloft, 50mg-vyvanse, 40mg-protonix, donnatal-4 daily, viokase16-4 daily, 5000-vit.D3, aleve-440mg 4 pain.Could meds damage liver?Were elevated.
Possibly: See your doctor to adjust your regimen as some can cause liver enzymes elevations. ...Read more
I have high bp,tachycardia, daily take Effexor (venlafaxine) XR, soma, ultram, zonegran, methergine, metoprolol tar, elavil, neurontin.What OTC cold med can I take?
Take 161 asp-metropol succer ER 12.5-isosorbide 15 and cymbalta (duloxetine) 60 at 7am is this ok..Stopped taking effient and metropolol together..Breathing better?
yes: That combination of medications is okay to take the way you are taking them. ...Read more