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Platelet Inhibitors Side Effects
Is it okay to have platelets-rich plasma (prp) injection for my knee joint problem. Any side effects?
Age 80: I am not sure I understand your question but at your age (if I read it correctly) you may be having side effects from your own testosterone - such as an enlarged prostate. In that case you must see a Urologist. I cannot think of any reason to consider an estrogen inhibitor for you. ...Read more
Hbp #: if there were to be unwanted side effects for a prescribed ACE inhibitor, would it be more prevalent with an extended release form, or not?
No difference: Side effects form the medication are no different whether given as short- or long-acting. You may feel the effect of the medication more with short-acting forms (such as lightheaded with BP meds as it brings the pressure down). The most common side effect from ace is cough which occurs with either form. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can an ace-inhibitor 20 mg. Tab be cut in half and taken twice daily, instead of one time, since it reduces (it's working) side effects in a patient?
Depends: I agree that twice daily dosing in clinical trials has somewhat better effects on the neuroendocrine system, however many pills are not safe to split--especially extended release formulations. It depends on the manufacturer. Aceon, mavik, (trandolapril) and univasc may be splittable ace inhibitors if you are trying to save money, but please consult your doctor first! don't split non-scored pills! ...Read more
Few: Most common side effects are on the label or insert. Most are not common. You can find them on the web at sites such as pub med health.Watch for any drug interactions with your other medications. ...Read more
The beta blocker had too many side effects and did not reduce BP well enough. Ace inhibitor is now substituted. Could this reduce the pressure better?
Resubmitted:can a non-scored, non-coated, extended release ACE inhibitor hbp medicine be divided in half (for am/pm)to decrease unwanted side effects?
Question for your Dr: Ace inhibitors are generally a once daily medication, but can be taken at lower doses more frequently. Nocturnal dosing may help avert undesired side effects. Before breaking up a pill in half and taking it twice a day in hopes of decreasing side effects, you should discuss with your dr. A lower dose or a different class of medications may better serve you depending on what your side effects are. ...Read more
PPI side effects: There are concerns that reducing stomach acidity may be contributing to clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea. There also may be a link between long-term use of ppis & osteoporosis. If you develop resistant diarrhea or are at risk for osteoporosis, consult your fp for further evaluation. ...Read more
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