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Rythmol Sr Medication
Well sealed: Most medicines are good for a year if kept fresh in a tightly sealed container. ...Read more
Expiration date: Rhythmol is a very specialized medicine with potentially significant rhythm side effects. Check the expiration date & make sure you are being followed closely by your cardiologist. ...Read more
What do you suggest if I put on rythmol (propafenone) to convert back to nsr. echo showed no problems, any idea how long to get out of a fib?
Atrial fibrillation: Rhythmol is a drug that can be used to prevent or convert atrial fibrillation. There is no good way to predict if it will convert the rhythm and/or predict how long it will take. In general, however, if its going to work at the dose being given, it will generally take less than a day to convert. ...Read more
What do you recommend if I had a fib and was cardioverted and on rythmol (propafenone). family doctor gave me azithromycin. is it ok to take together?
Good question!: Thank you for being alert and asking this question! You should NOT take these 2 drugs together because of the risk of QT prolongation which can lead to Torsades de pointes tachycardia, a dangerous rhythm disturbance. Call your doctor and ask to be switched to a different antibiotic. Do not take the Azithromycin. ...Read more
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Are there other medications for ADD? Currently taking Ritalin (methylphenidate) SR 20mg x3. Doesn't seem to work as well as it used to
3rd week on bupropion sr 300mg. Depression is getting much worse. Is it typical for the medication to make things get worse before it gets better?
Talk with prescriber: There are many reasons why depression can get worse at the start of therapy. This sort of question really is best addressed one on one with the prescriber. I am concerned that more support is indicated particularly now that you state the depression is even worse than when treatment was started! effective care is out there but one has to be assertive..Hard when one is depressed. ...Read more
I am a 69 year old hypertensive. Besides my regular medications, I was recently prescribed glycomet sr 1000 mg at night. My blood sugar was 90 in fasting and 130 in pp. Is this medication required?
Check with doctor: Glycomet (metformin) is for treatment of Insulin resistance, diabetes, non-alcoholic fatty liver, polycystic ovary syndrome, etc... As with any medication, the doctor and the patient have to balance the benefits of the medication against it's side effects (so, one must discuss this with the doctor). Metformin helps prevent the cardiovascular complications of diabetes, and somewhat lowers LDL & tg. ...Read more
There are none...: Even the strongest opiates only "take the edge off" for people in chronic pain. Meds are only one part of dealing with the pain. A useful tool, but pain is so necessary for survival that we are not "allowed" to monkey with it much. In acute pain, the transition from miserable to less miserable can be great. In chronic pain, it's just part of the plan. ...Read more
So call your doc: This is the HT public information site.We are thousands of volunteer docs based primarily in the US who answer medical questions.We do not offer treatments. State medical boards require a physician/patient relationship,a retrievable record,recent exam with vital signs for prescribing.Failure to do so can lead to loss or restriction of license. It may seem minor to you but it is not. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sometimes: Sometimes they are. For the most part, expired drugs simply lose potency once past their expiration date. There are, however, some drugs that actually become harmful if taken after they expire. As such, it is best to throw out any medications you have after a year. ...Read more
ASPRIN: Actually no one has decided on 'safest'. Asprin has been around since before you were born and unless you take too much (yes, too much of anything isnt good) most people are okay with it. If the pain it too severe for asprin you need to know what causes it. Good diagnosis is called for. See the dr. ...Read more