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Heart concerns history of afib....Bp is 120 over 75. No pain. But pulse dropped into the high 40s about 4 hours ago and is still hovering between 48 and 52. Taking 120 mg of diltiazem every morning. 40 mg of zocor at night and half an aspirian. Also tal

Heart concerns history of afib....Bp is 120 over 75. No pain. But pulse  dropped into the high 40s  about 4 hours ago and is still hovering between 48 and 52. Taking 120 mg of diltiazem every morning. 40 mg of zocor at night and half an aspirian. Also tal

A : A heart rate of 48-52 is not concerning as long as you are not having symptoms associated with it (shortness of breath, dizziness, chest discomfort, fatigue). If you are using your fingers or machine to check your pulse and if you are in afib, it is also possible that you may not be picking up all your heartbeats because of the irregular rhythm. You should mention/discuss with your cardiologist. ...Read more

Dr. Blase Carabello
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Simvastatin (Definition)

Treats high cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood. Lowers risk of heart attack, stroke, and certain blood vessel problems in people with certain risk factors. This medicine is an hmg-coa reductase inhibitor, ...Read more


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Drug interactions between ranexa (ranolazine) and diltiazem?

Drug interactions between ranexa (ranolazine) and diltiazem?

Yes: Diltiazem interacts with Ranexa (ranolazine) in the liver and increases its level in the blood stream. Can prolong qt and cause rythm disturbances. Other side effects from renexa likely: constipation, dizziness, headache, nausea., palpitations, dizziness and blurred vision. These are more likely with this combination, but many people on this combination of drugs. Double check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Are there any interactions between Petadolex and Diltiazem?

Are there any interactions between Petadolex and Diltiazem?

Unlikely: Petadolex is purified butterbur, and is not likely to cause problems with metabolism of a calcium channel blocker in most patients. Am unaware of any issues secondary to this combination, unless there is a rare cytochrome mutation which would affect metabolism in the liver, well under 5% of all patients. So, do not worry. ...Read more

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Can Diltiazem and Atenolol be taken together? I happened to check a medication interaction checker &it said 'increases toxicity, serious interaction'?

Can Diltiazem and Atenolol be taken together? I happened to check a medication interaction checker &it said 'increases toxicity, serious interaction'?

If prescribed by a: Health Care Provider who is checking you (especially your blood pressure) the two may be taken together usually in SMALL DOSES! Hope this helps (Note Deltiazem is a Calcium Channel Blocker and Atenolol a beta blocker! They are "synergistic" that is athey act together to form a powerful ANTI-HYPERTENSIVE and CARDIOPROTECTIVE result! ...Read more

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M58, may I talke Norvasc 10 mg, zocor (simvastatin) 10 mg and glucophage 500 mg at the same time? is there any interaction

M58, may I talke Norvasc 10 mg, zocor (simvastatin) 10 mg and glucophage 500 mg at the same time? is there any interaction

See below: Norvasc increases zocor (simvastatin) levels thus the maximum recommended dose of zocor (simvastatin) when also taking Norvasc is 20 mg but you're okay with that. However, you should take zocor (simvastatin) in the evening to maximize its benefit, whereas, generally, glucophage is usually taken during the day. You can take the Norvasc anytime. ...Read more

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What can be taken in place of diltiazem?

What can be taken in place of diltiazem?

Diltiazem: Diltiazem is a calcium channel blocker, we have many to choose from. Discuss this with your doctor, i'm sure your dr. Is quite familiar with what is available. ...Read more

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What are natural alternatives for simvastatin?

What are natural alternatives for simvastatin?

Diet?: I'm serious because people forget about diet when they are taking cholesterol meds. Healthy diet + exercise are a good start but some people still overproduce cholesterol.. Red yeast rice contains a natural statin but in a tiny dose. Garlic lowers cholesterol a little but there's the odor. For higher risk people like after a heart attack, there is no proven alternative to a statin. Ask your doc. ...Read more

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Is simvastatin andpravastatin the same medicine?

Is simvastatin andpravastatin the same medicine?

Statins: They are both statins that lower cholesterol, but they are not identical drugs. Simvastatin being the more potent of the two. In general most statins lower bad (ldl) cholesterol by 30%. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: zocor (simvastatin)?

Please describe the medication: zocor (simvastatin)?

Reduces blood fats: This medication is used to reduce lipids i.e. Cholesterol and fats in the circulatory system after diet and exercise therapies have failed. It is for the prevention of heart disease. One interesting fact is that grapefruit should not be eaten when you take this drug. ...Read more

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What are the signs of progress for one taking simvastatin?

Serial blood samples: You cannot feel your cholesterol so there are no symptoms or loss of symptoms. Your blood samples will show a dramatic drop in total cholesterol and LDL ("bad") cholesterol. Your risk of heart attack falls but, of course, you can't feel that. ...Read more

Dr. James Krick
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Zocor (Definition)

Zocor is a HMG-CoA enzyme blocker which is a kind of cholesterol/lipid ...Read more