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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Slo Bid (Overview)

Slo-bid is a methylxanthine agent which is a kind of asthma drug (lung drug).


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Friend on kombiglyze (5 mg sexaglyptin,1000 mg metformin)& blisto (4 mg glimpride ,1000 mg metformin)once daily.Fasting comes 110 & PP 200.Help.

Friend on kombiglyze (5 mg sexaglyptin,1000 mg metformin)& blisto (4 mg glimpride ,1000 mg metformin)once daily.Fasting comes 110 & PP 200.Help.

Diabetes non cot: Your friend should address this issue. How old she is, 43??, for how long has been managed with this medications ? and is an endocrinologist doing the management? For me is difficult to manage her. She requires a Diabetologist, to go over the medications, have a full diabetic panel, She probably will require to start insulin, and very close follow up. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
6 doctors shared insights

Slo Bid (Overview)

Slo-bid is a methylxanthine agent which is a kind of asthma drug (lung drug).


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Whats theophylline or theo-dur?

Whats theophylline or theo-dur?

Methylxanthine: This class of drugs is called methylxanthines and are typically given today as oral pills. They may improve the contractions of the diaphragm and also improve a patients response to bronchodilators like albuterol. Side effects can include nausea, vomiting, tremor and fast heart rate. ...Read more

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Is 80 mg omeprazole equivalent to 60 mg dexilant (dexlansoprazole)?

Is 80 mg omeprazole equivalent to 60 mg dexilant (dexlansoprazole)?

Ppi dosing: The maximum doses of each ppi are equipotent in reducing acid. Going higher than these doses impart no greater benefit and should not be exceeded. Prilosec/omeprazole: 20 BID. Prevacid/lansoprazole:30 BID. Nexium/esomeprazole:40 bid. Protonix/pantoprazole: 40 bid.Aciphex/rabeprazole:20 bid.Zegerid 40 daily. and Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) 60 daily. So to answer Dexilant (dexlansoprazole)60=omeprazole40, ...Read more

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Is carvedilol 25mg 1 tab twice daily equal to bystolic (nebivolol) 10mg once daily?

Is carvedilol 25mg 1 tab twice daily equal to bystolic (nebivolol) 10mg once daily?

Not known: Exact conversion to my knowledge not there. They both work on seperate set of receptors. Ask you pcp as to what set pf end points: indication for the drug and they should be able to optimize your dose over the next upcoming weeks. ...Read more

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Can I takeup to a 325 mg dose of a magnesium w/these daily medications? 20 mg viibryd, (vilazodone hydrochloride) 25 mg atenolol, 0.5 mg clonazepam, 100 mg gabapentin 50 mg tra

 Can I takeup to a 325 mg dose of a magnesium w/these daily medications? 20 mg viibryd, (vilazodone hydrochloride) 25 mg atenolol, 0.5 mg clonazepam, 100 mg gabapentin 50 mg tra

Yes: there are no contraindications with any medication, as far as I know. Magnesium is found in many foods, and magnesium deficiency has become more common, particularly with use of drugs like omeprazole (Prilosec), esomeprazole (Nexium) and similar drugs which markedly reduce stomach acid and impede magnesium absorption. ...Read more

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Is 5 mg saxagliptin equal to 100mg sitagliptin?

Is 5 mg saxagliptin equal to 100mg sitagliptin?

Approximately yes: It may be approximately but no comparitve studies have been done. Sexaglyptine sold under brand name Onglyza (saxagliptin) has staring dose 2.5 mgm and maximum dose 5mgm.And sitaglyptin sold under brand name januvia starting dose is 50 mgm and maximum dose of 100 mgm daily. ...Read more

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Is nexium (esomeprazole) 40 mg stronger then protonix40 mg?

Is nexium (esomeprazole) 40 mg stronger then protonix40 mg?

Pt driven: There is no definitive answer here. The answer is patient driven. Both these meds are in the same class of PPI (Proton Pump Inhibitors) and are oth at 40mg. Some pateints may feel the nexium (esomeprazole) works better, whereas others feel the protonix does. Depending on what your insurance covers and which one makes you fee better is the one for you. Diet with avoidance of triggers is most important. ...Read more

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Currently take metformin 2,000mg daily. Can I take ubiquitous CoQ10, alpha lipoic acid, GTF chromium & glycinate magnesium supplements with metformin?

Currently take metformin 2,000mg daily. Can I take ubiquitous CoQ10, alpha lipoic acid,  GTF chromium & glycinate magnesium supplements with metformin?

Supplements: 27F of unknown medical Hx other than metformin. Wants to know if can take several supplements. ANS. If u need to waste money on unproven supplements that may contain dangerous additives (the are no standards for supplements) then you might consider it. I never recommend them. I would focus on diet & exercise so you don't meet to take metformin either. Get your BMI < 25 & you likely won't need it. ...Read more

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Can theophylline (prescribed for asthma) show up in pre employment drug test as an opiate or illegal substance?

Can theophylline (prescribed for asthma) show up in pre employment drug test as an opiate or illegal substance?

No it cannot: Alwaystestclean.Com/false_positive_drug_test_list.Htm the most complete list of cross reactants that cause a false positive drug test on the internet. ...Read more

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Can i take 1/2 a Xanax (alprazolam) 0.25 mg with metoporol 25 mg bid?

Can i take 1/2 a Xanax (alprazolam) 0.25 mg with metoporol 25 mg bid?

Not uncommon: This is a duo used for anxiety-related symptoms as prescribed by many drs. Allow a few days to get used to the combination before driving. ...Read more

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Didn't declare theophylline to employer but i was taking it until month back. Will it show up in blood work that I have been taking it until recently?

Didn't declare theophylline to employer but i was taking it until month back. Will it show up in blood work that I have been taking it until recently?

Changing stories: Sometimes our true pathologies are shown to the doctor whether we want to or not. I think the changing story is getting to be a bit bizarre. Your question has been repeatedly asked and answered. ...Read more

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Ex-27wk, trach, bpd, 7yo. Meds: duoneb bid, Pulmicort 0.5 bid, hypersol 5% bid, singulair, (montelukast) vestpt 20min bid. Reason4 new atelectasis? Maybe doin biops

Ex-27wk, trach, bpd, 7yo. Meds: duoneb bid, Pulmicort 0.5 bid, hypersol 5% bid, singulair, (montelukast) vestpt 20min bid. Reason4 new atelectasis? Maybe doin biops

Permanent airway...: First, congrats on making to age 7 a preemie who has obviously had a rough time of it. Child is on great meds and therap. However, despite all of these, your child likely has permanent and possibly irreversible changes in his airways that all the meds in the world are not going to change. You optimize what he has left and work with that. New atelectasis likely mucous plugging in inflexible airways. ...Read more

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Would it be safe for theophylline and donepezil to interact with one another?

Would it be safe for theophylline and donepezil to interact with one another?

Avoid combination: Both drugs may interfere with the metabolism of the other, and the combination could potentially create both blood pressure and cardiovascular complications. Not sure why an individual might be taking a drug for asthma and alzheimer's in this fashion, but need to spend some time with your doctor and get this explained. ...Read more