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Why is it important to take BP med same time each day? By taking it at various times, can this cause readings to be up or down?

Why is it important to take BP med same time each day? By taking it at various times, can this cause readings to be up or down?

Exactly: The goal is for smooth BP control throughout the 24 hours. Many meds are intended for once a day use. By changing the time you take them, you introduce a variable that you don't want. ...Read more

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Have hypertension take BP med and cholesterol med still average 160/83?

Have hypertension  take BP med and cholesterol med still average 160/83?

Lifestyle changes: Exercise more, eat low sodium diet, lose weight don't smoke and visit your physician on regular bases. These changes may reduce your blood pressure. ...Read more

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I have diabetes , i take metaformin 500 mg can I stop this med any time, lisinopril for bp, pressure fluctuate if i take BP med, can I stop any tim?

I have diabetes , i take metaformin 500 mg can I stop this med any time,   lisinopril for bp, pressure fluctuate if i take BP  med, can I stop any tim?

Medication : It is very important to take your medications as instructed by your doctor. Yes, you can stop these medications at anytime, but it is best to discuss your concerns about taking these meds with your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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41 female smoker I take BP med press good what are the risks forme getting heart disease or heart attack Is it common had reg strs test blood all good?

41 female smoker I take BP med press good what are the risks forme getting heart disease or heart attack Is it common had reg strs test blood all good?

Heart dz: you already have 2 risk factors for heart disease, meaning coronary artery disease: smoking, and hypertension. To reduce the risk you need to stop smoking and make sure your blood pressure is under control with the medications ...Read more

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Began as discomfort in left elbow. Tender with pain in arm muscles when I use arm. Age 66. Good health. Take BP med. Shoulder bursitis history. Heart?

Began as discomfort in left elbow. Tender with pain in arm muscles when I use arm. Age 66. Good health. Take BP med. Shoulder bursitis history. Heart?

Tennis elbow : You could have inflammation of the radial nerve as it passes over the elbow. A sling and some anti inflammatories may help. However if it does not improve then see a physician as it may require an injection to clear it up ...Read more

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Can i take my BP med, coreg, (carvedilol) with proventil inhaler?

Can i take my BP med, coreg, (carvedilol) with proventil inhaler?

Yes: Note however that Coreg (carvedilol) does have some beta blocker activity that can adversely affect lung conditions, and your dr. Simply needs to assure the medication does not worsen your symptoms, ...But as far as using with the inhaler it is fine. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Started taking Invokana.Blood pressure is 130/56. In 2 hrs I'm to take BPmed. Is it going to be ok to take my BP med when invokana has got my BP down.

Started taking Invokana.Blood pressure is 130/56. In 2 hrs I'm to take BPmed. Is it going to be ok to take my BP med when invokana has got my BP down.

Yes, but . . .: Blood pressure (BP) medications work to lower your BP. Most last only a day or so, while some need to be taken several times a day. Just because your BP came down doesn't mean that you can stop taking med. In fact, if you skip/miss a dose, chances are that your BP will go back up. However, think of BP like Goldilocks. You don't want it too high (stroke, heart/kidney failure etc) OR too low either. ...Read more

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Doctor is weaning me off of Metoprolol with the aid of coversyl. I will then take another BP med. Is this common & will it work? Any side effects?

Doctor is weaning me off of Metoprolol with the aid of coversyl.  I will then take another BP med.  Is this common &  will it work? Any side effects?

Depends: Depends on the dose of metoprolol you were taking, the formulation (i.e. short vs. long acting), and the duration you were on the metoprolol. The two parameters to monitor include the blood pressure and heart rate. Weaning too fast, may result in a faster heart rate, or even palpitations. The blood pressure response varies from patient to patient. Call 911 if chest pains, dizziness, breathless ...Read more

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High blood pressure take readings 4 times a day they are 125/53 , 115/47 and goes up to 174/91 take 2 diff BP med. What is cause?

High blood pressure  take readings 4 times a day  they are  125/53    ,  115/47   and goes up to 174/91    take 2 diff BP med. What is cause?

Your baseline: Pressures are normal. The sudden increase in pressure comes from the stress of worrying about blood pressure. Your medications are useless. Poor diet can make a difference to the way that your brain reacts to stress. Stop worrying about blood pressure and look to your diet. ...Read more

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What med/s can I take to replace eliquis?

See below: Do not change the medication or dose of the medication, without discussing it with the doctor who prescribed it. It is not a do it yourself issue. ...Read more

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What pain med should I take for venous ststis?

What pain med should I take for venous ststis?

Depends: The appropriate pain medication for you should be based on an individual assessment by your doctor. There isn't any one answer for your question. You should discuss that with your doctor. ...Read more

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I am suffering from gastritis.Which med.Should i take?

I am suffering from gastritis.Which med.Should i take?

2 week trial: You could try a 2 week trial of an over-the-counter medication such as omeprazole. However, if symptoms persist or recur, a visit to a gastroenterologist might be the best approach. ...Read more

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Is there a differant med i can take for Gastropareris beside Reglin?

Is there a differant med i can take for Gastropareris beside Reglin?

Yes: There is some good evidence that Erythromycin (EES) the antibiotic can help with gastroparesis. Also, Hycoscyamine (Levsin) is sometimes tried. It's a medicine usually used in Irritable Bowel Syndrome that is Constipation predominant, but it generally acts like a bowel stimulant. I'm sure there are other medicines that could work, but these are 2 that i've used. ...Read more

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My wife pressure read 110/60 she takes med is this a safe reading and should she take her med with this kind of reading?

My wife pressure read 110/60 she takes med is this a safe reading and should she take her med with this kind of reading?

What kind of med?: A BP of 110/60 could be fine for your wife, although a diastolic of 60 is getting a bit low. What kind of medication is she taking? What conditions does she have? If she's typically hypertensive, she may need to have her dose adjusted. Please contact her own physician, who knows her and can advise you better. ...Read more

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Every time i take a med, i get a hive or two, about 2-3hrs later. doesn't matter which med, they're all unrelated. why do ALL meds trigger this?

Every time i take a med, i get a hive or two, about 2-3hrs later. doesn't matter which med, they're all unrelated. why do ALL meds trigger this?

Cause and Effect: That means one must prove the hives are caused by the meds. If a person gets a hive or two, 2-3 hours after taking any one of the thousands of meds available, then that can be evidence that the hives are NOT caused by the meds, because the meds are so different. If one takes several meds over the day, and notices a hive 4 times a day, she may just have mild chronic urticaria unrelated to the meds. ...Read more

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I take seroxat i don t know why i feel angry since i read that seroxat isn t the good med so i need to know if i can take somthing else more beter?

I take seroxat i don t know why i feel angry  since i read that seroxat isn t the good med so i need to know if i can take somthing else more  beter?

Is paroxetine: It is a good med. What you need to think about is how you feel, not what you read. Stuff you read is not always true. If the medicine is working for you it is good. If it is not then you need to visit your doctor again! ...Read more

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Have high colest totals almost 800 with no good colest aller to nicin is there another med I can take. I've watched my diet and exercise need help?

Have high colest totals  almost 800 with no good colest aller to nicin is there another med I can take. I've watched my diet and  exercise need help?

Cholesterol: I need clarification. Are you saying your Cholesterol is 800? What is your LDL, HDL and Triglycerides. What is your Hba1C and fasting glucose? ...Read more

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Am 20 years i take medicine (cyclo proganova) my periodoesn't come normally at all without med it don't come is there other solutions for my condition

Am 20 years i take medicine (cyclo proganova) my periodoesn't come normally at all without med it don't come is there other solutions for my condition

Irregular periods: The most common reason for irregular periods, other than pregnancy, is not ovulating (releasing an egg). There are a number of reasons this could happen and if it continues, a discussion with your ob/gyn would be helpful as well as some blood tests and possibly an ultrasound. ...Read more

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Why my sugar is hi and I take med?

Why my sugar is hi and I take med?

Not enough: Diabetes management can be complicated and you need to be properly treated. It required combination of diet control, medication and exercise. Just because you take meds doesn't mean that your blood sugar will always be normal. It also depends on what you eat, how much movement you are doing. It's also possible you might need more pills or Insulin to control the numbers.Only your doc can know this. ...Read more

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I have diarrhea what med.Should i take?

I have diarrhea what med.Should i take?

Depends: The treatment depends on the cause. For example, viral ge can cause diarrhea and you should "starve a virus" with clear liquids for 24 hours than slowly increase to soft foods and "brat" diet. If you take meds to stop the diarrhea in that case, you may retain the virus in your system. Bacterial causes may need antibiotics. Try the viral tx as above, if no relief, see a dr. For definitive dx. ...Read more

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What kind of cold med. Can i take if im pregnant?

What kind of cold med. Can i take if im pregnant?

Please call your OB: As your OB may not agree with me and i always want all of my pts asking me ?S like this and not someone else, i tell my pts throat lozenges with zinc, tylenol, (acetaminophen) robitussin, Benadryl plain if nece, Claritin without d, extra vit c but ask your ob. ...Read more

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What's the best OTC med to take for sinus drainage?

What's the best OTC med to take for sinus drainage?

There are: a number of them. Sudafed is the most common. HOWEVER I note you are taking THYROID medication therefore I would check the use of ANY oral decongestant with your Health Care Provider!

Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more

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What med are you supposed to take for extreme social anxiety ?

What med are you supposed to take for extreme social anxiety ?

Many options: Buspirone, citalopram, mirtazepine, sertraline are ones I use most commonly, but there are many other optionsl. ...Read more

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Can u take 45mg morphine & 30mg of methadone as a break through med?

Can u take 45mg morphine & 30mg of methadone as a break through med?

Not safe: Methadone is not for break through pain. Methadone overdose causes more deaths than any other narcotic. 45 mg of morphine is an awful of narcotic. This does not sound safe at all ...Read more

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How long does it take to feel withdrawl side effects after getting off a med?

How long does it take to feel withdrawl side effects after getting off a med?

Depends on the med: Different meds are associated with more or less severe withdrawal effects. So with some meds you can see withdrawal effects earlier. But a rough rule of thumb is that withdrawal effects begin after you have gone for 1.5 to 3 half lives off the medicine (you can look up half lives for many medications on the internet). ...Read more

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