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Should you take xenical while taking diovan (valsartan)?

Should you take xenical while taking diovan (valsartan)?

No: Xenical is not a good medicine - avoid it. It blocks fat absorption including fat soluble vitamins like a, d, e, k & beta carotene. There are few reported cases of hypertension with xenical. ...Read more

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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Diovan (Definition)

Diovan is an angiotensin II blocker which is a kind of blood ...Read more


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Amoxicillin, lisinopril hctz, (hydrochlorothiazide) metoprolol, and Klor-Con safe to take together?

Amoxicillin, lisinopril hctz, (hydrochlorothiazide) metoprolol, and Klor-Con safe to take together?

See answer: I have several patients who have been on these meds at one time or another without any issues. If your dr. Has an emr, they will often be able to assure if there any interactions. The pharmacist would also be able to confirm if there are any interactions. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Could you take hydrochlorothiazide, amlodipine besylate and bisoprolol fumarate together?

Could you take hydrochlorothiazide, amlodipine besylate and bisoprolol fumarate together?

Yes u can.: They belong to different classes of BP meds- diuretic, calcium channel blocker and beta blocker. Ask ur dr if u have heart, thyroid, kidney or adrenal conditions contributing to ur hypertension, considering u r still young to be taking 3 BP meds.Take care! http://www.M.Webmd.Com/a-to-z-guides/hypertension-complementary-alternative-treatments. ...Read more

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Can you take Benicar (olmesartan) and adivan together?

Yes: There are no significant interactions of these drugs, please contact your prescriber to be sure. ...Read more

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Does taking Diovan (valsartan) hct affect diabetes?

Does taking Diovan (valsartan) hct affect diabetes?

Yes: Diovan (valsartan) is angiotensin receptor blocker used for the treatment of hypertension which may have beneficial effects on the kidneys of diabetics and helps decrease loss of protein in the urine. It should not be used in women who are pregnant or may become pregnant. Hct is a diuretic which is used for blood pressure control but it could increase blood sugar in some diabetics. There are generic arbs now. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take metoprolol succinate 50 mg and Norvasc (amlodipine) 5 mg together?

Yes: The combination is used together all the time and the two medicines complement each other. ...Read more

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I take Diovan (valsartan) hct, can I subsitute this medication with hydralazine hcl?

I take Diovan (valsartan) hct, can I subsitute this medication with hydralazine hcl?

Should not: These are not the same class of medications, so a substitution depends on the original indcation. Check with your prescribing physician. ...Read more

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How long before Benicar (olmesartan) take effect?

Within a day: Benicar or olmesartan should be largely absorbed and taking effect within the first day. Most people will see an effect much sooner than this. ...Read more

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Can you take 25mg Benadryl 12 hours after taking regular allegra? I take toprol (metoprolol) XL 50 mg for blood pressure

Can you take 25mg Benadryl 12 hours after taking regular allegra?
I take toprol (metoprolol) XL 50 mg for blood pressure

Benadryl (diphenhydramine) Use: It should be "safe" unless you get too much sedation. Ask your primary care doc then take it only at night when you need to sleep anyway. There are numerous other (possibly more effective) options as well. Check with an ENT or allergy doc. ...Read more

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Can you take Cialis while taking simvastatin?

Can you take Cialis while taking simvastatin?

Yes: No contraindications. Cialis and similar drugs should not be taken with other nitrates or Nitroglycerin or Alpha adrenergic agents. ...Read more

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Can you take perindopril, coversyl & aceon together?

Can you take perindopril, coversyl & aceon together?

All the same: They are all different names for the same drug- perindopril- a BP drug of the ACE inhibitor class. So no- I would not take all of them together. I would speak to your prescribing doctor about consolidating into one pill and maximizing the dosage of that pill. ...Read more

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Can u take sudafed while taking toprol (metoprolol) XL heart medication?

Can u take sudafed while taking toprol (metoprolol) XL heart medication?

Stimulant: Sudafed can stimulate the heart rhythm and elevate the blood pressure and is not recommended for patients with cardiovascular disorders even on beta blocker therapy. ...Read more

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Can i take viagra (sildenafil) while taking amlodipine and simvastatine?

Can i take viagra (sildenafil) while taking amlodipine and simvastatine?

Yes, but...: No adverse interaction here, but you are on meds for BP and cholesterol. These suggest a greater heart attack risk. So talk to your doctor. I have many patients on Viagra (sildenafil) and Cialis taking similar meds! ...Read more

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Valsartan (Definition)

Angiotensin receptor blocking agent. ...Read more