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Dr. Louis Gallia
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Theodur (Overview)

Theo-Dur 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

Dr. Louis Gallia
4 doctors shared insights

Theodur (Overview)

Theo-Dur is a methylxanthine agent which is a kind of asthma drug (lung drug).


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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 vamio amlodipine besilate?

Is vamio  amlodipine besilate?

Not that I can find: Norvasc if the most common brand name that is associated with amlodipine besylate. ...Read more

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Why was dynacirc (isradipine) discontinued in us?

Why was dynacirc (isradipine) discontinued in us?

FDA compliance: Novartis shut down the lincoln nebraska plant that packages Dynacirc (isradipine) after recalling almost 400, 000 bottles due to fda cited compliance concerns. There had been repeated poor inspection findings by the fda. I don’t know if the plant will reopen in the summer of 2013 or not. ...Read more

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Estoy tratando de perder peso, podría comer apio con peanut butter(mantequilla de mani)?

Estoy tratando de perder peso, podría comer apio con peanut butter(mantequilla de mani)?

Perdida de peso: Si se puede comer apio con mantequilla de mani pero en cantidades moderadas y no lo comería mas de una vez en el día y de preferencia que sea entre comidas fuertes tipo snack. No mas de una cucharada (tablespoon) de mantequilla. ...Read more

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What is dobutrex (dobutamine) prescribed for?

What is dobutrex (dobutamine) prescribed for?

Dobutamine: IV medication given primarily for congestive heart failure from heart muscle weakening. This increases the ability of the heart to contract and increase blood flow throughout the body helping with heart failure symptoms. Used with diuretic therapy (Lasix) to get extra fluid/water out of the body. Used in hospital but can be used at home for chronic therapy for end-stage heart failure. ...Read more

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What is ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) used for?

What is ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) used for?

Stimulant: Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) is a dangerous stimulant that has been linked to brain & cardiac problems. It was sold for weight control and as an energy booster before it was made illegal to sell in us. ...Read more

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Puedo dejar de tomar alprazolam esta noche y comenzar manana con clonazepan? Podria tener efectos secundarios?

Puedo dejar de tomar alprazolam esta noche y comenzar manana con clonazepan? Podria tener efectos secundarios?

Dose Dependent: Switching to a long-acting benzodiazepine like Clonazepam from an ultra-short acting benzo like Alprazolam is common-place. You usually will not have withdrawal effects (depending on the initial dosage of alprazolam), but it may take a bit longer to fall asleep with the clonazepam. However, the Clonazepam will last longer and stay in your system during the entire night. ...Read more

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Is ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) another name for adrenaline?

Is ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) another name for adrenaline?

Similar but diff: Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) is a compound that is found in some natural products (in small amounts) and is used in many otc drug products, and in a lot of "natural remedies". It's actions are very similar to adrenaline. In low doses, it can be a mild stimulant, like caffeine. In higher doses, or in susceptible people, it can be dangerous. ...Read more

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Has anyone ever taken adalat (nifedipine) cc? What are effects?

Has anyone ever taken adalat (nifedipine) cc? What are effects?

Same.as norvasc (amlodipine): Adalat (nifedipine) is a calcium channel blocker like Procardia and in the same class as norvasc. It is used to treat hypertension. ...Read more

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Is nevella sweetener aspartame?

Is nevella sweetener aspartame?

NO: Nevella is a brand name for the artificial sweetener sucralose, which is also sold under the name splenda. Sucralose is produced by treating sugar with chlorine chemicals, resulting in a substance 600 times sweeter than sugar. Over time it will slow down weight loss. ...Read more

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My daughter is on singulair Benadryl (diphenhydramine) albuterol triaminic, is this too many meds?

My daughter is on singulair Benadryl (diphenhydramine) albuterol triaminic, is this too many meds?

Why so many?: If your kid is being treated for asthma, i would find the benedryl & triaminic a problem. They both have a tendency to thicken mucous secretions as a side effect.This does not help in asthmatics who have problems with thickened mucous anyway. The singulair (montelukast) has benefits for allergies & asthma, so i think you could discuss this collection of meds with your doc & eliminate some. ...Read more

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What is ephedrine sulfate effect?

What is ephedrine sulfate effect?

Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate): Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) is like "speed". It is a pharmacologic cousin to amphetamine. You may feel rapid heart rate, palpitations, jitteriness, more energy, and have elevated blood pressure. ...Read more

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