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Doctor insights on: What Is A Drug Replacement For Toprol 25mg And Is The Generic Under Recall

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Dr. Prakash Deedwania
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Metoprolol (Definition)

Metoprolol belongs to the calss of medications know as beta-blockers. It has many functions, including lowering pulse and blood pressure. It can also be used in people who have weak heart muscles to stop/slow the progression of the disease and perhaps even ...Read more


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What is the distinction between a severe side effect, and an overdose in regards to the drug Amitriptyline? Took 9(25mg) for sleep. Lost coordination.

What is the distinction between a severe side effect, and an overdose in regards to the drug Amitriptyline? Took 9(25mg) for sleep. Lost coordination.

Distinction: A severe side effect may be due one tablet or medication taken over a short period. Taking 9 tablets at a time is a deliberate attempt to fo harm ...Read more

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Is there a generic for azor (amlodipine and olmesartan) or can they just give me a script for each of the meds separately??

Separately: Talk to your pharmacy about the price difference if you get them separately. Then ask your doc to change to using it separately, unless he has samples. You can also call the drug company who makes Azor (amlodipine and olmesartan) and sometimes they have programs to help pay for it, or give coupons or samples. ...Read more

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What is the right dose of gabapentin thats used for major depression or anxiety, thanks?

What is the right dose of gabapentin thats used for major depression or anxiety, 
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None : This medication is not for major depression or anxietty last time i read fda regs. I have little success with this medication for depression or anxiety and do not consider it as a first line choice. (some doctors consider it in light of neuropathies or mood swings- not me). ...Read more

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What is the drug for resistant hypertension. my doctor said it is the drug of last resort, and it always works?

What is the drug for resistant hypertension. my doctor said it is the drug of last resort, and it always works?

Resistant htn rx: Resistant HTN is complex and usually is present for different reasons in different persons. Minoxidil is one med reserved as a last resort for resistant HTN. Affected person must restrict salt, not smoke, exercise daily, be compliant with bp meds, be near or working to achieve ideal wt, and have fixable etiologies ruled out by tests, like hormone excess, kidney disease, renal artery stenosis. ...Read more

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Doctor suggested for glitaris 15 mg. Now the drug is not available in retail in india. What is the replacement?

Doctor suggested for glitaris 15 mg. Now the drug is not available in retail in india. What is the replacement?

Ask your doctor!!!: Please realize that you're asking american trained physicians about drugs not sold in the states for a substitute that can be found in india. From searching online, i assume that you're taking glitaris, not glitaris m. The former is pioglitazone while the latter is pioglitazone + metformin. You're not the first to ask this same question re this same drug. Answer remains unchanged. Ask your doc. ...Read more

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What is the typical dosage for a new patient with hypothyroidism going on Synthroid or levothyroxine?

What is the typical dosage for a new patient with hypothyroidism going on Synthroid or levothyroxine?

Depends: Since you were just diagnosed, you should work closely with your doctor to find the proper dose of levothyroxine. The dose is based on the level of your thyroid function tests. And it is calculated based on your weight. So the range of the dosage is listed as from 50 mcg to 200mcg a day. So you see that it is not possible to answer your question as precisely as you may wish. Please ask your doctor ...Read more

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Is baclofen is a good medication for alcoholism? And how about the dosage?

Is baclofen is a good  medication for alcoholism? And how  about the dosage?

Indications: Baclofen is a drug originally indicated for treatment of spasticity, and has been used off label with some pain conditions such as trigeminal neuralgia. Am unaware of any direct benefits in alcoholism unless the above complications have occurred. Since it is metabolized through the liver, might make certain that liver has not been damaged. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to go under aenesthesic for a surgery while on synthroid (thyroxine)? I read the drug combination may cause arrythmia.

Is it dangerous to go under aenesthesic for a surgery while on synthroid (thyroxine)? I read the drug combination may cause arrythmia.

Should be ok!: We often operate on people who are on thyroid replacement. The important piece is that your thyroid hormone levels should be appropriate. You just have to be careful that you are not under or overdosing your body on thyroid hormone. ...Read more

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Is percocet same as vicoden? What is the clasdification for these drugs? When a drug test is done

Is percocet same as vicoden?  What is the clasdification for these drugs? When a drug test is done

Yes and no.: Yes: both medications are classified as opioids, and both have Acetaminophen (tylenol) in them. No: but, Percocet contains oxycodone, and vicodin contains hydrocodone. So, both will show positive for opiates, but Percocet will show positive for oxycodone as well. A web site that lists active ingredients in medications is: www.Drugs.Com. ...Read more

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What is the purpose of stator f tablet for a heart patient?

What is the purpose of stator f tablet for a heart patient?

Statin: Stator tablet? I am assuming you mean statin? This is to decrease your cholesterol level ...Read more

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Is it possible for shortness of breath to be a side effect of 10 mg of effient and can plavix (clopidogrel) do the same thing..Effient cost is ridiculous?

Is it possible for shortness of breath to be a side effect of 10 mg of effient and can plavix (clopidogrel) do the same thing..Effient cost is ridiculous?

No: Neither Effient nor Plavix cause shortness of breath. An evaluation for this, if not already done, should include: cbc, bnp, bmp, tsh, ddimer, cxr, echo, stress test, ekg, pfts and oximetry at a minimum. Ask your doc about these tests. The price of Effient 10 mg is $215 for 1 month. The price of clopidogrel (generic plavix) is $213 for 1 month. If you can find it for less, more power to you! ...Read more

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Is there a difference between tapering from anti- psychotic medication that is IR and XR? If so how does one taper off of an XR tablet to minimize sfx

Is there a difference between tapering from anti- psychotic medication that is IR and XR? If so how does one taper off of an XR tablet to minimize sfx

Yes XR is easier: Immediate release (IR) medications go into the bloodstream so there is more chance of side effects when you stop them. Extended release (XR) medications are released more slowly over time which means they will also leave your body more slowly which decreases the chance of side effects. However, you can not break an XR pill so to taper off you will a small number of decreasing dose pills. ...Read more

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What are the differences between Metoprolol and Propranolol? Which is better for treating hypertension of 150/100? What dosage should I take?

What are the differences between Metoprolol and Propranolol? Which is better for treating hypertension of 150/100? What dosage should I take?

No need: to be specific, it gets down to preferences: I prefer cardio-selectives = beta 1 like metoprolol (personally I prefer Bystolic), but sometimes nonselectives= beta 1 & 2) like propranolol are preferred ...Read more

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What is the medicine that can be a substitute of tazloc 50mg and goes well with ramipril 5mg. Thanks.

What is the medicine that can be a substitute of tazloc 50mg and goes well with ramipril 5mg. Thanks.

Medicines: The 2 medicines you listed are both used for treating high blood pressure. One is an ARB (Angiotensin Receptor Blocker) and the other is an ACE (Angiotensin Converting Enzyme) Inhibitor. Two different mechanisms to control your blood pressure. You may well need both. ...Read more

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I'm looking for information on a supplement called alpha brain! is it safe and is it allowed in the military?

I'm looking for information on a supplement called alpha brain! is it safe and is it allowed in the military?

Weird mix: This is a mix of botanicals including oat straw (!), two Amino Acids and some other stuff. Don't expect any magic. I'd be very surprised if the military had banned it (in fact, if it actually worked, the military -- which is reality-oriented -- would know and would be using it.). ...Read more

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Why is drug clopidogrel USP 75 mg is given to a heat patient also the side effects.

Why is drug clopidogrel USP 75 mg is given to a heat patient also the side effects.

Antiplatelet agent : Clopidogrel (plavix) is an anti platelet medication given to patients with coronary or other vascular disease. Platelets are commonly involved in coronary and other acute vascular events. So you could say it is somewhat of a "blood thinner". As far as potential side effects, rarely it can cause a severe rash--if this occurs then your doctor would switch to another antiplatelet medication. ...Read more

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Dr. Alok Agrawal
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Toprol (Definition)

metoprolol is a beta blocker which is a kind of rhythm ...Read more