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What is the treatment for toprol (metoprolol) XL overdose?

What is the treatment for toprol (metoprolol) XL overdose?

Combination: If ingested within 2 hours of receiving treatment, activated charcoal will be given. Otherwise, the physician will use Atropine if patient is bradycardic and glucagon to enhance contractility. If refractory to the aforementioned drugs, then calcium and Insulin with dextrose can be administered. ...Read more

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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Is it safe for me to take mg Valium with 50mg of bemadryl?

Is it safe for me to take mg Valium with 50mg of bemadryl?

Safe: Valium tends to cause relaxation and diminution of anxiety. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) might cause some degree of sleepiness. Taken together might exaggerate these feelings but will do no harm. ...Read more

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What is an alternative drug for nitroglycerin for thoae taking sildenafil?

What is an alternative drug for nitroglycerin for thoae taking sildenafil?

There is: No alternative for nitroglycerine if you need it. All nitroglycerine and similar nitrate products can be potentially dangerous with ed products and the combination should be avoided. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for metoprolol overdose?

What is the treatment for metoprolol overdose?

Combination: If ingested within 2 hours of receiving treatment, activated charcoal will be given. Otherwise, the physician will use Atropine if patient is bradycardic and glucagon to enhance contractility. If refractory to the aforementioned drugs, then calcium and Insulin with dextrose can be administered. Usually supportive IV fluids and or Atropine if low heart rate or low blood pressure. ...Read more

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What is cardura (doxazosin) XL used for and its effect?

What is cardura (doxazosin) XL used for and its effect?

Hypertension: Switching from Cardura (doxazosin) immediate-release (ir) to Cardura (doxazosin) xl, therapy initiated with the lowest dose (4 mg once daily). Prior to starting therapy with Cardura (doxazosin) xl, the final evening dose of Cardura (doxazosin) should not be taken. Pde-5 inhibitor therapy should be initiated at lowest dose in patients taking Cardura (doxazosin) xl. ...Read more

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My doctor prescribed clazol instead plavix (clopidogrel) and aspirin for me; what is the advantage if there is one?

My doctor prescribed clazol instead plavix (clopidogrel) and aspirin for me; what is the advantage if there is one?

Similar: Plavix (clopidogrel) and clazol both inhibit platelet aggregation. Plavix (clopidogrel) is associated with a slighly higher risk of lowering the platelet count than clazol. However, clazol is usually contraindicated in patients with class 3 or 4 heart failure. ...Read more

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Metoprolol tartrate, what is it used for?

Metoprolol tartrate, what is it used for?

Heart disorders: Metoprolol tartrate (lopressor) is an immediate-release (short duration) beta-blocker dosed twice daily for long-term management of hypertension and angina (chest pain). Metoprolol tartrate can also be used to treat an acute myocardial infarction (heart attack). ...Read more

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Please explain if it is safe to take 400 mg of ibuprofen with propain forte in one dosage?

Please explain if it is safe to take 400 mg of ibuprofen with propain forte in one dosage?

Propain Forte: Propain Forte is a complex mixture of several drugs including Acetaminophen,Caffeine,Codeine Phosphate,Diphenhydramine Hydrochloride and Phenobarbital. Thats quite a load for the body to handle especially the liver and kidneys. I would be very cautious about taking anything else. Personally, I wouldn't take the ibuprofen. ...Read more

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What is typical dose for ramapril to treat hbp?

Ramipril: Usual adult dose for hbp is 2.5 mg. Once a day initially. Maximum 20 mg. Per day. Optimum dose & frequency of use is best determined by your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it safe for me to take 75 mg of Benadryl? Each pill is 25 mg. What would be my maximum dosage? What is and what is not safe? I'm using it to sleep.

Is it safe for me to take 75 mg of Benadryl? Each pill is 25 mg. What would be my maximum dosage? What is and what is not safe? I'm using it to sleep.

100 mg?: The margin of safety is quite high although you may end up with dry mouth and even constipation at higher doses. If Benadryl at 100 mg does not put you to sleep, it is unlikely that higher dose would do the job. Consider practicing better sleep hygiene (no bright light exposure a couple of hours prior to sleeping, avoid eating late etc). If problem persists, consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it okay to not take metoprolol tartrate 12.5 mg anymore having only taken it for one day? It's for a fast heart beat.

Is it okay to not take metoprolol tartrate 12.5 mg anymore having only taken it for one day? It's for a fast heart beat.

Yes: If only one day, you don't need to wean but talk to your prescribing physician first. Also, need to find the cause for the fast heart beats. ...Read more

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What Is The Dosage For Hydroxyzine Hcl 50 MG for Anxiety. My Prescription Bottle Saids As Needed. ?

What Is The Dosage For Hydroxyzine Hcl 50 MG for Anxiety. My  Prescription Bottle Saids As Needed. ?

Hard to say: Some people may need just 10 mg, others 100 mg up to 2x daily. Do note that cardiovascular warning has been issued by the FDA related to hydroxyzine and thus it is not something you should take without monitoring. For many people even 100 mg won't do much for the anxiety . ...Read more

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What is a safe dosage for promethazine hydrochloride?

What is a safe dosage for promethazine hydrochloride?

Promethazine: 25mg every 6 hours would be my maximum dosage. This may make you drowsy however. Be careful taking other medications at the same time. ...Read more