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When Should You Take Atenolol
If you are supposed to take metoprolol twice a day, should you check you BP and pulse first before you take it? If its down, don't take it?
Pulse below50 depend: Ing in age and other risk factors, you want to let your doctor know asap what's happening. ...Read more
Atenolol is a relatively long-acting (24 hours) beta-blocker. Beta-blockers as a group of medications calm or slow the heart rate down. They stop the swings in hr from stress or nerves. If someone is on a good dose of a beta-blocker and are startled, the medication suppresses the pounding of your heart. It also won't allow the hr to climb with exercise. It's used to ...Read more
When taking nortriptyline should you take it same time every night? Like what if you can't sleep when you usually take it
If Nortriptyline: Is preventing you from sleeping when you take it at night - talk to your doctor about changing the timing of taking it. ...Read more
If you take toprol (metoprolol) and cozaar and don't really need it and you suddenly stop taking it will your BP or pulse increase?
Fairly normal: Some patients with this medication could feel drowsy or sleepy and you should be careful with any activity that could put you or other people at risk such as driving. Some people might get a headache or nausea. The goal of the medication is to relax muscle. If you are not feeling right stop the medication and speak with your physician. ...Read more
Generally safe: Lopressor (metoprolol tartrate) at correct dose is one of the safest drugs. Approp dose useful in pregnancy(unusual) for BP. Comes in short & long acting forms. Does cross Blood-Brain barrier, can worsen depression. Metabolized by liver, so can effect other drugs metab by liver. In patients with Peripheral vasc disease can worsen blood flow to distal extremities, High Dose can limit exercise tol by limiting Hrt Rate ...Read more
Probiotics Use: I commend you for your desire to have good Health. Probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts that are good for digestive system. Probiotics can be helpful for • Irritable bowel syndrome • Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) • Infectious diarrhea (caused by viruses, bacteria, or parasites) • Antibiotic-related diarrhea ...Read more
Don't take together: You may not feel very good. You don't need to take both from the point of view of helping with depression, as they work in a similar way on serotonin, while the venlafaxine also works on norepinephrine.. Taking them together could cause unpleasant symptoms of jitteriness and anxiety called "serotonin syndrome". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long should you wait after taking Synthroid (thyroxine) before you take your vitamins and supplements?
Thyroid: Typically the recommendation is to wait at least 30 min after your thyroid medication before consuming foods or vitamins. There is some new emerging evidence also that you can take all your weekly thyroid pills in a single dose once weekly. You might want to ask your doctor about this as the studies have shown no difference in long term control and may make it easier for u to take vitamins. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ask your family doc!: Yes we typically prescribe Cialis and its competitors, levitra, (vardenafil) staxyn, stendra & viagra, to be used to treat ed in someone w/high blood pressure taking amlodipine or any other BP lowering medication, even tho there is theoretical risk of excessively low blood pressure. Nitrates are only meds that can't be taken w/cialis et al. Always tell your family physician all your meds & supplements. ...Read more
You can but only in: Moderation. As you might be aware, alcohol and Celexa (citalopram) can interact. They both act upon your brain’s neurotransmitters. Alcohol is a sedative that works with GABA and Dopamine receptors. Alcohol can ruin the antidepressant effects of celexa, (citalopram) which works with serotonin receptors. So, if you want to drink some alcohol, it would be best to drink in moderation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cardizem: "CARDIZEM is contraindicated in (1) patients with sick sinus syndrome except in the presence of a functioning ventricular pacemaker, (2) patients with second- or third-degree AV block except in the presence of a functioning ventricular pacemaker, (3) patients with hypotension (less than 90 mm Hg systolic), (4) patients who have demonstrated hypersensitivity to the drug, and (5) patients with acute ...Read more
Med side effect: Fatigue is non-specific symptom. It is possible however unlikely that Lisinopril is causing you to feel tired. it could be related to your change in blood pressure. It is recommended that you take your blood pressure (BP) at home, write down results and bring to follow up with doctor. Please initiate consult if would like help with BP, what is safe range and consider labs if fatigue persists. ...Read more
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