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Will cilostazol be affected if I take dipyridamole?

Will cilostazol be affected if I take dipyridamole?

Bleeding risk: The combination may increase your risk of bleeding, but the benefits may outweigh the risks , so ask your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Timothy Guiney
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Dipyridamole (Definition)

Dipyridamole (Persantine) is a platelet inhibitor is a kind of anti-coagulation drug ...Read more


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Will the baby be affected if I take methadone?

Will the baby be affected if I take methadone?

Yes: Don't use Methadone with pregnancy. If you are or have, inform your obstetrician immediately. You may need to see a maternal-fetal specialist in consultation and you may need a high risk nursery specialist at delivery. ...Read more

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If you have a stent that is drug coated, do you have to take plavix (clopidogrel) and aspirin forever?

If you have a stent that is drug coated, do you have to take plavix (clopidogrel) and aspirin forever?

No: It is recommended that Plavix (clopidogrel) be taken for at least a year and longer if there are no adverse effects. Aspirin should be taken for life to prevent the risk of future heart attacks. ...Read more

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If someone gets stents during a cardiac catherization, will they be prescribed aspirin, plavix, (clopidogrel) or both? if both do the same thing then why both?

If someone gets stents during a cardiac catherization, will they be prescribed aspirin, plavix, (clopidogrel) or both? if  both do the same thing then why both?

Antiplatelet: Dual antiplatelet treatment is standard of care based on multiple studies,Aspirin works by the prostaglandin pathway,clopidogrel(& others) work via the P2Y12 receptor pathway,you need at least both pathways,there are numerous other pathways to platelet activation, ...Read more

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Is it safe to stop liptor statin for a week whilst on erythromycin will my cholestrol be affected as have heart disease.

Is it safe to stop liptor statin for a week whilst on erythromycin will my cholestrol be affected as have heart disease.

The combo may: Increase the statin levels increasing the risk of myopathy and rhabdomyolysis. One of the two should happen, monitor the patient with ck levels and for muscle pain vs stoping while antibiotic given. Your doctor should make that decision. Stoping the statin for a week wont affect the cholestherol levels that bad. A rebound effect not common if statin stop for a week. Talk to your physician. ...Read more

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Can I take aleve (naproxen) to temporarily halt my period for a special occasion? What would be the dosage?

Can I take aleve (naproxen) to temporarily halt my period for a special occasion? What would be the dosage?

Aleve (naproxen) won't help: Nothing can slow/delay a menstrual period(mother nature rules!). But if you want to try, use the stuff available over the counter which is usually of half strength, so you may have to double the dose. But do not take it more than twice a day and limit it to no more than 2-3 days. It can cause stomach ulcers! ...Read more

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What do you recommend if i take digoxin due to having a form of heart surgery over to take an Advil (ibuprofen) and took a digoxin.. Should i be okay?

What do you recommend if i take digoxin due to having a form of heart surgery over to take an Advil (ibuprofen) and took a digoxin.. Should i be okay?

OD?: I think you're saying you took an extra digoxin? IF it's just 1, you'll be okay. If more than one, you may not feel well and if more than 3, you should see your doctor for a check. ...Read more

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If ibuprofen is a bit unsafe to take with sertraline, what other painkiller can I take? Will paracetamol be ok?

If ibuprofen is a bit unsafe to take with sertraline, what other painkiller can I take? Will paracetamol be ok?

Sertraline interact: Sertraline (Zoloft) and ibuprofen interaction is bleeding. More of a concern for patient with kidney +/- liver issues +/- elderly. Otherwise infrequent ibuprofen in low doses staggered with sertraline will keep down risk to you. Stay below 2400mg/day of ibuprofen. Paracetmaol (Tylenol (acetaminophen)) is fine to take with sertraline. Stay below 3000mg/day of Tylenol (acetaminophen). ...Read more

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Can you explain if it's safe to take viagra (sildenafil) with blood pressure pills and is it safe to take viagra (sildenafil) after a few beers?

Can you explain if it's safe to take viagra (sildenafil) with blood pressure pills and is it safe to take viagra (sildenafil) after a few beers?

Viagra (sildenafil): Most 39 year olds would not need viagra (sildenafil). Taking a drug you don't need with or without additional drugs(alcohol is a drug) is not a good idea. If a person needs viagra (sildenafil) and has appropriate condition and medications which don't raise risk, it could be safe. Likewise the beers could be ok. A blanket 'its safe' isn't prudent without knowing more about the person concerned in the question. ...Read more

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I read that Lasix (furosemide) is not for long term, that you need to have blood test to see if kidneys are being effected, how long is it safe to use lasix (furosemide)?

I read that Lasix (furosemide) is not for long term, that you need to have blood test to see if kidneys are being effected, how long is it safe to use lasix (furosemide)?

Lasix (furosemide): Lasix (furosemide) is a safe drug as long as you are being monitored by your doctor while you are taking the medication. For some disease states, patients stay on the drug for many years. The drug reduces the body's free water volume and causes wasting of some electrolytes. Your physician will need to monitor your weight, blood pressure, physical exam, and labs (kidney function and electrolytes). ...Read more

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I donate plasma and haven't had my medication to take for the hypothyroidism If I begin taking the medication again will not be able to donate plasma?

I donate plasma and haven't had my medication to take for the hypothyroidism  If I begin taking the medication again will not be able to donate plasma?

Hypothyroid: It is very noble of you to donate plasma but it would be wise unless you and your doctor are perfectly sure that your thyroid levels are normal 24 hours a day. ...Read more

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Is it ok to get botox if you are on blood thinning medication?

Is it ok to get botox if you are on blood thinning medication?

No problem: I've given Botox to about 7, 000 headache patients and many were on Aspirin or prescription blood thinners and I have not seen any increase in bleeding or bruising. It is important to make sure that the doctor uses a 30-gauge needle (or thinner) and is experienced in this procedure. ...Read more

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If prescribed lorazapam 1 mg how long does it take to feel relaxed and if not doing anything should another mg be taken?

If prescribed lorazapam 1 mg how long does it take to feel relaxed and if not doing anything should another mg be taken?

Not long: Typically, Lorazepam will take effect within 15-20 minutes after taking it by mouth. Every patient responds differently and sometimes higher doses are needed. However, high doses of Lorazepam can lead to sedation and intoxication similar to alcohol, so you should speak with your prescribing physician before taking more. ...Read more

Persantine (Definition)

Persantine is a platelet inhibitor which is a kind of anti-coagulation drug ...Read more


Dr. Michael Gabor
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Cilostazol (Definition)

Cilostazol is a platelet inhibitor which is a kind of anti-coagulation drug ...Read more