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Zaroxolyn Before Lasix
Should i take lisinopril and anti-depressants (lamictal, desipramine) while using prepopik before a colonoscopy?
Usually I have : My patients stay on their current meds with the exception of aspirin, coumadin, (warfarin) fish oil and vit e. But don't take your meds just before starting the prep as you will flush them out and thus will be ineffective. To be safe you should discuss this with your endoscopist in advance of the prep. ...Read more
Furosemide is a potent diuretic which increases dramatically urine output in most patients. It is most frequently used in patients who are fluid overloaded such as in congestive heart failure. Potassium , sodium and magnesium can be lost in excess with the use of Furosemide and must be closely monitored. It is much stronger than other diuretics used for ...Read more
I taken flecainide. Before CABG, flecainide changed to amiodarone for a week. after CABG, may directly converted amiodron to other antiarrhythmic drug?
Im 65 with chf ckd, get side effects from lasix (furosemide) (hearing/hemoglobin loss, hyperglyc, aplastic anemia). Any alternatives or tips to tolerate lasix (furosemide)?
My husband began taking adderall for adhd . He is now on Tikosyn, (dofetilide) furosemide, metoprolol and spironolactone. Can he continue adderall?
How long to improve cholinergic urticaria when taking antihistamines at recommended doses (ex. 20 mg cetrizine)? week, month, year?
Unknown: Although cholinergic urticaria may subside with time , we have no idea as to whether or when this may happen. I usually advise my patients to take an antihistamine about 1-2 hrs prior to exposure to situation where their body heat would likely rise instead of using it on a regular basis. ...Read more
Lasix (furosemide) prescription 20mg every other day. Lasix (furosemide) dose has started to cause decrease in urine compared to days when it isn't taken? Thoughts?
Tolerance vs dry: After taking Lasix (furosemide) for awhile, like many other medications, you build tolerance and are less sensitive to the medication at the same dose. Another possible cause is that you have been dried out by the Lasix (furosemide) and are actually a little dehydrated, which leads to lower urine output. Call your doctor to see if dose needs to be adjusted. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What schedule drugs are metroprol digoxin frusemide paracetamol setraline timol ciproflaxin quietapine and cephalexin?
Can we use antibiotic (Epra,clamoxyl,néokla)with cirrhosis medicine(vit E,Aldactone (spironolactone) ,Acemuc ,Avolcardyl Sita )?
Medications: The brand names of some of the medications that you list are not known in the USA. Once again, would suggest that your pharmacist should have a computerized program that lists all drug interactions and therefore should be able to help you out. Sorry, hope this helps. ...Read more
Should not: These are not the same class of medications, so a substitution depends on the original indcation. Check with your prescribing physician. ...Read more
Diuretics: Both are diuretics, but they work in very different ways. Lasix (furosemide) will cause the body to excrete potassium while spironolactone will cause the body to retain potassium. This is an important difference. These diuretics are sometimes given together, but they are not interchangeable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My father 72yr with paroxysmal Afib and hypertension,s.creatine 1.56 taking cordarone (amiodarone) 300,metoprolol 75,anti platelet should he change to anticoaglnt?
If I was prescribed Diovan (valsartan) hct, can I subsitute it with hydralazine HCl for cost purposes?
Okay with caution.: if needed, Prilosec can be used with either or both of those medicines. However, in some instances Prilosec can increase cyclosporine blood levels and or decrease Cellcept (mycophenolate mofetil) levels. I would not use it unless I had cleared it with my doctors first, and if you are started on it by your doctor, be sure that your levels are monitored properly. Good luck. ...Read more
Hypertension of 151/90, having dizziness, vomiting while taking antihypertensive drug everyday for long. will she overdose by taking more? solutions?
HTN side effects?: If her HTN drug causes dizziness/vomiting then re assessment is needed, does she also have orthostasis for example, Too many potential variables to meaning fully help her in this limited forum; however its clear she needs further help, see a competent local MD or try Health Tap Concierge ...Read more
Ckd patient with hyponatremia. Is it safe to take 650 mg sodium bicarbonate with 40 mg lasix (furosemide) to prevent water retention? Is sodium bicarbonate renoprotective?
Depends: Bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate)) is not reno-protective. However, high acid levels in the blood affect heart function, muscle function and kidney function. Reducing the blood acid level (seen by a rising bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) level or pH level) improves muscle function including the heart which improves kidney circulation. It also allows the kidneys to better control potassium levels. You can help the process by avoiding sodas! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How do antibiotics (cold/flu) interact with the medications that my 73-year old mother is taking (exforge (amlodipine and valsartan) 10, metformin 500, pravsdtstine 40)?
I was prescribed amlodipine 10mg, lisinopril 80mg, metoprolol 100mg and maxzide (hydrocholorthiazide and triamterene) 37.5/25mg to take every morning together for my HTN. is this safe?
Here are some ...: Apparently, you have taken almost all available kinds of anti-hypertensives for hypertension. Clinically, your doc has deemed their use necessary for your hypertension. For the sake of continuation of care, it would be most advisable to direct your Qs and possible concerns of their use to her/ her timely. Spotty online opinion may confound more than help. Best wish ... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
BP 135/72. Age 72. history: AMI, IHD and PVD. Treat with aspirin, Frusemide, irbesartan/ hydrochlothiazide, atenolol. will the doctor cease frusemide?
Use of diuretics: Diuretics, like furosemide (and hydrochlorothiazide) are used to increase excretion of salt and water through the kidneys. Common applications for these medications are to help control high blood pressure, and to prevent fluid retention in congestive heart failure. Whether to continue the treatment in this case would depend on medical details including heart & kidney function. ...Read more