How does lotensin work

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Avatar m tn my pdoc explained that while alcohal doesn't interact negatively with Lithium, it does dilute it, so it does affect your levels. He said that drinking a little is ok, but remember that alcohal is dehydrating, which is also dangerous when you're on Lithium. If you can, avoid it as much as possible. A little won't hurt you but don't make a habit of it. And don't use it as medicine (self-medicate).
Avatar n tn I've heard about small vessel disease but know nothing about it. I would say that the solution is to figure out how to stop the process and how to stimulate vasular growth. I would say that beta blocker's wouldn't be my first choice in a BP drug, especially if you are physically active. I would go for an ACE inhibitor, such as Altace. You might read some research on them. They seem to have a beneficial effect on the endothelial cells. Also, although I carry nitro, I have never taken it.
Avatar n tn My blood pressure today was still 150/105 all day even after taking 2 of the Lotensin. Does any of this sound right? I'm not sure what doc to believe now. And how long will it take for my bp to get back to normal? Thanks in advance! This is stressing me out!
Avatar m tn I have a history of HBP after taking Celebrex for about a year about 7 years ago. I was on Lotensin and it controlled my bp wel probably 130/80. Then after about 2 years my BP went up to about 150/90 even though the doctor raised the dosage of Lotensin a few times. I was put on Norvasc which lowered my BP but had me feeling TERRIBLE. I tried another BP med which had me at 120/76 for 3 months....then back up.
Avatar n tn An ACEi is an angiotension converting enzyme. Here is a blurb: "What are ACE inhibitors, and how do they work? (They decrease the production of angiotensin ll) Angiotensin II is a very potent chemical that causes the muscles surrounding blood vessels to contract and thereby narrows the blood vessels. The narrowing of the vessels increases the pressure within the vessels and can cause high blood pressure (hypertension).
Avatar m tn Here is what drugs.
Avatar n tn If the medicine is metoprolol, the only downside to your current regimen is that you are eventually going to find taking the medication 4 times a day to be a drag. Doctors are in 2 camps about how often metoprolol should be administered. I used to prescribe it twice a day, but have now gone to thrice per day. This schedule might be easier to take than 4x/day. The best option might be to switch to a long-acting version of metoprolol called Toprol XL. This is a once a day medicine.
Avatar n tn He takes 5 mg Norvasc, and Lotensin 20 mg for the high blood pressure. He also takes an adult asprin daily as well as a multivitamin. After the holter report the cardiologist wants to switch the Norvasc to Toprol. He would start the Toprol at 25mg and work up as needed. He said these would control the PAC's better. He said he has atrial iritablility.
Avatar n tn Now, my son is taking Depakote the morning and 375mg. at night. My question is how long my son has to take Depakote? Is there any alternate medicine for this? Is there any permanent cure for this? He has no other problems other than turning his head and blinking his eyes. I appreciate your response. Thanks.
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Avatar n tn Dear Doctor, I am a 57 year old male that had 2 vessel bypass surgery 5 years ago for artery disease. My presenting symptoms were right arm pain on exertion. My question is how best to monitor my condition. I still have angina on exertion although is manageable. Based on cath, I have still have some blockages, some are diffuse and some in small vessels. I have had some collateral development. I take lotensin, beta blocker, plavix and advicor (zocor and niacin). My lipids are good.
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21064 tn?1309312333 I take Sotalol for afib and tach-no real side effects. It does work well-it is a beta blocker/anti-arrthyhmic. I used to take Coreg for heart failure-no side effects until they upped my dose, then hypotensive and dizzy alot.I was on digoxin to slow my rate, which it did too well.I used to take Profafenone for arrthymhias-no side effects for me. I take red yeast rice and fish oil for cholesterol (both with my cardiologists blessing).
Avatar f tn All things thyroid are subject to change...never say never. LOL However, I haven't heard of people being able to drop their T3 meds too often. Once FT4 is at about 50% of range, FT3 should be tracking it up. The problem with adding more T4 and getting your FT4 too high is that it can contribute to high RT3. T4 has to be converted to T3 before cells can use it. Some people convert T4 to T3 too slowly, and FT3 isn't as high as it should be. No one knows why this happens.
Avatar n tn You are not being selfish as long as your baby has some good times.does she get excited when she sees you? is her appetite?...does she still love to lay by your side? As long as she does these things and is not constantly out of breathe..she still loves being with you, I would not cut it short. will know..when she finds no joy in being with you. Good luck and God bless you and your baby...
Avatar n tn Also alot of males have reported experiencing their first bouts (or worsening bouts) of PAC/PVC after a big weight loss (which i think could also mean that their relative eostogen ratio would drop). Does anyone out there wanna do a research paper?!! BTW, how are you going these days DCMOM?
Avatar m tn Some people preference for taking medication varies throuh out the day. I am currently back to taking sylimn, which does not work as well as the victoza. Victoza is a great medication for helping a type 2 diabetic to control their appetite and to lose weight. I want to thank you all for being so open and honest with your responses. I am willing to give it a try based on all the wonderful experiences you all have shared with me.
Avatar n tn anyone start on 25mg and have more headaches than before meds?