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Is my Losartan gluten free?

My pharmacy changed my losartan so now I get ones manufactured by Aurobindo. I have celiac and am trying to pin down why I feel I've been "glutened". Do you know if this manufacturer uses gluten? ## KLJ, Here is a list of ingredients listed in Losartan manufactured by Aurobindo. (NDC 65862-201 among others) - Cellulose, Microcrystalline - Lactose Monohydrate - Starch, Corn - Hydroxypropyl Cellulose, Low Substituted - Magnesium Stearate - Hydroxypropyl Cellulose - Hypromellose 2910 (6 Mpa.s) - Titanium Dioxide - Fd&c Blue No. 2 - D&c Yellow No. 10 - Water Even though gluten a derive ingredient is not on that list, I would still check up with your primary care physician to ensure that none of the ingredients here will cause you to feel "glutened". It's alwa...

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Can I take cb1 weight gain pills?

I was wondering if I can safely take CB1 along with prescription drugs? ## Can I take CB 1 pills even I'm taking a Blood Pressure medicine like Losartan ? ## Since it is an over the counter supplement that is not FDA approved, there have not been any studies done regarding its safety when combined with prescription medications. The main issue here is do you really need to gain weight? As in, are you underweight, right now? Since you mentioned Losartan and high blood pressure, it is very important that you know it is not safe to gain excess weight, when you have such a cardiac condition, because extra weight is very taxing on your heart and circulatory system, so it could worsen such a condition, and cause new ones to occur. The American Heart Association has some great information a...

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Accidentally took 2 doses of amlodipine and losartan

I accidentally took my morning medicine again tonight. That is 2 doses of amlodipine and losartan. What can happen? ## Generally, it is not dangerous, if only done on the rare occasion, but it can vary from person to person, so it is always best to inform your doctor to be sure. The FDA does warn that doubling up may cause you to experience more side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, headache, increased urination, and hypotension. How are you doing? Did you experience any adverse effects? ## I accidently took a 5 mg and a 10 mg Amlodipine with my losartan I was in a hurry this morning then put fishing and bout 3 hours ago every time I stood up I felt like I was gonna pass out and dizzy I will never make that mistake again just got home feel crappy but my bp is 115/73 and heart rate 85...

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clonidine false positive

I am a counselor at a ministry for addiction and need to know if clonidine will test positive for Benzo's. ## Clonidine is not a benzo. It is a blood pressure medication and off label can also help with anxiety and insomnia. This med is often confused with klonopin because of the similar sound of the 2 words and for the fact that is can be used to treat anxiety. But the chemicals in clonidine are completely different then the chemicals in benzodiazepines , so I couldn't see any reason at all it could test positive for a benzo . I also researched clonidine pretty extensively when my dr suggested it for me. So the answer is no. Don't worry , it's not a benzo . Hopefully you are also not confusing it with klonopin, cuz if it's klonopin your talking about then yes of cou...

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Amlodipine withdrawal

I was taking Twynsta.. which was a combination of 10 mg amlodipine and 80 mg telmisartan for about 5 yrs. I didn't realize that amlodipine had so many side effects which I have been experiencing. Back,side,stomach pain,ankles swelling, muscle weakness and the list goes on.. My Dr took me off the amlodipine a couple days ago. I'm experiencing increased pain in body, legs, ankles. After reading different comments and sites, they warn against stopping suddenly. I'm worried. Dr did not advise or mention withdrawal. Should I be concerned? ## Are you still taking some other medication? If so, your doctor likely wasn't worried about withdrawal, since the biggest immediate effect would usually be rebound elevated blood pressure, and heart rate, but being on another medication wo...

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Propranolol False Positives For Amphetamines And Opiates

I recently began taking propranolol for low blood pressure. I took a drug screen and it tested positive for amphetamines and opiates,however,I haven't taken anything but Goody Powders and my prescribed dosage of 10 mg of propranolol. Could someone tell me how it caused a false positive test result? Thank you very much for any help. ## Your taking it for low blood pressure? Propanolol is used to treat high blood pressure, because it helps to lower it. Learn more Propranolol details here. And it can cause a false positive for Amphetamines, but I can't really explain the specifics of why. However, in most cases, it's due to the quality of the test being used, the less expensive, non-certified tests have been known to give these false positive results anywhere from 4 to 50% of t...

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Metoprolol dosage increase

Hi, is it safe to go from 50 to 100 mg of Metoprolol? ## Yes, such an increase is commonly done, when a patient hasn't fully seen improvement from the lower dosage. Here's some Metoprolol dosing information. However, the dosage should only be increased if a doctor has instructed the patient to do so. Metoprolol may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, headache, dry mouth, hypotension, and increased urination. Is there anything else I can help with?

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Liquid Diet X112 Sold In Germany Fulda

looking for a product called x112 it's a liquid diet drop.I used it when i was station in fulda germany.I don't know why this x112 is so hard to find.This is an overseas drug so if any one out there can help me find it i would really be thankful living in lansing ill. ## There are so many people asking about this product here in the forum. Based on my research, you do have to go to Germany (and may have to get a prescription for it there). But after reading more details, I think it might even be banned now. Below is a response from another user in this forum who states that it is currently banned: "If this helps, X112 was taken off the market. It was banned from several countries becauase, as that one person correctly said, it was a form of speed. That's why it was illeg...

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150 mg Wellbutrin sustained release

Since my pharmacy switched to Solco as the supplier of my Wellbutrin I have had all the symptoms, for which I was taking Wellbutrin, return. Has anyone else experienced this problem? ## Hello, Deb0724! How are you? As set forth in the Hatch-Waxman Act of 1984, there can be fluctuations in the amount of active ingredients in generic medications, they are allowed to differ from the name brands by as much as plus or minus 20% and they only have to measure against the name brand, not other generics. Thus, it is highly possible that one may have a little more of the active ingredient, while a different one may be slightly lower. Can anyone else that's taken the one from Solco chime in with their experience? The FDA lists the typical side effects of this medication as possibly including n...

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Amlodipine 10 mg tab ASC - what does ASC stand for?

Amlodipine 10 mg tab ASC. Another bottle says LEG instead. What do the letters stand for? ## It might be the manufacturer - The "ASC" could possibly stand for "Ascend" pharmaceuticals. Can you confirm the NDC number or manufacturer name from your prescription bottle? Also, are you sure the other abbreviation was "LEG", or was it something else? Wondering if your keyboard auto-corrected the typing?

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Metoprolol Succ ER 25mg - withdrawal question

So I was prescribed Metoprolol for high BP and have taken it for a total of about 8 years. It was horrible in the beginning - weird, vivid nightmares, constant fatigue, weight gain..but I kept on because I thought that I had to for my BP. Probably a bad decision. My dosage has been as high as 100mg in the beginning, and was gradually lowered by the doctor over the years. Most recently for about the last year I had taken a half of a 25mg per day, so a pretty low dose. I started to feel as if this medicine was hurting more than helping so I asked the doctor who said that I could wean off. So I did for about two weeks - a half of a 25mg every other day, then stopped. The last pill I took was about two months ago. I still feel as if I'm having withdrawal, but is that still possible two ...

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Olmesartan Medoxomil has a really terrible smell

I noticed when I started taking the Olmesartan Medoxomil about 9 months ago it has a pretty bad smell. I took it back to the pharmacy and told them to smell the bottle and they agreed but said they all smell like that. I take this plus the generic Norvasc 10mg, the Olmesartan is 40/25 and clonidine 0.2mg. I have noticed recently swelling in my feet and ankles, also a rash on the lower part of my legs. ## I was originally prescribed Benicar 40/20 but when they came out with a generic (olmesartan) i was required to switch over to that. I have taken these two medications for years and have had no side effects at all. I know everyone can have different effects I have never had any issues (yet). ## Hello, Sue! How are you doing? Has there been any change? You should contact your doctor immed...

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Lisinopril false positive test

Can Lisinopril besylate give a false positive for a diabetes sugar test? My A1C came back 12.7 and 6.1 is normal. ## Can any of these medications cause a positive test result for methamphetamines: Lisinopril, Gabapentin, Hydrochlorothiazide, Levothyroxine? ## Can Lisinopril show up in urine drug screen?

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Mylan 152 small round white pill

What is a small round white with MYLAN a line under it with the numbers 152? ## This tablet contains Clonidine 0.1 mg (NDC 0378-0152). Clonidine is a medication used to treat high blood pressure, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, drug withdrawal (alcohol, opioids, or nicotine), menopausal flushing, diarrhea, spasticity and certain pain conditions. Inactive Ingredients: - Ammonium Chloride - Silicon Dioxide - Croscarmellose Sodium - Magnesium Stearate - Cellulose, Microcrystalline - Sodium Lauryl Sulfate ## I want to know how to take Mylan 152 diabetes drug? ## My great nephew I babysit and has been put on Mylan/152 for hyperness. I want to know if the is common or any side effects? ## Toni, Clonidine's common side effects include dry mouth, dizziness, headaches, hypotension...

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Metoprolol 50 mg different pills

I have been given 3 different pills stating they are the same. Round extra large and now pink ones. someone needs held accountable. I could not breathe, cough, swelling in my legs and feet can't wear my shoes. I am mad as hell told everyone Dr. Pharmacy, and no one cared. ## Why was metoprolol recalled? Help all we people who have taken this drug and is troprol xl safe? the way Dr's. and Pharmacy's lied to us I am trying to call the TV station to get this out.. ## I have had similar problems with taking pain killers in these high strengths. The worse on your teet is methadone so don't let them talk you into that, I had perfect teeth until I took methadone for a few years and got to a strength that would finally help with the pain but it is probably the worse on your teet...

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dyazide

37.5/25 ## I have been taking triam/hctz 37.5/25 mg. cap and have suddenly started getting lightheaded and my left side goes numb and tingly for about 30seconds to a minute. It can happen at any time and activity makes no difference. I saw in the side effects to stop immediately. What do these symptoms mean? ## Only a doctor can say what those symptoms might mean, if anything, so it is very important that you consult one to get to the root of this issue. According to the FDA the typical side effects of this medication may include nausea, headache, dizziness, increased urination, and dehydration. Ref: Triamterene with Hydrochlorothiazide information How are you doing, now?

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Lercanidipine and lower back pain

I am experiencing lower back pain since starting this drug, similar to period pain. No longer menstruate so it can't be that. ## Lercanidipine is a calcium channel blocker and yes, this class of medications has been known to cause back pain, joint pain, headache, hypotension, increased urination, and dehydration in some people that take it. MayoClinic Calcium Channel Blockers Are you on any other medications? Have you informed your doctor? You may need to try a different medication.

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Telin C tablets

Please list the medicine contents of Telin C tablets. ## This is reported to contain Telmisartan 40 mg, which is used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure. [1]

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Metoprolol & hair loss

I have been taking 200 mg. a day for about 4 years. I thought it was a coincidence that I've lost 50% of my hair during this time because I am also going through menopause. I just found out that it is possible the hair loss is caused by metoprolol, so my doctor just wrote me a RX for a different drug. Will my hair grow back? It was very long, down to my waist, but I've been cutting it to compensate for the thinness. I just touch my head and lose a few hairs! Any ideas? ## I have been on 25 mg of metoprolol for 2 months and my hair is rapidly falling out. I have stopped taking it. Will my hair stop falling out? Is the hair loss that I have already experienced reversable? ## If your hair loss truly was caused by taking Metoprolol, then yes, your hair will all grow back. BUT you we...

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Amlodipine effects on sinuses and vertigo

What are the side effects of this drug which I am taking for elevated blood pressure? I have been experiencing some dry feeling in my sinuses and some vertigo. I wonder if it could be connected. I am taking 5 mgs a day. ## Some side effects while taking Amlodipine may be: Very often: peripheral edema (feet and ankles) - in 1 of 10 users Often: dizziness; palpitations; muscle-, stomach- or headache; dyspepsia; nausea - in 1 in 100 users Sometimes: blood disorders, development of breasts in men (gynecomastia), impotence, depression, insomnia, tachycardia - in 1 in 1,000 users Rarely: erratic behavior, hepatitis, jaundice - in 1 in 10,000 users Very rarely: hyperglycemia, tremor, Stevens-Johnson syndrome - in 1 in 100,000 users To learn more click on the link below... Do you have any more ...

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