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Ranexa - can't sleep

I am on Ranexa for just 10 days 500 mg twice daily and each night I wake up at 2 or 3 am and cannot fall back asleep till morning. I feel exhausted already and don’t know if I can use only one tablet in the morning? I tried once to skip evening dose and slept much better. Please let me know if any sleeping pill can help and if it is safe to combine the two. Also can my body get use to it? Not being able to sleep make me feel depressed. ## How are you doing, now? Has there been any change? It would best not to change your dose of the Ranexa, or to combine it with other medications, unless your doctor instructs you to do so. It has been known to cause insomnia as a side effect in some people that take it, but it is very rare.

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fluid retention

Caridzem CD ... is this is the cause of my water retention. My knees are in such pain from water build up. How do I get rid of the fluid. I am drinking a lot of water. ## Cardizem CD contains the active ingredient Diltiazem, which is a calcium channel blocker, used to threat high blood pressure and certain cardiac conditions. And yes, it can cause fluid retention, which can lead to some severe health problems. Have you consulted your doctor? Drinking more water, if you are retaining fluid, is only going to worsen the condition. ## CARDIZEM CD 120 mg mfg Valeant OUT OF STOCK AGAIN This is a critical drug for me prescribed for AFIB. Being that hypersensitive to medications it is the ONLY drug I can take for my problem. They have tried me on all of them all the side effects are severe. Eve...

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Diltiazem xt 180 mg

Has anyone had the reddening of the skin due to peripheral vaso dilation, if so when med. Was discontinued did it subside and long did it take? ## Hi Tee, While I don't have personal experience with this particular drug, I did want to add that one of the severe side effects related to Diltiazem is a rash. Does this sound like what you are referring to when you mention "reddening of the skin"? You can view a list of the "severe" side effects posted below: -swelling of the face, eyes, lips, tongue, hands, arms, feet, ankles, or lower legs -difficulty breathing or swallowing -fainting -rash -yellowing of the skin or eyes -nausea -extreme tiredness -unusual bleeding or bruising -lack of energy -loss of appetite -pain in the upper right part of the stomach -flu-like sympt...

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ecosprin gold 20 and ecosprin 150

Can a patient take ecosprin 150 & ecosprin gold at once if having chest pain (heart attack)? ## Hello, Ibrahim! How are you? That would essentially be doubling up on the same medication and really won't do anything to help. Only one is necessary. The U.S. FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, increased risk of bleeding, and stomach irritation. Is there anything else I can help with? ## I was taking Ecosprin gold 20; can I take Ecosprin 150 instead of Ecosprin gold 20?

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Nitrocortin 2.6 Usage

I, 71 years old, suffered sudden angina pectoris, having a little high blood pressure. My Dr. carried out an ECG which revealed normal ECG. Prescribed nitrocortin 2.6 twice with amlopres trio once. After 10 days blood pressure came down to a normal 130/80 which raised to 160/80 during angina. Would I require nitrocortin 2.6 further? If so, for how long? May you kindly advise? ## To my understanding, Nitrocortin is safe.

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Diltiazem lingering side effects

How long does it take for the side effects to go away after discontinuing the drug? I stopped it one week ago and continue to have severe anxiety, vasodilation (red blotchy skin), and GI upset including bloating and gas. ## Hello Patty, There is no solid literature that states the length of the side effects. What the NIH does state is that if you are experiencing these symptoms that you should notify your doctor. I am certain that your physician will have a much better timeline of how long your symptoms will last based on their severity. I apologize that I wasn't able to find an exact answer but I hope that your doctor will have a good estimate. ## Thank you for your comments. Side effects are lessening by baby steps each day. I've been told that if you have a serious side effec...

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losartin potassium

Problems with certain generics, took Teva brand for years, worked like a charm, they stopped making it, tried Solco brand and it gave me severe stomach pains, took namebrand and it gave me chest pain and palpitations anyone have similar experience? Wonder if I should try another brand of generic, not feeling well at all ## Hello robin, Both symptoms you described are associated with taking losartin and you should be communicating these symptoms with your doctor as they can be dangerous. Though each brand is required to have the same active ingredients in them the companies do have the ability to change their inactive ingredients which is what most people tend to have a problem with. I would discuss these symptoms with your doctor and then have them determine if you need to be tested for...

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Adalat cc er discontinued?

Is this medication going off the market? The girl at HEB pharmacy said "they" (the pharmaceutical co.?) were going to quit making it. ## Why has Adalat 60 mg. been discontinued in Canada? What are the medical community recommending in replacement? ## Hello Sharon, According to the FDA only certain dosages of the Adalat CC extended release is going to be discontinued as of now. Their list shows that the 10mg XR version of the pill is being discontinued but all the others are currently listed as currently being produced. I can't promise they won't close down the other XR dosages but for the moment only the 10mg has been affected. I hope this helps. Have a wonderful day.

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cut isosorbide mononitrate into 1/4 tab

Can I cut isosorbide mononitrate 30mg tabs, made by Torrent, in 1/4's? 1/2 tab dropped my blood pressure to 105/54 which I didn't like. ## It would be best to speak to your doctor, before lowering your dosage further. Are you on any other medications? What condition is being treated? The FDA lists the typical side effects of this medication as possibly including nausea, dizziness, and headache. Did you experience any symptoms when it was that low? ## can somebody please tell me if certain vegitables aggrivate DURIDE after popping tablet any spicy foods or vegitables like capsicums chili etc ## I researched the same question, because the dosage I was taking , though effective, was too intense and left me with a headache. The isosorbide mononitrate 30mg ER pill manufacturer by Tor...

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nifelat retard

what is it used for ## This tablet contains the active ingredient Nifedipine, it is a calcium channel blocker used to treat conditions such as Angina and high blood pressure. Common side effects may include: nausea, drowsiness, headache and backache. Read more: Are there any questions or comments? ## is nifelat retard and carditas retard is the same as nifedipine ## when i take Nifedipine 20gm,i have headache .what can i do ? ## Nifelat Retard... I have been taking Nifelat retard with Hydrochlorothiazide for a month and side effect are more than the good effects. backache, joints pain, nausea and colds. Is this normal? ## I have been taking Nifelat Retard for the last 5 years and my ankles swell during the day - is there any relation to the drug and the swelling of the ankles? ## Alice ...

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Ismo 20

My doctor has prescribed ISMO 20 for angina and I have been using one 20mg tab a day for the past 22 days. Since the beginning i have had pain in my left jaw and a portion near the left ear. I have pain while chewing from the left side. I also have pain in the left side of my neck about 2 to 3 inches behind the left ear causing my neck to become a bit stiff. In the initial stages the pain was somewhat more, but now it is tolerable and the medication lasts for 6 hrs. Pls advise. Another Dr. told me that it is a banned drug. Kindly confirm. ## Hello. I'm using it also but double the dose 3 times a day. My cardio doctor prescribed it to calm the heart down but I still have massive pains. It only helps for a short time. I have ischemic heart disease and 5 stents. ## I wish to know wheth...

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how long does nitroglycerine stay in the system

how long does nitroglycerine stay in the system ## how long does nitrostat stay in your system ## How long does nitroglycerin spray stay in stay in your system and only sprayed once and can it show up in a drug test

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how long does diltiazem take to work

Dr put me on Diltiazm 24 hr er, . Heart rate was high & has be between 79 to 89 all the time. Sometimes I eat and it go to about 110 - 120 per min. I get up at night and go to bathroom and my heart rate gos fast. I also take Lisinopril-hctz blood pressure . will there be a problem with taking both at same time, an how long does it take for Diltiazem to work? ## It is normal for it to elevate after you eat and when you get up from resting, there's nothing unusual about that. They can both be taken at the same time, and are often prescribed together, to help lower high blood pressure as fast and as safely as possible. The FDA lists the typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, increased urination, and hypotension. I actually can't remember when my...

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pill identify

orange and white capsule with APO 015 ## hi. i have a little round sea foam pill that has an A with a line and 214 under the line.. what is this please? ## i would like to no excactilly what a round peach mylan 214 is it has o line on the other side pleaze help me ## Sounds like generic for cardizem 180 mg ## Yes, the capsule with the APO 015 on it is manufactured by Apotex Corp and they list it as being a a DiltXR tablet, which contains 180mgs of Diltiazem in an extended release formulation. It is most commonly used to treat high blood pressure, and certain cardiac conditions. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, increased urination, and hypotension. Angela, the tablet with the A 214 marking is manufactured by Actavis and they list...

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Isosorbide mononitrate drug information

I would like to hear from anyone using this drug. How it helps you and the side effects. Thank you. ## I was just put on it today Shirl so I am looking to see how it works also ## I've been on it for several months, I have had no side effects. I even sleep a bit better. ## My Isosorbide prescription ran out and I am not sure if I should continue taking the meds? My heart evaluations were all pretty normal. How long should I take Isosorbide for? ## Is isosorbide mononitrate and cumin the same type of blood thinner? Can I switch from cumin to isosorbide mononitrate and stop cumin after fifteen years? ## I am having surgery. Should I take isosorbide dinitrate if my doctor said to stop taking meds that thin my blood? Is isosorbide a blood thinner?

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Chest pains and coughing with shortness of breath

Hi. My wife has shortness of breath and chest pain and a cough that doesn't wanna go away. What can I do or who should I take her to? The doctor I took her to said she is a chronic patient. ## Hi Matthew. I can always give out great advice. Trust me on that. Take your wife immediately to the ER room. I am going through almost the same situation. But I have my five and a half year old granddaughter I cannot go. But I was just thinking about your wife. God bless. And good luck. ## I have chest pain when I am coughing and sneezing... Please tell me some medicine name that can provide relief. ## Can clonazepam cause shortness of breath and tightness in the chest

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Use Of Nikoran 5

Are there any side effects, such as weight loss? ## Nikoran contains the active ingredient Nicorandil, it is a vasodilator that is most commonly used to treat angina. Side effects may include: nausea, facial flushing, palpitations and mouth ulcers. Learn more: Are there any other questions or comments? ## I am taking Nikoran 5 mg B/D after angioplasty PTCA/RCA is it safe to continue or should I cosult Dr for change.I am taking since last 7 years ## i ab taking nikoran 5mg since the last 2 days after undergoing angiography previous day what is the effect of thi tablet my dosage is 1-0-1 any side effects? ## patient always sleeping/drowsy. Is it for Nikoran 5 ## I am taking Nikoran 5 mg B/D after angiography is it safe to continue or should I cosult Dr for change.I am taking since last on...

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Ranexa and Trazodone

I am supposed to start taking Ranexa for diffuse CAD. Intermittent angina. I take trazodone at night to help me sleep. The two drugs are incompatible. Do you know of medication for sleep that is compatible with Ranexa? Thanks for any help. ## Hello, Donna! How are you? Drugs in the benzodiazepine class, such as Xanax are not listed as having interactions with the Ranexa, Ambien is also listed as being safe, but only your doctor can decide what's safe for you. The FDA warns that medications, such as Xanax, carry the risk of being habit forming and could cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, headache and irritability. Ambien can also cause some annoying side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, sleep actions and hallucinations. Is there anything else I can help with? ## I have...

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Nitroglycerin liquid drops

A friend said that it is something new.red liquid drops you put on your tongue when having a heart attack,instead of the tablets.they also have a longer expiration date than the tablets ## The drops are probably a new form of the more traditional treatment. Here is some additional info about how nitroglycerin work in the event of a heart attack. Nitroglycerin is a chemical that opens up (dilates) arteries and veins and increases blood flow to the heart. During heart attack, Nitroglycerin can be placed under the tongue, where it quickly dissolves and is absorbed into the bloodstream. Nitroglycerin also can be administered via continuous intravenous (IV) infusion; applied to the skin in cream or patch form, where it is slowly absorbed; or administered as short- or long-acting nitrate pill...

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Can I cut Isosorb Mono ER 30mg Tab Wes in half?

For lack of funds I was without my isosorb mono er 30mg tab WES for five days. I started taken it again and after two days of horrible headaches realized must be my meds. My question is can I cut them in half so my system can more slowly get used to the Isosorb again? ## Hello, Based on my research, Splitting tablets (if split unevenly) may effect the designed release profile significantly enough to where it may cause health problems. The way certain tablets (especially coated and controlled release tablets) are broken down and absorbed in the body can change when they are split. This can potentially decrease positive effects and increase negative effects associated with the medication. Tablets that are safe to split normally have a score line or breakage line. Are there any breakage li...

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