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"CARDIOQUIN" is the commercial name of a drug composed of QUINIDINE POLYGALACTURONATE.


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Breathing troubles?
Thank you for all the answers so far!I see a psychiatrist who prescribes my meds. I've been on this combo for several years. Because I have such poor quality sleep, when I do sleep, the Provigil is taken in the morning to help me keep going.Strattera is used (by me) originally for ADD to help quiet racing... Asked by Elda Parham 2 years ago.

I suffer from anxiety and take meds for it (Lexapro, Stratter, Provigil) but my sleep schedule has been incredibly out of whack... I rarely ever have noticeable anxiety until it's time to go to bed. I've been this way since a child and I'm almost 34! The bad habit I've developed because of it is- I don't go to sleep until exhaustion overtakes me. I'm almost used to living like that. What I can't stand, though is: I "cannot" breathe!!! I constantly feel like I must yawn to get a good lungful of air. I *know* I'm breathing fine (I've never passed out because of it lol), so what gives? When I was a kid I was curios how long I could breathe the same air in a paper bag lol- that is how I feel now: like I'm getting air, but it's no good. Other than doing the impossible and actually sleeping like a normal person, does anyone know what I could do to help me feel like I'm breathing alright? Thanks! Answered by Cary Duplantis 2 years ago.

Thank you for all the answers so far! I see a psychiatrist who prescribes my meds. I've been on this combo for several years. Because I have such poor quality sleep, when I do sleep, the Provigil is taken in the morning to help me keep going. Strattera is used (by me) originally for ADD to help quiet racing thoughts, but over the years I've noticed a huge improvement toward my anxiety symptoms and my pdoc said in a small subset of people the med helps lower anxiety as does Provigil. My sleep problems are getting worse though, as is my breathing. Even my general practicioner/OBGYN writes my breathing problems off as anxiety (well, 5 + years ago she did lol and I've not been back) and I've missed my pdoc app. for the past 2 months and life has been been stressful. I HATE seeing a doctor and having my complaints written off as anxiety, so I'd rather not bother, but I have other things I need to see a doc for so I need to get off my butt and go back. Thanks again!! Answered by Agripina Carril 2 years ago.

Well for one, Provigil is used to prevent sleepiness sooo one thing that may help is to see about lowering the dosage. On the other hand, here is some info on Stattera.... Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. Stop taking Strattera and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as: chest pain, shortness of breath, fast or uneven heartbeats; feeling light-headed or fainting; unusual thoughts or behavior, aggression, hallucinations (seeing things that are not there); increased blood pressure (severe headache, blurred vision, trouble concentrating, chest pain, numbness, seizure); or urinating less than usual or not at all. Less serious side effects may include: feeling irritable; feeling dizzy or drowsy; nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, loss of appetite, constipation; cough, dry mouth; skin rash or itching; sleep problems (insomnia); increased menstrual cramps; or impotence, loss of interest in sex, or trouble having an orgasm. Before taking atomoxetine(Strattera), tell your doctor if you are using any of the following drugs: albuterol (Proventil, Ventolin); amiodarone (Cordarone, Pacerone); bupropion (Wellbutrin, Zyban); celecoxib (Celebrex); cimetidine (Tagamet); doxorubicin (Adriamycin); methadone (Dolophine, Methadose); metoclopramide (Reglan); quinidine (Cardioquin, Quinaglute, Quinidex); ritonavir (Norvir); ranitidine (Zantac); terbinafine (Lamisil); antidepressants such as citalopram (Celexa), clomipramine (Anafranil); escitalopram (Lexapro), fluoxetine (Prozac, Sarafem), fluvoxamine (Luvox), paroxetine (Paxil), or sertraline (Zoloft); or antihistamines or sleep medicine such as diphenhydramine (Benadryl, Unisom, and others) or chlorpheniramine (Chlor-Trimeton and others). With this in mind, you may want to talk to you Dr. I never heard of Strattera being used for anxiety. I do know that it is a SNRI and is usually prescibed for short term use (in adults 10 wks). Lexapro however is a SSRI used for depression and anxiety. In my own personal experience, Lexapro actually increased my panic attacks to the point of SI and hypervent. & passing out. :( The breathing issue really sounds like you're hyperventing (or at least on the brink of it) which is a symptom of an anxiety attack and just makes it worse. In the mean time, try slow "square breathing" into a thin, cold, wet washcloth until you can get in to see your Dr. For me, it took changing to Zoloft and adding Klonopin .5mg b.i.d. to finally ease the panic and depression. Agape Sister. I hope all goes well. Answered by Lizette Carradine 2 years ago.

Sleeping in an inclined position will allow you to breathe much easier. You can do this by propping lots of pillows under your head and upper body. Making love before bedtime will release certain hormones which will induce you to fall asleep afterwards. If you don't have a partner right now, masturbation can achieve the same results. Judging from your description, it appears that you are not a physically active person. So it is time to get your body moving. Aerobic exercise can reduce the symptoms of anxiety disorder. Doing pushups can help expand your ribcage and strengthen your breathing muscles. Answered by Alejandra Mcconnaughy 2 years ago.

I'm not a doctor, or even in the medical field, but you seem very tormented. I've seen people that have trouble breathing, and for the most part they look almost gray from the lack of oxygen. Growing up we played hard, sand lot football, baseball, basketball, all kinds of games. One of the hazards was getting the breath knocked out of you. When it happens, it is terrifying, you can't breath. But after the 30 th or so times of that happening you learn to relax, knowing that you lungs will re inflate and you will be able to breath again. So I know your pain. Also I suffer from Acid Reflux, and occasionally, I'll have an episode while I'm sleeping, and inhale that mess into my lungs. I wake up coughing, and about 20 seconds into that I'll go into a athasma attack, and then I can't get any air in but this little stream that I cough right back out. Again, I have to relax and not panic, otherwise it just gets worse. You have to do some convincing of yourself that you're ok, you color is good. Also exercising an hour before bedtime would be good. Get your heart rate up and breathe some big air. Get a good hot shower and then go to bed. Sleeping is easy, I had a high school psych. teacher who sold me on the low down on this. The key is to relax your face, concentrate on relaxing it. Next it spreads to your neck, and shoulders, arms, torso, hips, thighs, knees,calves, ankles, and finally you feet and hands. Usually I am asleep 30 seconds after my head hits the pillow. Taking medication on a regular bases, to me, is a psychological defeat, especially for anxiety. The pharmaceutical companies are trying to make hypochondriacs out of all of us. I won't take an aspirin, unless, I really really need it, that way when I do take one, it works really really well. I do enjoy lots of dopamine, the body's natural drug. Sex is a big resource for that, especially gut wrenching orgasms, and lots of them 4 or 5 times a week. Sex is fun, its good exercise, and it feels good. Loose the religious inhibitions about it, which was just a mechanism to control everyone, and start enjoying life. Alright, I've said enough. Answered by Gloria Speroni 2 years ago.

This happened with me in my 1st pregnancy. My daughter was huge and I carried high and my lungs had no room and I was always out of breath. I never had to go get oxygen or anything like that. Answered by Nanette Gstohl 2 years ago.

Have you been referred to a heart lung specialist? It may not be all anxiety, but a combination of things. Ask your MD for a referal to a good Cardio Pulmonary doctor. They can run tests. I wish you the best Answered by Mina Schowalter 2 years ago.

Tired all the time and don't know why!?
I am tired all the time and don't know why. Any suggestions on what to try for energy? Asked by Gwendolyn Chilinskas 2 years ago.

Lethargy is a medical condition characterized by drowsiness, slowness, general indifference, or tiredness. The condition may also be called malaise, fatigue, or listlessness. While lethargy may be a response to stress or overexertion, it can also be a symptom of many serious illnesses and problems. Some lifestyle and dietary choices can lead to lethargy. These include failing to drink enough fluids and eating heavy foods such as whole milk ice cream and red meat. Staying in bed for too long and failure to get up and move around can make a person feel lethargic as well. Conversely, drinking water regularly, eating healthy, and exercising can battle feelings of lethargy. Certain medications have been known to cause lethargy as a side effect. Some of these include calcium gluconate, Crystodigin, Digitaline, digitoxin, and Kalcinate. In addition, combinations of certain medications can cause lethargy. Typical drug interactions that can lead to lethargy include Lanoxin and Cardioquin, Lanoxin and Quinaglute, Lanoxin and Quinidex, and Trizivir and acyclovir. This list is not exhaustive. Therefore, a person taking medication should consult with his or her doctor to determine whether lethargy is a possible side effect. A variety of diseases and disorders are also associated with lethargy. Acute and chronic kidney failure, jaundice, and hepatitis can all cause lethargy. Thyroid disorders, including hypothyroidism and autoimmune thyroid diseases, are also associated with lethargy. Even psychological disorders can cause a person to experience lethargy. Bipolar disorder, depression and other depressive disorders, and dysthymia can each be responsible for lethargy. Similarly, life changes such as menopause, as well as shock, can cause one to feel lethargic. Common illnesses, such as constipation, can also lead to lethargy. Numerous other serious diseases, such as Addison’s disease, Chagas disease, meningitis, and opsoclonus myoclonus are associated with symptoms of lethargy. Additional disorders and diseases that may cause lethargy include bronchiolitis, gastritis, enterocolitis, discitis, and myxedema. Since the diseases and disorders associated with lethargy are so varied, it is important to take it seriously when the symptom presents itself. Although it may be caused by something simple, such as constipation or simple lack of sleep, lethargy can also be a sign of a potentially fatal illness. Answered by Alvin Fahrenkrug 2 years ago.

Even if you are the slightest bit anemic (the iron deficient type) it can have a big impact on your energy level... I know, I've been there. I recommend making an appointment with your physician and have a simple blood test done on your blood. If it turns out that you are in fact anemic, an iron supplement will correct the problem quickly and easily. It's actually quite common for females to be iron deficiency related anemic, due to their menses cycles every month. Answered by Merideth Jastremski 2 years ago.

it is important to stay hydrated, lack of hydration can make you tired and give you headaches, make sure to drink water, lots of water, and if you drink a lot of coffee or caffeinated drinks you need to intake more water, it dries you out or maybe ur anemic as someone else suggested Answered by Hoa Marzec 2 years ago.

maybe you should check your iron intake. i read somehwre that lack of iron causes laziness and tiredness Answered by Roberto Mccadden 2 years ago.

Avelox and magnesium,aluminum?
im taking avelox antibiotic for my thorat bacterial infection....i brought guava juice today but i think it contains magnesium or long after taking avelox can i drink the guava juice???? Asked by Delphia Logoleo 2 years ago.

It's difficult question, but i am trying to answer... Should avoid while taking Avelox: Avoid prolonged exposure to sunlight or tanning beds. Avelox may make your skin more sensitive to sunburn. Wear protective clothing and use sunscreen if you must be out in the sun while using Avelox. Call your doctor if you have severe burning, redness, itching, rash, or swelling after being in the sun. Avelox can cause side effects that may impair your thinking or reactions. If this happens, avoid driving or doing anything that requires you to be awake and alert. Important information about Avelox: Take this medication for as many days as it has been prescribed for you even if you begin to feel better. Your symptoms may start to improve before the infection is completely treated. Avelox will not treat a viral infection such as the common cold or flu. Do not use Avelox without first talking to your doctor if you or any member of your family have a heart condition known as long QT syndrome. Also, do not use Avelox if you are also using a heart rhythm medicine such as quinidine (Cardioquin, Quinidex, Quinaglute), procainamide (Pronestyl, Procan SR), amiodarone (Cordarone, Pacerone), sotalol (Betapace), and others. Certain other drugs can make Avelox less effective when taken at the same time. The following medicines should be taken at least 4 hours after or 8 hours before you take Avelox: antacids that contain magnesium, calcium, or aluminum (such as Tums, Rolaids, Maalox); the ulcer medicine sucralfate (Carafate); vitamin or mineral supplements that contain iron or zinc; didanosine chewable/buffered tablets or pediatric powder for oral solution (ddI, Videx, Videx Pediatric, and others). Avelox may make your skin more sensitive to sunburn. Avoid prolonged exposure to sunlight or tanning beds, and wear protective clothing and sunscreen when you are outdoors. Call your doctor if you have severe burning, redness, itching, rash, or swelling after being in the sun. Answered by Aleisha Condo 2 years ago.

Can you take benadryl with biaxon?
Asked by Monroe Valeriano 2 years ago.

As everyone else who answered has said, yes it is safe to give your dog Benadryl. The general rule of thumb is to give 1 mg for every 1 pound of body weight. In your case, you would give your dog 45 mg. You need to consult w/ a veterinarian before doing this though. He may up the dosage or cut it back depending on the severity of your dog's allergies. You can always just call him and ask instead of taking your dog in, but I suggest taking him in for an exam to rule out fleas or mites. Your vet can also give her a steroid shot called Depo Medrol to help w/ the itching. Good luck and I hope your dog gets some relief soon! Answered by Seema Dormane 2 years ago.

Really tired and lethargic at work?
How can I help or what can she do to feel on top again Asked by Verlie Ketring 2 years ago.

Yes do see a doctor it could be a symptom of something serious or simple like not drinking enough water she should be getting eight to ten hours of sleep a night and you do have to catch up like if you haven't slept more than 5hours a night for a few weeks it accumulates like interest you can just start getting eight hours and be ok you would owe yourself an extra 3 hours a day for a month to catch up which if you cant make up for it like having naps just try to sleep an hour longer for 3 months. Here is some info on Lethargy: Lethargy is a fairly imprecise description of the feeling or slowness, sluggishness, tiredness, or lack of energy. Lethargy in common usage may mean many things, including fatigue, drowsiness (sleepiness), lethargy, tiredness, malaise, listlessness, or weakness (including muscular weakness). The causes of these other similar symptoms also need to be investigated in researching a symptom of lethargy. Nevertheless, any type of lethargy symptom can indicate a serious medical condition and needs prompt medical investigation. Fatigue is different from drowsiness. In general, drowsiness is feeling the need to sleep, while fatigue is a lack of energy and motivation. Drowsiness and apathy (a feeling of indifference or not caring about what happens) can be symptoms of fatigue. Fatigue can be a normal and important response to physical exertion, emotional stress, boredom, or lack of sleep. However, it can also be a nonspecific sign of a more serious psychological or physical disorder. When fatigue is not relieved by enough sleep, good nutrition, or a low-stress environment, it should be evaluated by your doctor. Because fatigue is a common complaint, sometimes a potentially serious cause may be overlooked. The pattern of fatigue may help your doctor determine its underlying cause. For example, if you wake up in the morning rested but rapidly develop fatigue with activity, you may have an ongoing physical condition like an underactive thyroid. On the other hand, if you wake up with a low level of energy and have fatigue that lasts throughout the day, you may be depressed The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Lethargy as a symptom. This list is incomplete and various other drugs or substances may cause your symptoms. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments. Digitoxin Crystodigin Digitaline Calcium Gluconate Kalcinate There is about 150 other drugs which also can cause lethargy. When combined, certain drugs, medications, substances or toxins may react causing Lethargy as a symptom. The list below is incomplete and various other drugs or substances may cause your symptoms. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments. Acyclovir and Zovirax interaction Trizivir and acyclovir interaction Lanoxin (Digoxin) and Cardioquin (Quinidine) interaction Lanoxin (Digoxin) and Quinaglute (Quinidine) interaction Lanoxin (Digoxin) and Quinidex (Quinidine) interaction The following list of conditions have 'Lethargy' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom. Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis ... lethargy Acute kidney failure ... lethargy Addison's Disease ... lethargy Autoimmune thyroid diseases ... sluggishness Bipolar disorder ... sluggishness Bronchiolitis ... lethargic Chagas disease ... lethargy Chronic kidney failure ... lethargy Constipation ... feeling sluggish Depression ... sluggishness Depressive disorders ... sluggishness Discitis ... lethargy Dysthymia ... sluggishness Enterocolitis ... sluggishness Gastritis ... lethargy Hepatitis ... lethargy Hydrocephalus ... lethargy Hypothyroidism ... sluggishness Jaundice ... lethargy Lactic Acidosis ... Lethargy Lassa fever ... lethargy Meningitis ... lethargy Meningococcal disease ... lethargy Menopause ... lethargy Mountain sickness ... lethargy Myxedema ... lethargy Neuroblastoma ... lethargy Nocardiosis ... lethargy Opsoclonus Myoclonus ... lethargy Post streptococcal glomerulonephritis ... lethargy Reye's Syndrome ... lethargy Sarcoidosis ... sluggishness Shaken Baby Syndrome ... lethargy Shock ... lethargy Thyroid disorders ... sluggishness Tick paralysis ... lethargy Toxic epidermal necrolysis ... lethargy Viral meningitis ... lethargy How Common are these Causes of Lethargy? This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Lethargy. Of the 38 causes of Lethargy that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information: 4 causes are "very common" diseases 4 causes are "common" diseases 0 causes are "uncommon" diseases 0 causes are "rare" diseases 7 causes are "very rare" diseases 29 causes have no prevalence information. See the analysis of the prevalence of 38 causes of Lethargy Detailed list of causes of Lethargy The list below shows some of the causes of Lethargy mentioned in various sources: Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis - lethargy Acute kidney failure - lethargy Addison's Disease - lethargy Autoimmune thyroid diseases - sluggishness Bipolar disorder - sluggishness full list of 38 causes of Lethargy in web site Causes of Lethargy Based on Risk Factors This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Lethargy based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient: Travel - has the patient travelled recently? Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes? Sexual activity - history of sexual behavior. I hope she feels better soon this is alot of info so dont be scared or worried alot of people can feel lethagic at some point but if its on going or effects your work or life the way it sounded it does you must seek medical advice and just reading about it isnt going to do it she must be check out. Take Care Answered by Kathryn Czaja 2 years ago.

does she have a depressive disorder? Is she sick? Maybe lacking some vitamins? Does she take any medications? See your primary care doctor if she doesn't have any of the above they can give her something to stimiulate her during the day. How many hours of sleep is she getting a night? Is she awake in the afternoons? Answered by Sang Dietsche 2 years ago.

She may need to see her doctor, this is not normal. I suggest a good multi-vitamin, she may be lacking in vital nutrients. Maybe a new bed, she may not be getting the proper amount of REM sleep which is critical to getting a good restfull sleep. But she should definitely see her doctor, there may be an un-diagnosed medical problem that needs to be dealt with. Good Luck. Answered by Willian Toan 2 years ago.

Does she only feel this way at work? If so there may be something there affecting her. Do they have fluorescent lighting at her job? The lighting has a lot of negative effects. Have her check on the negative aspects of fluorescent lighting and see if she has those symptoms. Good luck to her. Answered by Mickey Fenix 2 years ago.

There are all kinds of health problems that can cause this - everything from out of shape to not eating right to diabetis. But one of the overlooked causes is not getting enough quality sleep. Sleep apnea can cause this. She should get checked. Answered by Margarita Biegel 2 years ago.

narcolepsy? Answered by Nisha Kabanuck 2 years ago.

Does zoloft and flexrils have a bad interactions?
Asked by Jayna Lepkowski 2 years ago.

I tried and found nothing as for the named drug flexrils. Check the spelling on it nevermind you should call a wlagreens or riteaid or cvs. They would know a bunch better then just anyone on yahoo answers. You don't know who is answering this thing.: ) Answered by Randy Pennewell 2 years ago.

Which medicines are used for malaria?
best answer...10 POINTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Asked by Olivia Lomedico 2 years ago.

i want to know which medicine pills are used for malaria . there is one medicine which has the word 'food' joint to it and this medicine contains sulfa. so do you know any such medicine? please please try to find about this medicine and its adverse reaction.this question is very very important for a life which is very very precious.and if your doctor give you this medicine then ask him about the reactions because for my friend this could have been fatal reaction but she is very strong and so she could recover from it. please ask your doctor about the reactions when he prescribes you a medicine which has sulfa in it. please answer my question and keep my suggestion in your mind for your whole life.its very important. Answered by Jerrell Delmoral 2 years ago.

People infected with any type of malaria other than P falciparum most likely can be treated with chloroquine (Aralen) or mefloquine (Lariam). Most people can tolerate these oral drugs. Or you may initially be treated with quinidine (Quinalan, Quinidex, Cardioquin, Duraquin), a related heart medication that also kills malarial parasites. : ) Answered by Donte Popplewell 2 years ago.


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