Bipolar and meds combo?
What other meds combos are apart from old stand by lithium?
Asked by Hugh Devito 2 years ago.
you don't need combos for bipolar disorder because if you have one...it doesn't work, the dosage can be upped and it'll end up working. Lithium is pretty dangerous considering most medications can affect you and make the lithium not work... * acetazolamide (Diamox); * aminophylline (Truphylline) or theophylline (Elixophyllin, Respbid, Theo-Bid, Theo-Dur, Uniphyl); * sodium bicarbonate (Alka-Seltzer, Bicitra, Polycitra, or baking soda home remedy antacid); * carbamazepine (Carbatrol, Tegretol); * fluoxetine (Prozac); * metronidazole (Flagyl); * potassium iodide thyroid medication (Pima); * an ACE inhibitor such as benazepril (Lotensin), captopril (Capoten), fosinopril (Monopril), enalapril (Vasotec), lisinopril (Prinivil, Zestril), moexipril (Univasc), perindopril (Aceon), quinapril (Accupril), ramipril (Altace), or trandolapril (Mavik); * a calcium channel blocker such as diltiazem (Tiazac, Cartia, Cardizem) or verapamil (Calan, Covera, Isoptin, Verelan); * a diuretic (water pill) such as amiloride (Midamor, Moduretic), bumetanide (Bumex), chlorthalidone (Hygroton, Thalitone), ethacrynic acid (Edecrin), furosemide (Lasix), hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ, HydroDiuril, Hyzaar, Vasoretic,Zestoretic), indapamide (Lozol), metolazone (Mykrox, Zaroxolyn), spironolactone (Aldactazide, Aldactone), triamterene (Dyrenium, Maxzide, Dyazide), torsemide (Demadex), and others; * medicines to treat psychiatric disorders, such as haloperidol (Haldol), aripiprazole (Abilify), chlorpromazine (Thorazine), clozapine (Clozaril, Fazaclo), olanzapine (Zyprexa), quetiapine (Seroquel), pimozide (Orap), risperidone (Risperdal), or ziprasidone (Geodon); or * celecoxib (Celebrex) or an NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) such as ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil), naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn), diclofenac (Voltaren), diflunisal (Dolobid), etodolac (Lodine), flurbiprofen (Ansaid), indomethacin (Indocin), ketoprofen (Orudis), ketorolac (Toradol), mefenamic acid (Ponstel), meloxicam (Mobic), nabumetone (Relafen), piroxicam (Feldene), and others. that's all that you couldn't take with Lithium. plus, it's recommended to have your blood drawn every so often while on it. and it causes weight gain....yeah, not good. BUT. Lamictal is probably the newest drug on the market for BP. i take it and have been for 2 years now since i was diagnosed with type II bipolar disorder....it's a 5 week process, but it's worth the wait. i think it's a miracle drug and doesn't cause all the side effects other drugs have. in rare cases a body rash can happen, to some people. but even with that, it's not even life threatening. i've only had to up my dosage from 100mg [stayed at that for a year and a half] to 150mg. and now...after my struggles with BP for all of high school...i'm a senior and happy 85% of the time. to the point where people wouldn't even figure somethings wrong with me. so my advice...talk to your doc about switching Lamictal. it doesn't cause weight gain. in my experience, along with my adderall i lost the 30 pounds i gained when i was depressed. back at 160 at 6'2'. research the drug...really it's probably the best. i asked my psych why he didn't put me on lithium, and told me that even though lithium is the most popular drug, he's found in that nearly 2/3 of his bipolar patients of his patients [who was put on that at first or other mood stabilizers didn't work] since the drug came out has worked very well for them. Answered by So Haessig 2 years ago.
Lithium, is by far the best for True Bipolar. You must get your blood tests regular to check your lithium levels, but it is known to work the best. My son took this for many years and he did the best on it. He now refuses and his life is a mess because of it. Answered by Melida Nicholsen 2 years ago.
For mood stabilizers, there is Depakote, Topamax, Lamitcal, Abilify... There are more, can't think of them all. Anti-depressants, Prozac, Zoloft, Effexor, Wellbutrin, Cymbalta, Lexapro, etc etc. There are also mixes like Symbyax, which is Prozac with and antipsychotic. There are a whole bunch of things... Answered by Garret Wachsman 2 years ago.
There are more choice's in bi-polar meds now, like, depecote, seroquel, limictal, closeril and a host of others, only your health care provider can accurately know which combinations are safe and effective for you, the best to you, Mercee. Answered by Marisol Siskin 2 years ago.
Oh damn, please ask a doctor or pharmacist on this one. Do not trust Yahoo Answers, or anyone online for that matter, on this question. It's a really bad idea to mix similar medications, usually. Answered by Sherry Moya 2 years ago.
i take a whole bevy of medication- lithium, lamictal, paxil and wellbutrin........some sleepers if needed.....usually trazadone....... Answered by Grayce Blanche 2 years ago.
Asked by Vaughn Rafuse 2 years ago.
What is the most important information I should know about hydrochlorothiazide and triamterene? To reduce night time urination, take your last daily dose of hydrochlorothiazide and triamterene before 6 p.m.. Take hydrochlorothiazide and triamterene with food or milk to lessen stomach upset. Do not use salt substitutes or low-sodium milk products that contain potassium while taking hydrochlorothiazide and triamterene. These products could cause very high levels of potassium in your blood. Ask your doctor or pharmacist about any salt substitutes you are taking. Use caution when driving, operating machinery, or performing other hazardous activities. Hydrochlorothiazide and triamterene may cause dizziness. If you experience dizziness, avoid these activities. (back to top) What is hydrochlorothiazide and triamterene? Hydrochlorothiazide is a thiazide diuretic (water pill). It decreases the amount of fluid in your body by increasing the amount of salt and water you lose in your urine. Triamterene is a potassium-sparing diuretic (also water pill). It is used to reduce the amount of fluid in the body without causing the loss of potassium. Hydrochlorothiazide and triamterene is used to treat edema (swelling) and hypertension (high blood pressure). Hydrochlorothiazide and triamterene may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide. (back to top) Who should not take hydrochlorothiazide and triamterene? Do not take hydrochlorothiazide and triamterene if you have an allergy to sulfa-based drugs such as sulfa antibiotics, have severe kidney disease, have high levels of potassium in your blood (hyperkalemia); or are taking another diuretic that helps you retain potassium such as spironolactone (Aldactone) or triamterene (Midamor). Before taking this medication, tell your doctor if you have liver disease, high levels of triglycerides or cholesterol (types of fat) in your blood, kidney stones, gout, or diabetes. You may not be able to take hydrochlorothiazide and triamterene, or you may require a lower dose or special monitoring during treatment if you have any of the conditions listed above. This combination product is in the FDA pregnancy category C. This means that it is not known whether hydrochlorothiazide and triamterene will harm an unborn baby. Do not take this medication without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant. Hydrochlorothiazide and triamterene passes into breast milk and may harm a nursing infant. Do not take this medication without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby. If you are 60 years of age, you may be more likely to experience side effects from hydrochlorothiazide and triamterene. You may require a lower dose of this medication. (back to top) How should I take hydrochlorothiazide and triamterene? Take hydrochlorothiazide and triamterene exactly as directed by your doctor. If you do not understand these directions, ask your pharmacist, nurse, or doctor to explain them to you. It is usually taken once a day but may be taken twice daily. Your doctor will tell you how often you need to take it. Take each dose with a full glass of water. Take hydrochlorothiazide and triamterene with food or milk to lessen stomach upset. To reduce nighttime urination, take your last daily dose before 6 p.m.. Hydrochlorothiazide and triamterene should begin working about 4 to 6 hours after you take it, but it may be a few weeks before you see an improvement in your condition. Do not stop taking hydrochlorothiazide and triamterene suddenly even if you feel better. Stopping suddenly could make your condition much worse. Store hydrochlorothiazide and triamterene at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Answered by Shakita Banh 2 years ago.
i do not understand your question more info please Answered by Lesley Gonyer 2 years ago.
How do i know i have edema?
what are some symptoms of edema?
Asked by Farrah Emslie 2 years ago.
Abnormal accumulation of fluid beneath the skin is known as edema. This leads to a puffy appearance, often to a limb, most commonly a leg. SYMPTOM: People with edema may notice that a ring on their finger feels tighter than in the past, or they might have difficulty in putting on shoes, especially toward the end of the day. They may also notice a puffiness of the face around the eyes, or in the feet, ankles, and legs. When edema is present, pressure on the skin, such as from the elastic band on socks, may leave an indentation that is slow to disappear. Edema of the abdomen, called ascites, may be a sign of serious underlying disease and must be immediately evaluated by a doctor. TREATMENT: Over the counter diuretics containing ammonium chloride and caffeine (Aqua-Ban®) may be used to relieve symptoms related to edema or water retention when taken five to six days before menses. More severe edematous conditions require medical attention. Treatment of edema with prescription medications is limited to the use of diuretics, commonly referred to as “water pills.” Agents often used include the thiazide diuretics, such as hydrochlorothiazide (HydroDIURIL®), indapamide (Lozol®), and metolazone (Zaroxolyn®); loop diuretics including furosemide (Lasix®), bumetanide (Bumex®), and torsemide (Demadex®); and potassium-sparing diuretics, such as spironolactone (Aldactone®), triamterene (Dyazide®, Maxzide®), and amiloride (Midamor®). Commonly, treatment consists of managing the underlying condition, which may include inadequate nutrition; liver, heart, and kidney disease; or obstruction of blood or lymph flow. In some cases, a salt-restricted diet may be recommended. Dietary changes that may be helpful for edema: High salt intake should be avoided, as it tends to lead to water retention and may worsen edema in some people. A controlled trial found that a low-salt diet (less than 2,100 mg sodium per day) resulted in reduced water retention after two months in a group of women with unexplained edema. NUTRITION SUPPLEMENT THAT WILL HELP YOU: Several double-blind trials2 3 4 5 have found that 400 mg per day of coumarin, a flavonoid found in a variety of herbs, can improve many types of edema, including lymphedema after surgery. However, a large double-blind trial detected no benefit using 200 mg coumarin twice daily for six months in women who had arm edema after mastectomy (surgical breast removal).6 (Coumarin should not be confused with the anticlotting drug Coumadin®.) A group of semi-synthetic flavonoids, known as hydroxyethylrutosides are also beneficial for some types of edema.7 One double-blind trial found that 2 grams per day of hydroxyethylrutosides reduced ankle and foot edema in people with venous disorders after four weeks.8 Another double-blind trial found that 3 grams per day of hydroxyethylrutosides significantly reduced lymphedema of the arm or leg and lessened the associated uncomfortable symptoms.9 A combination of the flavonoids diosmin (900 mg per day) and hesperidin (100 mg per day) has been investigated for the treatment of a variety of venous circulation disorders.10 However, in a double-blind trial, this combination was not effective for lymphedema caused by breast cancer treatments.11 In a preliminary study, individuals with lymphedema of the arm or head-and-neck region were treated with approximately 230 mcg of selenium per day, in the form of sodium selenite, for four to six weeks. A quality-of-life assessment showed an improvement of 59%, and the circumference of the edematous arm was reduced in 10 of 12 cases.12 Because coumarin, hydroxyethylrutosides, and diosmin are not widely available in the United States, other flavonoids, such as quercetin, rutin, or anthocyanosides (from bilberry), have been substituted by doctors in an attempt to obtain similar benefits. The effect of these other flavonoids against edema has not been well studied. Also, optimal amounts are not known. However, in one study, quercetin in amounts of 30–50 mg per day corrected abnormal capillary permeability (leakiness),13 an effect that might improve edema. A similar effect has been reported with rutin at 20 mg three times per day.14 Doctors often recommend 80–160 mg of a standardized extract of bilberry, three times per day. Whereas vitamin B6 is sometimes recommended for reducing edema, no research has investigated its effectiveness. HOPE IT WILL HELP YOU Answered by Marget Menaker 2 years ago.
Counteractive meds why?
Why do doctors put someone on Lasix to take fluid out and then Potassium because that level goes way down from the Lasix. Then trembling should be controlled by cholesterol meds but that's not important let's choke you to death with lasix first.Isn't there a better way to treat congestive heart...
Asked by Adriane Pesqueira 2 years ago.
Why do doctors put someone on Lasix to take fluid out and then Potassium because that level goes way down from the Lasix. Then trembling should be controlled by cholesterol meds but that's not important let's choke you to death with lasix first. Isn't there a better way to treat congestive heart failure for a woman in late 50s? Answered by Willow Meusa 2 years ago.
Hi Ms Heard Hearted Hanna, You have a way with asking questions(hard hearted?). Any way coming to your question...... There are diuretics (unlike Lasix) that are 'potassium sparing' types. This means that these do not lose body potassium. They include amiloride hydrochloride (Midamor), spironolactone (Aldactone), and triamterene (Dyrenium), among others. Most commonly used is Spironolactone. Potassium-sparing diuretics cause the kidneys to hold potassium in the body. When you are taking these medications you generally should not take potassium supplements because your potassium levels might rise too high. Now, when these meds are available, why did your doctor prescribe Lasix? Be a bit soft hearted. He/she may have his/her own reasons. Ask why, the next time you meet him/her (the doc may curse the internet). Anyway, if you feel too weak due over-depletion of potassium, you have a potential non-potassium choice. Feel free to fire your cholesterol meds question. Cheers. Answered by Rebeca Drossman 2 years ago.
It's a choice: do you want painful swollen legs, or to take the lasix and have to supplement potassium? Also important: are you staying on a low sodium diet? If you eat lots of salt or salty foods (including most fried or canned foods), it will make the potassium losses from lasix even worse. More importantly, they can exacerbate your heart failure, and you could end up in the hospital with serious problems. Please be very strict on yourself -- you cannot eat like a healthy person. You also have to make sure you are taking all of your other meds for heart failure. Call your doctor's office to make sure you have all the meds that were prescribed, and that you are taking them correctly. Answered by Stevie Brasington 2 years ago.
Lasix is only symptomatic treatment the best drugs are ACE inhibitors and certain beta blockers. A diuretic still may be necessary but often can be gradually reduced. Diuretics alone don't improve survival, beta blockers & ACE inhibitors do Answered by Shondra Klafehn 2 years ago.
it is the drug of choice, and it is a life saving medicine, it reduces the pre-load and after-load, no other drug has the benificial effects while treating ccf and lvf. Answered by Joselyn Starks 2 years ago.
What time is proper to take my medications? I take several. I do not know if I should take them in AM or PM?
The reason for asking this here is two-fold.First, I consider the brain-trust of members of YA to be second to none. When we get multiple responses, it is all the better.Second, it helps others who also have the same type of question get an answer without them having to ask it.Thank you for all who...
Asked by Kortney Glovier 2 years ago.
I take the following medications: Ranitidine Gemfibrozil Metformin Benicar If you know the proper time of day to take these medications, I would love to hear it. If you know of a website that gives this information in a easy to understand fashion, I would also appreciate that as well. I am also looking for a website which allows me to enter all my medications and which tells me which should not be taken together because of their side-effects. Thank you for you help. Answered by Aileen Sopczak 2 years ago.
The reason for asking this here is two-fold. First, I consider the brain-trust of members of YA to be second to none. When we get multiple responses, it is all the better. Second, it helps others who also have the same type of question get an answer without them having to ask it. Thank you for all who have given their two-cents worth. I really appreciate it, even from those who did not respond with an answer. Answered by Rudy Chaudhry 2 years ago.
When you get your meds from the pharmacy they tell you when to take them. The info would be on the education page. These meds are not just AM or PM meds, they are also with or without food. Of course as usual, you could be off most of these meds if you would just watch your diet and exercise. You know I have to add that last little ditty. Love ya, Steph Answered by Dulcie Candill 2 years ago.
How often do you take them? Metformin you should take before meals. Gemfribrozil 30 minutes before meals Benicar can be taken whenever, with or without food Ranitidine has many different types -s o it depends Answered by Marty Trible 2 years ago.
Metformin should be taken prior to meals as it is a diabetic medication. Ranitidine is Zantac which is for your stomach. You may take that AM and before bed if that is the way it is prescribed. Answered by Socorro Schmierer 2 years ago.
You Doctor and Pharmacist should both of advised you when to take your meds, and if they haven't should be reported. I think it is completely irresponsible of them. The doctor should also have told you if one interferes with the other. I would certainly be on the phone to either of them and not try to learn about it here. Answered by Neva Oliveria 2 years ago.
are you me? I asked the same thing but I take about 22 different meds and was gonna go to the pharmacist and dump them out and ask him, but thats too much to do, so I just sit at home and get calls and letters from all these med companies that want me to be studied by them do to taking all their meds. good luck! Answered by Marina Burbage 2 years ago.
all the medicines you mentioned are to be taken best in the morning at least and hour before having breakfast... most medicines are to be taken with food so it doesnt irritate the stomache. Answered by Rita Cabellero 2 years ago.
Why in the world ask very important questions like those here? It's your health, you should be asking your dr. who knows you, not people who are basically total strangers. Answered by Wyatt Ruddy 2 years ago.
What is lithium?
uses? tell me everything
Asked by Katherina Berka 2 years ago.
What is lithium? Lithium carbonate--a salt--came to be regularly used to control manic depression in this country in the 1960's. Today it is the most commonly used medication to treat bipolar disorder (manic depression). There are a variety of different brands of lithium dispensed in tablets, capsules, and liquid form: Cibalith-S, Eskalith, Lithane, Lithobid, Lithonate, and Lithotabs. Lithium is helpful in 70 percent to 80 percent of people with bipolar disorder, making it one of the most effective psychiatric medications available. What does lithium treat? Lithium has been most frequently and effectively used to control and prevent manic episodes in persons with bipolar disorder. Lithium has been successful in treating depression as well. In fact, the occurrence of depression in a person who has been taking lithium is often an indication that a higher dose is needed. In some cases, lithium is even a successful treatment for those with unipolar depression, or those who have never had a manic episode. Individuals who respond to lithium for depression are often those who have not responded to tricyclic antidepressants after several weeks of treatment. When given lithium in addition to their antidepressants, some of these people have shown significant improvement. Lithium has also successfully treated schizophrenia in cases where there is a schizophrenic thought disorder accompanied by a change in mood that mimics either mania or depression. The similarity between people with this type of schizophrenia and those diagnosed with manic depression is their affective disorder--that is, the experience of strong emotions not related to what is happening in the environment. People with schizophrenia not experiencing an affective disorder will not likely respond to the combination of lithium and antipsychotic medication. How long does lithium take to work? For lithium to reach its maximum effectiveness, two or even three weeks is often required. To control severe mania, doctors often will prescribe an antipsychotic such as Haldol while waiting for lithium to take affect. When the manic symptoms disappear, the antipsychotic will usually be discontinued, but the lithium continued. Physicians using combinations of lithium and antipsychotics are urged to closely monitor patients because of the danger of a toxic reaction to the combination of lithium and Haldol. Some people on lithium report having breakthrough depression. These individuals may respond to an increase in the dosage or the addition of an antidepressant. When depressions occur in those who have been taking lithium and who are able to tolerate a higher dose, it is possible that the dosage has been inadequate. What are the side effects of lithium? Common side effects of lithium include nausea, loss of appetite, and mild diarrhea. These usually will taper off after the first few weeks. Dizziness and hand tremors have also been reported, and tremors can be diminished effectively if the dosage of lithium is gradually decreased. Medications that control tremors are Cogentin and Inderal. With Inderal, however, there may be a lowering of the patient's blood pressure and heart rate, and sudden discontinuation can cause anxiety and tremulousness. Increased production of urine and excessive thirst are two common side effects that are usually not serious problems, but patients with kidney disease should not be given lithium. Midamor is a drug that can reduce urinating. Taking the day's dosage of lithium at bedtime also seems to help with the problem of increased urination. Other side effects of lithium include weight gain, hypothyroidism, increased white blood cell count, skin rashes, and birth defects. People who are taking lithium should consult their doctor before taking the following: Ibuprofen (Advil), acetazolamide, antihypertensives, anti-inflammatory drugs, calcium channel blockers, carbamazepine, diuretics, hydroxyzine, inderal, procardia, marijuana, muscle relaxants, neuroleptics, table salt, baking powder, tetracycline, tricyclic antidepressants, MAO inhibitors, or caffeine. While on lithium, a patient's blood level must be closely monitored. If the blood level of lithium is too low, the patient's symptoms will not be relieved. If the blood level of lithium is too high, there is a danger of a toxic reaction. Are there specific concerns about lithium and pregnancy? A study was done in 1992 to measure the effect of lithium on unborn babies. It was found that exposure to lithium during the first trimester of pregnancy might be associated with the increased risk of Ebstein's anomaly, a rare cardiac malformation. Otherwise, the rate of congenital malformations did not differ between the group that took lithium and the control group. Birthweight, however, was found to be significantly higher in the lithium group, despite the high percentage of lithium users who were also cigarette smokers (almost twice as many as the control group). Reviewed by Robert Prein, MD of the National Institute of Mental Health, Rockville, MD Answered by Reid Grajales 2 years ago.
a nirvana song and a evenesence song lol no but really its: Atomic Structure of Lithium Atomic Radius: 2.05Å Atomic Volume: 13.1cm3/mol Covalent Radius: 1.23Å Cross Section (Thermal Neutron Capture) a/barns: 70.5 Crystal Structure: Cubic body centered Electron Configuration: 1s2 2s1 Electrons per Energy Level: 2,1 Shell Model Ionic Radius: 0.76Å Filling Orbital: 2s1 Number of Electrons (with no charge): 3 Number of Neutrons (most common/stable nuclide): 4 Number of Protons: 3 Oxidation States: 1 Valence Electrons: 2s1 Lithium affects the flow of sodium through nerve and muscle cells in the body. Sodium affects excitation or mania. Lithium is used to treat the manic episodes of manic depression. Manic symptoms include hyperactivity, rushed speech, poor judgment, reduced need for sleep, aggression, and anger. Lithium also helps to prevent or lessen the intensity of manic episodes. Answered by Margot Cholico 2 years ago.
Everybody missed the point. Lithium is a metal that is even cooler than sodium when you chuck it into water. Rather than just fizzing around like sodium, lithium is almost explosive. Answered by Peggie Husar 2 years ago.
Lithium is a silvery white metal in the group known as Alkali Earths in the periodic table. It is the least active member of this group.You can look the rest up for yourself. Answered by Juliana Bernarducci 2 years ago.
It's a soft, highly reactive metal. It is used in medicine to treat manic depressive disorders and correct brain functions. It is lethal in large doses and effect metabolism, depending on the person whether it increases or decrease it. It's symbol is Li, and it's atomic # is 3. Answered by Jenae Viker 2 years ago.
Usually used as a heavy duty anti-depressant. Answered by Kelley Offer 2 years ago.
a rare metal with industrial applications as well medicinal uses. Answered by Amal Foley 2 years ago.
lithium is a prototype acid thingy i learned bout it in skool today erm im not reeli sure look it up ok. Answered by Janae Bloschichak 2 years ago.
Side efects of cyclosporine?
Asked by Otto Ziter 2 years ago.
Cyclosporine is a very strong medicine. It may cause side effects that could be very serious, such as high blood pressure and kidney and liver problems. It may also reduce the body's ability to fight infections. You and your doctor should talk about the good this medicine will do as well as the risks of using it. Notify your doctor immediately if you develop fever or chills, a sore throat, unusual bleeding or bruising, mouth sores, abdominal pain, pale stools, or darkened urine. These symptoms could be early signs of dangerous side effects. If you experience any of the following serious side effects, stop taking cyclosporine and seek emergency medical attention or contact your doctor immediately: an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of your throat; swelling of your lips, tongue, or face; or hives); unusual tiredness or weakness; cough or hoarseness, fever, or chills; painful or difficult urination; severe nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea; unusual bleeding or bruising; seizures; or a sudden unusual feeling of discomfort or illness. Other, less serious side effects may also occur. Continue to take cyclosporine and notify your doctor if you experience tremor (shaking); increased bodily hair growth; gum problems; high blood pressure; numbness or tingling; or decreased appetite. Immunosuppressant drugs such as cyclosporine increase your risk of certain types of cancer, such as lymphomas or skin cancer. Ask you doctor about the risks and benefits of cyclosporine in your treatment. Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome. (back to top) What other drugs will affect cyclosporine? There are many drug/drug interactions with cyclosporine and you should tell your doctor of any drugs you are on and any new drugs, including herbal products, you start. The interactions could alter cyclosporine levels causing a decrease in effectiveness or an increase in side effects. The side effects or effectiveness of the other drugs may also be altered. The following are some examples of medicatoins that may result in a drug/drug interaction when taken with cyclosporine: trimethoprim with sulfamethoxazole (Bactrim, Septra, Sulfatrim, others), gentamicin (Garamycin, others), and vancomycin (Vancocin); ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, Nuprin, others), naproxen (Naprosyn, Anaprox, Aleve, others), diclofenac (Voltaren, Cataflam), etodolac (Lodine), flurbiprofen (Ansaid), fenoprofen (Nalfon), indomethacin (Indocin), ketorolac (Toradol), ketoprofen (Orudis KT, Orudis, Oruvail), nabumetone (Relafen), oxaprozin (Daypro), piroxicam (Feldene), sulindac (Clinoril), and tolmetin (Tolectin); amphotericin B (Fungizone) and ketoconazole (Nizoral); tacrolimus (Prograf); melphalan (Alkeran); cimetidine (Tagamet, Tagamet HB) and ranitidine (Zantac, Zantac 75); diltiazem (Cardizem, Dilacor XR, Tiazac), nicardipine (Cardene), amiodarone (Cordarone, Pacerone) and verapamil (Calan, Verelan); ketoconazole (Nizoral), itraconazole (Sporanox), and fluconazole (Diflucan); danazol (Danocrine) and methylprednisolone (Medrol, others); erythromycin (Ery-Tab, E-Mycin, E.E.S., P.C.E., others), clarithromycin (Biaxin); bromocriptine (Parlodel); colchicine and allopurinol (Aloprim, Lopurin, Zyloprim); indinavir (Crixivan), nelfinavir (Viracept), ritonavir (Norvir), lopinavir-ritonavir(Kaletra) and saquinavir (Fortovase, Invirase); metoclopramide (Reglan); prednisolone (Prelone, Pediapred, others); digoxin (Lanoxin, Lanoxicaps); lovastatin (Mevacor), fluvastatin (Lescol), pravastatin (Pravachol), simvastatin (Zocor), or atorvastatin (Lipitor); PUVA or UVB therapy; and potassium-sparing diuretics (water pills) such as amiloride (Midamor), spironolactone (Aldactone, Spironol), or triamterene (Dyrenium); and any type of vaccination. Answered by Sammie Mckinstry 2 years ago.
Hi -- "It may cause side effects that could be very serious, such as high blood pressure and kidney and liver problems. It may also reduce the body's ability to fight infections. " Answered by Grazyna Hagedorn 2 years ago.
I have been taking 10mg of lisinopril since July 17, I also take potassium tablets. will this harm my kidneys?
Asked by Tambra Cherney 2 years ago.
What is lisinopril? Lisinopril is in a class of drugs called angiotensin-converting-enzyme (ACE) inhibitors. Lisinopril is used to lower blood pressure, to treat congestive heart failure, and to improve the survival rate after a heart attack. Lisinopril may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide. What other drugs will affect lisinopril? Before taking lisinopril, tell your doctor if you are taking any of the following drugs: -a potassium supplement such as K-Dur, Klor-Con, and others; You may not be able to take lisinopril, or you may require a dosage adjustment or special monitoring during your treatment if you are taking any of the medicines listed above. -salt substitutes that contain potassium; - any of the diuretics (water pills) triamterene (Dyrenium, Maxzide, Dyazide), spironolactone (Aldactone), or amiloride (Midamor); - any other diuretic (water pill) such as hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ, HydroDiuril, others), furosemide (Lasix), bumetanide (Bumex), indapamide (Lozol), and others; - lithium (Lithobid, Eskalith, others); or -indomethacin (Indocin)- In view of the expected side effect by the combination of Listril and Pottassium, please consul t your doctor in advance and take meidcation accordingly.- Answered by Eleonore Ripp 2 years ago.
Lisinopril occasionally causes an increase in BUN and creatinine, markers for renal function, but overall tends to be protective of kidney function. The worry would be that the combination of the two might lead to hyperkalemia (elevated level of potassium in the serum), which has minor side effects like dropping dead suddenly. Lots of folks need the combination, but your doctor will certainly want to monitor with periodic blood samples, and this is not an area where you want to scrimp or skip appointments. Answered by Tyrell Desalvatore 2 years ago.
personal i have ask questions on this medicine page.The answers were not correct, So i would look for a medical dictionary on the net or Google it. The answers you can find yourself in " the books" The sky is the limit !Good luck and have fun .Did your pharmacy not enclose a paper with info ? Answered by Krystina Ogata 2 years ago.