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This drug has been submitted to the FDA under the reference 020729/001.

Names and composition

"UNIRETIC" is the commercial name of a drug composed of HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE and MOEXIPRIL HYDROCHLORIDE.

Forms

ApplId/ProductId Drug name Active ingredient Form Strenght
020729/001 UNIRETIC HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE; MOEXIPRIL HYDROCHLORIDE TABLET/ORAL 12.5MG and 7.5MG **Federal Register determination that product was not discontinued or withdrawn for safety or efficacy reasons**
020729/002 UNIRETIC HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE; MOEXIPRIL HYDROCHLORIDE TABLET/ORAL 25MG and 15MG **Federal Register determination that product was not discontinued or withdrawn for safety or efficacy reasons**
020729/003 UNIRETIC HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE; MOEXIPRIL HYDROCHLORIDE TABLET/ORAL 12.5MG and 15MG **Federal Register determination that product was not discontinued or withdrawn for safety or efficacy reasons**

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020729/001 UNIRETIC HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE; MOEXIPRIL HYDROCHLORIDE TABLET/ORAL 12.5MG and 7.5MG **Federal Register determination that product was not discontinued or withdrawn for safety or efficacy reasons**
020729/002 UNIRETIC HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE; MOEXIPRIL HYDROCHLORIDE TABLET/ORAL 25MG and 15MG **Federal Register determination that product was not discontinued or withdrawn for safety or efficacy reasons**
020729/003 UNIRETIC HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE; MOEXIPRIL HYDROCHLORIDE TABLET/ORAL 12.5MG and 15MG **Federal Register determination that product was not discontinued or withdrawn for safety or efficacy reasons**
076980/001 MOEXIPRIL HYDROCHLORIDE AND HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE; MOEXIPRIL HYDROCHLORIDE TABLET/ORAL 12.5MG and 7.5MG
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202150/001 MOEXIPRIL HYDROCHLORIDE AND HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE; MOEXIPRIL HYDROCHLORIDE TABLET/ORAL 12.5MG and 7.5MG
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Depression from taking Vytorin and/or Uniretic?
I have been taking both of these drugs. For inherited high cholesterol and high blood pressure. I am now dealing with even more fatigue than I had. But especially I have unexplained depression. I've dealt with a lot of problems in my life, including being an 11-year breast cancer survivor. Depression has... Asked by Omer Lute 1 year ago.

I have been taking both of these drugs. For inherited high cholesterol and high blood pressure. I am now dealing with even more fatigue than I had. But especially I have unexplained depression. I've dealt with a lot of problems in my life, including being an 11-year breast cancer survivor. Depression has NEVER been one of my problems. I also eat a healthy diet, am not over-weight and I have worked out with a trainer 3 days a week for the past 5 months. When I have unexplained symptoms, I usually find that the culprit is a new drug. I so appreciate the help I get on this forum! Answered by Raymundo Wenrick 1 year ago.

this is a law suit case...call the cocharan firm or any lawyer/attorney and tell them what u r telling us. good luck Answered by Zaida Leho 1 year ago.

Treating high cholesterol? Statin drugs can cause devastating side effects by Alexis Black Statin drugs, which promise to reduce the levels of bad (LDL) cholesterol in the body while improving the levels of good (HDL) cholesterol, are the fastest-growing class of prescription drugs in the world, but increasing evidence shows they may not be safe, and Canadian health officials are warning that statins can cause serious muscle damage. Health Canada is now requiring manufacturers of statin drugs such as Lipitor, Zocor, Pravachol, Mevacor and Crestor to include warnings and information about the potential for muscle damage on patient safety information sheets, according to the Toronto Star. General muscle pain is a side effect frequently experienced by patients on statin drugs. The drugs may also lead to a potentially fatal muscle-wasting disease called rhabdomyolysis in patients with certain pre-existing medical conditions. In this potentially deadly disease, muscle cells are destroyed and released into the bloodstream and can cause patients to suffer kidney failure. Health Canada spokesperson Jirina Vlk told the Toronto Star the new warnings are a "precautionary measure" because so many Canadians are prescribed statin drugs to treat high cholesterol. "There's a high number of Canadians prescribed statins, so we want them to be aware of the risks associated with that," Vlk said. Likewise, in the United States, millions of people are prescribed statin drugs. In 2001, Americans filled more than 57 million prescriptions for Lipitor, the most popular of the five available statin drugs. Other possible side effects of statin drugs include nausea, diarrhea and constipation, and they have even caused severe memory and mental awareness problems in some patients. Most people concerned about their blood cholesterol levels can improve cholesterol naturally by making changes to their diet and exercise regime. In fact, a study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition showed adding foods like tofu, almonds, cereal fibers, plant sterols and soy products can lower total cholesterol more effectively than statin drugs. See Mike Adams' NewsTarget article "Healing foods beat statin drugs for lowering high cholesterol" for more information on that study. Of course, doctors continue to prescribe moneymaking statin drugs to millions of people around the world, posing a great risk to human health. Health Canada is taking a step in the right direction by stiffening the health warnings on prescription statin drugs. As more information surfaces about the risks of statin drugs, hopefully more people will begin to say no to drugs like Lipitor and Crestor and take responsibility for their health in a safer, more natural way. Answered by Kareem Hunderlach 1 year ago.


Is it okay to take Blood pressure med's at night? at the same time as I take my Birth Control.?
I am currently on Birth Control (Yasmin) and I take this at night however .........I am suposed to be taking High blood pressure med (Uniretic) but I always forget so I have not taken for months..........does anyone know if I take them at the same time will it have a negative effect? or will I be okay if I take... Asked by Nieves Weeler 1 year ago.

I am currently on Birth Control (Yasmin) and I take this at night however .........I am suposed to be taking High blood pressure med (Uniretic) but I always forget so I have not taken for months..........does anyone know if I take them at the same time will it have a negative effect? or will I be okay if I take them at the same time? Answered by Imogene Lankard 1 year ago.

NO NO NO - not at bed time! Uniretic is a for high blood pressure. it is a Combination drug with Ace I and HCTZ. Hctz is a diuretics. Diuretics work by getting rid of extra fluid in your body by increasing your urine output, and thus decrease your blood pressure. and nobody would want to take a diuretics at night b/c it makes you go to the bathroom!! if you want to take both together at the same time for Convenience. yes, it is ok, take both of them in the MORNING! don't take the uniretic at night! Answered by Glynis Alcini 1 year ago.

3 years ago, I was diagnosed - hypertension with a reading of 160/100. I used to feel dizzy a lot, my legs had awful cramps, and levels were very low in my potassium, causing my fingers and toes to always cramp together. One day I started to feel really faint while I was driving with my daughter in the back seat and I passed out, hitting 3 cars and ending up in a ditch. That moment,I knew I had to do something because my meds weren't working. I heard about this diet from a friend and thought I'd give it a shot. The results have been remarkable. In just 21 days, I honestly can't remember feeling this good, my blood pressure went from 175/110 to 125/70. Answered by Leila Janzen 1 year ago.

Hard question. Hard question. Personally, I believe that I would go ahead with the pregnancy. I would be very, very careful and would follow everything the doctor said perfectly. It was not the baby's fault that I lost my head and had sex with my husband. Though, truthfully, I would have had my tubes tied after the first pregnancy. Women get pregnant on birth control all the time. I would have been too scared to leave my life in the hands of a prescription. Answered by Stella Corseri 1 year ago.

first of all high b.p. is nothing to mess with. you need to contact your family dr. or pharmacy to find out if their any adverse affects taking both meds at the same time. Answered by Gwyn Dumeny 1 year ago.

Don't see why you can't take them both at the same time. Ask your doctor if that is OK to do. Answered by Odilia Crisco 1 year ago.

any prescription drugs you get have drug information included (in the U.S.). this information includes possible side effects and drug interactions. ask your pharmacist if the inserts don't answer your questions; it's their job to know these kinds of things. Answered by Andera Werra 1 year ago.


Questions about Meds?
Hello, I'm curious are Beta-Blockers like Toprol XL and ACE inhibators like Uniretic safe to take together. My doctor told me today that they are and infact the compliment each other very nicely. Just curious. Asked by Adrien Kruszewski 1 year ago.

they are perfectly safe to take together Answered by Darell Julen 1 year ago.

You're better off using an alternative approach than having your life revolve around drugs if at all possible. Drugs should be a last, last resort and not a first. You might want to talk to a naturopathic doctor, or an MD who is "with it," and not a puppet of the drug companies. Answered by Mechelle Conchado 1 year ago.

It would be best to ask your pharmacist, since that is what he went to school for. A doctor does not really know about medications, since they only took one year of it. Answered by Tessa Mastella 1 year ago.

YOUR DOCTOR KNOWS BEST. Answered by Lincoln Vanderburg 1 year ago.


Too many blood pressure meds?
My brother has high blood pressure and had a stroke at the beginning of the year, and then a couple of months he had a very bad car accident. The doctor's told him he was border line diabetic, as well. My question is this, does he really need to be taking 3 blood pressure meds? One of the pills he takes makes... Asked by Gary Mehalic 1 year ago.

My brother has high blood pressure and had a stroke at the beginning of the year, and then a couple of months he had a very bad car accident. The doctor's told him he was border line diabetic, as well. My question is this, does he really need to be taking 3 blood pressure meds? One of the pills he takes makes his leg hurt very bad, and he doesn't know which one it is. I have told him to go talk to the doctor, but it's a money issue with him. He really can't afford the visit and doesn't have any insurance. The following is a list of the meds he is taking: Metformin--Diabetes 2 med Enalapril--Blood Pressure Spironolact--Blood Pressure Hydralazine--Blood Pressure Metoprolol--Heart Plavix--Stroke Med Answered by Lee Haile 1 year ago.

Does he really need to be taking 3 blood pressure medications? The answer is yes. Doctors do not start out with 3 meds. They usually start with one plus a water pill (spironolactone). If the blood pressure doesn't come down into the range they want their patient, then they add another one and then another. Some drugs work better together to control high blood pressure. Your brother has a good combination going - leave it alone unless he wants to go back to having uncontrolled hypertension with then will cause him to have his second stroke. He can reduce his blood sugars by diet alone - he can research this on the internet on how to eat properly so he doesn't have to start diabetic medications also. He can call his doctor about his leg hurting and see if he has any recommendations about this and possibly being caused by one of his meds. Your brother can ask a pharmacist where he gets his meds this question for free. He does not need a doctor's visit at this time unless the leg pain is unbearable. Then, he could make arrangements with his doctor to make payments on his next visit BEFORE seeing his doctor. Some clinics will do this. Do not encourage him to stop any of his meds unless you want to visit him in a nursing home or the cemetary after his next massive stroke. Answered by Melany Rathrock 1 year ago.

Diabetics and pre-diabetics do not have to avoid sugar. Sugar isn't the cause of diabetes, this is a common myth. It's a matter of carbohydrates and total calories that can cause a rise in blood sugar. How does your brother know that it's one of his meds that is causing his leg pain? It could have been coincidental in it's appearance. At any rate, at some point, he will have to see a doc because his prescriptions will run out. But before that happens, he really needs to see a doc about his leg pain. Maybe it's related to the drugs, maybe it's a new symptom. No one on YA can assess whether your brother should be on all those drugs or not because they don't know his complete history. If he truly can't afford a doctor's visit - how about a visit to the community health department? Answered by Yahaira Kinzig 1 year ago.

3 years ago, I was diagnosed - hypertension with a reading of 160/100. I used to feel dizzy a lot, my legs had awful cramps, and levels were very low in my potassium, causing my fingers and toes to always cramp together. One day I started to feel really faint while I was driving with my daughter in the back seat and I passed out, hitting 3 cars and ending up in a ditch. That moment,I knew I had to do something because my meds weren't working. I heard about this diet from a friend and thought I'd give it a shot. The results have been remarkable. In just 21 days, I honestly can't remember feeling this good, my blood pressure went from 175/110 to 125/70. Answered by Rosaline Langon 1 year ago.

All that is being done with your brother is treating the symptoms that he has instead of getting to the root cause of his problems - he should not be on all those meds!! It sounds like your brother may have metabolic syndrome (which is people that have insulin insensitivity [ie: diabetes type 2], high blood pressure, high cholesterol [although he's not on cholesterol meds]). I would suggest going to see a doctor that can address the root of his problem instead of just giving him more meds that often have worse side effects than that conditions they treat. Heart disease is not something to mess around with so he should go see a practitioner that is qualified. I just graduated as a Naturopathic Doctor and I know of quite a few doctors that have had great results with patients on many heart medications. By working with his diet, lifestyle etc. these conditions can be effectively treated. You might want to look into some of the work being done by the Institute of Functional medicine in the states. This is a group of MDs, PhDs and NDs that work with patients to treat many health concerns (especially heart disease and metabolic syndrome) and eliminate medication usage. I believe that altering diet and lifestyle can make a huge impact on things like genetic expression (whether we "turn on" of "turn off" certain inherited genes) and many supplements can help your brother get to and treat the root cause of his problems instead of trying to cover them up with "bandaid" solutions! Answered by Linsey Desatnik 1 year ago.

One thing that my grandfather took for almost 50 years to help lower his blood pressure was bugle,also known as carpenters weed,sickle wort or middle comfrey.He would make tea out of the leaves and some times also from the roots. There are a few different varieties but it doesn't really matter which one you use. Bugle can also be used as a mild laxative analgesic helps allays coughs and irritations helps rheumatism and can also be used as a mild narcotic. I hope I was of some help.Take care. Answered by Simonne Jasko 1 year ago.

Try to find another doc to see for one time about the amount of meds. It doesn't seem right. Good luck!!! Answered by Linda Borstad 1 year ago.

Your brother should start eating foods rich in potassium. You can find that information on line. I have high blood pressure myself. I am also on a water pill. Answered by Santina Albarez 1 year ago.

Saturated fat raises cholesterol and is found mostly in foods from animals like beef, pork, eggs, butter and cheese. Plants that contain saturated fat include coconut, cottonseed and palm oil, and cocoa butter. High cholesterol causes high blood pressure. The best thing for high cholesterol is Losing weight. A plant-based diet in conjunction with a properly conducted fast, most often leads to a total recovery or a vast improvement in hypertension and angina. For borderline diabetics... avoid sugar and high amounts of carbohydrates. Answered by Lindy Mckell 1 year ago.


Depression from taking Vytorin and/or Uniretic?
I have been taking both of these drugs. For inherited high cholesterol and high blood pressure. I am now dealing with even more fatigue than I had. But especially I have unexplained depression. I've dealt with a lot of problems in my life, including being an 11-year breast cancer survivor. Depression has... Asked by Dottie Ehrhart 1 year ago.

I have been taking both of these drugs. For inherited high cholesterol and high blood pressure. I am now dealing with even more fatigue than I had. But especially I have unexplained depression. I've dealt with a lot of problems in my life, including being an 11-year breast cancer survivor. Depression has NEVER been one of my problems. I also eat a healthy diet, am not over-weight and I have worked out with a trainer 3 days a week for the past 5 months. When I have unexplained symptoms, I usually find that the culprit is a new drug. I so appreciate the help I get on this forum! Answered by Nadine Shellman 1 year ago.

this is a law suit case...call the cocharan firm or any lawyer/attorney and tell them what u r telling us. good luck Answered by Sharell Blasingim 1 year ago.

Treating high cholesterol? Statin drugs can cause devastating side effects by Alexis Black Statin drugs, which promise to reduce the levels of bad (LDL) cholesterol in the body while improving the levels of good (HDL) cholesterol, are the fastest-growing class of prescription drugs in the world, but increasing evidence shows they may not be safe, and Canadian health officials are warning that statins can cause serious muscle damage. Health Canada is now requiring manufacturers of statin drugs such as Lipitor, Zocor, Pravachol, Mevacor and Crestor to include warnings and information about the potential for muscle damage on patient safety information sheets, according to the Toronto Star. General muscle pain is a side effect frequently experienced by patients on statin drugs. The drugs may also lead to a potentially fatal muscle-wasting disease called rhabdomyolysis in patients with certain pre-existing medical conditions. In this potentially deadly disease, muscle cells are destroyed and released into the bloodstream and can cause patients to suffer kidney failure. Health Canada spokesperson Jirina Vlk told the Toronto Star the new warnings are a "precautionary measure" because so many Canadians are prescribed statin drugs to treat high cholesterol. "There's a high number of Canadians prescribed statins, so we want them to be aware of the risks associated with that," Vlk said. Likewise, in the United States, millions of people are prescribed statin drugs. In 2001, Americans filled more than 57 million prescriptions for Lipitor, the most popular of the five available statin drugs. Other possible side effects of statin drugs include nausea, diarrhea and constipation, and they have even caused severe memory and mental awareness problems in some patients. Most people concerned about their blood cholesterol levels can improve cholesterol naturally by making changes to their diet and exercise regime. In fact, a study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition showed adding foods like tofu, almonds, cereal fibers, plant sterols and soy products can lower total cholesterol more effectively than statin drugs. See Mike Adams' NewsTarget article "Healing foods beat statin drugs for lowering high cholesterol" for more information on that study. Of course, doctors continue to prescribe moneymaking statin drugs to millions of people around the world, posing a great risk to human health. Health Canada is taking a step in the right direction by stiffening the health warnings on prescription statin drugs. As more information surfaces about the risks of statin drugs, hopefully more people will begin to say no to drugs like Lipitor and Crestor and take responsibility for their health in a safer, more natural way. Answered by Latonia Wittnebel 1 year ago.


Is it okay to take Blood pressure med's at night? at the same time as I take my Birth Control.?
I am currently on Birth Control (Yasmin) and I take this at night however .........I am suposed to be taking High blood pressure med (Uniretic) but I always forget so I have not taken for months..........does anyone know if I take them at the same time will it have a negative effect? or will I be okay if I take... Asked by Marc Basey 1 year ago.

I am currently on Birth Control (Yasmin) and I take this at night however .........I am suposed to be taking High blood pressure med (Uniretic) but I always forget so I have not taken for months..........does anyone know if I take them at the same time will it have a negative effect? or will I be okay if I take them at the same time? Answered by Ramona Landolfi 1 year ago.

NO NO NO - not at bed time! Uniretic is a for high blood pressure. it is a Combination drug with Ace I and HCTZ. Hctz is a diuretics. Diuretics work by getting rid of extra fluid in your body by increasing your urine output, and thus decrease your blood pressure. and nobody would want to take a diuretics at night b/c it makes you go to the bathroom!! if you want to take both together at the same time for Convenience. yes, it is ok, take both of them in the MORNING! don't take the uniretic at night! Answered by Christine Pesick 1 year ago.

3 years ago, I was diagnosed - hypertension with a reading of 160/100. I used to feel dizzy a lot, my legs had awful cramps, and levels were very low in my potassium, causing my fingers and toes to always cramp together. One day I started to feel really faint while I was driving with my daughter in the back seat and I passed out, hitting 3 cars and ending up in a ditch. That moment,I knew I had to do something because my meds weren't working. I heard about this diet from a friend and thought I'd give it a shot. The results have been remarkable. In just 21 days, I honestly can't remember feeling this good, my blood pressure went from 175/110 to 125/70. Answered by Tomas Yaish 1 year ago.

Hard question. Hard question. Personally, I believe that I would go ahead with the pregnancy. I would be very, very careful and would follow everything the doctor said perfectly. It was not the baby's fault that I lost my head and had sex with my husband. Though, truthfully, I would have had my tubes tied after the first pregnancy. Women get pregnant on birth control all the time. I would have been too scared to leave my life in the hands of a prescription. Answered by Daphine Rankins 1 year ago.

first of all high b.p. is nothing to mess with. you need to contact your family dr. or pharmacy to find out if their any adverse affects taking both meds at the same time. Answered by Ok Lavere 1 year ago.

Don't see why you can't take them both at the same time. Ask your doctor if that is OK to do. Answered by Erminia Lasker 1 year ago.

any prescription drugs you get have drug information included (in the U.S.). this information includes possible side effects and drug interactions. ask your pharmacist if the inserts don't answer your questions; it's their job to know these kinds of things. Answered by Twyla Deculus 1 year ago.


Questions about Meds?
Hello, I'm curious are Beta-Blockers like Toprol XL and ACE inhibators like Uniretic safe to take together. My doctor told me today that they are and infact the compliment each other very nicely. Just curious. Asked by Erich Powsey 1 year ago.

they are perfectly safe to take together Answered by Clair Meitz 1 year ago.

You're better off using an alternative approach than having your life revolve around drugs if at all possible. Drugs should be a last, last resort and not a first. You might want to talk to a naturopathic doctor, or an MD who is "with it," and not a puppet of the drug companies. Answered by Kasandra Stadheim 1 year ago.

It would be best to ask your pharmacist, since that is what he went to school for. A doctor does not really know about medications, since they only took one year of it. Answered by Candace Montieth 1 year ago.

YOUR DOCTOR KNOWS BEST. Answered by Elicia Sauret 1 year ago.


Too many blood pressure meds?
My brother has high blood pressure and had a stroke at the beginning of the year, and then a couple of months he had a very bad car accident. The doctor's told him he was border line diabetic, as well. My question is this, does he really need to be taking 3 blood pressure meds? One of the pills he takes makes... Asked by Carolann Stumpo 1 year ago.

My brother has high blood pressure and had a stroke at the beginning of the year, and then a couple of months he had a very bad car accident. The doctor's told him he was border line diabetic, as well. My question is this, does he really need to be taking 3 blood pressure meds? One of the pills he takes makes his leg hurt very bad, and he doesn't know which one it is. I have told him to go talk to the doctor, but it's a money issue with him. He really can't afford the visit and doesn't have any insurance. The following is a list of the meds he is taking: Metformin--Diabetes 2 med Enalapril--Blood Pressure Spironolact--Blood Pressure Hydralazine--Blood Pressure Metoprolol--Heart Plavix--Stroke Med Answered by Josue Uhler 1 year ago.

Does he really need to be taking 3 blood pressure medications? The answer is yes. Doctors do not start out with 3 meds. They usually start with one plus a water pill (spironolactone). If the blood pressure doesn't come down into the range they want their patient, then they add another one and then another. Some drugs work better together to control high blood pressure. Your brother has a good combination going - leave it alone unless he wants to go back to having uncontrolled hypertension with then will cause him to have his second stroke. He can reduce his blood sugars by diet alone - he can research this on the internet on how to eat properly so he doesn't have to start diabetic medications also. He can call his doctor about his leg hurting and see if he has any recommendations about this and possibly being caused by one of his meds. Your brother can ask a pharmacist where he gets his meds this question for free. He does not need a doctor's visit at this time unless the leg pain is unbearable. Then, he could make arrangements with his doctor to make payments on his next visit BEFORE seeing his doctor. Some clinics will do this. Do not encourage him to stop any of his meds unless you want to visit him in a nursing home or the cemetary after his next massive stroke. Answered by Sharron Oachs 1 year ago.

Diabetics and pre-diabetics do not have to avoid sugar. Sugar isn't the cause of diabetes, this is a common myth. It's a matter of carbohydrates and total calories that can cause a rise in blood sugar. How does your brother know that it's one of his meds that is causing his leg pain? It could have been coincidental in it's appearance. At any rate, at some point, he will have to see a doc because his prescriptions will run out. But before that happens, he really needs to see a doc about his leg pain. Maybe it's related to the drugs, maybe it's a new symptom. No one on YA can assess whether your brother should be on all those drugs or not because they don't know his complete history. If he truly can't afford a doctor's visit - how about a visit to the community health department? Answered by Misty Walland 1 year ago.

3 years ago, I was diagnosed - hypertension with a reading of 160/100. I used to feel dizzy a lot, my legs had awful cramps, and levels were very low in my potassium, causing my fingers and toes to always cramp together. One day I started to feel really faint while I was driving with my daughter in the back seat and I passed out, hitting 3 cars and ending up in a ditch. That moment,I knew I had to do something because my meds weren't working. I heard about this diet from a friend and thought I'd give it a shot. The results have been remarkable. In just 21 days, I honestly can't remember feeling this good, my blood pressure went from 175/110 to 125/70. Answered by Hedwig Thelemaque 1 year ago.

All that is being done with your brother is treating the symptoms that he has instead of getting to the root cause of his problems - he should not be on all those meds!! It sounds like your brother may have metabolic syndrome (which is people that have insulin insensitivity [ie: diabetes type 2], high blood pressure, high cholesterol [although he's not on cholesterol meds]). I would suggest going to see a doctor that can address the root of his problem instead of just giving him more meds that often have worse side effects than that conditions they treat. Heart disease is not something to mess around with so he should go see a practitioner that is qualified. I just graduated as a Naturopathic Doctor and I know of quite a few doctors that have had great results with patients on many heart medications. By working with his diet, lifestyle etc. these conditions can be effectively treated. You might want to look into some of the work being done by the Institute of Functional medicine in the states. This is a group of MDs, PhDs and NDs that work with patients to treat many health concerns (especially heart disease and metabolic syndrome) and eliminate medication usage. I believe that altering diet and lifestyle can make a huge impact on things like genetic expression (whether we "turn on" of "turn off" certain inherited genes) and many supplements can help your brother get to and treat the root cause of his problems instead of trying to cover them up with "bandaid" solutions! Answered by Sol Lepisto 1 year ago.

One thing that my grandfather took for almost 50 years to help lower his blood pressure was bugle,also known as carpenters weed,sickle wort or middle comfrey.He would make tea out of the leaves and some times also from the roots. There are a few different varieties but it doesn't really matter which one you use. Bugle can also be used as a mild laxative analgesic helps allays coughs and irritations helps rheumatism and can also be used as a mild narcotic. I hope I was of some help.Take care. Answered by Jocelyn Perrins 1 year ago.

Try to find another doc to see for one time about the amount of meds. It doesn't seem right. Good luck!!! Answered by Adriana Contrera 1 year ago.

Your brother should start eating foods rich in potassium. You can find that information on line. I have high blood pressure myself. I am also on a water pill. Answered by Salena Forner 1 year ago.

Saturated fat raises cholesterol and is found mostly in foods from animals like beef, pork, eggs, butter and cheese. Plants that contain saturated fat include coconut, cottonseed and palm oil, and cocoa butter. High cholesterol causes high blood pressure. The best thing for high cholesterol is Losing weight. A plant-based diet in conjunction with a properly conducted fast, most often leads to a total recovery or a vast improvement in hypertension and angina. For borderline diabetics... avoid sugar and high amounts of carbohydrates. Answered by Carmon Maxton 1 year ago.


Depression from taking Vytorin and/or Uniretic?
I have been taking both of these drugs. For inherited high cholesterol and high blood pressure. I am now dealing with even more fatigue than I had. But especially I have unexplained depression. I've dealt with a lot of problems in my life, including being an 11-year breast cancer survivor. Depression has... Asked by Rebecca Duntley 1 year ago.

I have been taking both of these drugs. For inherited high cholesterol and high blood pressure. I am now dealing with even more fatigue than I had. But especially I have unexplained depression. I've dealt with a lot of problems in my life, including being an 11-year breast cancer survivor. Depression has NEVER been one of my problems. I also eat a healthy diet, am not over-weight and I have worked out with a trainer 3 days a week for the past 5 months. When I have unexplained symptoms, I usually find that the culprit is a new drug. I so appreciate the help I get on this forum! Answered by Bunny Goble 1 year ago.

this is a law suit case...call the cocharan firm or any lawyer/attorney and tell them what u r telling us. good luck Answered by Saundra Countis 1 year ago.

Treating high cholesterol? Statin drugs can cause devastating side effects by Alexis Black Statin drugs, which promise to reduce the levels of bad (LDL) cholesterol in the body while improving the levels of good (HDL) cholesterol, are the fastest-growing class of prescription drugs in the world, but increasing evidence shows they may not be safe, and Canadian health officials are warning that statins can cause serious muscle damage. Health Canada is now requiring manufacturers of statin drugs such as Lipitor, Zocor, Pravachol, Mevacor and Crestor to include warnings and information about the potential for muscle damage on patient safety information sheets, according to the Toronto Star. General muscle pain is a side effect frequently experienced by patients on statin drugs. The drugs may also lead to a potentially fatal muscle-wasting disease called rhabdomyolysis in patients with certain pre-existing medical conditions. In this potentially deadly disease, muscle cells are destroyed and released into the bloodstream and can cause patients to suffer kidney failure. Health Canada spokesperson Jirina Vlk told the Toronto Star the new warnings are a "precautionary measure" because so many Canadians are prescribed statin drugs to treat high cholesterol. "There's a high number of Canadians prescribed statins, so we want them to be aware of the risks associated with that," Vlk said. Likewise, in the United States, millions of people are prescribed statin drugs. In 2001, Americans filled more than 57 million prescriptions for Lipitor, the most popular of the five available statin drugs. Other possible side effects of statin drugs include nausea, diarrhea and constipation, and they have even caused severe memory and mental awareness problems in some patients. Most people concerned about their blood cholesterol levels can improve cholesterol naturally by making changes to their diet and exercise regime. In fact, a study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition showed adding foods like tofu, almonds, cereal fibers, plant sterols and soy products can lower total cholesterol more effectively than statin drugs. See Mike Adams' NewsTarget article "Healing foods beat statin drugs for lowering high cholesterol" for more information on that study. Of course, doctors continue to prescribe moneymaking statin drugs to millions of people around the world, posing a great risk to human health. Health Canada is taking a step in the right direction by stiffening the health warnings on prescription statin drugs. As more information surfaces about the risks of statin drugs, hopefully more people will begin to say no to drugs like Lipitor and Crestor and take responsibility for their health in a safer, more natural way. Answered by Annice Suzuki 1 year ago.


Is it okay to take Blood pressure med's at night? at the same time as I take my Birth Control.?
I am currently on Birth Control (Yasmin) and I take this at night however .........I am suposed to be taking High blood pressure med (Uniretic) but I always forget so I have not taken for months..........does anyone know if I take them at the same time will it have a negative effect? or will I be okay if I take... Asked by Letitia Milla 1 year ago.

I am currently on Birth Control (Yasmin) and I take this at night however .........I am suposed to be taking High blood pressure med (Uniretic) but I always forget so I have not taken for months..........does anyone know if I take them at the same time will it have a negative effect? or will I be okay if I take them at the same time? Answered by Natacha Buhrman 1 year ago.

NO NO NO - not at bed time! Uniretic is a for high blood pressure. it is a Combination drug with Ace I and HCTZ. Hctz is a diuretics. Diuretics work by getting rid of extra fluid in your body by increasing your urine output, and thus decrease your blood pressure. and nobody would want to take a diuretics at night b/c it makes you go to the bathroom!! if you want to take both together at the same time for Convenience. yes, it is ok, take both of them in the MORNING! don't take the uniretic at night! Answered by Mitchell Matter 1 year ago.

3 years ago, I was diagnosed - hypertension with a reading of 160/100. I used to feel dizzy a lot, my legs had awful cramps, and levels were very low in my potassium, causing my fingers and toes to always cramp together. One day I started to feel really faint while I was driving with my daughter in the back seat and I passed out, hitting 3 cars and ending up in a ditch. That moment,I knew I had to do something because my meds weren't working. I heard about this diet from a friend and thought I'd give it a shot. The results have been remarkable. In just 21 days, I honestly can't remember feeling this good, my blood pressure went from 175/110 to 125/70. Answered by Elaine Mccleary 1 year ago.

Hard question. Hard question. Personally, I believe that I would go ahead with the pregnancy. I would be very, very careful and would follow everything the doctor said perfectly. It was not the baby's fault that I lost my head and had sex with my husband. Though, truthfully, I would have had my tubes tied after the first pregnancy. Women get pregnant on birth control all the time. I would have been too scared to leave my life in the hands of a prescription. Answered by Mose Hilst 1 year ago.

first of all high b.p. is nothing to mess with. you need to contact your family dr. or pharmacy to find out if their any adverse affects taking both meds at the same time. Answered by Pamela Litchmore 1 year ago.

Don't see why you can't take them both at the same time. Ask your doctor if that is OK to do. Answered by Libby Oommen 1 year ago.

any prescription drugs you get have drug information included (in the U.S.). this information includes possible side effects and drug interactions. ask your pharmacist if the inserts don't answer your questions; it's their job to know these kinds of things. Answered by Brittany Salvio 1 year ago.


Questions about Meds?
Hello, I'm curious are Beta-Blockers like Toprol XL and ACE inhibators like Uniretic safe to take together. My doctor told me today that they are and infact the compliment each other very nicely. Just curious. Asked by Fernande Bowering 1 year ago.

they are perfectly safe to take together Answered by Michel Ogen 1 year ago.

You're better off using an alternative approach than having your life revolve around drugs if at all possible. Drugs should be a last, last resort and not a first. You might want to talk to a naturopathic doctor, or an MD who is "with it," and not a puppet of the drug companies. Answered by Osvaldo Jannusch 1 year ago.

It would be best to ask your pharmacist, since that is what he went to school for. A doctor does not really know about medications, since they only took one year of it. Answered by Mitch Capestany 1 year ago.

YOUR DOCTOR KNOWS BEST. Answered by Chieko Situ 1 year ago.


Too many blood pressure meds?
My brother has high blood pressure and had a stroke at the beginning of the year, and then a couple of months he had a very bad car accident. The doctor's told him he was border line diabetic, as well. My question is this, does he really need to be taking 3 blood pressure meds? One of the pills he takes makes... Asked by Zelma Hefty 1 year ago.

My brother has high blood pressure and had a stroke at the beginning of the year, and then a couple of months he had a very bad car accident. The doctor's told him he was border line diabetic, as well. My question is this, does he really need to be taking 3 blood pressure meds? One of the pills he takes makes his leg hurt very bad, and he doesn't know which one it is. I have told him to go talk to the doctor, but it's a money issue with him. He really can't afford the visit and doesn't have any insurance. The following is a list of the meds he is taking: Metformin--Diabetes 2 med Enalapril--Blood Pressure Spironolact--Blood Pressure Hydralazine--Blood Pressure Metoprolol--Heart Plavix--Stroke Med Answered by Maryjo Schultze 1 year ago.

Does he really need to be taking 3 blood pressure medications? The answer is yes. Doctors do not start out with 3 meds. They usually start with one plus a water pill (spironolactone). If the blood pressure doesn't come down into the range they want their patient, then they add another one and then another. Some drugs work better together to control high blood pressure. Your brother has a good combination going - leave it alone unless he wants to go back to having uncontrolled hypertension with then will cause him to have his second stroke. He can reduce his blood sugars by diet alone - he can research this on the internet on how to eat properly so he doesn't have to start diabetic medications also. He can call his doctor about his leg hurting and see if he has any recommendations about this and possibly being caused by one of his meds. Your brother can ask a pharmacist where he gets his meds this question for free. He does not need a doctor's visit at this time unless the leg pain is unbearable. Then, he could make arrangements with his doctor to make payments on his next visit BEFORE seeing his doctor. Some clinics will do this. Do not encourage him to stop any of his meds unless you want to visit him in a nursing home or the cemetary after his next massive stroke. Answered by Elsy Luedi 1 year ago.

Diabetics and pre-diabetics do not have to avoid sugar. Sugar isn't the cause of diabetes, this is a common myth. It's a matter of carbohydrates and total calories that can cause a rise in blood sugar. How does your brother know that it's one of his meds that is causing his leg pain? It could have been coincidental in it's appearance. At any rate, at some point, he will have to see a doc because his prescriptions will run out. But before that happens, he really needs to see a doc about his leg pain. Maybe it's related to the drugs, maybe it's a new symptom. No one on YA can assess whether your brother should be on all those drugs or not because they don't know his complete history. If he truly can't afford a doctor's visit - how about a visit to the community health department? Answered by Katharina Brofft 1 year ago.

3 years ago, I was diagnosed - hypertension with a reading of 160/100. I used to feel dizzy a lot, my legs had awful cramps, and levels were very low in my potassium, causing my fingers and toes to always cramp together. One day I started to feel really faint while I was driving with my daughter in the back seat and I passed out, hitting 3 cars and ending up in a ditch. That moment,I knew I had to do something because my meds weren't working. I heard about this diet from a friend and thought I'd give it a shot. The results have been remarkable. In just 21 days, I honestly can't remember feeling this good, my blood pressure went from 175/110 to 125/70. Answered by Leonore Detwiler 1 year ago.

All that is being done with your brother is treating the symptoms that he has instead of getting to the root cause of his problems - he should not be on all those meds!! It sounds like your brother may have metabolic syndrome (which is people that have insulin insensitivity [ie: diabetes type 2], high blood pressure, high cholesterol [although he's not on cholesterol meds]). I would suggest going to see a doctor that can address the root of his problem instead of just giving him more meds that often have worse side effects than that conditions they treat. Heart disease is not something to mess around with so he should go see a practitioner that is qualified. I just graduated as a Naturopathic Doctor and I know of quite a few doctors that have had great results with patients on many heart medications. By working with his diet, lifestyle etc. these conditions can be effectively treated. You might want to look into some of the work being done by the Institute of Functional medicine in the states. This is a group of MDs, PhDs and NDs that work with patients to treat many health concerns (especially heart disease and metabolic syndrome) and eliminate medication usage. I believe that altering diet and lifestyle can make a huge impact on things like genetic expression (whether we "turn on" of "turn off" certain inherited genes) and many supplements can help your brother get to and treat the root cause of his problems instead of trying to cover them up with "bandaid" solutions! Answered by Whitney Schlissel 1 year ago.

One thing that my grandfather took for almost 50 years to help lower his blood pressure was bugle,also known as carpenters weed,sickle wort or middle comfrey.He would make tea out of the leaves and some times also from the roots. There are a few different varieties but it doesn't really matter which one you use. Bugle can also be used as a mild laxative analgesic helps allays coughs and irritations helps rheumatism and can also be used as a mild narcotic. I hope I was of some help.Take care. Answered by Lester Kochel 1 year ago.

Try to find another doc to see for one time about the amount of meds. It doesn't seem right. Good luck!!! Answered by Amparo Deigado 1 year ago.

Your brother should start eating foods rich in potassium. You can find that information on line. I have high blood pressure myself. I am also on a water pill. Answered by Penney Tomaszycki 1 year ago.

Saturated fat raises cholesterol and is found mostly in foods from animals like beef, pork, eggs, butter and cheese. Plants that contain saturated fat include coconut, cottonseed and palm oil, and cocoa butter. High cholesterol causes high blood pressure. The best thing for high cholesterol is Losing weight. A plant-based diet in conjunction with a properly conducted fast, most often leads to a total recovery or a vast improvement in hypertension and angina. For borderline diabetics... avoid sugar and high amounts of carbohydrates. Answered by Loretta Beltrami 1 year ago.


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