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  • #557

    MJ
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    Hello.. Ivabradine is usually prescribed for heart failure so I’m assuming you have the condition. This condition is chronic and progressive, which means that it gets worse with time. It would not be wise to stop taking ivabradine without your doctor’s advise. This medication simply controls the symptoms of heart failure – it does not cure it. But even though it doesn’t necessarily get better, the right medication and management will be able to help reduce the symptoms and slow down the progression of the condition. So, even when you feel well, you still need to continue taking it. Otherwise, your condition can get worse, which could lead you to need treatment in a hospital.
    Hope this made you understand the need to maintain your medications.

    #556

    coleevans
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    I have been taking ivabradine for a few months now and haven’t felt any symptoms of heart failure since. I am planning to stop taking this medication so as to rest my kidneys and not be dependent on the medication. Is this safe?

    #479

    MJ
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    Ivabradine is used to treat heart failure. It is in a class of medications called hyperpolarization-activated cyclic nucleotide-gated (HCN) channel blockers. It works by slowing the heart rate so the heart can pump more blood through the body each time it beats. It is used by adults to help prevent the heart failure from getting worse and needing treatment in a hospital. It is also used by children who have heart failure due to an enlarged heart (dilated cardiomyopathy). Heart failure is a condition where your heart does not pump blood as well as it should.

    Ivabradine controls the symptoms of heart failure but does not cure it. Continue to take ivabradine even if you feel well. Do not stop taking ivabradine without talking to your doctor.


    MJ
    Moderator

    Lisinopril oral tablet does not cause drowsiness. However, it may cause low blood pressure which can make you feel faint or dizzy. Other side effects include, but is not limited to:

    COMMON SIDE EFFECTS
    1. headache
    2. dizziness
    3. persistent cough
    4. low blood pressure
    5. chest pain

    Mild side effects may go away within a few days or a couple of weeks. If they’re more severe or don’t go away, consult with your doctor.

    SERIOUS SIDE EFFECTS
    1. allergic reaction characterized by:
    a. swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat
    b. trouble breathing
    c. trouble swallowing
    d. stomach (abdomen) pain with or without nausea or vomiting

    2. kidney problems characterized by:
    a. tiredness
    b. swelling, especially of your hands, feet, or ankles
    c. shortness of breath
    d. weight gain

    3. liver failure characterized by:
    a. yellowing of your skin and the whites of your eyes
    b. elevated liver enzymes
    c. stomach pain
    d. nausea and vomiting

    4. high potassium levels

    SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS
    1. This medication could cause very high potassium levels which could lead to arrhythmia (heart rate or rhythm problems). Your risk may be higher if you have kidney disease or diabetes, or if you’re taking other drugs that increase potassium levels.

    2. This drug may react to other medications such as:
    a. Blood pressure drugs (including candesartan, eprosartan, irbesartan, losartan, olmesartan, telmisartan, valsartan, azilsartan, benazepril, captopril, enalapril, fosinopril, moexipril, perindopril, quinapril, ramipril, trandolapril, aliskiren
    b. Diabetes drugs
    c. Diuretics (including hydrochlorothiazide, chlorthalidone, furosemide, bumetanide
    d. Mood stabilizer drugs
    e. nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
    f. Drugs preventing organ transplant rejection (temsirolimus, sirolimus, everolimus)
    g. injectable gold
    h. Neprilysin inhibitors (sacubitril)

    3. This drug may cause severe allergic reaction and must not be taken again if ever you’ve had an allergic reaction to it.

    4. This drug can have a negative impact on the development of a fetus. It should only be used during pregnancy in serious cases where it’s needed to treat a dangerous condition in the mother.

    #475

    MJ
    Moderator

    Lisinopril is in a class of medications called angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors. It works by decreasing certain chemicals that tighten the blood vessels, so blood flows more smoothly and the heart can pump blood more efficiently. It is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure and heart failure. It is also used to improve survival after a heart attack.

    Lisinopril comes as a tablet to take by mouth and is usually taken once a day.

    Your doctor will most likely start you on a low dose of lisinopril and gradually increase your dose.

    #467

    MJ
    Moderator

    Nitroglycerin is in a class of medications called vasodilators. It is used to treat congestive heart failure, to help prevent frequent chest pain caused by a heart condition known as angina, and to relieve pain caused by chronic anal fissures. It works by causing your veins to expand or dilate, known as venodilation. It also works on dilating the coronary arteries, contributing to the relief of angina. By doing so, the heart does not need to work as hard and therefore does not need as much oxygen.

    Nitroglycerin comes as a sublingual tablet to take under the tongue. The tablets is usually taken as needed, either 5 to 10 minutes before activities that may cause attacks of angina or at the first sign of an attack.

    #416

    MJ
    Moderator

    Special Considerations for DAPOXETINE:

    1. This medication is to be swallowed whole because chewing or crushing it will give a bitter taste.

    2. No more than one tablet must be taken within 24 hours. This is to be taken before anticipating intercourse and is not intended for daily use.

    3. Not suitable for patients below 18 years of age or anyone with a history of heart disease, psychiatric illness, fainting, uncontrolled epilepsy, severe liver or kidney problems, heart attack, chest pain, and heart failure.

    4. Check with your doctor if you are taking other medications since they could interact with Dapoxetine and cause it to lessen the potency, or worsen the side effects.

    #413

    MJ
    Moderator

    Premature ejaculation happens when a man reaches orgasm and ejaculates too soon – this could be within a minute of penetration and unable to delay ejaculation during sex almost all the time.

    Dapoxetine is initially created as an antidepressant but the drug’s fast-acting property made it suitable to be utilized in treating premature ejaculation. This medication is safe and effective and works by increasing the time it takes for men to ejaculate. The drug functions by increasing the activity of serotonin in the brain. High serotonin activity increases ejaculation time, while low serotonin activity shortens it. When this medication is taken 1 to 3 hours before intercourse, it increases a man’s sense of control over his ejaculation for up to two hours. Thus, men and their partner are able to have more intimate time in bed without frustrations.

    Side effects include, but are not limited to the following:

    COMMON SIDE EFFECTS
    1. increased blood pressure
    2. flushing
    3. excessive sweating
    4. tiredness
    5. blurring of vision
    6. Unusual dreams

    LESS COMMON SIDE EFFECTS
    1. teeth grinding
    2. dizziness after exertion
    3. increased or decreased heartrate
    4. failure to ejaculate
    5. dilated pupils

    • This topic was modified 11 months, 1 week ago by  MJ.
    • This topic was modified 11 months, 1 week ago by  MJ.
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