I could really use your help. I am trying to compile a list of common heart medications for one of the Health Pages. So many times someone asks for suggestions, about side effects, etc. It would be great to have a place closeby where we could provide a hyperlink to more information on medications common for heart patients. Will you please help me by letting me know what medication(s) you are currently taking, or what medication(s) you would like to know more about? For example, I am taking lisinopril for BP control and Inderal for PVCs. I would like to know more about cholesterol medications like lipitor, crestor and vytorin.
On carvedilol (aka coreg) 6.25 mg 2x a day and lisinipril 10 mg a day to help protect my heart and keep my bp down from a pregnancy induced cardiomyopathy. I have some dizziness probably from both and some short term memory issues from the coreg. Wondering if anyone else has had the memory issues w/coreg, glad my dose isn't any higher. =)
Amber is currently taking coreg (carvedilol), vasotec (enalapril) which is an ACE inhibitor and inpra (eplerenone) which is taken by patients with low ef's these medications she takes for dilated cardiomyopathy she has recently begun digoxin, and this has improved her ef, and has improved overall heart function working in conjunction with the other meds she is currently at the max dosage of coreg, and with the exception of occasional low bp she has tolerated it very well (though i will caution everyone that at the start of taking coreg the side effects can be troublesome, she had two issues of very low bp that actually made her "drop" to the ground, but after about two weeks she had no more issues) she was prescribed digoxin to help with arrythmia, as she is not considered a good canditate for amiodarone due to the side effects hope this helps dawn
We are hoping to provide immediate links on the Health Pages directly to the medication information specific to heart conditions. Maybe I'll be able (I'd have to check with MedHelp) to add this link also : )
Did you have a chance to check on the rehab program? Just thought I'd ask : )
Currently I take Verapamil for SVT, even though I've already had 2 ablation procedures...it helps control my heart rate.
I also just started taking Spironolactone for my high blood pressure.
I was taking Maxide, but my potassium levels were dumping way too low. The Spironolactone is more "potasium-sparing".
Thanks again for the responses on the medications thread. I think I may have given the wrong idea about side effects. Just to clarify, for this thread I'm looking for just the names of medications. MedHelp hopes to provide quick links to medications we want to know more about. With so many people being put on cholesterol lowering meds, BP controlling meds, and a myriad of other heart-related medications, they're trying to get an idea of the various medications people are taking. For those of you who still might like to offer ideas, you just need to list the names. For example:
As for the side effects, you don't have to list your own sides. Rather, MH will provide a link to infomation on Vytorin where you will be able to get that informaiton, and much more.
To those of you who have already posted, thanks very much!!
I would definitely set up an appointment to meet with the doctor in person. Your dad should not have to be feeling so much nausea. I can't say which medication would cause the nausea, but the doctor should be able to rule in/out some possibilities.
Just wanted to let everyone know that I sent a list of medications to MedHelp. It is my understanding that they will incorporate the medications into a Health Page for easy reference. Will keep you posted when I hear more.
Just wanted to contribute to the list. I am taking 5 mg. a day of Bystolic (it's a beta blocker). I am suppose to be taking 10 mg. a day, but the 5 is working fine so I take the 5 mg. instead. I asked on the forums if anyone else is taking this medication, but so far no one has answered, more than likely because it's a new BB here in the States. So far I haven't had any side effects and it seems to be working wonderfully on lowering my BP when nothing else worked :)
Please take a few minutes to check out the new Health Page with common cardiac medications! Thank you all so much for your contributions! Celeste, your list was great (as you'll see).....thanks again everyone!
If anyone has any medication(s) they'd like to add, please let me know and I'll advise MH.
I didn't think about that - will MedHelp point out the meds that are not available in the US? There are folks from other countries that may use different meds and they need information about those as well.
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