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High BP, prescribed Met XLH with nicardia retred. Nicardia, on long term is believed to cause heart disease. How can I minimize its dosage?

Hello Doctor I am having high BP near about 150/100 My physician has advised me to take Met XLH 25mg Per day along with nicardia retred 10mg per day some other doctor advised me not to take nicardia for life long its side effect are lead to other heart disease is it true how can i minimize the dose of nicardia tab. pl suggest what i the harm for my heart if i take for long period
Asked On : Sat, 7 Apr 2012
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Hello rathoditesh8,
advice,-take with full glass of water, do not crush,chew or break, swallow the whole pill, do not consume grape fruit or grape fruit juice, side effect- allergic reaction, hypotension, poor cardic reservse, heart failure, severe aortic stenosis, avoid abrupt withrwal otherwise angina can occured, peripheral oedema, palpitation, tachycardia,flushing,headache,nausea, - avoid following medication (drug interaction)-theophylline, quindine,carbamazepine,phenobabitone, cimetidine,erthomycin,ketacanozole ,itracanazole,rifampicin. contraindication-acute myocardial infarction,cardiogenic shock, acute unstable angina, following disease history taken before start nocardia- kidney, liver,heart, sinus syndrome, aortic stensosis,low blood pressure,coronary artery disease, hope my advice is useful to you,thank you.
Answered: Sun, 22 Apr 2012
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