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Vasotek and its ill effects - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you?
User :   Hi--my dad is 86 and on vasotek--how can i tell if he has been overdosing?
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   can you tell me the content of the tab and the dosage?
User :   yes--let me check---He seems sluggish and slow to respond to questions, if at all at times--has begun to make up situations that are not real
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   please
User :   im checking w. my brother
User :   10mg analopril maleate--1x
Doctor :   ok
User :   sorry, 5 mg
Doctor :   is it enalopril 5 mg?

Doctor :   hi are you back?
User :   yes
User :   5 mg enalopril
User :   what should i look for to know if he is taking more than 1?
Doctor :   where you taken to the payment page?
User :   yes
Doctor :   did you pay?
User :   yes--how long will this take so i dont end up owing a mint?
User :   because if it helps, i will recommend to my friends
User :   hello?
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   ill tell you
Doctor :   if you have payed , you can chat with the doctor
User :   im waiting
Doctor :   till you your queries are clered
Doctor :   ill assist you now
User :   ok--so?
Doctor :   lets continue
User :   please
Doctor :   with the prob,
Doctor :   your dad is taking 4mg enalapril
User :   5
Doctor :   and its been how many years?
User :   at least 5
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   its an ace inhibitor class of drug and its
Doctor :   used for many diseases
Doctor :   and what was your father's problem to start with vasotek?
User :   yes--he has high blood pressure--my question is, if he has been taking it 2x instead of 1x, what would happen?
Doctor :   was it for
Doctor :   hypertensio?
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   the prescribed dose should be followed
Doctor :   and the 5mg dose is aa normal dosage
User :   yes---I know that--he may have forgotten and taken it 2x--am i getting charged more by the minute, by chance?
Doctor :   is he taking anyother med along wth this
Doctor :   ?
Doctor :   no
User :   nothing
Doctor :   don worry once you pay its done ?
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   how much have you payed?
Doctor :   ok
User :   you did not answer my question---what symptoms of overdose would there be?
Doctor :   incase he dose like that
User :   yes
Doctor :   you have to check whether the bp is fluctuating
Doctor :   do you know to check
Doctor :   the blood pressure
User :   ok----i will---but im not there so will have to do it tomorrowe--do you have a practice in the states?
Doctor :   in geriartrics thats elderly
User :   oh--good
Doctor :   people wen there is over dose
Doctor :   the first thing that happens is
Doctor :   fluctuating bp
User :   so if it fluctuates, he either didnt take it, or took too much
Doctor :   no
Doctor :   its not like thatif there is a fluctuation for say a day
Doctor :   it imay be the cause
User :   ok
Doctor :   but if it continues to be down oer up for a week
User :   yes
Doctor :   it means that the drug dosage has to be changed
Doctor :   the immediate side effects will be
Doctor :   head ache , nausea
Doctor :   less frequent symptoms of overdose are
Doctor :   Arthralgia, Diarrhea, Dizziness, Dysgeusia, Fainting, Fatigue, Fever, Hypotension, Nausea, Skin Rash
Doctor :   are you there?
User :   yes
User :   ok
Doctor :   is you rdoubt cleared is there anything else you need to knoew
User :   what r danger signs for hypertension?
Doctor :   danger signs are
Doctor :   severe head aches , vomiting
Doctor :   sweating , chest pains ,
User :   ok--not those--thank you
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   you mean in long term
User :   no--immediate
Doctor :   ok
User :   thank you
Doctor :   thank you for visisting us
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