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Emphysema patient, dizziness, nausea. On quinapril, htc, diltiazem. Advised to stop dilitiazem. Advise?

My 83 year old mother has just been put on a heart medication (to regulate her heart) and a blood thinner to prevent any clotting. She is an emphysema patient and is on quinipril, HTC and Diltiazem. She has been complaining of dizziness and nausa since she started. I phoned her doctor to alert him and he advised that she stop taking the Dilitiazem. My question is, why would that medication be the one to stop when she has been taking it for over a year as well as the other two mentioned. It is the heart medicine and the blook thinner that is new to her system and it has been since the start of the two new meds that she started to feel sick.
Asked On : Tue, 2 Apr 2013
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The history that u have mentioned is too brief to come to any conclusion. The complain of nausea and dizziness can be a part and parcel of the heart disease itself than any drugs. You also need to mention what heart medication has she been started on and what blood thinner. Quinapril wont cause such a thing unless she is getting a hypotension with it. I am not sure what HTC means?
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