Or i am not sure if the meds are causing it but I have cardiomyopathy and am on many meds.I would like to know what meds other people are on for this disease. It does'nt seem to be a tried and true med list. The Drs. seem to be guessing.My gout bothers me more then the cardiomyopathy. Now I also have stomach swelling along with everything else. Does anyone know anything to help. Thanks.
My husband had cardiomyopathy and as it progressed the gout became more dibilitating a daily basis, than the cardiomyopathy . Eg couldnt walk for long periods and in severe pain, increased depression, the gout gradually became more prominant in other parts of his foot as opposed to the intially just being in the big toe joint.
Unfortunately he was very limited in what type of medication he could take for the gout. He was recently prescribed ZYLOPRIM .This was the first medication that actually stopped the gout. But he was only on it for 6 weeks
( first 2 weeks make you feel terrible) before he suffered cardiac arrest and passed away. He had acute myocarditis for 8 years.
He was on Aldactone,Dilatrend, Tritace and Warfarin.
I suggest you talk to your doctor about this problem. Can your doctor suggest another medicine that will work in the same way but without the gout side effect?
If not maybe your doctor could suggest a preventative gout medicine to take daily to reduce the number of attacks.
Cardiomyopathy is a weakening of the heart muscle or a change in heart muscle structure. It is often associated with inadequate heart pumping or other heart function problems. There are several types of cardiomyopathy and the treatment will depend on the type of cardiomyopathy and the cause.
Drugs and treatments that may be used include:
ACE inhibitors, such as captopril, enalapril, lisinopril, and ramipril
Angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) such as losartan and candesartan
Beta-blockers, such as carvedilol and metoprolol
Diuretics, including thiazide, loop diuretics, and potassium-sparing diuretics
Drugs that dilate blood vessels (vasodilators)
Often, it is trial and error before the right combination of medicines for you are found.
For more information see: https://www.drugs.com/health-guide/cardiomyopathy.html
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