My dad is on 8 diff. meds and he is having some severe reactions (uncontrolled movement, loss of appetite, dizzy, weight loss) His heart dr. took him off amiodarone on 7/1 but he is still having seizures. He is 85 w/ COPD and congestive heart failure. I would like someone to look at his list and see if other meds could be causing this.
My pharmacy gives me a printout of everything interactions,adverse reactions etc.Go to the pharmacy and bring the meds and ask for a printout most pharmacys have them,also you can go to barnes and nobles and look them up in nurse books or a Physicians Desk Reference.You can also type the drug in this site under interactions checker at the top of the web page and it will you can find out alot of info on the drugs, they usually have at least 4 different write-ups(professional,Concise,general etc,)Good Luck
INSPRA (eplerenone) Tablets - Congestive Heart Failure Post-Myocardial Infarction
INSPRA is indicated to improve survival of stable patients with left ventricular (LV) systolic dysfunction (ejection fraction 40%) and clinical evidence of congestive heart failure (CHF) after an acute myocardial infarction (MI).
INSPRA is indicated for the treatment of hypertension. INSPRA may be used alone or in combination with other antihypertensive agents.
SIDE EFFECTS: Headache, dizziness, diarrhea, stomach pain, nausea, cough or flu-like symptoms (e.g., fever, chills, unusual tiredness) may occur.
Some serious side effects: abnormal vaginal bleeding, enlarged or sore breasts in males, mental/mood changes.
This medication can raise the body's potassium levels. Potassium blood levels should be checked periodically while you take this drug. If not treated, high potassium levels can lead to very serious (rarely fatal) heart rhythms. Tell your doctor immediately if you develop any of the following symptoms: severe muscle weakness, irregular heartbeat.
A serious allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction include: rash, itching, swelling, severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
Avelox (moxifloxacin) is a prescription antibiotic approved to treat a variety of different infections. It is a powerful "broad-spectrum" antibiotic that is effective against many different types of bacteria.
Most common Avelox side effects included:
* Nausea -- in up to 6 percent of people
* Diarrhea -- up to 5 percent
* Dizziness -- up to 2 percent.
Some side effects which would require medical attention. These include but are not limited to:
* Pain, swelling, bruising, or rupture of a tendon
* Hallucinations, paranoia, anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, or any other unusual changes in thoughts or behavior
* Signs of liver damage, such as:
o Yellow eyes or skin (jaundice)
o Upper-right abdominal (stomach) pain
o Light-colored stools
o Dark urine
* Watery or bloody diarrhea
* Heart palpitations or an irregular heart rhythm (arrhythmia)
* Any unusual sensations, such as burning, numb, tingly, or pricking sensations
* Any joint or muscle problems
* Signs of an allergic reaction, such as:
o An unexplained rash
o Unexplained swelling (especially of the lips, mouth, or throat)
o Wheezing or other breathing problems.
Rare side effects include but are not limited to:
Abdominal pain (stomach pain); Headaches; Weakness; Yeast infection;
Vomiting; Indigestion or heartburn; Dry mouth; Gas; Thrush (a yeast infection of the mouth); Constipation; Canker sores; Insomnia; Drowsiness; Sweating; Taste changes.
Metronidazole tablets is a prescription antibiotic approved to treat a variety of different infections. The medication is especially useful for infections caused by parasites and anaerobic bacteria (bacteria that do not require oxygen to survive).
Some of the possible metronidazole side effects are thought to include:
* Vaginal irritation or infection
* Nausea, vomiting, or stomach pain
* Metallic taste in the mouth
* Bacterial infections
* Flu-like symptoms (such as a fever and chills)
* Genital itching
* Diarrhea or constipation
* Runny or stuffy nose
* Sinus infection
* Sore throat
* Painful menstrual periods
* Vaginal yeast infections
* Dry mouth
* Urinary tract infection (UTI), such as a bladder infection.
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PART THREE - Final
Furosemide (Lasix) is a prescription medicine that is used as a diuretic for high blood pressure and fluid retention. It is part of a class of medicines known as diuretics.
Common side effects, these include but are not limited to:
* Dizziness, lightheadedness, or fainting spells
* Signs of dehydration or low electrolytes, such as:
o Dry mouth
o Muscle pain or muscle cramps
o Low blood pressure (hypotension)
o Decreased urination
o A rapid heart rate (tachycardia) or irregular heart rhythm (arrhythmia)
o Nausea or vomiting
* Yellowing of the skin or the whites of the eyes (jaundice)
* Ringing in the ears (tinnitus) or hearing problems
* High blood sugar (hyperglycemia)
* Signs of an allergic reaction, including:
o An unexplained rash
o Unexplained swelling
o Difficulty breathing or swallowing.
Side effects that would require medical attention:
Constipation or diarrhea; Vision changes; Headaches; Vertigo (a spinning sensation); Anemia; Fever; Sensitivity to the sun.
DIGITEK (digoxin) Tablets, USP - Heart Failure: Digoxin is indicated for the treatment of mild to moderate heart failure. Digoxin increases left ventricular ejection fraction and improves heart failure symptoms as evidenced by exercise capacity and heart failure-related hospitalizations and emergency care, while having no effect on mortality. Where possible, digoxin should be used with a diuretic and an angiotensin-conver ting enzyme inhibitor, but an optimal order for star ting these three drugs cannot be specified.
Atrial Fibrillation: Digoxin is indicated for the control of ventricular response rate in patients with chronic atrial fibrillation.
SIDE EFFECTS: Nausea, vomiting, headache, loss of appetite, and diarrhea may occur.
Serious side effects occur: weakness, mental/mood changes, vision changes (such as blurred or yellow/green vision), enlarged/tender breasts in men.
Though this medication is used to treat a certain type of irregular heartbeat, it may infrequently cause other types of irregular heartbeats. Tell your doctor immediately if you notice any unusually fast/slow/irregular heartbeat.
A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
Cordarone (amiodarone HCl) Tablets now have been stopped so the side effects would also have stopped.
I do not have information on Vitamin D, but I presume that since it is a vitamin for a deficiency, it would be well tolerated.
Hope to have answered your question in detail, please feel free to be in touch if you require more information. All the best to you Dad, may he be well, soon, God bless!
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