About a year ago, I was diagnosed with a heart condition called atrial fibrillation and prescribed 40 mg of verapamil three times a day. The heart specialist tried cardioversion (a short procedure
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Warfarin (Coumadin) is an anticoagulant, or blood-thinning agent, which works by inhibiting vitamin K-coagulation factors. Verapamil is a calcium-channel blocker and digoxin,
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Your article entitled ‘Did steroids cause asthma?’ (WDDTY vol 14 no 6) was very interesting. Your response - that the patient’s 'asthma attack' was likely to have been an anaphylactic reaction to steroids
Q I regularly take aspirin but, recently, I’ve been prescribed an antihypertensive. Is there any interaction between these drugs? - CH, Swindon
Nicorandil, marketed in the UK as Ikorel, is a powerful potassium-channel activator to treat angina pectoris (severe chest pains), and a recent study suggests it is a very effective one.
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