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  • Blacks With Congestive Heart Failure
    The information presented in this article from the eMedTV library focuses on blacks with congestive heart failure and a new drug (BiDil) that may help relieve symptoms. The results of a clinical study on the drug are also presented.
  • Bumetanide
    Bumetanide is a prescription drug that is licensed to treat fluid retention. This portion of the eMedTV library offers a more in-depth look at bumetanide and its effects, potential side effects, and information on when and how to take the diuretic.
  • Bumetanide Dosing
    The recommended dose of bumetanide for treating fluid retention ranges from 0.5 mg to 2 mg, taken once daily. This eMedTV page explains bumetanide dosing guidelines your physician will use to determine your dosage and offers tips on taking the drug.
  • Bumetanide Medication
    This eMedTV selection gives an overview of bumetanide, a prescription medication used to treat water retention. Side effects, dosing guidelines, and specific uses are discussed, and a link to more detailed information is included.
  • Calcium Channel Blockers and Digoxin Interaction
    This eMedTV page explains how digoxin may cause a negative interaction when taken with a calcium channel blocker, such as verapamil or diltiazem. This page covers how this reaction may increase digoxin blood levels or increase your risk for side effects.
  • Candesartan
    This eMedTV article explains that candesartan (Atacand) is a drug that is licensed to treat high blood pressure and congestive heart failure. This article also covers side effects, dosing guidelines, how the medication works, and more.
  • Candesartan Cilexetil
    This eMedTV resource presents a brief look at candesartan cilexetil, a drug used to treat high blood pressure, among other things. It explains how this medication works and what to tell the doctor prescribing it, and includes a link to more information.
  • Candesartan Dosing
    As this eMedTV article explains, the recommended starting dosage of candesartan for most adults with high blood pressure (hypertension) is 16 mg once a day. This resource covers the dosing guidelines for this drug, including dosing for children.
  • Captopril
    Captopril is a drug that is used for treating conditions related to the heart, blood vessels, and kidneys. This eMedTV article discusses specific uses for the drug, how it works, available strengths, and potential side effects.
  • Captopril and Dry Eyes
    While some ACE inhibitors may cause the condition, there is no link between captopril and dry eyes. As this eMedTV article explains, however, dry eyes are a common condition. Therefore, suggestions for temporary dry eye relief are provided.
  • Captopril and Erectile Dysfunction
    Sexual side effects may occur with captopril, and erectile dysfunction has been reported, although rarely. This eMedTV segment further describes erectile dysfunction and discusses possible recommendations your doctor may make for this condition.
  • Captopril and Hair Loss
    Rare but possible side effects may occur with captopril, and hair loss is a potential problem. This eMedTV article discusses the likelihood of developing hair loss while taking the drug and explains options for remedying the condition.
  • Captopril and Pregnancy
    Captopril is usually not recommended during pregnancy because of the possible harm it may cause a fetus. This eMedTV resource discusses the link between captopril and pregnancy in detail and explains how the FDA's pregnancy category system works.
  • Captopril and Weight Gain
    Side effects may occur with captopril, but gradual weight gain doesn't appear to be one of them. This eMedTV page explains why the link between captopril and weight gain is unlikely, but also offers weight-loss tips for those who develop the problem.
  • Captopril Cough
    A captopril cough is one of the most common side effects of the medicine. This section of the eMedTV Web site explains why a cough may occur with the use of captopril and discusses the likelihood of developing this side effect.
  • Captopril Dosing
    Captopril dosing to control high blood pressure generally starts at 25 mg two or three times a day. This eMedTV resource also offers dosing recommendations for the treatment of diabetic nephropathy and symptoms of congestive heart failure.
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