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Generic Captopril - Metoprolol and Digoxin

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  • Generic Captopril
    Generic captopril, which is sold under the name Captopril tablets, is available in a number of strengths. This eMedTV resource lists the strengths in which the drug is available and offers information on its various manufacturers.
  • Generic Carvedilol
    Generic carvedilol is currently available in several strengths and is made by a number of manufacturers. This eMedTV page gives an overview of generic carvedilol and also explains the difference between a generic name and a generic drug.
  • Generic Chlorthalidone
    This eMedTV segment takes a look at generic chlorthalidone. It compares the medication to Thalitone (both brand-name and any future generic versions) and lists the strengths that are available, as well as some of the companies that manufacture it.
  • Generic Dyazide
    Barr Laboratories and Mylan Pharmaceuticals are among the companies that make generic Dyazide. This eMedTV article provides more detailed information about generic Dyazide, including its available strengths and how it compares to similar medications.
  • Generic Lozol
    Since brand-name Lozol is no longer being manufactured, only generic Lozol is available on the market. As this eMedTV article explains, generic Lozol comes in two strengths and is produced by a number of different drug companies.
  • Generic Monopril
    There is a generic Monopril that is available for sale under the name Fosinopril Sodium tablets. This eMedTV Web page describes the different strengths that are available and lists the companies that currently manufacture the medication.
  • Generic Quinapril
    This portion of the eMedTV archives offers a general overview of generic quinapril, which is sold under the name Quinapril tablets. Generic quinapril is manufactured by several companies and is available in a number of strengths.
  • Generic Valsartan
    This eMedTV page warns against buying any of the fake, substandard, and potentially dangerous drugs sold as "generic valsartan." An approved generic for valsartan will not be available until at least 2012, when the first patent for Diovan expires.
  • Generic Vasotec
    Is there a generic Vasotec? In the case of Vasotec, a generic version is available. This page of the eMedTV library offers more information on the generic Vasotec, including how it works to lower blood pressure and reduce heart failure symptoms.
  • Generic Zestril
    This eMedTV page explores generic Zestril, which is sold under the name Lisinopril tablets. This page explains uses for the drug and lists some of the available strengths (such as 5 mg and 10 mg) and companies that manufacture it (such as Sandoz).
  • Geriatrics and Digoxin
    As this eMedTV Web article explains, digoxin is approved for use in geriatric cases. However, different dosing guidelines are often used for this age group. This Web resource explains these guidelines and provides a link to more detailed information.
  • Grapefruit and Digoxin
    This eMedTV page explains that if you are taking digoxin and eat grapefruit, it may increase the amount of digoxin in your body and increase your risk for serious side effects. This article explains what your doctor may advise to avoid this interaction.
  • Hart Failure
    Heart failure is a condition that develops as a result of other diseases or health problems. This eMedTV resource explores the causes of heart failure and lists common symptoms of the condition. Hart failure is a common misspelling of heart failure.
  • Heart Failure
    "Heart failure" doesn't mean the heart has stopped working. As this eMedTV resource explains, it means that the heart has become weak and is having trouble pumping blood throughout the body. Symptoms, treatment, and prognosis are also discussed.
  • Heart Failure Info
    If you are looking for info on heart failure, this eMedTV article is a good place to start. This resource gives a brief description of heart failure, including possible symptoms, and includes a link to more detailed information on the topic.
  • Heart Failure Risks
    Heart failure risks, as this eMedTV segment explains, are increased in men, African Americans, children with congenital heart disease, and those over age 65. The exact ways in which these factors increase a person's risk is also discussed.
  • How Many Times a Day Do You Take Digoxin?
    The tablet and oral liquid forms of digoxin are typically taken once a day. This page from the eMedTV Web site provides more details on how many times a day a person needs to take digoxin. A link to more information on this topic is also included.
  • Information on Congestive Heart Failure
    As explained in this eMedTV selection, congestive heart failure (CHF) is a condition marked by the weakening of the heart's ability to pump blood. This article gives a brief overview of congestive heart failure and provides a link to more information.
  • Left Ventricular Assist Device
    As this eMedTV article explains, a left ventricular assist device helps the heart pump blood throughout the body by taking blood from the left ventricle and delivering it to the aorta. This article offers an in-depth look at this device.
  • Living With Heart Failure
    This eMedTV segment explains how following your treatment plan as directed, making needed lifestyle modifications, and having end-of-life discussions with your doctor and family can help make living with heart failure less of a challenge.
  • Losal
    Lozol is a prescription medicine that is used to treat high blood pressure and water retention. This eMedTV Web page describes Lozol and its effects, possible side effects, and general dosing information. Losal is a common misspelling of Lozol.
  • Losol
    Lozol is a prescription drug that is used to treat fluid retention and high blood pressure. This eMedTV article explains how Lozol works and lists possible side effects that may occur with the medicine. Losol is a common misspelling of Lozol.
  • Lozol
    Lozol is a prescription drug that is used for treating fluid retention and controlling high blood pressure. This eMedTV page explains how Lozol works and offers a more in-depth look at its dosing information and potential side effects.
  • Lozol Dosage
    The recommended Lozol dosage for high blood pressure control is 1.25 mg once a day. This article from the eMedTV Web site also offers Lozol dosing recommendations for treating water retention and offers tips and precautions for taking the drug.
  • Lozol Drug Information
    Are you looking for information on Lozol? Check out this eMedTV segment. It explains what this drug is used for, provides some basic dosing instructions, and stresses the importance of reviewing safety precautions with your healthcare provider.
  • Lozol Drug Interactions
    Digoxin, lithium, and other blood pressure medicines may interact with Lozol. Drug interactions, as this eMedTV page explains, can increase drug levels in your blood and cause side effects like low potassium levels or extremely low blood pressure.
  • Lozol Side Effects
    Fatigue, infections, and dizziness are the most common Lozol side effects seen in clinical trials. This eMedTV resource lists other common side effects of Lozol and describes potentially serious problems that require immediate medical attention.
  • Lozol Uses
    Lozol is used for treating water retention caused by congestive heart failure and high blood pressure. This eMedTV segment discusses Lozol uses in more detail, including information on whether the drug should be used in children.
  • Lozol Warnings and Precautions
    Before taking Lozol, let your doctor know if you have kidney disease or kidney failure, gout, or diabetes. This eMedTV segment lists other important Lozol warnings and precautions, and includes information on who should not take the drug.
  • Metolazone
    Metolazone is used to treat fluid retention and control high blood pressure. This eMedTV Web page takes an in-depth look at how metolazone works to treat these conditions and also discusses potential side effects, dosing tips, and more.
  • Metolazone Alternatives
    If metolazone causes bothersome side effects or is not treating your condition, there are other options. This eMedTV page describes metolazone alternatives for treating high blood pressure or water retention, such as dietary changes and other drugs.
  • Metolazone and Breastfeeding
    Metolazone does pass through breast milk. This portion of the eMedTV archives explains what to do if you are taking metolazone and breastfeeding, and also summarizes what you should discuss with your healthcare provider ahead of time.
  • Metolazone and Depression
    Depression appears to be a side effect of metolazone. This eMedTV resource explains how clinical trials determine if a certain side effect is due to a medication and describes what to do if you are taking metolazone and depression becomes a problem.
  • Metolazone and Dry Mouth
    If you are taking metolazone and dry mouth occurs, you can try sipping water often and avoiding caffeine. This eMedTV article provides other suggestions for relieving a dry mouth and explains what to do if it continues to be a problem.
  • Metolazone and Impotence
    Impotence is a possible side effect of metolazone. This portion of the eMedTV library explains what to do if you are taking metolazone and impotence occurs, and also discusses what your healthcare provider may recommend to treat it.
  • Metolazone and Pregnancy
    This eMedTV page explains that during animal studies on metolazone and pregnancy, the drug did not appear to harm the fetus. However, healthcare providers do not generally recommend using the medication to treat high blood pressure during pregnancy.
  • Metolazone Dosing
    This eMedTV page explains that the typical starting metolazone dose for treating water retention is 5 mg to 20 mg once daily. This page also contains metolazone dosing guidelines for controlling high blood pressure and offers tips on taking the drug.
  • Metolazone Drug Information
    This eMedTV article contains information on metolazone, a drug used to treat water retention and high blood pressure. Side effects and safety warnings are discussed, and a link to more detailed information on the diuretic is included.
  • Metolazone Overdose
    It is possible to take too much metolazone. This eMedTV segment outlines some of the possible symptoms of a metolazone overdose, such as confusion, seizures, or vomiting. This page also highlights some of the treatment options that are available.
  • Metoprolol and Digoxin
    Taking certain beta blockers, like metoprolol, with digoxin can cause a very slow heart rate. This eMedTV segment describes other problems that may occur when certain drugs are taken with digoxin. A link to more detailed information is also included.
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