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  • Vasotec
    Vasotec (enalapril) is a medication used to treat high blood pressure and other health conditions. This eMedTV Web page explains how Vasotec relaxes blood vessels, describes some of its side effects, and provides guidelines for taking the drug.
  • Vasotec Dosage
    The typical daily Vasotec dosage may range from 2.5 mg to 40 mg. This eMedTV resource outlines factors affecting the recommended Vasotec dose, such as whether the drug is being used to treat hypertension, CHF, or left ventricular dysfunction.
  • Vasotec Info
    This eMedTV article offers some basic info on Vasotec, a drug used to control blood pressure, among other uses. This Web page covers safety warnings, side effects, and dosing, and also includes a link to more detailed information.
  • Vasotec Overdose
    It is possible to overdose on Vasotec. This eMedTV Web page offers an in-depth look at the effects and symptoms of a Vasotec overdose, and provides information about how such an overdose is treated.
  • Vasotec Side Effects
    Common side effects of Vasotec may include dizziness, headaches, and low blood pressure. This eMedTV Web page identifies common and rare side effects of this drug and provides links to additional information.
  • Ventricular Assist Device
    This eMedTV page describes the ventricular assist device, which is used to aid the pumping action of a weakened heart ventricle. The device can partially relieve the symptoms of severe heart failure, such as breathlessness and fatigue.
  • Warnings and Precautions With Amiloride
    People taking amiloride may develop high levels of potassium, which can be quite dangerous. This eMedTV segment provides several warnings and precautions with amiloride, including information on who should not take the drug.
  • Warnings and Precautions With Amiloride-HCTZ
    People taking amiloride-HCTZ should not use salt substitutes. This eMedTV page offers a detailed list of other warnings and precautions with amiloride-HCTZ, including information on who should not take the drug (such as those with kidney disease).
  • Warnings and Precautions With Candesartan
    As this eMedTV segment explains, there are a number of precautions to be aware of when taking candesartan. This resource highlights warnings and precautions with candesartan, including drug interactions and taking the medication during pregnancy.
  • Warnings and Precautions With Captopril
    Potassium supplements or salt substitutes should not be used with captopril. This eMedTV article provides other warnings and precautions with captopril, including certain people who should not use the drug and potential side effects to look out for.
  • Warnings and Precautions With Quinapril
    This eMedTV page lists warnings and precautions with quinapril, including information on potential drug interactions, people who shouldn't take quinapril (like those with angioedema), and the safety of taking quinapril while pregnant.
  • Warnings and Precautions With Valsartan
    Diabetes and liver disease are among the conditions to tell your doctor about before taking valsartan. This eMedTV page also lists other warnings and precautions with valsartan, like the safety of taking it with potassium supplements or while nursing.
  • What Does Digoxin Do?
    As this eMedTV article discusses, digoxin works to treat congestive heart failure and atrial fibrillation by improving the efficiency of the heart. This page further explains what digoxin does and how it works. A link to more information is also provided.
  • What Is Amiloride Used For?
    Amiloride is used for the treatment of high blood pressure and water retention. This selection from the eMedTV library contains detailed information on the uses of this drug, including an explanation of "off-label" amiloride uses.
  • What Is Amiloride-HCTZ Used For?
    Amiloride-HCTZ is primarily used to treat high blood pressure and fluid retention. This eMedTV page provides detailed information on what this drug is used for, including details on giving it to children and "off-label" amiloride-HCTZ uses.
  • What Is Bumetanide Used For?
    What is bumetanide used for? As this eMedTV article explains, the drug is used to treat fluid retention in adults. This page describes how bumetanide works to remove salt and water from the blood and also lists some off-label uses of the drug.
  • What Is Candesartan Used For?
    This eMedTV article answers the question, "What is candesartan used for?" This article explains that candesartan helps to relax the blood vessels in the heart to help lower blood pressure and increase the efficiency of the heart.
  • What Is Carvedilol Used For?
    What is carvedilol used for? As this eMedTV page explains, the drug is used to help control high blood pressure and treat congestive heart failure. Carevdilol can also be taken immediately after a heart attack to improve survival.
  • What Is Chlorothiazide Used For?
    Chlorothiazide is mainly used for the treatment of high blood pressure and water retention. As this eMedTV page explains, it can also be used "off-label" for other conditions. Off-label chlorothiazide uses may include the treatment of hypercalcemia.
  • What Is Chlorthalidone Used For?
    Chlorthalidone uses are concerned primarily with relieving water retention and high blood pressure. This eMedTV page describes these uses in detail, discusses giving the drug to children, and explains whether the drug is used for "off-label" purposes.
  • What Is Digoxin Made Of?
    As a digitalis medication, digoxin is extracted from the digitalis plant (foxglove). This eMedTV page further explores what digoxin is made of and how it works to treat heart failure and atrial fibrillation. A link to more details is also included.
  • What Is Digoxin Used For?
    Digoxin is prescribed for treating congestive heart failure and atrial fibrillation. This eMedTV resource discusses how this drug works to improve the efficiency of the heart and also describes several off-label (unapproved) uses of digoxin.
  • What Is Digoxin?
    A healthcare provider may prescribe digoxin to treat heart failure or atrial fibrillation. This eMedTV Web page further discusses what digoxin is, how it works, and how it affects the body. A link to more detailed information is also provided.
  • What Is Metolazone Used For?
    This eMedTV resource explains that metolazone is used for controlling high blood pressure and treating water retention in adults by reducing blood volume. This article also addresses off-label metolazone uses and giving the drug to children.
  • What Is Metoprolol Succinate Used For?
    As this eMedTV Web page explains, metoprolol succinate is used for treating congestive heart failure, high blood pressure, and angina symptoms. This article also discusses using the drug in children and possible off-label uses.
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