If you are on multiple medications, it can be difficult to remember which one to take. This can lead to side effects or drug interactions.
The ClinCalc DrugStats database estimates prescription drug usage from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS). This is a survey of patients and prescribers.
Lisinopril is a medication used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). It is also used to treat heart failure and to improve survival after a heart attack.
It works by decreasing the chemicals in your body that tighten your blood vessels, which makes it easier for your heart to pump blood more efficiently. This reduces the chances of having strokes or heart attacks and lowers your risk for kidney problems.
You can take lisinopril in tablet or liquid form. For the liquid, it is important to measure the dose correctly with a syringe that is specifically designed for this purpose.
Your doctor may start you on a low dose and then increase your dose as needed. Do not take more or less of this drug than prescribed by your doctor, as this could cause dangerous side effects.
You should also tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. Lisinopril can cause severe harm to an unborn baby if it is taken by pregnant women.
Amlodipine is used for multiple uses, including high blood pressure (hypertension) and chest pain caused by heart disease (angina). It is also used to prevent a problem with the coronary arteries that supply the heart.
It is a calcium channel blocker that relaxes the arteries, allowing more blood to flow through them and lowering your blood pressure. It works in a different way to other medicines, such as beta-blockers, ACE inhibitors and diuretics.
People with certain heart conditions, such as high grade aortic stenosis or obstructive coronary artery disease, may have an increased risk of side effects after taking this medicine. You should tell your doctor before you take this medicine if you have these types of heart problems.
Amlodipine is an oral medication you take by mouth with or without food as directed by your doctor, usually once daily. You should take this medication regularly to get the best results.
Metoprolol is a medication that is used to treat a variety of heart conditions. It works by slowing your heart rate and decreasing your blood pressure.
There are several different kinds of metoprolol: immediate-release tablets, extended-release tablets, and an injectable form that’s only given by a doctor. The dosage will depend on what you’re taking it for.
Older adults may need a lower dose of metoprolol than younger people. This is because your kidneys and liver work slower to get rid of the drug.
Also, if you have liver problems, your doctor may recommend a lower dosage than usual to prevent side effects.
You shouldn’t take metoprolol if you have a history of low blood pressure, heart block, worsening asthma or other lung conditions, slow heart rate (bradycardia), or heart failure.
Metoprolol oral tablets also can decrease your thyroid hormone levels, which can cause a life-threatening condition called thyroid storm. If you have a thyroid problem, talk with your doctor before you start taking metoprolol. They may prescribe a different medication or monitor your thyroid more often during treatment.
Albuterol is a short-acting bronchodilator used to treat and prevent bronchospasm in adults and children 4 years of age and older with asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD; a group of lung diseases). It also can be used to prevent breathing problems during exercise.
It comes as an immediate- and extended-release tablet to take by mouth, and as a solution for inhalation to be inhaled using a nebulizer. It is usually taken three or four times a day.
This medication is safe to use during pregnancy when properly prescribed by a doctor. It may help prevent preterm birth and other complications of pregnancy.
Taking this medication with other medicines can cause side effects, so it’s important to tell your doctor about all the medications you are taking, including prescription and over-the-counter drugs, vitamins, and herbal products.
Other side effects include a fast heartbeat, shakiness, and nervousness. These may be serious, so call your doctor right away if you have any of these symptoms.