Just thinking about medications after reading the thread on Statins.
I was thinking about Changes to Meds and Why. Just to start it off last two visits to Cardiology Increase Furosemide 40mg pd next visit Cardiologist ( different one ) says stop Furosemide Heart Nurse says monitor weight closely, no change after approx. 6 months. So Furosemide not required and no alternative given. or required.
Ramipril stopped after persistent cough Started on Candesartan cough went away ! Next Entresto started, Isosorbide Mono stopped and Candesartan stopped. I know they are trying to increase Blood Pressure to increase dose of Entresto . Clopidogrel stopped one year after stents (routine)
Bisoprolol increased from 5mg to 7.5 mg to 10mg by Intervention Cardiologist, Heart Failure Cardiologist said reduce to 7.5 after Holter revelled Over Beta Blocked pulse 33 BP 90/60 with Nocturnal Pauses of 3 seconds.
So currently on Asprin 75 mg Bisoprolol 7.5 mg Omeprazole 20mg Pravastatin 10 mg Eplerenone 25 mg and Currently No 1 med for Heart Failure Entresto 49/51 mg I do have a GTN spray which I currently don't require, even thou GP says always keep it in your pocket !
Just a few of the changes but most changes have been an adjustment to dose..
Laura Drop Stich picked this up "interesting that they have prioritised Entresto over other Meds " to try to get the dose of Entresto up to the maximum dose I can tolerate !!
So being a good boy I just do as I am directed I don't question so much as just do. Must be some of the Royal Navy still in me !
As they say Once Navy always Navy