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    australia1952 posted:
    I have recently been placed on Ticagrelor tab.90mg (Brilinta) which is a blood thinner taken twice per day. Asprin tab 100mg (take 1/2 per day), Metoprolol 50mg take 1/2 twice per day, Irbesartan 75mg (take one in the morning),Atorvastatin 40mg (take one in the morning),
    What are the side effect of the Prescribed drugs I am taking? What can I do to eliminate the side effects? Is there any food, vitamins or herbs that I must avoid? Are there any food, vitamins or herbs that I should take? Any other recommendations will be greatly appreciated.
    bigred53 responded:
    Click on the 'Drug & Supplements' tab towards the top of the page. Enter the various drugs you are taking and you can read about all of the side effects.

    billh99 responded:
    On you can look of both the detailed side effects for a doctor and at the end is the Consumer Insert that is included with each prescription in the US.

    I don't know how it is handled in Australia. And since each country makes these determinations they might be slightly different in your country.

    Grapefruit and grapefruit juice affects the performance of many drugs. And statins (Atrovastatin) is one.

    However, the best person to ask for this information is your Pharmacist (Chemist).
    cardiostarusa1 responded:

    "What are the side effect of the Prescribed drugs I am taking?"

    Possible side effects should be discussed with your doctor(s) first and foremost. Your local pharmacist can be helpful in the particular matter as well.

    "What can I do to eliminate the side effects?"

    It is said that medicine is a science of uncertainty and an act of probability, and for many, prescription drug-therapy is a hit or miss, trial and error affair.

    Side effects/adverse reactions can not be predicted or pre-determined. If/when side effects occur, this may/can diminish or disappear as the body adjusts itself to the drug, though sometimes, one will simply not be able to tolerate a certain drug (or drugs) at all, at any dose.

    Factors and conditions such as age height, weight, gender, genetics and metabolism may/can come into play in determining who experiences side effects and who does not.

    Pharmacogenomics, the study of the interplay between genes and drugs, helps to explain why prescription drugs have different effects in different individuals. Genetic variation in one or more genes may be the basis for a therapeutic failure or for an adverse drug reaction.

    Without lowering the dosage (unless applicable), sometimes, taking a particular prescription drug at a different time of the day or taking it with food may/can improve the side effect-related situation.

    Sometimes, changing to another same-class drug or taking a lower dose of the drug along with another class of drug (for a combo-action) may/can impove the side effect-related situation.

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