Saturday, February 23, 2008

Medications & Supplements

I have been asked to list the medications and supplements I take daily. While all of them are not for the hypertension/coronary artery disease this blog addresses, they all have a purpose in my plan for overall health.

First,, let me list the prescribed drugs:

Metoprolol Tartrate - 100mg 7 am and 7 pm - for blood pressure
Fosinopril Sodium - 10mg 7 pm - for blood pressure
Isosorbide Dinitrate - 5mg 7 am, 10mg 1 pm, 15mg 7 pm - for blood pressure
Budeprion XL - 300mg 7 am - mood elevator
Carbidopa/Levodopa - 25/100mg - Parkinson's disease
Rotigotine Transdermal System - 6mg/24hrs - Parkinson's disease

Over-the-counter medications & supplements

Aspirin - 325mg 7 am - anticoagulant
Prilosec OTC 20mg 7pm prn - heartburn
Vitamin C - 1000mg 1 pm and 7 pm - antioxidant
Omega 3 Fish Oil - 1200mg 7 am 1 pm 7 pm - help prevent heart disease/high blood pressure
Coenzyme Q-10 - 120mg 7 pm - antioxidant
Vitamin E - 400IU 7 pm - antioxidant
L-Carnitine - 250mg 7 am - helps disposal of fat.
L-Arginine - 500mg 7 am - Inhibits nitrous oxide reaction
Vitamin B Complex 100mg each 7 am - cell metabolism, enhance immune system, promote cell growth.
Glucosamine/Chondroitin/MSM - 1500mg/1200mg/500mg 7am, 1pm, 7pm - Nourishes cartiledge and connective tissues maintaining integrity of the joint, assists in wound healing, strengthens collagen fiber, reduces osteoarthritis pain.
Folic Acid - 800mcg 1 pm - prevent anemia, healthy red blood cells
Selenium - 200mcg 7 am 7 pm - thyroid health
Lysine - 500mg 7 am, 1pm, 7 pm - an essential amino acid

There you have it. My daily regimen of medications and supplements. As with any medication and supplement, people should discuss the implementation of this or a similar regimen with their physician before starting it.


Wil said...

I stopped taking Aspirin on Dr.Wayne's advice. Refer to the bottom of page 194 and 200 in Living Longer with Heart disease.

Jeff said...

I discussed this with Dr. Wayne because I have a great deal of esophageal discomfort, sometimes called heartburn. He suggested the fact that the aspirin could cause some gastric bleeding which, because I was working 150 miles offshore, could cause me some serious trouble if I start bleeding out there. I stopped the aspirin for several months but when my angina returned in May 2007, I started using it again.

A long long time ago, when I was an Army medic, a doctor I worked with told me if aspirin were discovered today, it would be a prescription medication. It is a very powerful antipyretic and relieves swelling. It is a very potent pain killer if used properly. Finally, it is a blood thinner. How many other drugs do you know that do so much - ease fever, stop inflammation, kill pain and thin the blood?