Why Is It Given A Medicine For Heart Disease Even Though I Have Never Checked Heart Condition?
Good night … I want a consultation. My wife has type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, and hypertension … 50 years old. I have been routinely half a year consuming the drugGlimepiride, Metformin 500, atorvastatin, and amlodhopine 5 mg … Sugar, and blood pressure is good enough to live with cholesterol. still high, more than 400 trigelserid lab tests and 200 more total cholesterol … even though SDH consumed atorvastatin..2 days ago we controlled, by chance the doctor who handled the leave again, finally replaced the other doctors in the same hospital. The bag was checked for normal blood sugar tension. also normal .. cholesterol is not checked .. Doctors prescribe Glimepiride, acarbose 100, atorvastatin, candesartan 16 and clopidogrel 75 … My question The tension is normal why the drug dosage changed? Amlodhopine 5 became candesartan 16? I know this drug for the heart (correction if wrong) … why did the doctor prescribe this? even though my wife had never been examined for a heart such as an EKG … Can I take candesart? What’s the matter? TRIMS for the answer
Good evening, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. We understand your confusion. Basically, for chronic or long-lasting illnesses like your wife's experience, routine control is taken to find out how the disease progresses and how your wife's body responds to drugs.
Easy, with routine control, if a condition is still not treated, then the drug will be added to the dose or added to its type. If it has been handled, then the medicine will be fixed or even reduced to the lowest dose that is still able to maintain these normal conditions. At the same time, when in control the doctor will also see if there is a tendency for complications to occur, such as diabetes, whether there are signs of visual disturbances, wounds that are difficult to heal and others.
So what we want to say, if the control that your wife did two days ago, the results are good or relatively the same as the previous controls, and your wife also came without special complaints, and there are no signs of complications, the medication should not change. In this case we also find it difficult to find out the exact reason why the doctor gives a different treatment, because we also do not check your wife. What we can expect is that drugs that are usually used up at the hospital's pharmacy, which were previously covered, are not covered, or there are suspected complications, for example in the form of chest pain and the like. Once again we cannot provide information clearly because the most understanding is the doctor who checks your wife directly.
Our advice, the best step is to ask the doctor who treats your wife directly, both the doctor who has been treating or substitute doctor, because only in this way you can get confirmation. No need to wait for the control time because it will be too long. Meanwhile, there is no need to worry and keep taking the drug according to the last doctor's recommendation, including the clopidogrel. Clopidogrel is used to treat the heart, but more precisely is to avoid blood clots where your wife does have that risk with high cholesterol levels. So, hopefully answering your question.