I'm 45 years old and weigh 98 kg (216 pounds). I'm 5 feet, 8 inches tall and have occasional hypertension, palpitations, and sexual dysfunction, along with mild diabetes (insulin resistance related to obesity) and osteoarthritis. The doctor has prescribed: 500 mg metformin twice a day, a 2 mg perindropil (ACE inhibitor); one 75 mg aspirin once a day; one-half a 25 mg sildenafil as needed; one 1500 mg glucosamine sulphat; and 120mg orlistat when having heavy meals. Can you confirm there are no drug interactions? I've read that a combination of aspirin, glucosamine, the ACE inhibitor; and sildenafil may be risky. Can this combination cause palpitations because of the thinning of the blood and quick flow of the blood? What should I do if I do have palpitations or hypotension? Can I take the drugs for a month?
The glucosamine and aspirin is an easier choice to make. There is a lot of good information about the benefit of aspirin, but good data is lacking for glucosamine. Until you see your physician, you can use the aspirin. The use of sildenafil with blood pressure medications can be risky because blood pressure can be lowered. If you have used the medication combination without difficulty in the past, you can probably use it without difficulty. If you have a local pharmacist, I would ask them, in addition to your physician, about these interactions. Only your physician can tell you what you should be taking, as he/she knows your medical history best.
Original posting 30 Sep 2005
Posted to Other
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:10:04
This Internet site provides information of a general nature and is designed for educational purposes only. If you have any concerns about your own health or the health of your child, you should always consult with a physician or other health care professional.
This site is published by T-1 Today, Inc. (d/b/a Children with Diabetes), a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, which is responsible for its contents. Our mission is to provide education and support to families living with type 1 diabetes.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2016. Comments and Feedback.