Prescribing Medicine


A: Is there a medication you can prescribe to help me with my problem?
B: There are various choices of blood pressure medication that we can try.
A: What is available?
B: We could start with Hydrochlorothiazide, which is a diuretic.
A: Are there many side effects?
B: There really are not many side effects. You need to drink a lot of water when you take this pill.
A: Is that the only medication I need to take?
B: It might be, but for a while I also want you to take an ACE inhibitor, Lisinopril.
A: What are the side effects of that drug?
B: You may have a little bit of a dry cough, but you will feel much better.


A: Can I get some medicine to help me?
B: For your high blood pressure, we have several choices of medications.
A: What types of drugs can I try?
B: Hydrochlorothiazide is a diuretic that helps with water retention.
A: What about side effects from that medication?
B: Most people have no side effects. You will have to make sure that you drink plenty of liquids with this medication.
A: Do I only need to take that one drug?
B: I am going to add a second drug for now, Lisinopril, which is an ACE inhibitor.
A: What can I expect when I take that medication?
B: You will feel much better except for the fact that you might have a little cough.


A: What about a medication to help me with my problem?
B: There are several types of medications that we can try for your high blood pressure.
A: What types of medications would be best?
B: For water retention, I am going to start you on Hydrochlorothiazide, which is a diuretic.
A: What are the side effects from taking that drug,
B: You need to stay hydrated on this drug, but most people experience little side effects.
A: Will that one medication take care of all of my problems?
B: For now I want you to take a second drug, Lisinopril, an ACE inhibitor.
A: Am I going to experience any complications with that drug?
B: The most you will experience will be a dry cough but you probably won't experience anything negative.


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