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Heart Disease Medication Tips

Tips for Traveling

Keep your medications with you when you're away from home. Don't pack them in luggage that you don't plan to keep with you at all times.

If you're taking a long trip, pack an extra week's supply of medicine. Make sure you have the phone number of your pharmacy and the refill numbers of your prescriptions in case you run out.

Watch Out for Side Effects

Heart disease drugs that relax narrow blood vessels may make you dizzy. If that happens to you when you stand or get out of bed, sit or lie down for a few minutes. This helps to increase your blood pressure. Then, get up more slowly.

ACE inhibitors may make you cough. Let your doctor know if that keeps you up at night or gets in the way of your daily activities.

Diuretics (water pills) increase the amount of your urine. If you need a single dose each day, take it in the morning. Or if you take two doses a day, take the second one in the late afternoon. That way you won't need to pee so often during the night, so you can sleep better.

You can sometimes get dehydrated when you take diuretics. Watch out for signs like dizziness, extreme thirst, dry mouth, peeing less, dark-colored urine, or constipation. Call your doctor if you have any of these symptoms. Don't just assume you need more fluids.

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Reviewed by Suzanne R. Steinbaum, MD on November 07, 2015
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