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Q. My grandfather is suffering from the side effects of his medicines. Please help.

Answered by
Dr. Isaac Gana
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Jun 05, 2017 and last reviewed on: Oct 09, 2018

Hello doctor,

My grandfather has been a heart patient and diabetic for the last eight years. He has been taking Capoten 25 mg, Sofvasc 5 mg, Daonil 5 mg, and Loprin 75 mg. But due to these medications, he has recently started to suffer from its side effects. He has a throat infection and a choking sensation. Could you please guide me?

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  • The infection your grandfather is suffering from is not a result of the medications, but it is a complication associated with patients that have had diabetes for some time, especially older adults. Diabetes is a chronic disease that weakens the immune system.
  • Age is another factor that is compounding your grandfather's health condition. In this kind of situation, the best we can do is to try to maintain the blood sugar level and treat infections symptomatically.

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