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Take Xanax (alprazolam) .5 mg & amitriptyline 12.5mg HS for sleep. Is it ok to take st johns wort in the morning to help with positive mood?

Take Xanax (alprazolam) .5  mg & amitriptyline 12.5mg HS for sleep. Is it ok to take st johns wort in the morning to help with positive mood?

No.: St. John's Wort hastens the breakdown of Amitriptyline and taking both will be counterproductive. If you still need something to make you feel positive, go back to your doctor and have him reevaluate your medications. ...Read more

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Dr prescribed elavil (amitriptyline) 50mg and Ativan .5 mg is it ok to take together ?

Dr prescribed elavil (amitriptyline) 50mg and Ativan .5 mg is it ok to take together 
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Get second opinion: The combination could readily backfire, as the Elavil (amitriptyline) and Ativan can both cause anti-cholinergic side effects, and additive sedation, lethargy, and dizziness. Both very low dose, but nonetheless may cause more problems than success. Not clear why these two have been started together. ?Psych Concierge appt? ...Read more

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What could cause frequent pvcs (benign) daily? Bupropion XL 150mg 3x daily, Prozac (fluoxetine) 20mg, or the combo? Also take 200mg modafinil, levothroid 88mcg.

What could cause frequent pvcs (benign) daily? Bupropion XL 150mg 3x daily, Prozac (fluoxetine) 20mg, or the combo?  Also take 200mg modafinil, levothroid 88mcg.

Your medications: The Modafinil is a stimulant which can cause abnormal hearth rhythms. Your levothroid, if not properly dosed could do it as well, ask your doctor for a blood test to make sure that dose is not too high for you. Being 58 years old, you could have heart problems unrelated to the medications. You should see a doctor to get this evaluated. ...Read more

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Does Zoloft (sertraline) interact with supplements like omega369, b vits, calcium/magnesium, oregano (juice) & airborn? Also, does it interact with tylenol& gas x?

Does Zoloft (sertraline) interact with supplements like omega369, b vits, calcium/magnesium, oregano (juice) & airborn? Also, does it interact with tylenol& gas x?

Check: You can use an interaction checker when you have questions about drug interactions with herbal or natural medications. Here is one example: http://naturaldatabase.therapeuticresearch.com/nd/search.aspx?s=nd&pt=7 ...Read more

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Having gout, taking diclophinac 50 sodium, loric 5 mg but no relief in pain. Any diet for this, ( uric acid 8.2) please give advice?

Having gout, taking diclophinac 50 sodium, loric 5 mg  but no relief in pain. Any diet for this, ( uric acid 8.2) please give advice?

No cheese or wine: Factors for diet and lowering uric acid are avoiding food such as cheese and wine. Also increasing consumption of water will be a added benefit. ...Read more

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Can i take ibuprofen 600 mg with lorazepam .5 mg?Rhank u.Somuch

Can i take ibuprofen 600 mg with lorazepam .5 mg?Rhank u.Somuch

Yes: You may take these two medicines together. The Ibuprofen will not enhance the effect of the Lorazepam as it is not a narcotic. 600 mg Ibuprofen should not be taken more than every 6 hours. Speak to your Lorazepam prescribing doctor about this and other concerns. ...Read more

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Will I get serotonin syndrome if I take two 5/325 percocets while I'm on 20 mg Prozac and 50 mg Zoloft (sertraline)?

Will I get serotonin syndrome if I take two 5/325 percocets while I'm on 20 mg Prozac and 50 mg Zoloft (sertraline)?

Possibly: If u under medical supervisdion -,such combo require petiodic check up snd possibly adjustment if dose. If u ise it for while most likely not setotoninevsymptoms...?but sertsin food can trigger it ( aged cheese., alcohol..)Other is : combo Prozac (fluoxetine) + Zolft can causev(SIADH) low Sodium.. And Petcocet + Prozac (fluoxetine) may affect livet metabolism of drugs and cause additivevaffect ( slow liver clearence) . ...Read more

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Got 20/1 omega6/3 ratio. Arthritis bad. Take 2k of grill oil. Got afib take padaxtra. Can i take large dose plant DHA supp. Ok. Am vegan exc. Krill?

Got 20/1 omega6/3 ratio.  Arthritis bad. Take 2k of grill oil.  Got afib take padaxtra. Can i take large dose plant DHA supp. Ok.  Am vegan exc. Krill?

Plant vs fish omegas: The type of omega 3 fatty acids (including dha) in plants are shorter in fatty acid chain length than the ones in fish. Our bodies use then longer chains much more efficiently, perhaps 6-10 times more efficiently. ...Read more

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I have celiac disease & I'm on a strict 100% gluten free diet. I take Propranolol 20mg tabs & Levothyroxine 137mcg tabs daily. Do these contain Gluten?

I have celiac disease & I'm on a strict 100% gluten free diet. I take Propranolol 20mg tabs & Levothyroxine 137mcg tabs daily. Do these contain Gluten?

Highly unlikely: Although corn starch may be used in medications, I am not aware of gluten products in pills. The best defense is reading labels. ...Read more

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On atenelol 25 mg 2x a day for pressure and levothyroxine137 cardiol wants me to take a 81 mg aspirin everyday had tests no heart dis do u agree re as?

On atenelol 25 mg 2x a day for pressure and levothyroxine137 cardiol wants me to take a 81 mg aspirin everyday had tests no heart dis do u agree re as?

Yes: Very much so. Plenty of evidence that this dose of aspirin is cardio-protective , helps prevent strokes, may help prevent colon cancer. With your history of hypertension, it is a great recommendation. ...Read more

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12 years post op rny, iron 20 & vitamin d at 10. Seeing a new dr that hasn't worked with deficient gastric bypass, is 325ferrous 3x and 2000d 1x okay?

12 years post op rny, iron 20 & vitamin d at 10. Seeing a new dr that hasn't worked with deficient gastric bypass, is 325ferrous 3x and 2000d 1x okay?

Nutrition!: A gastric bypass is a very complex nutrition situation. If your physician has not dealt with it much i would suggest asking for a referral to a nutritionist or a bariatric center. That being said, the dosage of iron is fda approved treatment for iron deficiency, and the vitamin d is a reasonable amount. You have many nutrient levels that should be monitored and carefully watched! ...Read more

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I'm currently in Thailand. Is it possible to sub serlatine for citalopram, as they are both SSRI anti- depressants for anxiety. ?

I'm currently in Thailand. Is it possible to sub serlatine for citalopram, as they are both SSRI anti- depressants for anxiety.
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Sure, for now.: You can make that substitution at a dose equivalent of 2.5:1. So, 25mg of Sertraline would be 10mg of Citalopram. 50mg of Sertraline would be 20mg of Citalopram, and 100mg of Sertraline would be 40mg of Citalopram. Don't take more than 40mg of Citalopram. And you can return to Sertraline upon your return. ...Read more

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Today my doctor prescribe a infertility medicns i.E tinidazole , l_methylfolate, chymoral forte, third generation cephalosporin.Is that good medicn?

Today my doctor prescribe a infertility medicns i.E tinidazole , l_methylfolate, chymoral forte, third generation cephalosporin.Is that good  medicn?

Not fertility meds: The medications you are describing are several antibiotics, vitamins and enzymes. None of these are infertility medications. If you are not sure why he/she prescribed them, you should ask your doctor what they are for. ...Read more

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I take a multivitamin plus vitamin c, d, all b's with niacin and fish oil, calcium, red yeast rice, should I take the vitamin magnesium with these & why?

I take a multivitamin plus vitamin c, d, all b's with niacin and fish oil, calcium, red yeast rice, should I take the vitamin magnesium with these & why?

I don't like it.: Truth be told, I don't like combining Niacin with the red yeast rice as they can both have toxic effects upon the liver. I hope you're having your liver blood enzyme levels monitored on that combination. Adding Magnesium to all of this is not my concern as I don't see any issue in that as long as your doses of all these other medications are not excessive. ...Read more

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I'm looking for a brain enhancement supplement. I have been. Researching two different ones-Provasil & Realized Nootropics. I would appreciate your opinion. Thank you!

I'm looking for a brain enhancement supplement.  I have been. Researching two different ones-Provasil & Realized Nootropics. I would appreciate your opinion. Thank you!

You mean Brainfood?: My personal favorite is Blueberry. But there are a ton of things you can eat that are known to promote great brain health, green tea, wild salmon, cacao (REAL CHOCOLATE). Check this link out...very cool. You can put it on your wall: http://www.health-nutrition.co/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/List-of-Brain-Food.png ...Read more

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Prevacid (lansoprazole) for barrett's esophagus. Armour thyroid 120 mg( graves thyroidectomy 40 yrs ago), bupropion 75mg bid. Drug interaction? Hair loss sick etc

Prevacid (lansoprazole) for barrett's esophagus. Armour thyroid 120 mg( graves thyroidectomy 40 yrs ago), bupropion 75mg bid. Drug interaction? Hair loss sick etc

Interaction checker.: You can use a drug interaction checker whenever you have questions about drug-drug interactions or drug - food interactions. Here is one option (Drugs.Com): https://www.drugs.com/drug_interactions.php Your pharmacist is also an excellent source of information.

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Any tip make a prednisone taper below 5 mg less taxing? I'm REALY struggling & it's affecting my job. I told my doctor & he just said keep tapering.

Any tip make a prednisone taper below 5 mg less taxing? I'm REALY struggling & it's affecting my job. I told my doctor & he just said keep tapering.

Prednisone Taper: Unfortunately, some of us don't really listen or understand what our patients are telling us. Look Doc, I can't function at all with my prednisone under 5 mg. I don't know how long or why you are on prednisone. If you can't make him listen and it is affecting you like that, then maybe you need a second opinion. That's how I would handle it. ...Read more

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Does 5=htp work?

Does 5=htp work?

Yes: 5-htp can help boost brain serotonin levels. Usual doses are 50-100 mg about three times a day. ...Read more