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80 Mg Paxil
Bipolar 1w/psychosis, 27 male, 9 yr dx, how long until Latuda (lurasidone) 80 mg side effects to subside? On lithium risperdal klonopin inderal.
Call your psychiatrist : UR on many medications, that may have potential side effects with each other. So if you're experiencing one week of psychosis with your bipolar condition, your psychiatrist or Dr. needs to be aware of this, so they can help you further. They may need to have you go to the hospital. So they can titrate doses, and wean you off of certain medications , and allowed you to rest safely. ...Read more
Can i take 1000 mgs Depakote 10 mgs Valium 25 mgs doxepin and 300 mgs Trileptal together at bed time?
There is a drug : Interaction between trileptal and valium. Valium blood levels rise in the presence of trieptal, so it is generally recommended practice to lower the valium dose while on trileptal. All of the other medications are safe to be taken together. I would not take the full 25 mg of valium along with the combination however. Talk to your prescribing physician about this. Best wishes. ...Read more
Take Buspar (buspirone) 7.5 mg 2x daily. 10 mg ramipril am, 12.5 mg metoperlol, 10 mg Lexapro at bedtime. Pulse rate slow 52 -59 bpm. Not athletic. Concerning?
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1st i took prozac (fluoxetine) alone then (prozac (fluoxetine) (fluoxetine) twice daily +resperidal 1 mg + anafranil 75 mg twice daily ) also no effect , finally i took (prozac (fluoxetine) (fluoxetine) twice daily +effexor xr ) with no effect !!!
Psychiatric Meds: Don't know what your diagnosis it - so can't make too much of a comment. However, some psychiatric conditions require complex titrations to achieve the desired goal. ...Read more
The interaction between klonopin (clonazepam) and tegretol:tegretol lowers klonopin (clonazepam) by 30% -does klonopin (clonazepam) raise tegretol ?
Not great combo: Concomitant administration of clonazepam (Klonopin) and carbamazepine (Tegretol) resulted in a 22% increase in clonazepam clearance and a 20.5% decrease in carbamazepine clearance. Carbamazepine is well known to induce its own metabolism as well as the metabolism of other meds making it difficult to manage. Consult provider. Bottom line - Klonopin is not likely to raise Tegretol levels. ...Read more
Lower the dose: Meds like zoloft (sertraline) can sometimes cause withdrawal effects including dizziness, electrical sensations in your head, nausea, mild muscle aches, feeling flushed, anxious, etc. Zoloft (sertraline) does this infrequently. These withdrawal effects are not dangerous, but they can be uncomfortable. If you are having problems stopping from 50 mg talk to your doc about cutting to a lower dose for a week or 2 and then stop. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Taking 1000 mgs Depakote 10 mgs Valium 10 mgs Ambien at bed time. Can i still take 5 mgs of saphris (asenapine)?
Ask your doctor: Dd your doctor prescribe these to be taken all at once? The combo of valium and Ambien is deadly. Please don't take them together tonight, and call your doctor in the morning. As for Depakote and saphris, (asenapine) do take these as going without could cause a relapse of your bipolar disorder. Be well. ...Read more
10mg paxil (paroxetine). Pdoc wants me to switch to wellbutrin by starting at 75mg and taking 10mg Paxil (paroxetine) for 5 days then stop paxil (paroxetine). Need for Paxil (paroxetine) ween?
See a psychiatrist: I can only guess your medication is for depression. First of all I am clueless as to why your dose of Remeron is so low and every other night. Secondly i don't understand why you were coming off of just 10 mg of Paxil (paroxetine) which is rarely therapeutic. Thirdly, 75 mg of wellbutrin is too low as a starting dose. Find yourself a psychiatrist who will dose your meds properly with full remission from the depression as a goal. This will generally take 300 mg a day of wellbutrin.You can taper the Paxil (paroxetine) to 5 mg down from 10 and then stop it if you wish. That may help make any potential withdrawal more tolerable. Best wishes. ...Read more
Can I takeup to a 325 mg dose of a magnesium w/these daily medications? 20 mg viibryd, (vilazodone hydrochloride) 25 mg atenolol, 0.5 mg clonazepam, 100 mg gabapentin 50 mg tra
Yes: there are no contraindications with any medication, as far as I know. Magnesium is found in many foods, and magnesium deficiency has become more common, particularly with use of drugs like omeprazole (Prilosec), esomeprazole (Nexium) and similar drugs which markedly reduce stomach acid and impede magnesium absorption. ...Read more
On cymbalta (duloxetine) 20 mg switching to Prozac 10 to come off cymbalta (duloxetine) doc said take Prozac one day then cymbalta (duloxetine) another for a week serotonin snydrome risk?
How we can safetly switch from the combo (100 mg ZOLOFT + 150 mg WELLBUTRIN (bupropion) XL) daily to the combo (50 mg ZOLOFT + 300 mg WELLBUTRIN (bupropion) XL) daily ?
Who are 'We'?: Is one of the 'We' your Dr? If not - it should be. And then, your Dr is the one to take responsibility for this transition. Psych meds are not a good DIY project. Find professional guidance. Best! ...Read more
I switch from cymbalta (duloxetine) 90mg to Zoloft 50mg by tapering cymbalta (duloxetine) but after 10 dayes i finish my last 30 mg cymbalta (duloxetine) but i can't sleep even with trazadon?
May take longer. : Zoloft and Cymbalta (duloxetine) are actually very different from each other. Cymbalta (duloxetine) is very potent and works on two different receptors (serotonin ; norepinephrine ) and many people take longer to get off of it. Zoloft works mostly on one (receptor) and 50 mg is a low dose. Talk to your doctor about this. ...Read more
Can 20 mg Lexapro/60 Cymbalta/40 viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) be too much serotonin ..seem better on 10 lexapro?
Discuss w/ Dr: It's not exactly an issue of 'too much' serotonin, but except for that, you might be right to seek a consult about the dosages and perhaps even eliminate a Rx cautiously as possible. Please consider that adding CBT Tx optimizes outcomes w/ or w/out medication and makes good sense. Ask about a referral and dose reduction, etc. Best! ...Read more
Yes and no: Clonazepam and xanax (alprazolam) are benzodiazepines often used to treat anxiety-panic attcks, gad or ptsd. They are similar but xanax (alprazolam) is shorter acting and more potent than Clonazepam whixh is less strong and action lasts longer. Xanax (alprazolam) also can lead to addiction more than clonazepam. ...Read more
Can you take together 10 mg lexapro (escitalopram) , 25 mg lamotrigine 1200 mg fish oil and 1000 mg acetaminofen ?
Yes, but...: Lexapro, (escitalopram) Lamictal, and Fish Oil are often co-prescribed. If fish oil is being used for therapeutic benefit, its good to know the EPA content of the capsules. EPA (not total fish oil weight) needs to be around 1000 to 1500 mg per day to impact mood (FYI). Acetaminophen at 1000 mg - as an occasional dose - is fine to take s the above. Frequent use, though, is to be avoided. ...Read more
Can losartan 50 mg be at 10 pm with vytoryn 10/20, tegretol 400 mg and klonopin (clonazepam) 1.5?
Overdose paxil (paroxetine): Signs and symptoms of paroxetine (paxil) overdose include tremors, nausea, vomiting, sleepiness, dizziness, sweating, altered mental status, seizures, increased deep tendon reflexes, arrhythmias, and low blood pressure. Death is rare and has typically been described in patients taking multiple medications. ...Read more
Yes: Out of the ssri medications, Paxil (paroxetine) seems to be the one most common to contribute to weight gain (and this is on the fda adverse reaction list for this medication. Other ssris such as Prozac and zoloft (sertraline) do not have weight gain listed by fda as possible adverse reaction. Talk with your provider to consider alternatives if this concerns you. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
SSRI Antidepressant: Paxil (paroxetine) is an ssri antidepressant approved for treatment of unipolar (as opposed to bipolar) depression as well as a variety of anxiety-spectrum conditions. It carries a relatively greater risk of medication interactions & is considered to be less safe for a developing fetus as compared to some other antidepressants. All antidepressants have risk of emergent suicidal thinking in young people. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes and: Unfortunately Paxil (paroxetine) is known to have more withdrawal symptoms than any other ssris. Therefore, it is recommended to discontinue Paxil (paroxetine) treatment by tapering the dosage very slowly & carefully under the monitoring of your prescribing physician. Be well and good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
With your Docs help!: Ideally this should be done in conjunction with the prescribing physician. Stopping an antidepressant on your own is not a good idea. About 1/5 individuals experience discontinuation symptoms when coming off a ssri. Paxil (paroxetine) has a relatively short 1/2 life meaning it clear from the system fairly quickly. Generally the dose would be decreased gradually to the lowest possible dose before stopping. ...Read more
Paxil (paroxetine): 10 mg. Is within the therapeutic dose range. ...Read more
60 mg: The maximum dose approved by the fda, i.e. "on label" is 60 mg daily. This is the maximum dosing for obsessive-compulsive disorder and social phobia. The actual maximum dose for you, would be based upon a clinical decision between yourself and your prescribing physician and is not limited by fda regulation recommendations. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
5-HT receptors: SSRI's like Paroxetine both activate or inhibit multiple serotinergic (5-HT), receptors. At least 4 of them regulate appetite and some anxiety and agitation (jitters). Side effects affect people somewhat differently. Some get a significant desirable antidepressant or other therapeutic goals, and some others experience side effects such as agitation or increased appetite and other undesirable SE's. ...Read more
Paxil: It may take 2 to 6 weeks for the full impact of medication increase to take place ...Read more