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Serequel 50 mg (anti psychotic) increase proctalin levels, does that mean it decreases testosterone significantly?i ask from bodybuilding perspective

Serequel 50 mg (anti psychotic) increase proctalin levels, does that mean it decreases testosterone significantly?i ask from bodybuilding perspective

Usually not: also you might not necessarily have a change in prolactin level on that dose. Diphenhydramine, which you list as a medication you take, can raise your body temperature and may not be safe to take when doing strenuous exercise. It can also impair your attention and cause psychosis. ...Read more

Hydrocodone (Definition)

Hydrocodone or dihydrocodeinone is a semi-synthetic opioid derived from two naturally occurring opiates: Codeine or thebaine. It is an orally active narcotic analgesic and antitussive. It is available in tablet, capsule, and syrup form. It is used to treat moderate to severe pain or as an antitussive to treat cough. Hydrocodone affects pain by ...Read more


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Taurine increases dopamine in neucleu; , does it make it addictive?

Taurine increases dopamine in neucleu; , does it make it addictive?

Not necessarily: Taurine is like an amino acid, not a protein. I don't know exact mechanism how it increases your Dopamine level, but my advice is, do not believe much in the marketing done by companies selling nutritional products.I believe in natural ways by healthy life style, diet and exercise. ...Read more

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Does fluoxetine increases weight?

Does fluoxetine increases weight?

Weight Neutral: Any of the antidepressants can cause weight gain. When Prozac (fluoxetine) was first available, it was said to be weight neutral. If this is of concern and you are taking Prozac (fluoxetine) or thinking of taking Prozac (fluoxetine) discuss this with your doctor and see what options are available. ...Read more

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At what dosage does hydrocodone cause CNS depression?

At what dosage does hydrocodone cause CNS depression?

Depends: This depends totally on the patient, their metabolism, other medications, tolerance to narcotics, and recent opioid-antagonist use. ...Read more

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Is it true lcarnitine helps with angina and exercise tolerance? If so does alc provide same benefit? Or does alc affect brain only?

Is it true lcarnitine helps with angina and exercise tolerance?  If so does alc provide same benefit? Or does alc affect brain only?

Probably true: There is some evidence that acetyl-l-carnitine helps with exercise tolerance in people with angina. There is minimal evidence that it helps healthy people with exercise however. This issue has not been well studied, so even though there is minimal evidence that it helps, that doesn't mean that it doesn't. Here's a nice summary: http://ods.Od.Nih.Gov/factsheets/carnitine-healthprofessional/. ...Read more

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Does smoking increase dopamine?

Does smoking increase dopamine?

Marijuana, Dopamine: Long-term cannabis use tends to produce less dopamine, a neurochemical directly linked to motivation and reward. Using pet brain imaging the researchers have found that Dopamine levels in a part of the brain called the striatum were lowest in people who smoke more cannabis and those who began smoking marijuana at a younger age. Please see your physician about your smoking and its effects. ...Read more

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How does 50 mg tramadol HCl compare to 5-325 percocet in terms of strength and pain killing ability?

How does 50 mg tramadol HCl compare to 5-325 percocet in terms of strength and pain killing ability?

Percocet is stronger: Percocet (oxycodone/apap) is significantly stronger than tramadol. Every patient is different. I normally use tramadol as a first line pain medication and if not effective move to hydrocodone. I then go to oxycodone if hydrocodone is not effective. ...Read more

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Does diazepam increase blood alcohol content?

Does diazepam increase blood alcohol content?

No, but.: Diazepam does not increase blood alcohol content. Diazepam will add to the depressant effect of the alcohol, so the person who is drinking alcohol will appear more drunk. ...Read more

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Does grapefruit juice really increase the effects of oxycodone?

Does grapefruit juice really increase the effects of oxycodone?

No: grapefruit juice can interfere with certain enzymes in the liver that are involved with the metabolism of a number of drugs, and for that reasons many hospitals have eliminated grapefruit and its juice from their menus. However, oxycodone is not one of those drugs. ...Read more

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Does incidence of weight gain increase or decrease as remeron (mirtazapine) dosage is increased?

Does incidence of weight gain increase or decrease as remeron (mirtazapine) dosage is increased?

Remeron (mirtazapine) weight gain: Remeron (mirtazapine) is associated with weight gain, and the higher the dose the more likely it is that you may experience any side effect, including weight gain. The reasons for weight gain are several, but many on Remeron (mirtazapine) report a voracious appetite. You may benefit from proactively watching your calories. ...Read more

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Does dopamite(dopamine supplement) increase more dopamine level or prescribed medicine like biperiden(dopamine reuptake inhibitor) does?

Does dopamite(dopamine supplement) increase more dopamine level or prescribed medicine like biperiden(dopamine reuptake inhibitor) does?

I'm curious: Why do you believe you need to take medication that claims to affect dopamine, especially OTC remedy which will NOT cross the brain-blood barrier? If you are depressed, you could see a psychiatrist, and if you have Parkinson's disease, a neurologist. ...Read more

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Does oxcarbazepine increase the metabolism of methadone?

Does oxcarbazepine increase the metabolism of methadone?

Maybe: Interaction checker indicates this may increase or decrease methadone levels. This is not a good combination of medications. Only use if prescribed and closely monitored. ...Read more

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Does Prozac (fluoxetine) increase glutamate or reduce it?

Does Prozac (fluoxetine) increase glutamate or reduce it?

Neither: By reducing the rate of serotonin removal (norepinephrin in SNRIs) SSRIs alter the relative balance of those neurotransmitters w/ glutamate (G) but that's an indirect increase. Since high (G) seems associated w/ depression - they might unintentionally make things worse for some folk (paradox side effect). An experimental new drug (riluzole) to > G is being studied now. Who knows? ...Read more

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Dr switched me: hydrocodone to oxymorphone. I can tolerate hydrocodone, will oxymorphone be any different? Will it cause high bp? Increase PVCs?

Dr switched me: hydrocodone to oxymorphone. I can tolerate hydrocodone, will oxymorphone be any different? Will it cause high bp?  Increase PVCs?

Depends on dose: Opioids generally have the same effects if given in equipotent doses. However, hydrocodone is usually used only in small doses (5-10 mg) in combination with tylenol, (acetaminophen) although 2 new higher dose long-acting preparations are now available. Oxymorphone can be given in much higher doses in both immediate and extended-release forms. Opioids are not usually associated with hypertension or PVCs. ...Read more

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Does Neurontin (gabapentin) increase the effects of methadone?

Does Neurontin (gabapentin) increase the effects of methadone?

Pain meds: Neurontin (gabapentin) is a neuropathic membrane stabilizing medicine that works on neuropathic or nerve pain. It has a different mechanism of action from methadone, which is a narcotic. Many people consider Methadone one of or the most dangerous narcotic because it is linked to abnormal heart rhythms and sudden death. It has a black box warning from the fda stating this. Whatever you can do try to reduce it. ...Read more

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