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Never heard of WD: Phentermine has some properties similar to amphetamines, but it is not an amphetamine.If you abruptly stop Phentermine most patients might be more hungry for 24-48 hrs. Then return to regular appetite.There has never been a report of physical addiction.Emotionally, regaining wt w/o the med use could cause emotional stress.I have found that with monitoring pts. They can take the med for maintenance. ...Read more
Switching from 25 mg of atenenol to 5 mg of bystolic (nebivolol) ,,,do I need to be weaned off the atenenol before starting bystolic (nebivolol)?
Xanax (alprazolam): Inquiry not clear. Doses of medications not provided. Please resubmit. Thanks. ...Read more
Currently taking 25mg metoprolol tartrate and 10mg crestor (rosuvastatin). Is it harmful to dring alchololic beverages while taking these meds?
With the exception: Of the innate side effects in each medication, and as long as your blood pressure is not too low, then it is a pretty safe mix as they do not work on the same receptors and shouldn't overlap. That being said, the one possible problem is taking an NSAID (celebrex) and lisinopril, you can cause kidney damage as one shuts down efferent and one afferent arteries to glomeruli. Be cautious. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I'm currently taking bystolic (nebivolol) 5mg and lisinopril/hctz 20/25, lnp wants to switch me to Benicar hct 40/25. Do i need to wean off bystolic (nebivolol)?
Asthma hypertension hardtime adjusting to meds itake 90 mg diltiazem 2x day.Also on metoprolol 25mg should I take metoprolol?
Beta blocker;asthma: Although metroprolol(beta blocker) can cause asthma in some patients and in those who have asthma it can make it worse .But there are many asthmatics in my experience who can tolerate metroprolol.If your doctor thinks it is ok for you to take 25 mgm of Metroprolol , you can take it but you have to see if it causes your asthma worse, and if it does than you do not take it ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What would happen if I stopped taking all prescribed medication? (Klonopin, Remeron, Welbutrin, cymbalta, (duloxetine) Qvar, singulair etc)
Do you mean stopping: cold turkey? If so, you could become very ill. Please don't do that. ...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
I take losartran, clonodine, amolodipine, hydralozine, coreg (carvedilol) for high bp. Can i still take horny goat weed supplement?
Not recommended: You could, but i wouldn't recommend it. The horny goat weed, amlodipine, clonidine, hydralazine, and Coreg (carvedilol) can all lower your blood pressure -- and the results could be marked. Please talk with your physician and pharmacist about this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Meds: You should discuss your meds with your doctor. It is possible to take those meds together when they are indicated. ...Read more