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Can u take claritin, (loratadine) sudafed, steroid, ibuprofen, soma, tramadol, & benzonate together?

Can u take claritin, (loratadine) sudafed, steroid, ibuprofen, soma, tramadol, & benzonate together?

Yes.: But, several of those are sedating and you should not be driving, operating machinery or doing anything else that requires coordination and dexterity. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali
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Alprazolam (Definition)

Alprazolam is a short acting benzodiazepine, it does not last long in the system . So when used regularly with multiple doses to treat anxiety, it is associated with inter-dose withdrawal, tolerance and a resulting increase level of baseline anxiety. So in anxiety clinics, we use it only in cases of " flight , dentist or other infrequent anxieties, ...Read more


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Could you take percocet over klonopin (clonazepam)?

Could you take percocet over klonopin (clonazepam)?

There are potential: dangers in combing central nervous system (CNS) depressants. Both opioids and benzodiazepines are CNS depressants, and when used together they may produce what are called "synergistic" effects - where 1+1=5. It also highly depends on the dose. The risks of overdose is much higher in patients who on opioids and benzos, as well as with alcohol. If these are prescribed to you, talk to the doctors. ...Read more

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Any problem taking clonazepam or Valium w/ savella (milnacipran)?

Any problem taking clonazepam or Valium w/ savella (milnacipran)?

Medical supervision: I didn't find any direct problem with this combination -- would suggest choosing only 1 benzodiadepine, though. With the supervision and help of your physician, you should be fine. ...Read more

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What benzodiazepine is stronger: klonopin (clonazepam) or ativan (lorazepam)?

What benzodiazepine is stronger: klonopin (clonazepam) or ativan (lorazepam)?

They differ: Klonopin (clonazepam) is longer acting but takes just slightly longer to start working. Ativan works quicker but clears from your system quicker then Klonopin (clonazepam) although it can stay in your system for a while. ...Read more

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Can I take guaifenesin 400 mg/phenylephrine HCl 10 mg safely with these meds Plaquenil,Cymbalta,Vyvanse, Omeprazole,ambien Linzess,Valium Celebrex

Can I take guaifenesin 400 mg/phenylephrine HCl 10 mg safely with these meds
Plaquenil,Cymbalta,Vyvanse,
Omeprazole,ambien
Linzess,Valium 
Celebrex

What do you mean by: safely ? There have not been any drug-drug interaction studies with Linzess as yet. There is a risk of serotonergic syndrome with combining guaifenesin, phenylnephrine, Cymbalta (duloxetine) and Vyvance. Ambien is for occasional use. I would not combine it with Valium. Other than that you're fine. ...Read more

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I take hydrocodone, cyclobenzaprine, amitriptyline, xanax, (alprazolam) and cymbalta. Xanax (alprazolam) as needed, cymbalta brand new - causing nausea. Can I take ondansetron?

I take hydrocodone, cyclobenzaprine, amitriptyline, xanax, (alprazolam) and cymbalta. Xanax (alprazolam) as needed, cymbalta brand new - causing nausea. Can I take ondansetron?

Wouldn't recommend: you are already on several drugs which inhibit serotonin reuptake, increasing their levels - amitriptylene, Cymbalta (duloxetine) and cyclobenzaprine all have that potential, and ondansetron does it big time. This can result in the serotonin syndrome which is dangerous and even potentially fatal. All of these drugs also produce sedation. I would talk with your provider and pharmacist about safety of this. ...Read more

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Request Ambien (zolpidem) taper schedule. Current dose = Ambien (zolpidem) 5mg and Ambien (zolpidem) cr 6.5mg q.D. At bed for ssri taper. 1 month clear of ssri, doing well...Desire taper from ambien (zolpidem). Otc meds (melatonin) help?

Request Ambien (zolpidem) taper schedule.  Current dose = Ambien (zolpidem) 5mg and Ambien (zolpidem) cr 6.5mg q.D. At  bed for ssri taper.  1 month clear of ssri, doing well...Desire  taper from ambien (zolpidem).  Otc meds (melatonin) help?

Work w/your doctor: For this question, it's best to work with your own physician so that you and s/he can be on the same page together. You need to be followed so that help is available if any of your symptoms return, etc. ...Read more

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Can you take 75 mg diphenhydramine HCl (tylenol (acetaminophen) simply sleep) with .5 mg diazepam (valium)?

Can you take 75 mg diphenhydramine HCl (tylenol (acetaminophen) simply sleep) with .5 mg diazepam (valium)?

Probably: I think you mean 5 mg of diazepam, not .5. 75 mg of diphenydramine is a bit high. Tegether, they synergize for additional sedation. Alone, it is probably not enough to be a problem, but if combined with other sedating agents or alcohol, you would be taking a risk, possibly a serious one. ...Read more

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Clonazepam .5 mg effect like xanax (alprazolam)?

Clonazepam .5 mg effect like xanax (alprazolam)?

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

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Is ativan (lorazepam) safe to take with anti depressants (zoloft)?

Is ativan (lorazepam) safe to take with anti depressants (zoloft)?

If prescribed: If your doctor has prescribed Ativan along with your zoloft (sertraline), (sertraline) s/he will give you a particular dose and timing schedule. This could be on a regular or as needed ("prn") basis. Used this way, Ativan and zoloft (sertraline) can be safe together. Sometimes Ativan can help anxiety temporarily, while getting onto zoloft (sertraline) for panic, etc. ...Read more

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Why isn't Xanax (alprazolam) available over the counter?

Xanax (alprazolam): As with any Benzodiazepines, they are controlled substances. ...Read more

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Can you take perscriptions zoloft, Buspar (buspirone) and Valium together?

Can you take perscriptions zoloft, Buspar (buspirone) and Valium together?

Yes: Combination therapy is very common in medicine. If each medication was carefully chosen for certain symptoms or condition, it can be very beneficial. Keep in mind, each medication has to be taken as prescribed to you only. Unless it was prescribed by your doctor, the above medications, should not be mixed just to see what the effect would be. Eat well, sleep well and live well. ...Read more

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Is Nexium (esomeprazole) 24 hr OTC better than Prilosec otc?

Is Nexium (esomeprazole) 24 hr OTC better than Prilosec otc?

Marketing: Nexium (esomeprazole) and Prilosec are equivalent and have the same effect. The Nexium (esomeprazole) is a molecular modification which allows the pharm company to sell the drug as a new and more effective anti-acid. In fact the effect is the same and Prilosec (generic omeprazole) is far cheaper. Save your hard earned money. ...Read more

Xanax (Definition)

Alprazolam is a short-acting benzodiazepine which is a kind of sleep-inducing drug ...Read more