Doctor insights on:
Amitriptyline And Breastfeeding
Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more
Not a good idea: Lots of medicine that you ingest get into breast milk. It might be wise to call the physician who prescribed them and have him/her advise you how to taper off these medication if he/she thinks it wise. ...Read more
Some risk: About 1 % of drugs with pass into breast milk. Consult the a baby's pediatrician on the specific drugs. ...Read more
Not recommended: Psychoactive medications can cause significant central nervous system dysregulation when alcohol is consumed. Not only would you experience potential side effects such as dizziness, excess sedation and drops in blood pressure, but also impaired cognitive functioning. This includes poor judgement and disinhibition. Alcohol can also interfere with full efficacy of these medications. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Just be careful: If you have been taking nortriptyline at bedtime for awhile now and you have adjusted to it well, having a glass of wine or two at dinner should not pose problem. Since alcohol is a depressant, especially when more than 1-2 drinks, combination with meds that can cause drownsiness can be dangerous for driving etc..So, just be careful. Stay safe. Stay alive and don't drink and drive. Good luck. ...Read more
Under supervision: That is an unusual combination. Sometimes if a patient isn't responding to usual therapies, an ssri will be combined with a tca (like amitrityline) but it must be done with caution because of the risk of serotonin syndrome which can be fatal. Effexor (venlafaxine) is an snri which makes the combination a bit more complicated. It's probably ok if you are treated by a competent psychiatrist who is following yo. ...Read more
Yes: Potential interaction exists if taken together.Get a more detailed answer ›
What are the side effects of taking Zoloft (sertraline) and trazodone together at once? 150 mg for Zoloft (sertraline) and 50 mg for trazodone.
Not many: Zoloft (sertraline) and trazodone are often prescribed together. Some people find that zoloft (sertraline) can interfere with sleep and trazodone often provides the necessary sleep relief. Make sure to take trazodone at bedtime, and i would recommend taking zoloft (sertraline) in the morning. Zoloft (sertraline) and trazodone each have side effects, but their combination does not tend to cause other effects separate from those side effects. ...Read more
NOT DIRECT PROBLEM: Lyrica (pregabalin) has no drug-drug interaction potential with most other meds, but may have a side effect of drowsiness and lethargy, while the Adderall is designed to enhance alertness and focus. Therefore, if you do have an adverse rxtn to lyrica, (pregabalin) this can compromise the effect of the adderall. Discuss at length with your doctor. ...Read more
Is it safe to take an appetite suppressant while on anti-depressants? I am on lamictin and cymbalta (duloxetine)
Can you take super goat weed while also taking levetiracetam, vimpat, (lacosamide) topiramate, citalopram and valproic? Been prescribed cilas but its expenisive.
Super goat weed: You are on a lot of different medications and super goat weed has quite a number of components that likely have never been tested with the meds that you are on. I would categorically not take it. There are ways around this problem. Look up tildalafil from cipla pharmaceuticals based in india. With a little thought, i think you may be able to figure it out. ...Read more
Yes: There is some research that shows that milk thistle can slow activity of certain enzymes in the liver that help the body to metabolize drugs. If the enzymes are inhibited by the milk thistle, then the level of the drugs will be higher. Prozac (fluoxetine) is one such drug. Clonazepam levels can be reduced if taken with milk thistle. ...Read more
Is oil of oregano safe to take with my other meds? Zoloft, (sertraline) avapro, phentermine, phenergen, paracetamol and ibuprofen?
See below: The first question is why are you taking oil of oregano? What is your purpose for using it? Despite the hype, there is no persuasive evidence to demonstrate that oil of oregano does anything useful in or on our bodies. And while it is popular, there is no science to support the use of oil of oregano for any medical condition. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer