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Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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Elavil (Definition)

Elavil is a tertiary amine tricyclic which is a kind of tricyclic type drug (serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibiting ...Read more


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Can cymbalta (duloxetine) effect blood sugar levels?

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Can cymbalta (duloxetine) effect blood sugar levels?

Cymbalta (duloxetine): No reported cases of changes in blood sugar levels that I am aware of. ...Read more

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Does klonopin (clonazepam) medication for anxiety cause lower hemoglobin and hemacrit levels thankyou?

Does klonopin (clonazepam) medication for anxiety cause lower hemoglobin and hemacrit  levels thankyou?

For the most part no: Drug induced anemia - low red blood cell counts - from klonopin (clonazepam) is exceptionally rare, basically case reportable(meaning it's so rare that cases of this are published for doctors to better understand). While there are reported incidents, in general, anemia isn't felt to be a common side effect at all. ...Read more

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Does Prozac (fluoxetine) raise klonopin levels?

Does Prozac (fluoxetine) raise klonopin levels?

Unlikely: Good question. No blood level effects between Prozac (fluoxetine) and Klonopin that I could find. ...Read more

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Could quetiapine increase blood levels of nortriptyline?

Could quetiapine increase blood levels of nortriptyline?

Cardiac possible: Not so much on the change in blood levels but more concerning is the increased risk of heart rhythm problems, sometimes dangerous, by prolonging a portion of the ECG called the "QT interval". ...Read more

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How does trazadone increase Paxil (paroxetine) levels?

How does trazadone increase Paxil (paroxetine) levels?

Serotonin: They both increase serotonin levels & can (rarely) cause a serotonin syndrome ...Read more

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Can Klonopin or Wellbutrin (bupropion) cause high prolactin levels?

Can Klonopin or Wellbutrin (bupropion) cause high prolactin levels?

Well ...: In theory, Wellbutrin (bupropion) could cause hyperprolactinemia but in all honesty, I've never seen it occur in clinical practice. Also, Klonopin (a medication that works on the GABA system) can actually inhibit prolactin release. So, short answer is ... It's possible but very unlikely. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Can Xanax (alprazolam) or klonopin raise blood calcium levels?

Can Xanax (alprazolam) or klonopin raise blood calcium levels?

No increase in Ca: The benzodiazepines act to depress neuronal excitability through the inhibitory GABA neurotransmission system in the CNS. The resulting increase in the concentration of Cl- ions in the post-synaptic neuron immediately hyperpolarizes this neuron, not Ca-ions. no increase in Ca levels. ...Read more

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Can the anti-depressant, cymbalta, (duloxetine) affect testosterone, LH, FSH, PRL or TSH levels in any way?

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Can the anti-depressant, cymbalta, (duloxetine) affect testosterone, LH, FSH, PRL or TSH levels in any way?

Here are some ..: The causes for low-T are many, can be primary or secondary. Over the last decade, more awareness in drug-induced HPG axis dysfunction has emerged leading to low-T. Now, it is increasingly known all drugs exerting their effects on CNS will in time affect HPG axis, notably the opiate-related drugs. For cymbalta (duloxetine), up to present, it does cause low-T in few patients, but reported at 0.07%. ...Read more

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Could 100mg tramadol .1mg clonidine and 50 mg amitripyline cause serotonin toxicity and death ?

Could 100mg tramadol .1mg clonidine and 50 mg amitripyline cause serotonin toxicity and death ?

TramadolAmitriptylin: The reported prevalence of serotonin syndrome is unknown possibly because of underdiagnosis or misdiagnosis. However, it is a potentially life-threatening condition with symptoms that can appear from 30 minutes to 48 hours after a new serotonergic medication is taken. Any drug or combinations of drugs that induce an excess of 5-ht can cause serotonin syndrome. Rec.: talk to your treating doctor. ...Read more

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Does Prozac (fluoxetine) raise the level of klonopin ?

Does Prozac (fluoxetine) raise the level of klonopin ?

Prozac (fluoxetine) and Klonopin: They are different classes of medications, but for each individual, some differences could occur when taken together. If Prozac (fluoxetine) calms anxiety(which is probably the goal)then it may feel like the Klonopin hit you harder. I always recommend keeping a log when you make any changes in med or dose. It is too easy to confuse the variables(example-if you were sleep deprived night before).But talk w yr do ...Read more

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Effexor (venlafaxine) 225mg hs, Neurontin 200mg bid, lisinopril 5mg ac, Prilosec 20mg ac, hydroxyzine 50mg hs, ativan .5 mg prn, too many rx's daily- liver damage?

Probably Not: Especially for someone who is young. Neurontin (gabapentin) doesn't even get metabolized by the liver. That being said, it makes sense to monitor you liver w/regular lab-work & to ask yourself if exercise, nutrition, & meditation can help your symptoms & reduce your pill burden. ...Read more

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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

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Why would 10mg celexa (citalopram) make your blood serotonin level low? When i wasn't on celexa (citalopram) my serotonin level was high?

Why would 10mg celexa (citalopram) make your blood serotonin level low? When i wasn't on celexa (citalopram) my serotonin level was high?

CSF correlation?: CSF serotonin levels may not correlate with blood levels, and some labs are very unreliable also. Celexa (citalopram) inhibits the reuptake of serotonin back into pre-synaptic neurons -- increasing synaptic amounts. This is one of the ways Celexa (citalopram) works in depression. Because of the blood-brain barrier your CSF level may be higher than blood level. CSF levels are obtainable by lumbar puncture only. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: amitriptyline level?

What is the definition or description of: amitriptyline level?

Level: See if medication level is in therapeutic range depends on what is your dose if you slow or fast metabolized or taking any medication that interfere. ...Read more

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If you take amitriptyline and it raises your prolactin levels will they go back down again when you stop the amitriptyline ?

If you take amitriptyline and it raises your prolactin levels will they go back down again when you stop the amitriptyline ?

Prolactin: Effects are variable. You will need to have yours checked rather than just reading about it. Discuss potential risks and benefits of your medication with your doctor. Elevated prolactin levels return quickly to normal if an offending drug is discontinued. ...Read more

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Can fertile xx be taken with 10mg amitriptyline does fertile xx have stuff in that increases seritinon levels as that is what amitriptyline does ?

Can fertile xx be taken with 10mg amitriptyline does fertile xx have stuff in that increases seritinon levels as that is what  amitriptyline does ?

Fertile XX: If i may speak truthfully, no one knows what fertile xx does because it is not a controlled or regulated substance, so no one has bothered studying it. It is a 'natural' product said to contain black cohosh, chasteberry, and others in "therapeutic amounts." even the manufacturer doesn't specify how-much-of-what is in it. I think it's unlikely it affects serotonin, or anything else... ...Read more

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Does a serum prolactin level test show your serotonin level 2 can I get serotonin syndrome from 10mg a nite of amitriptyline when it not 1st time used?

Does a serum prolactin level test show your serotonin level 2 can I get serotonin syndrome from 10mg a nite of amitriptyline when it not 1st time used?

Serum prolactin test: Measures prolactin, not serotonin. Serotonin syndrome usually is caused by a combination of medicines, not just one. Please see this link for very helpful information including a list of drugs to compare to those you are taking. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/serotonin-syndrome/ds00860. ...Read more

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Can i take diurex while on amitriptyline?

Can i take diurex while on amitriptyline?

Yes, but be cautious: Diurex is caffeine and magnesium salicylate. As such it will have the stimulating properties of caffeine including nervousness, tachycardia, insomnia and jitteriness. Salicylate may cause ringing in the ears and GI irritation. Amitriptyline is an antidepressant which can cause sedation, constipation, urinary retention and changes in heart rhythm. There are no reported drug interactions. ...Read more

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Accidentaly double dosed on endep (amitriptyline). Is that okay?

Accidentaly double dosed on endep (amitriptyline). Is that okay?

Probably: You did not indicate the dose or time frame. If you make an error in taking medication, consult your physician or pharmacist immediately. If neither are available, call the poison control center. ...Read more

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What happens if you are taking amitriptyline and you are in the sun?

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What happens if you are taking amitriptyline and you are in the sun?

Elavil (amitriptyline): Amitriptyline has strong anticholinergic effect (drying effect) & can cause dry skin, fever & increase sweating. If taking a high dose & u r under the sun for a while, some confusion occurs & the above-mentioned side-effects can intensify. ...Read more

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Is amitriptyline used to help sleep?

Is amitriptyline used to help sleep?

Sometimes: It can definitely aid in sleeping as it has significant drowsy side effects, but is usually prescribed to help with another condition like chronic fibromyalgia pain or other neurological pain like migraines sometimes with the added benefit of also helping you sleep. I'm sure there are some doctors out there who may prescribe it for the sole purpose of being a sleep aid. ...Read more

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Why prescribe titrate amitriptyline?

Why prescribe titrate amitriptyline?

Useful medication.: Amitriptyline can be helpful for many medical conditions, including migraines, insomnia, and depression. Side effects such as sleepiness, dry eyes, dry mouth, and constipation may occur. Side effects tend to be less if the medication is started at a low dose and gradually increased (titrated). ...Read more

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Endep (Definition)

Endep is a tertiary amine tricyclic which is a kind of tricyclic type drug (serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibiting ...Read more