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Is it dangerous to take stimulants (ADHD medications) and beta-blockers (Propranolol) together? If so, why? Diff. med. for BP and migraine prevention?

Is it dangerous to take stimulants (ADHD medications) and beta-blockers (Propranolol) together? If so, why? Diff. med. for BP and migraine prevention?

Theoretically yes: Practically probably not. This answer is based on the fact that if you are on a B Blkr and taking a symptathomimetic agent like a stimulant this could cause severe hypertension. Based on studies of people on B Blkrs who took cocaine or were given epinephrine for allergic reactions and this turns out not to be unfounded and not the case. If your BP is up see your Dr and review your medications. ...Read more

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Grieving and medication, what's a good short term med for this?

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Grieving and medication, what's a good short term med for this?

Grief: Grief counseling is important to help u understand and work thru the stages of healthy grief. Medications only contain symptoms if they interfere with your daily functioning, such as insomnia or crying spells. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if medication induced ileus disappears after the going off the med?

Can you tell me if medication induced ileus disappears after the going off the med?

Usually yes,: but it depends on duration and severity of the ileus. Other causes need to be excluded, such as diabetes or intestinal obstruction. Consult with a GI specialist. ...Read more

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Is it ok to have becasule caps while taking nicardia, zaart( pressure med)& diabetic medication?

Is it ok to have becasule caps while taking nicardia, zaart( pressure med)& diabetic medication?

B complex vitamins: You may get differing opinions regarding this one. There are research articles proving the B vitamins to be helpful for heart disease prevention, others proving them to be harmful, and others proving them to have no effect. The amounts in Becosules you mention do not contain toxic levels of vitamins, and use niacinamide instead of niacin (niacin can worsen blood sugar control). ...Read more

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If you take metrpolol medication 25mg, half in the morning and one at night, and want to drink a cup of alcohol, should i take the med after or before?

If you take metrpolol medication 25mg, half in the morning and one at night, and want to drink a cup of alcohol, should i take the med after or before?

B-blocker & Alcohol: Hi, there could be interaction between alcohol and Metoprolol, alcohol could increase the risk of side effect from Metoprolol, also because both drugs depress the CNS, the risk of drowsiness and brain impairment could increase, better to drink in moderation, not more than 2 drinks a day and not more than 14 drinks a wk. It doesn't matter when you drink the alcohol. ...Read more

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I had telogen effluvium from medication which started about a month after stopping med. How long does med induced telogen effluvium last?

I had telogen effluvium from medication which started about a month after stopping med. How long does med induced telogen effluvium last?

Up to 6 months: In most cases of Telogen Effluvium(TE) your hair will stop falling out and start to grow back within six months. Normally 40-100 hairs are shed/day. In TE excessive hair loss results in a widespread thinning but no bald spots. The follicles are normal. Causes include: medication, hormone changes, intense physical stress(child birth), emotional stress, crash diet, acute or chronic illness. ...Read more

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33 years old female with BP 140/90 without medication. Am prescribed nifedipine 30 mg OD. How can I bring it down without medication. No med history.

33 years old female with BP 140/90 without medication. Am prescribed nifedipine 30 mg OD.  How can I bring it down without medication. No med history.

Here are some: Lifestyle is a equally as important to medications. Here are some tips
- If overweight losing weight can help reduce BP
- Diet with low salt, Salt cause fluid retention thus increasing blood pressure
- Smoking can increase up to 10mmhg bp in some occasions
- Recent studies also show how yoga and meditation help lower bp

There ya go
Cheers C ...Read more

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5htp - been taking 50mg morning and 100mg at night for 8 weeks for mild anxiety. Can i just stop this medication or do I need to slowly taper down? Limited effect (if any) so just want to stop med.

5htp - been taking 50mg morning and 100mg at night for 8 weeks for mild anxiety.  Can i just stop this medication or do I need to slowly taper down?  Limited effect (if any) so just want to stop med.

CONSULT PRESCRIBER.: It is better to consult with the doctor who prescribed the medication. He has the reason to give that medication and he should decide whether to stop or continue. ...Read more

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If medication you take causes severe constipation, but you take that med everyday. therefore keeping the constipation there, could that kill you?

If medication you take causes severe constipation, but you take that med everyday. therefore keeping the constipation there, could that kill you?

Difficult problem...: This is more common than you might think. It is rare that severe constipation would kill someone, but significant medical issues can arise. Work with your doctor on figuring out a bowel regimen that works for you, trying to have a reasonable size bowel movement about every 2-3 days. High fiber, LOTS of water. Try mineral oil 1 tablespoon by mouth 2x/day. Good luck. ...Read more

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Will doctors always prescribe a pain medication along with migraine med for migraines?

Will doctors always prescribe a pain medication along with migraine med for migraines?

Not always: Some people have success with breaking the headache with the migraine med, so they do not need other pain medication. However, others need something to help them get to that point, just depends on the patient and the physician. ...Read more

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Doctor i need help..What is the best med. For anxiety...Is this safe medication..Doc? Pls help..

Doctor i need help..What is the best med. For anxiety...Is this safe medication..Doc? Pls help..

No med is best: There are different types of meds for anxiety depending on the severity and duration of the problem, and other factors. All can be safe if taken as prescribed, but some are habit-forming, so it is important they not be over-used. Anxiety can be treated without meds as well. Please talk to your doctor about what would work best for you. ...Read more

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Depression medication wearing off after only 2 months - try a different med? Be patient? Up the dose?

Depression medication wearing off after only 2 months - try a different med? Be patient? Up the dose?

Feeling Good: There are several types of depression. Reactive depression occurs as a result of loss and eventually we adjust. If one does not adjust or if the cause is not clear certainly seek professional help. "feeling good" by david burns is an excellent self-help book based on science. Don't let the thickness of it intimidate you. Take it bit by bit. The very best to you. Please stick w/your doc. ...Read more

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Hi doctors. Medication toner and betamethasome and gentamycin cream are good for face? What should apply first of these med?

Hi doctors. Medication toner and betamethasome and gentamycin cream are good for face? What should apply first of these med?

What's it for?: This is the old-fashioned "valisone " cream for some of the eczema-type problems on the face. This is a prescription medication with very narrow indications. The Betamethasone can make infections worse; the gentamicin is worthless in the absence of infection. Unless you're doing this under the guidance of a physician who knows exactly what he/she is doing, put it away. ...Read more

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I have a migraine headache. I'm out of my migraine medication. I take fioricet. can this med be prescribed through this service. I do have an appointm?

I have a migraine headache. I'm out of my migraine medication. I take fioricet. can this med be prescribed through this service. I do have an appointm?

I don't think so: because it contains butalbital, a controlled substance.
You might want to try to find my checklist for Managing migraines, which contains many suggestions for dealing with them without prescription medication. The most effective OTC medication is motion sickness medicine such as dramamine. We give something like this IV in the ED and it works wonderfully. Good luck! ...Read more

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Iam getting withdrawal from the medication zenaflex is there's a medicine to counter act the withdrawl symptoms ? It's extremely painful and my goal is to get off of this med completely

Iam getting withdrawal from the medication zenaflex is there's a medicine to counter act the withdrawl symptoms ? It's extremely painful and my goal is to get off of this med completely

Zanaflex (tizanidine): if you have been on high doses of this medication abrupt withdrawal may cause side effects. You need to taper off of the medication. I suggest you return to your prescribing physician and describe what symptoms you are having. Work with him/her to mitigate the symptoms you are having as you reduce and eventually stop this medication. ...Read more

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If a med. Says not to take if allergic to penicillin or any form of it and a dr. Gives to someone allergic to amoxicillin is ok? I want to know if its ok to take a medication that says not to take if allergic to penecillin or any form of it and I am aller

If a med. Says not to take if allergic to penicillin or any form of it and a dr. Gives to someone allergic to amoxicillin is ok? I want to know if its ok to take a medication that says not to take if allergic to penecillin or any form of it and I am aller

Get tested: Amoxicillin is a close cousin to penicillin, ideally someone allergic to penicillin should not receive either. Best answer is to get a skin test for penicillin by an allergist and determine if you are truly allergic to penicillin. ...Read more

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What is the best medication to take to cure migraine besides doc prescribe med?

What is the best medication to take to cure migraine besides doc prescribe med?

Migraines: You need to change your attitude toward your job or your relationship, or get a new one. My old professor told me, who ever gets migraines deserves them. I had them, they are gone, i got a new job. ...Read more

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I take adderall XR 10 mg qd at 9am. The medication seems to stop working at 12. My HR is 113 average on med. XR is supposed to last all day?

I take adderall XR 10 mg qd at 9am. The medication seems to stop working at 12. My HR is 113 average on med. XR is supposed to last all day?

Habituation!: Unfortunately the body becomes immune to the effect of medicins,tranquilisers or stimulants such as Addera therefore the need to be certain that you require these medicatios and the reluctance on the part of doctors to increase the dose! ...Read more

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I know that it is always best not to rely on prescription medication for sleep. However, is the new med Belsomra showing effacacy among your patients

I know that it is always best not to rely on prescription medication for sleep. However, is the new med Belsomra showing effacacy among your patients

Sounds "hopeful": Since is a NEW STRUCTURE!!!!! It is not related to the existing medications! ANY SLEEP MEDICATION has problems of habituation and tachyphylaxis (larger doses required for same effects) after time.

Worth a try!!
Good luck!
Hope this helps
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Taking a new med. called Victoza (liraglutide). Can this medication cause occasional diarrhea? If so thats fine, I guess the benefits outweigh not having it.

Taking a new med. called Victoza (liraglutide). Can this medication cause occasional diarrhea? If so thats fine, I guess the benefits outweigh not having it.

Diarrhea: can occur, but is not common, particularly at the lowest starting dose (0.6). If often resolves after continued usage for several days. If not, discuss other alternatives with your doctor. ...Read more