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Anti-Androgens: Anti-androgens are most commonly used in men with Prostate Cancer (CAP) that is no longer responding to testosterone reduction. In these cases, blocking T from getting to prostate cells (which is what casodex (bicalutamide) does) can help to slow CAP growth. Xtandi is an alternative with excellent results regarding prostate cancer control. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Varies by response: Bupropion comes in several verstions--immediate release, twoce daily dosage form, and once-daily doseage form. Typical ranges are 200 to 450 mg a day. 450 mg is the maximum recommended doses because there is an increased risk of seizures above that dose. As with all antidepressants, the dose any individual needs varies and depends on condition being treated and side effects. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Same as any T: Testosterone propionate is a water-based medication injected daily while t cypionate & t enanthate are oil-based injected weekly or so. Of course brand name testosterone gels/creams/lotions, patches & gums are used daily, too. All have similar side effects eg change in mood for worse, oily skin, acne, hair loss, prostate enlargement, gynecomastia, infertility & more. Use only under close supervisi. ...Read more
Helps ovulation: Clomiphene fools the brain into thinking there is not enough estrogen produced by the ovary so the brain sends out more signals to the ovary to get to work(fsh/lh hormones). These stimulate more and better ovulation and therefore can take people who don't ovulate or don't ovulate well and improve this function. Side effects, hot flashes, mood changes, headaches etc. ...Read more
250mg/day: Maximum recommended daily dose is 250mg, but some psychiatrist may push a bit further. If at 250mg/day and symptoms not controlled, pushing higher dose is not likely to benefit. Adding other medication, change of meds, or combining with cognitive/behavioral therapy probably is a better way to go then pushing too much of one drug--just my humble opinion. Consult your doc. Best of luck to you. ...Read more
See below: Assuming you mean myelodysplasia - there is no evidence. The evidence of its working as an immune modulator is intriguing but not well accepted. This is one step further using is after a "premalignant" transformation. I doubt it can hurt but doubt it will have benefit ...Read more
Why flomax (tamsulosin hydrochloride) tablet is used?What is side effects of flomax(tamsulosin hydrochloride)?
I am prescribed .50mg Xanax (alprazolam) 3/daily, 75mg Amitriptyline, and 50mg Trazadone. I'm 6'1, 232 male. Is this safe?
OVERLAPPING MEDS: The combo of Meds you are on looks like you are being treated for anxiety and depression . Xanax (alprazolam) is short acting for anxiety . Trazadone and amitriptyline are long acting for anxiety and depression but are very similar and both cause weight gain.. I would taper trazadone and start cymbalta. You need full lab work up including TFTS. Also a sleep study to rule out sleep apnea. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Monitor your weight: There is no way to predict what exact dose will have a particular side, eg, weight gain, with Risperidal (risperidone). You may have no weight gain. Best to keep track of your weight. If you've gained 5+ lb and can't explain why, discuss with prescribing doctor. Dose may be adjusted or alternative med considered. Eating healthy and regular exercise are also important to control weight. I hope this helps. ...Read more
I was prescribed Prozac 40 mg, Ritalin 10 mg, Concerta 108 mg, Remeron 30 mg and Risperdal 3 mg. Is this number of drugs safe?
Depends...: on what you and your doctor decide together. There are theoretically some interactions among the drugs you've listed, but that doesn't necessarily mean that you will experience them. It's difficult to know all of the possible interactions when you have this many medications in combination. Some of the drugs' metabolism could be affected or you may have increased risk of side effects. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer