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Why?: What are you trying to treat? If your symptoms are not controlled with one drug, it is time to see your doctor. ...Read more
Many: But none terribly common or serious. Read the supplies information for each drug. ...Read more
Pt driven: There is no definitive answer here. The answer is patient driven. Both these meds are in the same class of PPI (Proton Pump Inhibitors) and are oth at 40mg. Some pateints may feel the nexium (esomeprazole) works better, whereas others feel the protonix does. Depending on what your insurance covers and which one makes you fee better is the one for you. Diet with avoidance of triggers is most important. ...Read more
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
Im on Zoloft Risperdal ativan Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) lipidil ez can make interaction with daflon?
Ask pharmacist: As you know daflon is used to put tone into veins. As far as how it may react with your other med and how your other meds may react to each other is a question to be answered by a pharmacist ...Read more
Combo: As prescribed, should be ok.Get a more detailed answer ›
Prevacid (lansoprazole) S.E.'s: Prevacid (lansoprazole) is a very well tolerated medication, but in the short term it can cause a number of dose-dependent side effects including commonly headache and diarhea. Longer term use carries other consequences (please see my earlier answer on this topic in healthtap). ...Read more
Zantac (ranitidine): Nope, but it will calm your stomach down. ...Read more
Any interactions plaquenil methotrexate motrin800 Tylenol500 folic acid prilosec aspirin lopressor cartia imdur ambian singulair xyzal (levocetirizine) melatonin ?
Too many: You are taking so many drugs that it is difficult to tell whether drug interaction may occur. Even if you run a profile in Epocrates , it is impossible to tell whether a combination with another drug may lead to interaction. Thus you will require close monitoring by your doctor and be on the lookout for any adverse effects. ...Read more
Low probability: There are the possibility of low probability side effects. With respect to specific interactions, the most prominent thing to remember is that if you stop taking your xanax (alprazolam) suddenly while taking wellbutrin and Lexapro you may make it more likely that you would have a seizure. You also may find operating a motor vehicle more challenging when taking xanax (alprazolam) with any medications. ...Read more
I am on wellbutrin, ativan, atorvastatin, escitalopram, lisinopril, abilify (aripiprazole). Can i take propranolol for anxiety/bp?
Use a low dose: Both escitalopram and wellbutrin (bupropion) inhibit liver metabolism (which is how Propranolol is metabolized) and both will result is a stronger Propranolol effect. This will strengthen the effects of Propranolol so start with the smallest dose and monitor your blood pressure and heart rate. It may also make you tired. ...Read more
I'm on the following
15mg 3 times daily buspar
60mg daily paxil
20mg omprazole ec
my question is.... How serious is grapefruit juice?
Probably avoid: Because of the impact of grapefruit juice on the cyp450 enzymes that metabolize most psychotropic medications, it is generally advised for all people taking these meds to avoid grapefruit juice. While it may not hurt you, it can enhance your medications, creating more side effects. ...Read more
Yes but: Yes but ask your doctor who knows you well. Omeprazole is ppi for acid in gerd ; peptic ulcer disease. 5hydrotryptophan is herbal product people use it for depression, fibromyalgia ;adhd on their own. The only adverse reaction reported with use of both together are itching ; fungal dermatiitis. ...Read more
Buspar (buspirone) Overdose: Overdose symptoms are drowsiness, dizziness, nausea and vomiting, it can be life threatening if mixed with alcohol and/or other drugs treatment involvs pumping the stomach and supportive care with IV fluids, airway stabilization and ventilation if needed in severecases, maintaining BP and vital signs and fluid balance. I only Buspar (buspirone) overdose, no fatalities have been reported with five five time the dose. ...Read more
Hi, Which better : to take the whole does of Buspar= 30 mg for GAD, by divided in 2 or 3 times daily ? (i.e 15mg twice or 10mg thrice) ?? Thank you.
Divided doses: buspirone is a relatively short acting drug which is taken at least twice daily, and in some people requires three times a day treatment, and rarely even four times a day. The side effects, mainly dizziness, lightheadedness and headache, go up with higher doses so you should NOT take 30 mg at once, but rather 10 mg three times/day or 15 mg twice a day. ...Read more
Not indicated: Irritable Bowel Syndrome is characterised by abdominal pain / bloating. Associated symptoms can include heartburn and an individual with IBS can still have GORD (gastro-oesophageal reflux). A PPI (Omeprazole) may be helpful for heartburn, or GORD but is not a treatment for IBS. Be aware of a strong placebo component in treating IBS, Omeprazole may still abolish symptoms, but have adverse effects. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers