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Can Sertraline Reduce Attention
Can Zoloft 25 mg combined with Effexor (venlafaxine) 75 mg per day lead to serotonin syndrome or other harm to my body
Can drinking caffeine reduce the effectiveness of antipsychotic medications and depression medications? Can it make your psychosis worse?
Yes it can: Yes it can reduce the effectiveness of some antipsychotic meds and antidepressant.Like it may increase the excretion of mood stabiliser lithium and blood level may fall. Some patients like to drink coffe to counteract the sedating effect of these meds, you have to discuss with your psychiatrist as to what effect it will have on the meds prescribed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes!: Effexor (venlafaxine) is as effective in several forms of anxiety. The FDA recommends dosages similar to those for depression , but for both OCD and for the anxiety disorders clinical practice suggests dosages higher that depression; often 50% or more. Dosage is raised carefully: use of both clinical assessment and anxiety rating scales to assess progress. Progress takes patience. ...Read more
Stop it.: Stop the medication and call your provider, there are other options. If the irritability is an issue then dont take the medication but discuss it with your doctor first. ...Read more
Can Wellbutrin (bupropion) be taken simultaneously with Zoloft to eliminate difficulty orgasming side effect?
Yes: Zoloft (sertraline) can have an unfortunate side effect of anorgasmia. It is really unacceptable, but if Zoloft (sertraline) is helping, it is hard to give it up. It is a common practice among psychiatrists to prescribe a medicine to counteract that side effect, and buproprion is often a first choice. It is a safe combination, although the dose may have to be optimized. Experience says it often works. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can higher doses of Effexor (venlafaxine) (above 75mg) cause depression to worsen and/or increase symptoms like anhedonia, lethargy, demotivation, etc.?
Can Zoloft (sertraline) decrease the effects of adderall? Or could i be gaining a tolerance to adderall?
Agree w Dr. Pappas.: Per Drugs.Com drug interaction checker - drug interaction checker > Adderall (amphetamine / dextroamphetamine) plus Zoloft (sertraline) may ^ risk for serotonergic syndrome. May also ^ side effects of nervousness, anxiety, racing thoughts and restlessness. However, it is usually safe together. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How stimulants reduce hyperactivity and why sometimes cause drowsiness? I'm not feeling better from taking ritalin (methylphenidate).With regards.
The basics: The basic issue with ad/adhd is thought to be the inability to screen out external stimulus form reaching the thinking processes. The stimulants "turn on" a better screening center to eliminate the distracting inputs and allow a greater ability to focus and/or control activity overflow.At higher doses this often slows the kids spontanious activity and makes them sleepy. ...Read more
Some have suggested to add webutrin to a Prozac (fluoxetine) treatment to decrease irritability and increase sexual arousal and desire. Can you mix two antidepress?
Is it common to get prescribed Vyvanse and Prozac? Will Prozac decrease the effects of Vyvanse (make ADHD worse)?
Nice question part 2: Of stimulants may worsen the core symptoms of adhd. Also, a pharmacological relationship called starling's law, may play a role. This is where increasing doses of a particular medication peaks in effectiveness at a specific point, and further increases actually decrease effectiveness. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Can fluoxetine 20 or alprazolam 0.5 intensify propranolol's effect? I meant, can it intensify propranolol's side effects? Can these 3drugs cause death
Multiple medications: These 3 medications can work together safely if taken as prescribed ; you're seeing your doctor regularly. Prozac (fluoxetine) and Alprazolam may increase potential blood pressure-lowering effects of propanolol. Prozac (fluoxetine) may also decrease clearance of alprazolam, or increase its concentration -- leading to more drowsiness than expected. All these medications do need careful monitoring by your doctor. ...Read more
If norepinephrine increases restlessness and anxiety, among other effects, how can Effexor (venlafaxine) be a treatment for anxiety?
Synergy: Effexor (venlafaxine) and Effexor (venlafaxine) XR are In the category of SNRIs -serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors. This results in enhancement of both in areas of the brain associated with depression and anxiety . Serotonin works by calming the brain while norepinephrine increases alertness. It is thought that the synergistic effect of both promotes antianxiety effect along with antidepressant effects. ...Read more
How can snri's such as Cymbalta and Effexor (venlafaxine) control anxiety if they work on norepinephrine..would not this increase anxiety?
Very right you are!: In my practice I never use these medications, also Wellburtrin and Pristiq, (desvenlafaxine) for anxiety treatment precisely for this reason . And it's not a hypothetical concern as time after time they worsen anxiety in my humble opinion. SSRI's are much more reliable save Paxil (too short acting leading to withdrawal effects). Take care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Which medicines are appropriate to take to relieve nervousness caused by taking ciprofloxin hydrochloridre?is clonazepam and selective seretonin reupt
While many medicines: may have anxiety and/or depression as a side effect, the first thing would be to be certain that that is the cause. If so, switching to a different medication would be my first choice, not to treat the side effects of one med with yet another. SSRI's take weeks to months to really kick in, so it depends on whether you are going to be on cipro (ciprofloxacin) for that long. Clonazepam would be better short-term. ...Read more
Can wellbutrin (bupropion) 150mg XL taking with Zoloft and Risperdal and can help this dosage depression?
Combination: Combination of agents is a very effective technique to improve results on difficult mood disorders due to unipolar or bipolar depression. As long as you don't experience side effects, you may improve your mood and energy level with that combination. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Would not: That’s not a commonly recognized use for cyclobenzaprine, nor is it something with significant evidence to support its use. If the reason you are asking is because you notice that the drug - a muscle relaxant - causes drowsiness and fatigue - then absolutely not. Those are side effects and should not be reasons to dose the medication in someone for whom it was not prescribed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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