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Can I use wellbutrin (bupropion) and nicotin patches together?

Can I use wellbutrin (bupropion) and nicotin patches together?

Yes: This is a common practice. Though it is always better to try one method alone first, adding the other may significantly increase the chances of successful smoking cessation. ...Read more

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Will 20 mcg per butrans patch totally negate other pain meds?

Will 20 mcg per butrans patch totally negate other    pain meds?

Not Totally: Probably need to talk to your dr. About your concerns regarding the antagonism of buprenorphrine with standard opioids like hydrocodone. Probably should use one approach or the other but you need to talk with your dr. And follow their advice. ...Read more

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What pain medicine works best with fentanyl patch for breakthrough pain? I'm currently on fentanyl patch and percocet.

What pain medicine works best with fentanyl patch for breakthrough pain? I'm currently on fentanyl patch and percocet.

Everyone differs: Breakthrough pain and the conditions that cause the pain differ in their responses to different pain medicines. Also, every individual differs in which pain medicine helps them best. Percocet tends to be one of the strongest oral narcotic and is usually the best for breakthrough pain but again this varies between individuals. ...Read more

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Psychiatrist prescribed donezepil months ago. GP prescribed Exelon (rivastigmine) Patch. Are both used together?

Psychiatrist prescribed donezepil months ago.  GP prescribed Exelon (rivastigmine) Patch. Are both used together?

No: I suggest you inform the doctors. Then get thee to a dementia specialist to get thing sorted out. There are 5 certified Behavioral Neurologists in Florida. 2 in Gainsville, 2 in Jacksonville, one in St Pete. Some Neurologists can be of help as well. (A behavioral Neurologist has additional training and certification in evaluating and treating memory disorders (Things like Alzheimer's disease ...Read more

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Can MS Contin (morphine) be used alongside Butrans patch ?

Not good idea usually: Choose either one but not both unless you require a rescue drug. If that is case, might select a Fentanyl patch as the best approach. ...Read more

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Can using nicoderm (nicotine patch) patches cause cancer?

Can using nicoderm (nicotine patch) patches cause cancer?

No canceer: nicoderm (nicotine patch) patches are used to wean off nicotine. This has nothing to do with the nicotine in cigarrete smoking when the fumes from smoking can induce malignant transformation secondary to carcinogens in the tobacco which when burnt and inhaled can cause problems. ...Read more

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GAD. On Dothiepin 31.25mg, Lexotan 0.375mg 1 year. Dry eyes. Doc said stop Doethiepin, take Lexotan 1.5mg. Can stop without taper? Scared of rebound.

GAD. On Dothiepin 31.25mg, Lexotan 0.375mg 1 year. Dry eyes. Doc said stop Doethiepin, take Lexotan 1.5mg. Can stop without taper? Scared of rebound.

Tricyclic withdrawal: Dothiepin 31.25mg/day is a small dose; risks for side effects of withdrawal are much less than at high doses. Tricyclic antidepressant withdrawal can be unpleasant, w mood symptoms including irritability & insomnia, & flu-like physical symptoms. There can even be dangerous heart rhythms (rare); no-one should stop these medicines abruptly on his/her own without discussing w prescriber. ...Read more

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Are there dangerous side effects of a nicoderm (nicotine patch) patch?

Are there dangerous side effects of a nicoderm (nicotine patch) patch?

None I'm aware of.: No medication or treatment is risk-free; but in my humble opinion, the risk you take by using nicoderm (nicotine patch) patch pales in comparison to the risk you would take by continuing to smoke. ...Read more

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Safest med to take with 12 mcg fentanyl patch for breakthrough pain?

Safest med to take with 12 mcg fentanyl patch for breakthrough pain?

Many options: Any short to intermediate acting narcotic prescribed by your physician specifically for breakthrough pain and taken exactly as directed should be safe. ...Read more

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Can i take 1mg mirapex (pramipexole) with 300mg Neurontin for RLS Neurontin is not cutting it?

Get checked: This answer would be best to come from your prescribing doctor. Your doctor may want to increase the dose of one medicine rather than starting a second medicine. ...Read more

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Prescribed adderal ir 30mg 3x day & neurontin (gabapentin) 1200 mg (nerve damage) can I take neurontin (gabapentin) at night as one dose? Does neurontin (gabapentin) effect adderall working

Prescribed adderal ir 30mg 3x day & neurontin (gabapentin) 1200 mg (nerve damage) can I take neurontin (gabapentin) at night as one dose? Does neurontin (gabapentin) effect adderall working

Clarification: Neurontin does not interact with most drugs and will not affect your Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). Since it has a short duration of action, cannot be taken once daily but needs thrice daily dosing. A gabapentin preparation, Gralise, however, can be taken once daily at night. ...Read more

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Transderm scop (scopolamine) patch and pregnancy a problem?

Transderm scop (scopolamine) patch and pregnancy a problem?

Not known for sure.: There are no adequate and well-controlled studies of transdermal scopolamine in pregnant women. It should be used in pregnancy only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the baby; this is something that your obstetrician will have to determine. ...Read more

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Can i take Zofran with a transderm scop (scopolamine) patch on?

Can i take Zofran with a transderm scop (scopolamine) patch on?

Yes: Both medicines are used for nausea but act in different mechanisms and target nausea of different etiologies. ...Read more

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Is nicorette or nicoderm (nicotine patch) more effective?

Is nicorette or nicoderm (nicotine patch) more effective?

Niether: Both are nicotine replacement. Either can substitute for the nicotine in cigarettes. I recommend trying with out nicotine replacement, because at some point you will have to go through the withdrawal. It is really not that bad, and cravings only last 2-5 mins. Distract yrself for that long w chewing on carrots or celery, deep breathing, meditation, running around the block, etc. Each time it hits. ...Read more

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