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A Benzodiazepine: Prazepam marketed for anxiolytic use under various names: Centrac, Centrax, Demetrin, Lysanxia, Mono Demetrin, Pozapam, Prasepine, Prazene, Reapam and Trepidan. It is not more dangerous than other benzodiazepines. May be milder. Use only as prescribed: report any problems to prescriber. Patients should be advised against simultaneous ingestion of alcohol and other CNS-depressants. Best regards. ...Read more
Meds -Ireland: I don't have an international drug interaction checker. But - Centrax = Prazepam which is a benzodiazapine. Seroquel (quetiapine) is an atypical antipsychotic. Both can be significantly sedating. So in theory - would be concerned about V'ed cognition, sedation, slowed reaction times if on both together. However if taking them at bedtime - those type of issues aren't likely to pose a problem. ...Read more
Over a week stopped taking Effexor (venlafaxine) still feeling bad tearfull tense on 25mg serequel &5/10mg centrax. Is this side effect been off Effexor (venlafaxine) feel bad?
Effexor (venlafaxine) withdrawal: Effexor (venlafaxine) withdrawal can certainly be miserable. Years ago on the immediate release form I used to have withdrawal inbetween episodes. Sertraline may block some of the withdrawal, but rarely all of it. I am glad you have that and Seroquel to prevent a depressive relapse. Withdrawal can include flu-like symptoms, electric shock, sensations and imbalance. Most cases last~1-2wks, occ. Longer. Take care ...Read more
Off Effexor (venlafaxine) week now really bad way, taking 10 mg centrax 25 serequel just to try calm head feel suicidal head flying what I do?
Emergency: This is an urgent situation. Please get to the emergency room right away. Please do not try to urt yourself. You deserve to feel better and need urgent care. Tell the doctor in the emergency room exactlyt hos you are feeling and if hospitalization is recommended, consider it for your well being. ...Read more
I am on 10mg Lexapro (escitalopram) and 8mg of diazepam daily. The last2 2 weeks I am irritable and aggressive. My Dr put me on centrax for a month. I feel better, Why?
Individual response.: Different individuals respond to different medications even if the medications belong to the same class of medications. Diazepam is a longer acting benzodiazepam but Centrax, Prazepam is shorter acting benzodiazepine. It could be also explained by the antidepressant working and you are less depressed. As they say, depression is "frozen anger". ...Read more
There are none...: Even the strongest opiates only "take the edge off" for people in chronic pain. Meds are only one part of dealing with the pain. A useful tool, but pain is so necessary for survival that we are not "allowed" to monkey with it much. In acute pain, the transition from miserable to less miserable can be great. In chronic pain, it's just part of the plan. ...Read more
Sometimes: Sometimes they are. For the most part, expired drugs simply lose potency once past their expiration date. There are, however, some drugs that actually become harmful if taken after they expire. As such, it is best to throw out any medications you have after a year. ...Read more
ASPRIN: Actually no one has decided on 'safest'. Asprin has been around since before you were born and unless you take too much (yes, too much of anything isn't good) most people are okay with it. If the pain it too severe for asprin you need to know what causes it. Good diagnosis is called for. See the dr. ...Read more
Applies to skin: Topical just refers to how a medication is applied. In this case to the skin and is meant to treat local skin problems. Some meds are applied to the skin but are meant to be absorbed into the body in which case we use the term "transdermal" since it is meant to pass through the skin to affect the whole body. ...Read more
Why R you depressed?: If your depression is affecting your life and/or those around you and you have trouble dealing with it or not knowing how to etc. It is very reasonable to seek help, either from a therapist, your physician/nurse, or both. Psychotherapy may be adequate for some, others may need both meds (many choices, depending on your symptoms/needs) and therapy. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
RSD, or: Complex regional pain syndrome can be difficult to treat and each patient needs to be treated differently. Opioid medications are definitely not the first option. Consider medications that affect nerve pain most, like neuromodulators such as gabapentin. Clonidine has been found to help some as well. Stellate ganglion blocks can be diagnostic/therapeutic. Consider topical ketamine creams as well. ...Read more
Antacid: An h2 blocker (like Pepcid (famotidine) or its generic) once or twice daily, provides relief for many after about a week. If this fails, a proton pump inhibitor (ppi--like Prilosec or its generic) will often work where h2's have failed. If both fail after at least one week trial of each, see your dr or a GI dr for eval. ...Read more
Elimiron: Elmiron (pentosan) is a medication that is fda approved for ic (interstitial cystitis). The main way it works is not truly known, but it may help with coating the lining of the bladder. In ic, inflammation may be the main cause of pain. Have you seen a doctor in regards to this? Hopefully, you can get the proper testing and see if this med would work well for you. ...Read more
Some people do: ADD medications, stimulants in particular may change the way you feel. Some feel calmer or less restless or agitated. Some feel more focused. Some feel increased restlessness. But in short, yes, stimulants can make you feel differently than prior to taking them. ...Read more