Top
20
Doctor insights on: Coming Off Avalide

Share
2

2
Why was nasal spray 4-way taken off the market?

Why was nasal spray 4-way taken off the market?

?: This isn't the first time, several reasons: some Novartis products were cited byFDA and recalled, others claim that OTC decongestants in general were withdrawn, unlikely. At any rate alternatives are available/other generic brands please read the labels carefully. If you really suffer and need the 4 way or other decongestant more often, you better see an ENT/Allergist, check aaaai.org or acaai.org ...Read more

4

4
Been on clonidine for 5 days to help off morphine. Do i wean off clonidine or just stop?

Been on clonidine for 5 days to help off morphine. Do i wean off clonidine or just stop?

Wean: Stopping Clonidine abruptly can result in "rebound hypertension" which means blood pressure can shoot up very high. Clonidine should always be tapered under a doctor's supervision. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
5

5
Why was Syndol taken off the market?

Why was Syndol taken off the market?

Chemical change: The original Syndol contained doxycycline, and antihistamine which enhanced the codeine in the product. In 2014, the manufacturer switched to paracetamol, and now the preparation is called Syndol Headache Relief. ...Read more

6

6
Why was levobupivacaine taken off the market?

Why was levobupivacaine taken off the market?

Price vs Demand?: My guess would be lack of sustained need / demand for it. I suspect that despite advertised (and proven) better cardiovascular side effects profile the gain might have been perceived by clinicians to be too small compared to difference in price. It's my guess, not based on personal experience in procuring the drugs / working on committees. There must be HealthTap colleagues with more expertise ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
1 doctor agreed:
7

7
My psychiatrist just took me off my Lexapro (escitalopram) 5mg 1xper day due to im very off balance from it.How long until this off balance thing stops?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
1 doctor agreed:
My psychiatrist just took me off my Lexapro (escitalopram) 5mg 1xper day due to im very off balance from it.How long until this off balance thing stops?

Lexapro (escitalopram): Depends on how long u bee on it, but at that low dose, doubt it would be more than a week. By the way, what was it prescribed for?. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
8

8
What is the side effects coming off one Depo-Provera shot ?

Depo: Irregular bleeding is the most common effect. Sometimes no period for a while too as well as slow return to normal ovulatory cycles. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
1 doctor agreed:
10

10
I've ust gone off Lexapro (escitalopram) and starting on 50mg Zoloft tmrw for anxiety. I've heard the side effects are bad?I've already been off work for 2 days

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
1 doctor agreed:
I've ust gone off Lexapro (escitalopram) and starting on 50mg Zoloft tmrw for anxiety. I've heard the side effects are bad?I've already been off work for 2 days

Zoloft (sertraline): Starting dose is low, make sure u take it with food on full stomach, & keep your prescribing doctor up to date on your progress. Good luck. ...Read more

14

14
Dr. switched me to lorazepram from Xanax (alprazolam) to help ween off benzo.. Cannot reach her tonight. Side effects of switching same day? Been on .5 2-4x daily

Dr. switched me to lorazepram from Xanax (alprazolam) to help ween off benzo.. Cannot reach her tonight. Side effects of switching same day? Been on .5 2-4x daily

Should : Have very little side effects from one benzo to the other. Little easier to wean down on the lorazepam. So slow and steady and it should limit the side effect issues ...Read more

15

15
What are common side effects of coming off of cymbalta (duloxetine)? I took 30mg for ~2.5 months. Psych said to merely cease taking it. Shouldnt i be weaned off?

What are common side effects of coming off of cymbalta (duloxetine)? I took 30mg for ~2.5 months.  Psych said to merely cease taking it. Shouldnt i be weaned off?

Flu like symptoms: 30 mg is not a big dose to get off of but a lot of factors effect the discontinuation symptoms. 1 is how long you are on it. 2.5 months is long enough to have symptoms. Why you were on it, are you switching to something else and what. You will know in a few days of stopping it how you will do.Some of the symptoms can be a flu like syndrome, feelings of electric shock, anxiety and mood changes. ...Read more

16

16
My cymbalta (duloxetine) 60 mg/day ran out yesterday cold turkey, what type of side effects are in store for me?

Unstable mood: would top the list of possibilities. If you are on Cymbalta (duloxetine) for pain management your pain may worsen. Try to get a refill tomorrow or Monday at the latest. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
18

18
My doctor put me on 300 of dilatin..50 lomitrigan...500 of keppra (levetiracetam) in the er...i was told i would be weaned off dilatin..can i stop taking it?

My doctor put me on 300 of dilatin..50 lomitrigan...500 of keppra (levetiracetam) in the er...i was told i would be weaned off dilatin..can i stop taking it?

Seizure disorder: Do not stop taking any medication until you have discussed the dosage specifically with your physician. Rapid reduction in serum levels can lead to seizures. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
3 doctors agreed:
19

19
Took Xanax (alprazolam) and got really agitated coming off it. Why?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
3 doctors agreed:
Took Xanax (alprazolam) and got really agitated coming off it. Why?

Xanax (alprazolam): Agitation is common during rebound or withdrawal from benzodiazepines such as xanax (alprazolam). Gradual tapering is recommended. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer