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Dr. George Mathew
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Metoprolol Tartrate (Definition)

Metoprolol tartrate is a beta blocker which is a kind of rhythm ...Read more


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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

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Does coming off Zoloft (sertraline) cause a rash?

Does coming off Zoloft (sertraline) cause a rash?

Rash: Reactions to ssri withdrawal can occur, especially if done too rapidly. I've known of itching or hive-like reactions but not rash. Did you have a rash when you started it? ...Read more

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

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

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Since weening off propranolol 160mg for anxiety/headaches ive suffered with acid reflux. Will this stop when ive completly come off propranolol?

Since weening off propranolol 160mg for anxiety/headaches ive suffered with acid reflux. Will this stop when ive completly come off propranolol?

Separate problem: Propranolol doesn't treat or prevent acid reflux. The issues are unrelated and their timing is coincidental. Try one of the many over the counter acid reflux treatments and avoid eating within 2 hours of bedtime, even water. Keep your meals smallish. ...Read more

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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

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My wife was just taken off of metoprolol. Without being weaned off. She is having high BP and fast heart rate does she need to be weaned off slowly?

My wife was just taken off of metoprolol. Without being weaned off. She is having high BP and fast heart rate does she need to be weaned off slowly?

Ideally yes: Abruptly stopping medicines like metoprolol can cause rebound tachycardia and hypertension (elevated heart rate and blood pressure). There may bevalid reasons to abruptly stop the medication. Your wife sholuld discuus this with her doctor. ...Read more

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Cousin went off of anxiety meds and gained 15lbs in the weaning process. I start weaning off Lexapro (escitalopram) July 10th. Will this happen to me also?

Cousin went off of anxiety meds and gained 15lbs in the weaning process. I start weaning off Lexapro (escitalopram) July 10th. Will this happen to me also?

Lexapro (escitalopram): Not necessarily because no two people respond the same way. But if worried about weight then would be proactive by eating balanced healthy meals and incorporating a regular exercise regimen. ...Read more

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Could coming off ventilator onto tracheostomy mean shes getting better?

Could coming off ventilator onto tracheostomy mean shes getting better?

Tracheostomy : Oftentimes, you're correct; however, you should discuss the exact circumstances and prognosis with the healthcare team. ...Read more

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I was taken off my BP meds olmetec 20mg will I have any withdrawles from stoping them cold turkey?

I was taken off my  BP meds olmetec 20mg  will I have any withdrawles from stoping them cold turkey?

Why?: If one is taken off BP medications because the BP is too low, it might be helpful to check ones BP sitting and standing each am to determine if it's adequately controlled. If one has had an allergic reaction to the med, avoid arb's (angiotensin receptor blockers). If taken off because of pending surgery, resume it after surgery when BP rises again. ...Read more

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Been on pristiq (desvenlafaxine) 50mg for 1 month, quit cold turkey, been getting brain zaps & nauseated- should I slowly wean myself off or stick this out cold turkey?

Been on pristiq (desvenlafaxine) 50mg for 1 month, quit cold turkey, been getting brain zaps & nauseated- should I slowly wean myself off or stick this out cold turkey?

Better to wean: off of Pristiq than to stop cold turkey. Because you are asking this- it makes me wonder if you are doing this under the prescribing medical provider's supervision. Please don't change your meds without discussing with your doctor/ psychiatrist. ...Read more

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Dr thought I had hives, put on prednisone 50mg 9 days now, then taper off. Turns out its bed bug bites. Can I stop taking the prednisone now or taper?

Dr thought I had hives, put on prednisone 50mg 9 days now, then taper off. Turns out its bed bug bites. Can I stop taking the prednisone now or taper?

Here is the issue: You are under another doctor's care. Once I direct you how to discontinue this medication, I have now interfered with the care you are receiving. I know what the answer is, but this site is for general medical education. I believe it would not be ethical for me to give you information, that would enable your medical provider to be by-passed. ...Read more

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Can i go off endep (amitriptyline) 10mg cold turkey?

Can i go off endep (amitriptyline) 10mg cold turkey?

Go see your doctor!: Australia's endep (amitriptyline) is sold in states as Elavil brand of Amitriptyline which is an early antidepressant w/anticholinergic properties, causing dry eyes & mouth, constipation, inability to urinate & confusion. Both http://www.Webmd.Com/drugs/drug-9159-endep (amitriptyline)+oral.Aspx?Drugid=9159&drugname=endep (amitriptyline)+oral & http://www.Drugs.Com/elavil.Html recommend tapering off under your doctor's supervision. ...Read more

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They stop me cold turkey on my klonopin (clonazepam) and put me on Depakote for a month had horrible racing thought back on klonopin (clonazepam) they are slowly going away?

They stop me cold turkey on my klonopin (clonazepam) and put me on Depakote for a month had horrible racing thought back on klonopin (clonazepam) they are slowly going away?

If you were having: Tachycardia or palpitations that we're causing you anxiety can feel "fixed" by klonapin; however after daily use, you can get rebound anxiety, which makes symptoms worse. If you haven't had a tilt-table test to rule out postural orthostatic tachycardic syndrome, you might ask your cardiologist. The inderal, (propranolol) in the meantime can help slow your heart rate. Also get a thyroid panel done. ...Read more

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Off celexa (citalopram) for 45days now. Was on it for 6months. Didn't stop cold turkey. Tamp slowly. Still getting neaseous & shocks. When will this stop?

Off celexa (citalopram) for 45days now. Was on it for 6months. Didn't stop cold turkey. Tamp slowly.  Still getting neaseous & shocks. When will this stop?

Usually Two Weeks: Two weeks would be a normal maximum time for withdrawal. Symptoms you are experiencing now are more likely from an underlying condition. ...Read more

Dr. Erik Borncamp
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Lopressor (Definition)

Lopressor is a beta blocker which is a kind of rhythm ...Read more