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Safety and side effects of mixing certain perscription drugs with guanfacine?

Safety and side effects of mixing certain perscription drugs with guanfacine?

Ask pharmacist: This cannot be answered well without knowing which prescription drugs you are talking about. www.drugs.com is a helpful website and you can also ask a pharmacist to see what drugs are not compatible when taken together. In general it is not wise to "mix" drugs. ...Read more

Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Depression (Definition)

Depression is a mood disorder that can affect behavior and emotions. Symptoms of depression include feeling down most of the time, losing interest in previously enjoyable activities, increase or decrease in appetite or weight, sleeping more or less, becoming easily agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless, feeling guilty, having difficulty concentrating, thinking more about death and dying. Depression can sometimes result in suicidal thoughts and plans. In this case, emergent ...Read more


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Best non addictive drug with least side effects rate for anxiety and depression?

Best non addictive drug with least side effects rate for anxiety and depression?

Psychotropic meds: There is no one "best " medication for this purpose. The selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor class is good for this. I personally like Lexapro (escitalopram) because of it's relatively mild side effect profile but others are equally effective. See that you are taking diazepam. This can be addicting and does not really treat the underlying problem. Have you considered psychotherapy? Highly encourage that. ...Read more

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Need help with side effects of dexedrine; is insomnia common?

Need help with side effects of dexedrine; is insomnia common?

Not Unusual: Deexedrine can cause insomnia, especially if taken later in the day. Increased anxiety, irritability, and moodiness can also occur. Other physical seide effects include headaches, stomach complaints, and decreased appetitie. ...Read more

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Is Prozac (fluoxetine) 1 of the safest anxiety meds available with the least major side effects and is there any cardiovascular side effects. Starting lowest dose.

Is Prozac (fluoxetine) 1 of the safest anxiety meds available with the least major side effects and is there any cardiovascular side effects. Starting lowest dose.

Its pretty safe: It's used for depression, social anxiety, panic attacks, ocd but not so much for generalized anxiety. 10mg is lowest pill but it comes in liquid form or you can dissolve it in juice and start with tongue wetting for very sensitive patients. Hope this help! ...Read more

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What are the physical and mental side effects of alcohol and prozac (fluoxetine). Beer mixed with tequila and prozac (fluoxetine)?

What are the physical and mental side effects of alcohol and prozac (fluoxetine). Beer mixed with tequila and prozac (fluoxetine)?

Alcohol & Depression: Alcohol in any form -- including beer and tequila -- is a depressant. Combined with prozac, (fluoxetine) you could have much more sedation or intoxication than you expect. Especially when used in large quantities, alcohol disrupts your sleep cycle and neuronal tone. People usually take Prozac (fluoxetine) for depression or anxiety. Disrupting your sleep & neurons can worsen these conditions. ...Read more

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Why would alcohol interfere cause side effects when taken with medication?

Selective absorption: Alcohol will delay the absorption of any medication taken along with its' consumption and the alcohol will be absorbed preferentially. ...Read more

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Can wellbutrin (bupropion) curb the sexual and weight related side effects of an ssri, and does this combo prove effective in treating anxiety and depression?

Can wellbutrin (bupropion) curb the sexual and weight related side effects of an ssri, and does this combo prove effective in treating anxiety and depression?

Wellbutrin (bupropion): Wellbutrin (bupropion) may not curb the sexual and weight related side effects of an ssri. Wellbutrin (bupropion) does target different neurotransmitters than an ssri, and may offer additional benefit in depression. There are certain ssri's, including citalopram and escitalopram, which are often effective in depression with anxiety. ...Read more

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How to manage side effects of a remeron (mirtazapine) overdose?

How to manage side effects of a remeron (mirtazapine) overdose?

Professional eval: An acute "od" would have to be deliberate, and it would require emergency room care. Otherwise, "overdose" is a relative thing. Whomever is prescribing the remeron(mirtazapine) needs to discuss your experience with the medication, including benefits and possible problems. Meds of this type always need close clinical monitoring, especially in the early stages &when doses, or circumstances, change. ...Read more

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Doctors, what are withdrawal side effects of the anti-depressant and anxiety medication, effexor (venlafaxine)?

Doctors, what are withdrawal side effects of the anti-depressant and anxiety medication, effexor (venlafaxine)?

Potential symptoms: Potential symptoms after stopping Effexor (venlafaxine) include: anxiety, depressed moods, crying, dizziness, paranoia, irritability, drowsiness, restlessness, shaking, headache, ^ sweating, nausea/ vomiting, nightmares, body zaps (electric sensations), shortness of breath, sleep difficulties, fatigue, seizures, irregular heart rate, etc. ...Read more

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How bad are the sexual side effects with ssri's?

How bad are the sexual side effects with ssri's?

Varies: Many men experience erection difficulty and may need viagra (sildenafil) and both women and men can have reduced sex drive. ...Read more

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Side effects of Effexor (venlafaxine) while drinking alcohol?

Side effects of Effexor (venlafaxine) while drinking alcohol?

Not a great combo: As a rough rule of thumb, Effexor (venlafaxine) will double the effects of alcohol, and alcohol will double the side effects of effexor (venlafaxine). So the best recommendation is skip the alcohol. At the very least, keep this formula in mind. ...Read more

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What side effects are commonly associated with drinking alcohol and clindamycin HCl 150 mg?

What side effects are commonly associated with drinking alcohol and clindamycin HCl 150 mg?

Depends: It depends on the amount of alcohol you drink. With just one glass, side effects are virtually nonexistant. ...Read more

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Are there side effects of mixing the medicine zyrtec (cetirizine) with alcohol?

Are there side effects of mixing the medicine zyrtec (cetirizine) with alcohol?

Possibly: Alcohol causes sedation (sleepiness). Zyrtec (cetirizine) can cause sedation (not in everyone, but in many). Mixing the two can compound the effect - making you extra sedated. Extra sleepy. But then that can translate to greater impairment in judgement. Meaning - not thinking clearly.... ...Read more

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Is anxiety a side effect of all stimulant ADHD medication?

Is anxiety a side effect of all stimulant ADHD medication?

yes...: Pretty much all adhd meds can cause anxiety as a side effect but what is important is for each individual as well as each individual medication it may not be the case. While frustrating it may take a trial of one, two, three or maybe even more to find the right one at the right dose that works for you. ...Read more

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The depression medication, tofranil (imipramine) have side effects?

Yes, a tricyclic: Tofranil/imipramine is a tricyclic antidepressant that commonly causes dry mouth, sleepiness, nausea, upset stomach, constipation. It can also cause blurred vision, dizziness, and have sexual side effects. It is effective for depression and the common side effects tend to go away. ...Read more