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Dexatrim Max Evening Stimulant Free Appetite Control Caplets
On 45mg Prozac now and Propranolol 10mg 3x per day. Psych just tonight prescribed me Strattera (atomoxetine) (a low dose) for my concentration. Safe? Effective? Thx
Strattera (atomoxetine)?: Strattera (atomoxetine) is a non-stimulant, non-habit forming med that is approved for treatment of add/ADHD. To review ur specific risk/benefit/side effect profile, be sure to talk with ur prescribing doc. Unlike stimulant meds, this med does have to be taken to for some time to see effects, so if you & your doc decide 2 go with it, remember it does not produce effects the day you take it. Best of luck! ...Read more
Remeron (mirtazapine) dosage for appetite stimulant? Currently receives Remeron (mirtazapine) 15 mg daily PO. Lost 13# in 1 month. How much would you recommend for appetite stimu
I'm taking 50 mg of atenolol per day ( 2-25 mg pills per day). I take this for essential tremors. Can I drink alcohol on this?
Great question: Always ask a Dr about these things when they prescribe. It increases the effects and can dangerously lower blood pressure. So, generally avoid mixing but if you do plan a holiday drink keep it to one small one and prepare by having someone you can rely on if needed. Try to talk to your Dr for advice specific to you. Have a good holiday season! ...Read more
Prescription?: Is this a prescription dosage? If so, talk with your doctor regarding side effects and drug interactions. If it is not your dose of medication, then i would advise avoiding taking too much of this medication. There is no "safe" medication -- not even over the counter medications. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Interactions with adrena smart. Currently I am taking 300mg wellbutrin (bupropion) od, naproxen 500mg prn, tramacet prn ( naproxen /tramacet for grade 3 sprain)?
Hard to tell : Research is needed to best answer these types of questions. Unlike fda approved drugs, dosing for supplements like adrenasmart are not standardized and they are not rigorously researched, making their potential for drug-drug interaction unknown. Tramadol plus wellbutrin (bupropion) plus adrenasmart could conceivably precipitate seizure. Question is if adrenasmart is even needed for your "adrenal exhaustion". ...Read more
I take Gabapentin 900mg per day, Tizanidine 4mg as needed, Levothyroxine 75mcg, Nitrofurantoin temp) and Adipex-P. Interactions?
On adderall, (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) hr increased (to 140)& BP (40 pts higher) 1 day for 12 hrs. However, the next day, on Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) hr and BP normal. Why increases only 1day?
On wellbutrin (bupropion) 200 mg sr take 500 mg. Green tea sipplemts. And drink a gallon of soda a day. Too much stimulate?
Yes: Particularly the gallon of soda. You should cut back dramatically. ...Read more
I am prescribed buspirone 10 mg tablets twice a day and adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) 10mg tablets four times a day. Does the buspirone make the adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) less effective?
Is taking 50000 iu D2 pill 1/week for month safe, esp along with 300 mg Wellbutrin (bupropion) XL (morn) & 1.5 mg Klonopin plus 1 mg melatonin (night)?
Pretty safe.: That is the recommended dose for that vitamin D. There is not an obvious interaction between any of the drugs except for klonapin and melatonin (they both make one sleepy) and the interaction there is quite mild. Klonapin is a controlled dangerous substance with addictive potential. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it ok to take 20 mg of Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) XR and Hydroxycut Gummies? The Gummies are non stimulant and caffeine free.
Not Usually: While any medication may theoretically create novel side effects in any given individual, Benicar (brand name for olmesartan) is not routinely associated with lung issues and should not exacerbate your COPD. It's cousin medications, ACE inhibitors, can have some lung-related side effects, most commonly cough. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Overactive thyroid gained tremendous weight after Depo-Provera shot i'm on atenolol 25 mg once daily and methimazole 10 mg 3x daily can I take diet pills?
Ask your doctor: First of all, diet pills are a short term solution to a long term problem. Most contain stimulants, and these are definitely unsafe w/ active hyperthyroidism. Once thyroid levels are normal, they may be as safe as in someone w/ no thyroid problems, but still don't address the causes of weight gain. Be patient, many hyperthyroid patients gain weight because their appetite increases. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does caffeine interfere with Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) absorbtion if taken around same time? I've heard it decreases effectiveness of vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine)?
I take one dose per day of 250 mg Glucophage (metformin) and homeopathic med Agnus Castus thrice a day (10 drops per dose) for PCOS. Will the 2 interact ???
Probably not: I ran a drug interaction program for Metformin and chasteberry (Vitex agnus-castus) and there are zero interactions. However make sure you are taking the drugs as prescribed. For Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Metformin is precribed as 500mg (immediate-release). 1 pill oral 3 times per day. or 850-1000 mg oral (immediate release) twice daily. Or 1500-2000mg (extended release) once daily. ...Read more
I take lithium 1200mg, Buspar (buspirone) 60mg, propranolol 60mg per day. We recently added 25 mg per day of Zoloft and got fatigue and jitteriness. Worried.
Polypharmacy: Four psychotropic medications are quite a lot. In some cases, this many meds are required but in general it is best to try and achieve the same results with as few meds as possible. Increasing the amount of cognitive behavioral therapy is one way to increase the effectiveness of medications. Propranolol can cause depression and may be increasing your need for antidepressant medication. ...Read more
24/female. Taking wellbutrin (bupropion) XL 150 mg concerta 36 mg in the morning and trazodone 50 - 100 mg at bed. Could any of these meds cause extreme retching?
Extreme retching is: An uncommon side effect to these medications. It is important to consult your prescriber and determine if the timing of the retching coincides with taking one of the medications or may be from another cause. Best wishes in resolving the problem. ...Read more
Is it safe to take acetaminophen 500 mg caffeine 60 mg Pyrilamine maleate 15 mg midol pill for menstrual cramps while on seroquel (quetiapine)?
Excedrin/Seroquel: Should be safe, as prescribed.Get a more detailed answer ›
How can I increase my appetite while taking ADD stimulant medication like Dexedrine (dextroamphetamine)? I don't eat!!
Evaluate your dosing: Decreased appetite is a well known side effect to medications such as dexedrine (dextroamphetamine). Medication dosing for stimulants such as these may need to be adjusted. Rather than looking for something to remedy this side effect, consult with your doctor. You may require a lower dose, or a different medication that may work for the ADD yet not severely suppress your appetite. ...Read more
I'm very skinny weight 99lbs being 5'6 with a very little appetite for food. I am looking for a really good appetite stimulant , any recommendations?
Visit your doctor: Before discussing treatment options, it is often best to figure out WHY you do not have an appetite. Please consider a visit to your doctor to discuss this issue. If everything checks out, then sometimes we use small doses of certain anti-histamines to start with such as vistaril (hydroxyzine). NEVER big doses of these medicines, and never more than recommended. Best wishes ...Read more
Hi. Is there any medical advise you can give me to improve my 11-year old son's appetite? There is no appetite stimulant here in canada. Thank you.
Evaluate: Your son should be assessed by his primary care doc to determine how his weight has changed over development. This discussion will provide a path to determine causes and treatment. ...Read more
Is it safe to give buclizine hcl, an appetite stimulant, to a 13months baby? She's 8kg .. How much should I give?
NO!: Do not give this to your child. It is not meant to be given for that reason. It is not the right way to get your child to gain weight. You need to talk to your child's doctor about any appetite/weight gain concerns. Medicine is not the answer, and that medicine could cause serious harm to your child. ...Read more
Is there anything I can take safely to help ease my appetite? I'm struggling to lose weight but can't take stimulants with my irregular heartbeat.
Weight loss: As regards to weight loss, options remain very limited, especially for you given your cardiac state. Stimulants are not recommended at all for anyone, whether cardiac problems or not. The only options are Orlistat or Topiramate. I would not advise Topiramate, given its problematic side effect profile. Orlistat causes fecal spotting. It might sound strange but some cases are helped by saffron. ...Read more
Adult with add. Daily dose: 70mg/Vyvanse, 30mg/Adderall daily. Appetite curbed,energized, focusing is problematic. Is there a non stimulant to add? Ty
See your provider: Since you are seeming a HCP who,is prescribing these meds, ask him/her if this is a side effect, or if alternative treatment will,work for YOU ...Read more
Best OTC appetite suppressant or weight loss stimulants? At approx 130lbs with norm of 115 lbs. Goal weight between 115-120lbs.
Wouldn't advise OTC.: For the weight loss plans that you have, I would re just limiting your intake of carbohydrates over fat and protein and adding mostly a plant based diet. I would suggest, as a general measure, checking your Body mass index (BMI) and seeing where you fall on the chart. I generally would avoid any stimulants, as they come with health risks, including tachycardia, dizziness and other. ...Read more
What is a good appetite stimulant? I can not maintain a healthy appetite and apparently a prescription is needed for Periactin (cyproheptadine hydrochloride)?
Losing so much while breastfeeding. Can I take appetite stimulant to increase my calorie intake? I have very little appetite. Please help.
PeanutButterPowerBar: Well, think of it this way, you'll take the appetite stimulant and then some of it will get into your breast milk and the baby will get some of it & will then want to take more milk. So where does that get you? Taking an inappropriate drug at the wrong time and then sharing it with the wrong person. And both of you eating more. Better to find food with high calories you can eat in small amounts ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a loss of appetite, anosmia, nausea & vomiting, chronic headaches from skull fracture. How to eat & keep food down? Appetite stimulants? My drs don't know what to do.
Get a referal: You have symptoms which could be serious and should see your physician for a referal. He/she will listen to you, do a physical examinarion, run some tests, and let you know what's going on. ...Read more