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Doctor insights on: Dexatrim Max Evening Stimulant Free Appetite Control Caplets

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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

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

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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?

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

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Is taking three ritalin (methylphenidate) pills a day dangerous?

Is taking three ritalin (methylphenidate) pills a day dangerous?

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 more

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Interactions with adrena smart. Currently I am taking 300mg wellbutrin (bupropion) od, naproxen 500mg prn, tramacet prn ( naproxen /tramacet for grade 3 sprain)?

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

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I take Gabapentin 900mg per day, Tizanidine 4mg as needed, Levothyroxine 75mcg, Nitrofurantoin temp) and Adipex-P. Interactions?

I take Gabapentin 900mg per day,  Tizanidine 4mg as needed,  Levothyroxine 75mcg, Nitrofurantoin temp) and Adipex-P. Interactions?

No interactions: there is no interaction between these meds. Please always check with your physician if you have health questions or concerns. ...Read more

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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)?

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 more

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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.

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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.

Adderall/Hydroxycut: The concern would be Caffeine content, but if you say it is caffeine free, you might want to consult your doctor first. ...Read more

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Does taking 40 mg Benicar (olmesartan) per day exacerbate my COPD?

Does taking 40 mg Benicar (olmesartan) per day exacerbate my COPD?

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 more

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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?

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 more

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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 ???

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

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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.

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

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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?

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

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When is the best time of the day to take an appetite stimulant?

Morning: Stimulate at a time when you can best metabolize and utilize nutrients. Make sure these are safe and approved appetite enhancers. ...Read more

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70 years old female can take practin syrup as appetite stimulant know to have glaucoma ?

70 years old female can take practin syrup as appetite stimulant know to have glaucoma ?

You are wise to ask!: Practin syrup is cyproheptadine which is an antihistamine and can stimulate appetite. This medicine should NOT be used if someone is elderly, in poor health, or has narrow-angle glaucoma. Consult your prescriber for alternative solutions. Best regards. ...Read more

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How can I increase my appetite while taking ADD stimulant medication like Dexedrine (dextroamphetamine)? I don't eat!!

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

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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

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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.

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

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Is there any over-the-counter appetite suppressants that aren't stimulants?

Is there any over-the-counter appetite suppressants that aren't stimulants?

Weak agent: N-acetyl cysteine has helped some of my patients with cravings. I may reduce glutamate release caused by food triggers and thereby reduce compulsive food cravings. ...Read more

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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

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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.

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

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Adult with add. Daily dose: 70mg/Vyvanse, 30mg/Adderall daily. Appetite curbed,energized, focusing is problematic. Is there a non stimulant to add? Ty

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

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Best OTC appetite suppressant or weight loss stimulants? At approx 130lbs with norm of 115 lbs. Goal weight between 115-120lbs.

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

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What is a good appetite stimulant? I can not maintain a healthy appetite and apparently a prescription is needed for Periactin (cyproheptadine hydrochloride)?

Exercise: I would try a strong course of aerobic exercise. This has the natural function of stimulating your appetite. If still persists see your doctor.Good luck. ...Read more

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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 more

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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.

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

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What is the general consensus on adding intuniv to my child's stimulant for under-controlled ADHD symptoms?

What is the general consensus on adding intuniv to my child's stimulant for under-controlled ADHD symptoms?

Could help ,but.....: Before adding a second med, or a cocktail of meds, please make sure that the diagnosis is revisited, the child receives a proper dose, and there are not other coexisitng factors affecting the therapeutic response. ...Read more

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Are there any alternative prescription medications that help with treatment of adhd? Such as something that may not be controlled or stimulant?

Caffeine: Try highly caffeinated tea, matte from the Andes Mountains of South America sold at Whole Foods and Trader Joe's that gives 1/2 the dose of a stimulant. If not available just plain tea. ...Read more