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Communicate: Before adding a supplement it is a good idea to communicate your intention to the prescribing physician. I am unaware of a specific interaction between this supplement and bupropion. Wellbutrin is not metabolized by cyp 1a2, which appears to be liver enzyme that can be affected by this supplement. ...Read more
Are there any negative health effects associated with taking red ginseng and dim (diindolylmethane) which is a natural estrogen blocker?
Rare side effects: These are safe to take together as they have no known interactions. While both are safe, ginseng can cause anxiety and insomnia is some and rarely high blood pressure, low blood sugar, diarrhea etc.- see http://umm. Edu/health/medical/altmed/herb/asian-ginseng for details. DIM is not an estrogen blocker but improves estrogen metabolism, helping it to be metabolized to safer substances. ...Read more
Diindolylmethane has: Been touted for a variety of disorders, but there is NO scientific information that it helps any medical problem, and has potential risks. Gynecomastia doesn't have "effects", it is an effect, caused by a variety of medical problems, most commonly in males by weight gain and/or testosterone administration. Check w/your doctor - not tv, friends or internet scams. ...Read more
May be the bypass: This is an interesting compound, derived from a compound in veggies. In the test tube, it has anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, etc properties, although whether this translates to clinical effects is not known. None of it's in vitro properties suggest hypoglycemia. However, I see you've listed bariatric surgery. That can cause hypoglycemia through several mechanisms. ...Read more
I recently took a supplement called Diindolylmethane which I learned afterwards is a potent antiandrogen. How long will the effects last.6 weeks so far?
Impossible: You did not share with us anything specific about 'the effects'. ...Read more
None reported: Oropram is an antidepressant; lyprinol is an over-the-counter anti-inflammatory drug. There are no reported interactions between the two. ...Read more
Possibly: You did not list the medications. Hopefully your prescribing doctor has the complete list and he will be able to tell you if there is some negative interaction. ...Read more
When masterbation becomes an addiction, which it can, then it can be desocializing in that the motivation to meet others and interact sexually is reduced.
On the other hand, built up desire from avoiding masterbation can also be desocializing as the desire to have sex can be overwhelming. Balance is the key. ...Read more
Interaction is good: Adequate social interaction is important for everyone, especially teens. But, people have varying needs and preferences for social interaction. A therapist who specializes in working with adolescents might be helpful in evaluating the situation and providing treatment if needed. ...Read more
Bad combination: When the combination of two agents cause an effect, intended or unintended, that would not have otherwise occured if taken seperately. ...Read more
No: I don't have any direct experience, but from what I've been able to find there are no interactions between the two and should be okay. ...Read more
Impaired interaction: This is when a patient is behaving in ways that are self destructive or otherwise do not conform to the norms of society. ...Read more
Yes: Children have difficulty distinguishing the virtual world from reality. Social skills suffer because children become preoccupied with the games; they fail to learn how to interact with adults and peers. Violent video games have been associated with aggressive behavior in children and teens. I encourage parents to censor videos and limit screen time (tv, computer, games) to 2 hr or less daily. ...Read more
Tramadol: Is a rather unique analgesic drug that is indicated for moderate to moderately severe pain. Although it binds to mu receptors, tramadol is not technically classified as an opioid analgesic. Instead, it is classified as a centrally acting synthetic analgesic compound and therefore is not a scheduled narcotic drug. Consult with your PCP for more information and drug interaction. ...Read more
Can you tell me about neuromuscular interactions that are responsible for this situation. Why do people need to hold down these fing?
Not sure: What situation? Not sure of your question. Please explain to better assist you. Thank you ...Read more
No phychiatrist can figure out why I have no social interaction. Others think I should just get involved but I can't. What should I do now?
Neuropsych Assessment: I would suggest consulting with a clinical neuropsychologist about getting a neuropsychological assessment. The neuropsychologist should be able to better to recommend including certain types of tests based on background information you provide. ...Read more
What is the best online or app drug interaction checker? Drugs. Com, rxlist, medscape, healthline or epocrates app? Or is there a better choice?
In general: All the interaction checkers are pretty reasonable. Usually when deciding which one to use, depends on what other resources you are going to use from the respective site/app. Once we know what resources you'd like to use, it would be easier guide you. ...Read more
I take cardizem cd 120mg and vytoryn 10/20 -it comes up as major interaction-should I notify my dr's about this. They are prescribed by 2 different drs?
Yes, notify: In general, any doctor prescribing for you needs to know all other medications that you are taking. Cardizem (diltiazem) can increase the level of Simvastatin in your blood (one of the components of vytorin). However, you are on a very small dose of the Simvastatin so the chance of a significant problem is extremely low. Blood tests of liver function would pick up a problem. ...Read more
Trying to design a medical alert bracelet. What can I put on there to have paramedics check medication interactions before administating anything? I have several potentially major (if not lethal) interactions with the meds I'm taking as well as several m
See answer: You may want to indicate something like "Severe drug interactions: See wallet" and in your wallet list the medication you are on, the need to check for interactions before administering emergency medication, and any specific medication that you might be concerned about. ...Read more
GREAT question, Dino: There are many: Drugs. Com, Epocrates, Medscape, Webmd to name just a few. They're what I use when answering lazy HealthTap posters' interaction questions here. I enthusiastically encourage you to use them. A DIY approach to cross-checking your medications for interactions will make you a better patient & put you in better control of your care because you'll learn, understand & remember more. ...Read more
Additive sedation: Both are sedating medications and when taken together, sedation is compounded. However, a doctor can prescribe medication with additive and compounded effect as long as this is factored into the dosage, timing and the clinical condition of the patient as well as use of alcohol. ...Read more