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Dipivefrin Hydrochloride Medication
Couple of uses: Pilocarpine eye drops are used to treat glaucoma by lowering eye pressure. It is an old medication and is infrequently used today because of undesirable side effects, such as constriction of the pupil and headache. It is also used sometimes before certain eye procedures. Pilocarpine is also in salagen, an oral medication used for dry mouth as it stimulates salivation. ...Read more
Yes: Viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) is a new class of antidepressant. I have found it useful for anxiety as well as depression. It has different side effects than the others so might benefit people who didn't tolerate others well. No weight gain and maybe less sexual dysfunction, but can cause a lot of nausea and diarrhea and must be taken with food. ...Read more
Diltiazem: Diltiazem is a medicine which lowers the blood pressure but also lowers the heart rate. This gives it an extra advantage but also means that people on this drug should be monitored by a cardiologist for slow heart rates. There are also multiple drug interactions with this drug. It is quite safe when prescribed by an eerie need doctor. ...Read more
Is a highly serotonergic medication such as viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) more prone to cause sedation or stimulation?
Viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride): The side effect profile of this medication is more stimulating than sedating. However, individuals vary, and some do have sedation side effects with this medication. ...Read more
Why take low dosage of blood pressure medication 12.5 mg of hydrochloride if my blood pressure jumped around but was never high.
It depends: It may actually be for your kidneys, but not highly likely. More likely, it is to lower the "peaks" of your blood pressure, so they do not get as high. If you see #s >140 / >90, then your doc is likely doing this. If not, then you should ask your doc the rationale for the med since nothing is risk-free. ...Read more
I know brintellix and viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) are both very new. Is it safe to try such new medication without there being alot of studies done? Side effects?
Yes: For a medication to be sold in the USA, it has to be approved by the FDA, (federal drug administration), which makes the Drug Co. Go thru very rigorous trials to prove they are effective and "save" in human subjects. But as the drugs are tested in a limited amount of individuals, when ten of thousands of patients try them they could have more rare or idiosyncratic adverse effects. ...Read more
Is there a medication that can be taken with viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) to help imporve (actually bring back) my sex drive? I have listed my medications. Thank you
What is the closest lidocaine hydrochloride medication sold over the counter. My husband is out of his prescription and we cant see Dr. For a month?
Meclizine hydrochloride is it good for tinnitus? I bought Dramamine (dimenhydrinate) All Day and it has 25 mg of that ingredient. How should I take this medication?
I just started viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride). I am weaning off pristiq. I have been having severe headaches. Could the new medication cause this? Or from decreasing pristiq?
Headache from meds: There are many causes of severe headache. Viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) can cause headaches as can weaning from pristiq. But, interestingly, viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) has also been used to avoid the Pristiq related headache issue! Contacting the doctor who prescribed these medications is vital so that the doctor can immediately diagnose and treat the cause of the "severe headache" which may or may not be related to medication use. ...Read more
Is it true viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) causes seizures like wellbutrin does? I never had seizures bit don't want a medication that can cause one. How about brintellix?
Viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) & seizures?: It's probably an oversimplification to say that viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) "causes" seizures. In some small percentage of the population, it can decrease seizure threshold. Although, it should be noted that most anti-depressants, albeit to widely varying degrees, decrease seizure threshold. The best thing to do is discuss your particular concerns & your risk/ benefit & side effect profile with your prescribing MD. ...Read more
My sister was given lidocaine hydrochloride to rinse her mouth with. Should she swallow this medication.?
No: She should spit this out after rinsing. It actually numbs the surface of the mucosa, so it wouldn't be great to swallow. ...Read more
Can I takeup to a 325 mg dose of a magnesium w/these daily medications? 20 mg viibryd, (vilazodone hydrochloride) 25 mg atenolol, 0.5 mg clonazepam, 100 mg gabapentin 50 mg tra
Yes: There are no contraindications with any medication, as far as I know. Magnesium is found in many foods, and magnesium deficiency has become more common, particularly with use of drugs like omeprazole (Prilosec), esomeprazole (Nexium) and similar drugs which markedly reduce stomach acid and impede magnesium absorption. ...Read more
It is a good: Painkiller. Narcotic analgesics are the most efficacious agents available for relief of acute pain. Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) is opioid and good painkiller. When pain is accompanied by inflammation, NSAIDs are more effective than opioids in managing pain. Ask your doctor for more information. ...Read more
Buprenorphine: This is a medication commonly used to treat opiate addiction, but is sometimes given for chronic pain. When used for opiate dependence it take the place of the abused opiate and is then slowly decreased. If you are needing treatment with buprenorphine then I would recommend naabt. Org to assist in finding a physician allowed to prescribe it. ...Read more
Elavil (amitriptyline): Nope.Get a more detailed answer ›
Depends: The FDA defines a dangerous drug as any that require prescription for use. Some have more potential side effects, or danger associated than others. Imipramine if taken in a very high dose can cause a rhythm disturbance in the heart and result in sudden death. At low doses used for some issues it is rarely a problem. The proper use requires proper training and understanding of the drug. ...Read more
Drug test: No.Get a more detailed answer ›
Why has viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) been a financial failure when all ssri type drugs are blockbusters?
Hydrochloride: The chemistry of the drug dictates this. ...Read more
Possibly: "false positive testing" occurs when a test finds evidence of illegal drug use when no drugs were taken. This can be a result of some over-the counter medications having chemical structures similar to illegal drugs. Pseudofed, found in many allergy and "cold" medications is one of these drugs. ...Read more
Be prepared...: Based on the sophistication of the test, or lack of it, quite possibly. ...Read more
Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride): Yes - definitely.Get a more detailed answer ›
Both type 2 drugs: Hi. Metformin and glimepiride are both type 2 drugs. Metformin is an insulin sensitizer - makes tissues (predominantly liver but also muscle) more sensitive to insulin. Glimepiride is an insulin secretogogue - makes your own pancreas secrete more insulin. They are synergistic used in combination. To your good diabetes control! ...Read more
Type 2 drugs: Hi. Metformin is an insulin sensitizer and predominantly works at the liver to increase sensitivity to your own insulin (or exogenous insulin) to reduce the release of sugar from your liver into the blood. Glimepiride stimulates the release of insulin from your pancreas (insulin secretogogue). The 2 drugs are synergistic together. They may or may not control your diabetes. Good control is the goal ...Read more
Glimepiride and metformin hydrochloride which group of drug are they in and what are their purposes?
Diabetes is a condition where Insulin does not work well and there is insufficient insulin. Metformin works to overcome some of the Insulin resistance and reduce excessive glucose production from the liver.
Glimepiride works on the cells that make Insulin to augment Insulin deficiency and both together lower blood sugar. ...Read more
Chemistry Question: Why does Phenazophridne Hydrochloride dye urine Dark Orange? What in this drug causes this side effect? Please explain throughly.
Not a side effect:
Phenazopyridine is a urinary tract analgesic. Exactly how Phenazopyridine works is not known. It is thought to work by relieving pain on the lining of the urinary tract.
Phenazopyridine may change the color of your urine to orange or red. It may also stain fabric. This is normal and not a cause for concern.
On viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) for 6 months. Its a weird drug. Is the fda going to lower the max. Dose to 20 rather than 40-have you heard cases of ser. Synd on it?
Drug interactions: All drugs are monitored for safety. Side effects, drug interactions are sent to fda to document frequency and severity of them. It is well known that any antidepressant (ssri or snri) may cause serotonin syndrome (ss) if combined with other agents of similar type, or blockers of their metabolic pathways. Therefore, as per your report, combining Luvox and viibryd, (vilazodone hydrochloride) will increase risk of ss. ...Read more
My whole body is itching for so long and I had taken the drug hydroxyzine hydrochloride tablets USP atarax 25mg?
Many Causes of Itch: Your itching can be caused by many things only some of which would be helped by Hydroxyzine. Dry skin Is a very common cause. Itching can also be caused by liver or thyroid problems. Allergies and eczema are another cause. You really need to see a physician to help you sort this out. ...Read more
Any feedback from patients regarding the new prescription viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride). I was put on 20 mg of this newer drug today. Thank you
Viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride): Following the pamphlet instructions, the next dosing would be 40mg. Daily. Review with your md. ...Read more
Viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) seems not to be the blockbuster drug forrest pharmaceutical had hoped for as their follow up to lexapro. Any theories as to why
No med is cure: Viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) is a unique med that fills a great void in our antidepressant quiver. There are many types of depression. Ssris treat more anxiety symptoms but tend to flatten affect and dull cognition. Viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) is activating and is great for people with add and anxiety or who get too flat on ssri. These are different types of depression. No med is best for all types of depression. Viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) might be best for people who have abandoned ssris for side effects. ...Read more
Why hasn't viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) taken off as the new branded blockbuster drug. Such as lexapro, cymbalta etc./is it about side effects-effectiveness-insurance cov.
Slow marketing: I believe the reason has been somewhat slow marketing and releasing it before proving that it also has effectiveness in anxiety as well. Some of the initial side effects needs to be overcome by taking the initial starter packet and using two of them instead of one so that the upward taper occurs less aggressively. The harder it is to get patient and physician compliance, the harder it is to sell. ...Read more
Should I be careful with a drug with the following active agents:paracetamol 500mg/pseudoephedrine hydrochloride 60mg/triprolodine hydrochloride2.5mg?
Follow doc's instrxn: Taking the med as directed either by doc or on package label should keep u safe. Paracetamol = tylenol (acetaminophen) (so don't take extra tylenol (acetaminophen)); Pseudoephedrine is decongestant (shrinks membranes, reduces congestion; may elevate blood pressure); triprolidine is antihistamine that can cause sedation; so no alcohol when taking this med. ...Read more
Drug Testing: Nope. Not in any way.Get a more detailed answer ›
I'm taking 300mg of bupropion hydrochloride for depression, how will it mix withrecreational drugs like cocaine or ketamine?
I'm taking 300mg of bupropion hydrochloride for depression, how will it mix with recreational drugs like cocaine or ketamine?
Bad Mixture: I am more concerned about mixing Cocaine and ketamine with your depression. In persons suffering from depression, recreational drug or alcohol use is not recommended. Bupropion and Cocaine lower a person's seizure threshold increasing one's risk of having a seizure. When using Cocaine and/or ketamine, one is less likely to make healthy lifestyle choices further worsening the depression. ...Read more